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    Welcome Back, Longhorns!

    Published: Aug. 26, 2013

    Welcome to The University of Texas at Austin!

    You’ve been admitted to UT Austin and registered for classes. You’ve Moooved-In to campus residences or domiciles around Austin. You’ve spent a few days wandering around campus, getting your bearings for the first time since orientation. And now the fun is about to begin: an intellectual adventure with some of the nation’s top scholars and programs.

    To help you prepare for the journey that starts this week, veteran students offer their advice for a successful college experience:

    And it’s clear you’ve already been thinking about how YOU plan to change the world:

    Before Wednesday’s first classes, be sure not to miss Gone To Texas on Tuesday evening, the campus-wide welcome party for all incoming students. Here’s a look at Gone to Texas 2011:

    After your first day of classes, get excited during the Big Yell on Wednesday night:

    Here’s to a great 2013-14 school year. Hook ‘em!

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      shivani said on Sept. 21, 2013 at 3:43 a.m.
      Surely, the University of Texas for students to rub off their shoulders with some of the best brains in the country.
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      Damian said on Sept. 17, 2013 at 4:48 p.m.
      WHOA! just saw the video above featuring the Big Yell that happened back on August 28th. I was not familiar with this event before seeing the video and was blown away by seeing everyone in the Texas stadium. That must have been a real blast, hope y#all got on the photograph for 2017 !
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      Bill said on Sept. 9, 2013 at 10:24 a.m.
      Mac Brown fired the wrong coach! It's time for HIM to leave! No more passing the buck, Coach, step down.
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      Jess said on Aug. 30, 2013 at 4:48 a.m.
      Going to university or college in America is something I would love to do. It seems like everybody gets so involved and has such a good time! Good luck to all
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      grant smith said on Aug. 28, 2013 at 11:49 p.m.
      WOW!!! The opportunity you all are getting ready to embark on. Please pardon my sense of awe, but as I watched the above recordings, my heart jumped for each of you. I know it will be a little nerve racking at first, but please know, if you stick with it, you will change your world and never be the same. I know from experience. I am now a 60 year old man, and didn't stick it out....you do not want to be where I am when you hit 60. Missed opportunities, bad choices, fright of the unknown, and deep sadness for not following through. This is not a sob story, it is a fact that I want to share with all of you should you even think about quitting. Please!!!hang in there, get help when you need it, believe in yourself and the possibilities that will come your way. and trust that if you try your hearts out, in 2017 you will walk across that stage, receive your degree, and see the smile you put on both your face and your family's face for a job well done. God bless each of you, and best, best, best of wishes on your accomplishment of getting accepted into the finest school in the Nation. hook em' horns.
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      Arnie Ross said on Aug. 28, 2013 at 12:27 p.m.
      As the parent of an out of state freshman, I must admit my jealously. My University lacked the spirit and energy that is obvious at UT-Austin. Go Longhorns.
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      Sharon Szymanski said on Aug. 26, 2013 at 11:49 p.m.
      Just watched the videos about Gone To Texas and the Big Yell and I am more excited than ever for my son. Wish I could be there to enjoy both nights!!!
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