Official University Occasions
Life on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin is marked with numerous public and official occasions each year. Public statements of strategic direction are delivered. Invitations to explore the campus are extended. Achievement is honored. Losses are remembered. Accomplishment is celebrated. Each occasion allows us to share special moments on campus with our friends, family and the community at large.
UT Community Programs
Annual programs designed to bring our vast and diverse internal population together as a community are held throughout the year on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin.
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Aug. 28: 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
Sept. 27: President's State of the University Address
4 p.m., B. Iden Payne Theatre
Oct. 28: Longhorn Halloween
A safe place for UT’s children and families to enjoy Halloween.
2-5 p.m., Erwin Center
Dec. 7: Songs of the Season
Noon, West Mall
Dec. 8-9: Fall Commencement Convocations
Various campus locations
Dec. 8-10: Orange Santa
Holiday donation program.
March 2: 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
April 13: Honors Day
65th annual academic awards convocation.
1 p.m. or 2 p.m. (TBD), Erwin Center
May 3: UT Remembers
Day of remembrance honoring students, faculty and staff who died in the past year.
8:45 a.m., flag-lowering ceremony, Main Mall
2 p.m., memorial service, Tower Garden
May 17-18: 130th 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
Submit Your Event
Are you interested in submitting your campus event to the university's Know Events online calendar and daily campus-wide email?
All official, university-sponsored events are considered, and any University of Texas at Austin student, faculty or staff member with an EID can submit an event.
Check out today's events in the calendar.