Schedule

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

University-wide Event

Gone to Texas

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

On Tuesday, August 24, President Jay Hartzell will officially welcome you to the Longhorn community with a unique celebration, Gone to Texas 2021. This event is a rich tradition for all new students and formally marks your start at the university. Gone to Texas 2021 will take place at 8:30 p.m. on the Main Mall, with a webcast available for those not able to attend in person. Masks are recommended but optional.

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

College and School Events

Gone to Architecture

Tuesday, August 25
Goldsmith Hall
2 - 4 p.m.

The School of Architecture invites incoming undergraduate and graduate students for a student organization tabling fair to meet your new classmates, current students, faculty, and staff in Goldsmith Hall.

Contact: Robin Dusek, robin.dusek@utexas.edu

Gone to Business

Monday, August 23rd (Class of 2024 and Internal Transfers)
McCombs School of Business – MSB Plaza
6:30 - 8 p.m.

The McCombs School of Business invites the Class of 2024 and transfer students to come join us to meet, greet and eat. Returning business students will have the chance to meet with representatives from the McCombs Affiliated Student Organizations as well as the Office of Student Life, Canfield Business Honors Program, BBA International Programs, BBA Career Services and many more. Dress for the event is casual. We recommend that you wear the Business t-shirt you received from orientation. Registration is required – please check email for updates.

Tuesday, August 24th (Class of 2025 and External Transfers)
McCombs School of Business – MSB Plaza
6:30 - 8 p.m.

The McCombs School of Business invites the Class of 2025 and transfer students to come join us to meet, greet and eat. New business students will have the chance to meet with representatives from the McCombs Affiliated Student Organizations as well as the Office of Student Life, Canfield Business Honors Program, BBA International Programs, BBA Career Services and many more. No registration required – ID card or EID needed for Check-In. Dress for the event is casual. Students will receive a Texas Business t-shirt at check-in. The Class of 2025 will walk together to Gone to Texas after the event.

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

Gone to Communication (CommUnity)

CommUnity is the Moody College's annual fall welcome event held in conjunction with Gone To Texas to celebrate our incoming first-year and transfer students. Though details are subject to change, this year there will be two events, one for last year's class and one for the current year's incoming class.

New Moody students are invited to drop by any time during their respective welcome event to meet Hook 'Em and their fellow classmates, grab some Moody swag, visit with student organization representatives, and help themselves to tacos and refreshments on their way out. Make sure to RSVP, and don't forget to mask up and stay safe!

CommUnity '24 (for sophomores and last year's transfer students)
Date: Tuesday, August 24th
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: Walter Cronkite Plaza (CMA 3.000)
RSVP for CommUnity '24 here

CommUnity '25 (for this year's incoming first years and transfer students)
Date: Tuesday, August 24th
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Location: Walter Cronkite Plaza (CMA 3.000)
RSVP for CommUnity '25 here

These events are come-and-go, but we invite CommUnity '25 students to rejoin us at the plaza at 8:00 pm where we will lead them over to Gone To Texas!

Contacts: Sarah Sutton, sarahenelson@austin.utexas.edu

Gone to Education

Tuesday, August 24
6 - 8:15 p.m.
South end of Speedway – Near the west entrance of Jester

Mark your arrival as the newest member of the UT Community at Gone to Education! Learn how to take full advantage of your college experience by getting involved in the College of Education’s student groups. You will also get to meet fellow incoming students, college leadership, faculty, and advisors. After Gone to Education, we will head to the Tower together for Gone to Texas. Dinner will be provided.

Contact: Kristin Moore, coe_events@austin.utexas.edu

Gone to Engineering

Tuesday, August 24

Gone to Engineering is the Cockrell School of Engineering's largest welcome event. Meet student leaders and find out how you can get involved in student organizations, grab a free class t-shirt and some dessert, learn about student services, and more!

Incoming Class of 2020
2:00-3:00 PM - Department Meetings (Virtual)
4:30-6:00 PM - Gone to Engineering Fair/Desserts (In-Person)

Incoming Class of 2020 RSVP Here

Incoming Class of 2021
4:00-5:00 PM - Department Meetings (Virtual)
6:30-8:00 PM - Gone to Engineering Fair/Desserts (In-Person)
8:00 PM - Walk to Gone to Texas

Incoming Class of 2021 RSVP Here

Contact: Engineering Student Life, studentlife@engr.utexas.edu

Gone to Fine Arts

Tuesday, August 24
E. William Doty Building (DFA-2301 Trinity Street)
6 - 8 p.m.

Come by the E. William Doty Building (DFA), to meet your fellow new College of Fine Arts students and make unforgettable memories with karaoke, a petting zoo, lawn games, a live DJ, and the making of the Class of 2025 Mural! Dinner will be served from Austin’s Pizza as well as Caribbean-inspired burritos from Austin local favorite Island Thyme. At 8 p.m., join our ritual college walk to the university-wide main event, Gone to Texas, wearing CoFA’s official new student t-shirt.

Contact: Mutiyat Ade-Salu, madesalu@utexas.edu

Gone to Geosciences

Please reach out to your college representative for more information.

Contact: Jacob Fairweather, Jacob.fairweather@jsg.utexas.edu or 512-232-4545

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

Tuesday, 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

Tuesday, August 24
Various Locations
7 - 8 p.m.

The College of Natural Sciences will host open house events in several locations on Tuesday, August 24. Specific information will be e-mailed to students a few days prior to the event. Deans, advisors, staff and student organizations are looking forward to greeting you, giving you a Texas Science t-shirt and enjoying some snacks.

Contact: Didi Smith or Brandon Crabtree, CNSInfo@austin.utexas.edu

Gone to Nursing

Tuesday, August 25
School of Nursing Terrace
5:30 - 7 p.m.

The School of Nursing welcomes both incoming undergraduate and graduate students. Come meet your new classmates, current students, and School of Nursing faculty and staff. Enjoy some tacos, claim your official School of Nursing t-shirt and have a chance to win door prizes. Connect with various Nursing student organizations and celebrate the beginning of the school year in a casual and fun way.

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

Gone to Pharmacy

Tuesday, August 24
Texas Union (UNB), Santa Rita Suite, 3.502
6 - 7:30 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 2021 event to kick off the fall semester. Welcome to the “phamily”!

Contact: Catherine Schlichting, C.Schlichting@austin.utexas.edu or Justin Samuel, jsamuel@austin.utexas.edu

Gone to Public Affairs

Tuesday, August 24
LBJ Plaza (outside SRH3/The LBJ School)
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Join The LBJ School for a mixer for incoming students with Dean DeShazo. We’ll have tacos, a toast, and take a group photo before the group heads to the main mall.

Contact: Laura McDonald, laura.mcdonald@austin.utexas.edu

Gone to Social Work

Tuesday, August 25
School of Social Work Foyer
6:30 - 7:45 p.m.

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! Please complete this form to RSVP. If you require any special accessibility needs, please let me know so that we can accommodate you.

Contacts: Ramón R. Gómez, ramon-gomez@austin.utexas.edu

Gone to Undergraduate Studies

Tuesday, August 24
East Mall (off Speedway between EPS and BRB) + Online
6 – 8 p.m.

Stop by the East Mall to pick up your to-go plate of Pok-e-jo’s BBQ, say hi to Dean Brent Iverson and UGS student leaders, and grab your UGS Class of 2025 t-shirt. Then join the rest of your UGS team online anytime between 6 - 8 p.m. for a virtual resource fair. Meet advisors, student leaders, and representatives from every area of UGS and earn prizes. Check your email for more information.

Contacts: Lane Mann, lane.mann@austin.utexas.edu