Campus Life


Nearly 52,000 students, including more than 10,000 candidates for master's and doctoral degrees. Three thousand faculty members. Four hundred thirty acres.

The University of Texas at Austin is big and bold. But it's also a place where graduate students find themselves, both in the classroom and in the community.

Attend a lecture—In 2014, students attending the LBJ Presidential Library's Civil Rights Summit chose from those featuring presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter. Hone your teaching strategies courtesy of the Center for Teaching and Learning. Groove to live music at the Cactus Cafe— you'll be in good company. Hike the South Rim of Big Bend National Park on a guided tour organized by RecSports.

Then get up the next day and do it all over again.

Graduate Student Assembly

The Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) functions as the university-wide student government for students enrolled in the Graduate School and The University of Texas School of Law. Anyone who is a graduate or professional student is a member of GSA.

In all, the university is home to 1,100 student organizations, dozens of which are exclusively for graduate students. Read more >

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Explore the 40 acres

40 acres self-guided tour on Foursquare

Self-Guided Walking Tour of the UT Campus (pdf 1.63MB)

Diversity Tour (pdf 1MB)

Tower Observation Deck Tours

360-degree views of campus (Flash required)

Walking the Forty Acres: Building Stones - Precambrian to Pleistocene

Moonlight Prowl: A guided nighttime campus tour packed with anecdotes of student life, history, and all sort of university lore.


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