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Gone to Texas 2014


Gone to Texas is a University-wide program that begins with activities in your specific college or school and concludes by gathering with fellow new students from across the university in front of the Tower for the official program to welcome you and celebrate your arrival.

Below is a list of the activities in each college and school as well as details regarding the Gone to Texas program on the Main Mall.

Gone to Architecture
6:15 - 8:15 p.m.
Homer Rainey Hall (HRH), Jessen Auditorium
Dean Fritz Steiner welcomes new students to the School of Architecture. Pizza party with faculty, staff, and current students will follow in the Eden and Hal Box Courtyard at Goldsmith Hall. At 8:15 pm, we will walk to the UT Tower for the Gone to Texas festivities.
Richelle Ouellette (512) 471-8187

Gone to Business
6 - 8 p.m. 

University Teaching Center (UTC), 2.112A 

New students in the McCombs School of Business are invited to come join us to meet, greet and eat! After an official welcome from the McCombs Deans, new business students will have the chance to meet and greet with representatives from the McCombs Affiliated Student Organizations as well as the Office of Student Life, the Business Honors Program, BBA International Programs, BBA Career Services and many more. Check-in is from 6-6:30 p.m. Dress for the event is casual. We recommend that you wear the Business t-shirt you received at orientation. We will be walking to Gone to Texas after our event
Wesley King (512) 471-2103

Gone to Communication (CommUnity)
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Texas Union (UNB), Ballroom - 3.202
Join us to meet your fellow Moody College classmates, future academic advisors and deans. Help us celebrate with music from our advisor DJs and free food catered by the fine folks at the Texas Union. Moody College student organizations, Career Services and our study abroad coordinator will also be there to answer any questions you may have. Students should wear the Communication t-shirts they received at orientation and be ready to celebrate. We will be walking over to Gone to Texas after our event.
Larkin Cummings or Darrell D. Rocha (512) 475-9168

Gone to Education
7 - 8 p.m.
George I. Sánchez Education Building (SZB), East Patio
The College of Education invites new students to enjoy pizza, play games and meet one another and student organization representatives of the college. Students are encouraged to wear the Education t-shirt received during summer orientation. We will be walking over to Gone to Texas after our event.
Michael Dean (512) 471-3487

Gone to Engineering
6:00 p.m. (Check-in begins at 5:15 p.m. Locations vary by major. See website for details.
The Cockrell School of Engineering welcomes new first-year, transfer and graduate students at Gone to Engineering. Learn more about your major at the departmental meeting, discover opportunities from our student organizations and student service offices during the informational fair and enjoy a barbeque dinner. Undergraduate students should wear the Engineering t-shirt received at freshman/transfer orientation. At 8:15pm, we will walk to the UT Tower for the Gone to Texas festivities.
Info and RSVP at
Engineering Student Life (512) 232-5778

Gone to Fine Arts
5:30 p.m.
Doty Fine Arts Building (DFA), Co-op Fine Arts Student Center - 1.101
New students in the College of Fine Arts are invited to join us for pizza, prizes and karaoke in the Co-op Fine Arts Student Center. Meet your fellow Fine Arts students at this fun, informal gathering.
Marie Du Mond (512) 475-7032

Gone to Geosciences
6:30 p.m.
Jackson School of Geosciences (JGB 2.102), Holland Family Student Center
New Jackson School of Geosciences students will enjoy a dinner, drawings for door prizes, and musical entertainment while meeting current faculty, researchers, students, and staff of JSG.
Erin Negron (512) 471-5870

Gone to Information
6 - 7:30 p.m.
El Mercado Uptown, 1702 Lavaca Street
The School of Information invites all of our new graduate students to a reception at El Mercado’s Fiesta Room, followed by a group stroll to the Tower for the university's Gone to Texas festivities. Join fellow new students and returning student leaders as we welcome you and celebrate your arrival in Austin!
Terry Giles (512) 471-2608

Gone to Law
7 - 8 p.m.
Townes Hall (TNH), Breezeway
Join the Student Affairs Office and your fellow incoming students for an ice cream social before classes begin. We'll walk to the Tower for Gone to Texas at 8 p.m.
Law Student Affairs (512) 232-1140

Gone to Liberal Arts
6 - 8 p.m.
The Turtle Pond, north of the Main Building (MAI)
New students in the College of Liberal Arts are invited to stop by the Turtle Pond to enjoy a barbecue dinner from Pok-e-Jo’s and listen to live music by the classic country band Run of the Mill. There will be door prizes, a chance to visit with Liberal Arts faculty and staff, and information tables from various offices and student organizations. For more information please visit:
Carmen Hoffman (512) 232-5749

Gone to Natural Sciences
6:15 - 8 p.m.
East Mall by Student Activity Center (SAC), Martin Luther King, Jr. statue
New Natural Sciences students will be introduced to the college's student organizations as well as College of Natural Sciences deans, faculty and staff. There will be special guests, live music, pizza, drinks and prizes! Students should wear the College of Natural Sciences t-shirt they received at orientation.
Didi Smith (512) 471-4536

Gone to Nursing
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Gregory Gym (GRE), Games Room 3.120
The School of Nursing welcomes the class of 2018 Nursing Students. Come meet your new classmates, current students at the School of Nursing, Student Affairs advising staff and faculty; enjoy a delicious supper; and have a chance to win door prices and have fun.
Christina Jarvis (512) 232-4799 and Brian Losoya (512) 471-8246

Gone to Pharmacy
7 - 8 p.m.
Texas Union (UNB), Santa Rita Suite - 3.502
Dean Lynn Crismon will host a dinner to welcome new Pharm.D. and graduate students to the College of Pharmacy. Returning students, faculty, and staff will greet the entering class.
David Ocean, Greg Caldera, or Diane Ginsburg (512) 471-1737

Gone to Public Affairs
6:30 p.m.
Sid Richardson Hall (SRH), Unit 3 - LBJ School of Public Affairs
Dean Robert Hutchings will host a reception to welcome new students to the LBJ School.
Cathy White (512) 471-8288

Gone to Social Work
7 - 8 p.m.
School of Social Work (SSW), The Utopia Theatre, Room 2.106
New Social Work students will convene for an informal program with refreshments and an opportunity to meet other students, faculty and staff.
Ramón R. Gómez (512) 471-9819

Gone to Undergraduate Studies
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Flawn Academic Center (FAC ), Lobby
Dean Brent Iverson invites new School of Undergraduate Studies (UGS) students to enjoy free food and entertainment, and a chance to visit with UGS student leaders and staff. Don't forget to wear your UGS t-shirt from orientation.
RSVP at :
Chelsea Bunn (512) 471-6524

New Student Welcome
8:30 p.m.
At the Tower
New students from all colleges and schools are invited to gather at the Tower to attend Gone to Texas, the official program to welcome new students to The University of Texas at Austin. The fun-filled program will include live performances, the official welcome by President Powers, presentation of the Gone to Texas video contest finalists and an announcement of the winners, special guest speakers and presentations, and a finale featuring the Longhorn Band.

A reserved seating section for guests with hearing impairments will be available near the stage on the southwest corner. An interpreter will be provided.

Gone to Texas is a presentation of the Office of the President. For more information call University Events (512) 471-7753.