Getting Involved

With more than 50,000 students with different interests and backgrounds, you will find plenty of opportunities to get involved at The University of Texas at Austin. In fact, getting engaged outside of class is essential to getting the most out of your college experience.

Discover How You Can Get Involved

Photo From Pancakes for Parkinsons 2013Many students join our 1,100+ campus organizations. You can also volunteer or participate in Recreational Sports by playing on one of our 500+ intramural teams, swimming laps in our heated outdoor pool or working out in one of our many gyms.

You will find a comprehensive, easy-to-navigate listing of events and activities on the Forty Acres in which you can tailor to your individual interests on HornsLink.

Earn Your Orange is a great way to gain the skills and experiences that make you more competitive for future employment and graduate school opportunities or to discover new interests. Choose from one of the eight interest areas that’s right for you.

Students, parents and visitors can find world-class musicians, speakers or other events on campus through Campus Events + Entertainment or Texas Performing Arts. You can also spend a day on campus browsing the stacks in one of the many libraries or visiting one of our university gems.

Freshmen will participate in a 360 Connection, a small, intimate group of freshmen who meet regularly. Here, students will find a community of support, guidance, mentorship and friendship.

First-year Interest Groups as well as programs from the Division of Student Affairs and theDivision of Diversity and Community Engagement help students make the transition to college and help them find their niche on campus.

Undergraduate students learn about themselves and their world through freshman and academic honors programs, study abroad opportunities and Signature Courses. These programs are designed specifically to introduce first-year students to the best the university has to offer and to its campus treasures.

Parents can join Texas Parents to stay informed about important dates, deadlines and events to support their students.