2022 Schedule

Gone to Texas begins with events in your college or school and concludes with a university-wide celebration on Wednesday, August 24 at 8:30 p.m.

University-wide Event

Gone to Texas

Wednesday, August 24
Main Mall
8:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, August 24, President Jay Hartzell will officially welcome you to the Longhorn community with a unique celebration, Gone to Texas 2022. This event is a rich tradition for all new students and formally marks your start at the university. Gone to Texas 2022 will take place at 8:30 p.m. on the Main Mall, with a webcast available for those not able to attend in person. 

Contact: University Events, universityevents@austin.utexas.edu

College and School Events

Gone to School of Architecture

Wednesday, August 24
Goldsmith Hall & Courtyard
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

The School of Architecture welcomes and welcomes back the entire SOA community with a school-wide celebration! We invite all students, staff, and faculty for this event, complete with food and refreshments. Also included will be a tabling fair showcasing both SOA resources and student organizations. Join us for a chance to meet your new classmates, current students, faculty, and staff throughout Goldsmith Hall.

Contact: Dean's Office, soa-dean@austin.utexas.edu

Gone to Business

Wednesday, August 24
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
McCombs School of Business Plaza

We are excited to welcome the incoming Class of 2026 and External Transfer students at Gone to Business! Gone to Business will be held on Wednesday, August 24th from 6:00 -8:00 p.m.

Come meet representatives from McCombs Affiliated Student Organizations and learn about the many resources our school has to offer!

Registration not required, but Student ID Card and/or EID is required at check-in. Visit our website for further details as the event nears!

Contact: Erica Garza, StudentLife@mccombs.utexas.edu

Gone to Communication (CommUnity)

Wednesday, August 24th
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Shirley Bird Perry Ballroom, Texas Union

New Moody freshman and transfer students are invited to our annual CommUnity Welcome Event to meet your classmates, visit with Moody-specific student organizations, and enjoy light refreshments. Our goal is to offer an introduction to our Moody community before walking together to the Gone to Texas event.

Contacts: Christian Fredericks, cfredericks@austin.utexas.edu

Gone to Education

Wednesday, August 24
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
George I. Sanchez Building Plaza

Join the College of Education for #GoneToEducation! This is your first chance to chat with Dean Martinez, meet new friends, and explore everything the College of Education has to offer. You will also learn how to take full advantage of your college experience by getting involved in one of the many College of Education student organizations. Come prepared for fun activities, photo ops, and food. After Gone to Education, we will head to the Tower together for #GoneToTexas. We are so excited to meet and welcome you into the College of Education community and hope to see you there!

Contact: Blaine Streske, blaine.streske@austin.utexas.edu

Gone to Engineering

Wednesday, August 24
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Various Locations

Gone to Engineering begins with a welcome including food in each student’s department followed by a large student organization fair on the sidewalks within the engineering complex. We will have water and snacks available for students during the fair. It’s a great time for students to make connections to others in their department as well as to the 80+ student orgs they may want to consider joining.

Jessica Arons, jarons@austin.utexas.edu
Michele Meyer, michele.meyer@austin.utexas.edu

Gone to Fine Arts

Wednesday, August 24
Doty Fine Arts Building, Front Lawn and the Kendra Scott Center
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Gone to Fine Arts 2022 will return to the Doty Fine Arts Bldg Front Lawn and the newly renovated Kendra Scott Center. Food, music, activities, and free swag will be available to all! Additionally, various Fine Arts-related organizations and programs will be tabling to help students learn about the terrific opportunities available to them during their first year in the College of Fine Arts. Afterwards, you can join your peers as we walk together to the University’s Gone to Texas event at the Tower.

Contact: Christopher Montes, chris.montes@austin.utexas.edu

Gone to Geosciences

Wednesday, August 24
Holland Student Family Center (JGB 2nd Floor)
6:30 - 7:45 p.m.

Welcome to the Jackson School of Geosciences family! New students will get the opportunity to enjoy delicious free food, and meet and mingle with other students, faculty, and staff before heading to Gone to Texas festivities right around the corner.

RSVP here

Contact: Tim Weiss, tim.weiss@jsg.utexas.edu

Gone to Information

Please reach out to your college representative for more information.

Contact: Natasha V. Saldaña, nvs@ischool.utexas.edu

Gone to Liberal Arts

Wednesday, August 24
Turtle Pond
6 – 8 p.m.

Welcome Back to the 40 Acres! Come visit with some CoLA student organizations, grab a bite to eat, and learn about our support services.

Contact: Katie Lathrop, lastudentaffairs@austin.utexas.edu

Gone to Natural Sciences

Wednesday, August 24
Welch Hall
6:30 - 8 p.m.

Enjoy food, giveaways and get to know your Texas Science community including student organization, departments and offices within the college. At 7:40 pm, Associate Dean Michael Drew will share remarks followed by the ritual college walk to the university main event.

Contact: Francisa Thompson, francisca.thompson@austin.utexas.edu

Gone to Nursing

Wednesday, August 24
School of Nursing 5th Floor Lounge
5:30 p.m.

The School of Nursing welcomes incoming undergraduate and graduate students to its 80’s themed event! Come meet your peers, chat with current student leaders, Campus partners and School of Nursing faculty and staff. Enjoy some pizza, claim your official School of Nursing T-Shirt and collect some treats and prizes. Feeling inspired? Let's shake it up! Wear your big hair, sport some leg warmers, muscle shirts, bright-colored nails or worn-in jeans. Come celebrate the beginning of the school year in a casual and fun way!

Contacts: Yaritza Ruiz, yruiz@nursing.utexas.edu

Gone to Pharmacy

Wednesday, August 24
Texas Union (UNB), Santa Rita Suite, 3.502
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

On behalf of Texas Pharmacy, we want to welcome each and every one of you to the Forty Acres! The College of Pharmacy encourages our incoming students to join us for dinner and then attend the university-wide Gone to Texas 2022 event to kick off the fall semester. Welcome to the “phamily”!

Contact: Office of Student Affairs, phr.studentaffairs@austin.utexas.edu

Gone to Public Affairs

Wednesday, August 24
LBJ Presidential Library
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

LBJ Presidential Library Director Mark Lawrence will host a special reception and private Library tour for incoming LBJ School students. At the reception and tour's conclusion, students are invited to the UT Tower for UT's Gone to Texas welcome event for all incoming students. Attend for an evening of LBJ legacy and UT culture.

Contact: Beverly Umeh, beverly.umeh@austin.utexas.edu

Gone to Social Work

Wednesday, August 24
School of Social Work Foyer
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Each August as fall classes begin, new students are invited to celebrate their fresh start at the Tower with live music and a broad spectrum of presentations from across the campus. Join us for this Texas-size welcome! Festivities begin with a Gone to Social Work reception at The School of Social Work. New students will get the opportunity to meet and mingle with other students, faculty, and staff. And, as you head out the door, let ‘em know you’ve… GONE TO TEXAS.


Contacts: Dante Vargas, dante.vargas@austin.utexas.edu

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