University Events

University Events

Life on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin is marked with numerous academic ceremonies, official occasions and community programs that are an integral fabric of the institution — new students are welcomed, graduates are celebrated, exemplary academic achievement is honored, losses are shared, public statements of strategic direction are delivered, and the doors of the university are opened for all to explore. Visitors from around the world share in these special occasions as guests and as members of our extended community. At other times, the immediate university community engages in celebrating families and sharing with each other as fellow Longhorns and colleagues.

These University Events are held annually to bring our vast and diverse community together.

Annual University Events

2014-15 Calendar

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Aug. 26: Gone to Texas
The annual celebration -- on the night before classes begin -- welcomes new students to The University of Texas at Austin.
8:30 p.m., Main Mall

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Sept. 24: President's State of the University Address
4 p.m., B. Iden Payne Theatre

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Oct. 26: Longhorn Halloween
A safe place for UT’s children and families to enjoy Halloween.
2-5 p.m., Erwin Center

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Dec. 5: Songs of the Season
Holiday caroling and hot chocolate.
Noon, West Mall

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Dec. 6-7: Fall Commencement Convocations
Various campus locations

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Dec. 6-8: Orange Santa
Holiday donation program.

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March 7: Explore UT
At the “biggest open house in Texas," everyone is invited to The University of Texas at Austin campus to explore and learn.
11 a.m.-5 p.m., Campus-wide

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April 18: Honors Day
66th annual academic awards convocation honoring student achievements.
2 p.m. Erwin Center

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May 8: UT Remembers
Day of remembrance honoring students, faculty and staff who died during the past year.
8:45 a.m., flag-lowering ceremony, Main Mall
2 p.m., memorial service, Tower Garden

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May 22-23: 132nd Spring Commencement
Celebrate the achievements of The University of Texas at Austin's graduating students.
College and school convocations and university-wide ceremony.
Various times and venues