2023 College and School Schedule

Many colleges and schools host welcome events for new students, with some taking place prior to the university-wide Gone to Texas event on Sunday, August 20. Information on these college and school events can be found below. Students will receive more information about these events directly from their college or school. 

University-Wide Event

Gone to Texas

Sunday, August 20
Main Mall
8:30 p.m.

On Sunday, August 20, President Jay Hartzell will officially welcome you to the Longhorn community with a unique celebration, Gone to Texas 2023. This event kicks off new students' journey on the Forty Acres with a short program hosted by President Hartzell on the Main Mall in front of the Tower, followed by a celebration on the South Mall. 

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

College and School Events

Gone to School of Architecture

Friday, August 25
Goldsmith Hall & Courtyard
4:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Kick-off and celebrate the Fall 2023 term at the School of Architecture's welcome and welcome back event, Gone to SOA! All students, faculty, and staff are invited to the all-SOA welcome address from new Dean Heather Woofter and program leadership. 

Following the welcome, there will be food, refreshments a tabling fair showcasing school resources and student organizations. Dean Heather Woofter and members of the SOA administration will be present to greet and mingle with students, faculty, and staff as we usher in a new academic year. 

Gone to Business

Sunday, August 20
5:30 - 8:00 p.m. (Check-In begins at 5:00 p.m.)
McCombs School of Business (CBA/GSB/UTC) 

Join the McCombs School of Business for Gone to Business! Gone to Business is your official welcome to the McCombs School of Business. This open house event will have opportunities for incoming students to meet Dean Mills, current students, learn more about student organizations, an opportunity to learn more about all the majors in McCombs, and some free swag courtesy of H-E-B!

Contact: BBA Office of Student Life, studentlife@mccombs.utexas.edu

Gone to Communication (CommUnity)

Sunday, August 20
6:30 p.m.
Walter Cronkite Plaza

CommUnity is Moody College of Communication's annual fall welcome event held in conjunction with Gone To Texas to celebrate our incoming first-year and transfer students.

New Moody freshman and transfer students are invited to meet 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 University's Gone to Texas event. We look forward to meeting you all!

Contact: Moody Undergraduate Education, commstudentadvising@austin.utexas.edu

Gone to Education

Sunday, August 20
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: coecommunications@austin.utexas.edu

Gone to Engineering

Sunday, August 20
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
EER Celebrated Entrance (Grassy Area)

Gone to Engineering is the Cockrell School of Engineering's largest welcome event for first-year students. Meet staff from your department, talk with student leaders and find out how you can get involved in student organizations, grab a snack and meet the staff that are here to help you be successful!

Erica Garza, erica.garza@austin.utexas.edu 

Gone to Fine Arts

Monday, August 21
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Doty Fine Arts First Floor and Lawn

The College of Fine Arts invites incoming freshmen and transfer students to attend Gone to Fine Arts, our annual new student welcome event! After being welcomed by Dean Ramón Rivera-Servera and other CoFA leadership, you’ll be able to meet your fellow CoFA students, learn about student organizations and college resources, and enjoy music and shaved ice. We’re looking forward to meeting you!

Contact: Amanda Willis, amanda.willis@austin.utexas.edu 

Gone to Geosciences

Sunday, August 20
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
JGB 2.102 (JGB Student Center and Patio)

Join us in the Holland Family Student Center for pizza and a chance to chat with student orgs., fellow GEO students, and GEO faculty/staff.

Melissa Armstrong, melissa.armstrong@austin.utexas.edu

Graduate Student Assembly Welcome Event

Friday, August 18
Scholars Commons, Perry-Castañeda Library
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Food and refreshments will be provided!

Contact: Dana Sheinhaus, GSAPresident@austin.utexas.edu

Gone to Information

Sunday, August 20
Peter T. Flawn Academic Center (FAC) 18
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Snacks and water provided, plus tabling for student organizations!

Contact: Deja Lewis, deja.lewis@ischool.utexas.edu

Gone to Liberal Arts

Sunday, August 20
HRC Plaza
6:30 p.m.

Students will have an opportunity to meet the Deans and enjoy food, swag, games and giveaways. Don't miss a speech from Dean Stevens at 7:30pm before we head over to the Tower for Gone to Texas as a College. Don’t forget your tan COLA shirt! 

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

Gone to Natural Sciences

Sunday, August 20
Welch Hall Concourse
6:30 - 8 p.m.

Come see what CNS has to offer, from student organizations to college and departmental resources. Students will have the opportunity to pick up a shirt, grab a sweet treat and even meet the Deans! Be sure to bring a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated for this event.

Contact: Kendall Hoes, khoes@austin.utexas.edu 

Gone to Nursing

Friday, August 25
School of Nursing: 5th Floor Lounge
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The School of Nursing welcomes incoming undergraduate and graduate students to a Luau! 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. Come celebrate the beginning of the school year in a casual and fun way. Tropical attire encouraged! 

Contact: Office of Student Services, ss@nursing.utexas.edu

Gone to Pharmacy

Sunday, August 20
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 new Pharm.D. students to join us for dinner (sponsored by H-E-B Pharmacy!) and then attend the university-wide Gone to Texas 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

Tuesday, August 29
Location and Time TBA

Join the LBJ School of Public Affairs for a State of the College address and a back-to-school picnic!

Contact: Shannon Chapman, shannon.chapman@austin.utexas.edu

Gone to Social Work

Monday, August 21
School of Social Work, Utopia Theatre
5:00 p.m.

The Steve Hicks School of Social Work welcomes you to Gone to Texas – SHS Edition! Take photos with our life-sized Bevo statue pop-up, enjoy FREE Cabo Bob’s tacos, and meet the leadership at SHS, including Dean Allan Cole and many others. Join us at 5 p.m. on Monday, August 21, at 1925 San Jacinto Blvd. in the Utopia Theatre. Click here to register for the event.

Contact: J.D. Moore, jd.moore@austin.utexas.edu

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