Homecoming Weekend consists of the Alumni Reception & Awards Ceremony on Friday, November 6 and a tailgate party on Saturday, November 7.Alumni Reception & Awards Ceremony
The 2015 Alumni Reception & Awards Ceremony, features the presentation of the William J. Sheffield Outstanding Alumnus Award, the Legend of Pharmacy Award, and the Distinguished Young Alumnus Award. The reception will be held on Friday, November 6 at The UT Club in Austin in the President’s Room on the 6th floor. It will feature hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. This reception will begin at 6:00pm with presentation of the awards beginning at 6:45pm. Ticket prices are $25 for members of the Alumni Association and $35 for non-Alumni Association members. Please email Virginia Anderson. to check on your status. Please note that being a member of the College of Pharmacy Alumni Association is not the same as being a member of the Texas Exes. Ticket prices include parking and assorted hors d'oeuvres. Dress for the event is business / cocktail.
In addition to honoring this year’s award honorees, we will be recognizing our alumni who graduated in '65, '75, '85, '95,and '05. If you graduated in one of these years and would like to serve as chair or co-chair of this event, please contact Virginia Anderson.
The UT Club is located at 2108 Robert Dedman Drive on the sixth and seventh floors of the East Side of Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium on the University of Texas campus. Complimentary parking is available in the Manor Garage across from the UT Club. Tell the parking attendant that you are attending the College of Pharmacy's homecoming event at the UT Club for complimentary parking. To ensure that you receive an invitation to this event, please email Virginia Anderson.
We are excited offer a free, 1-hour continuing education event prior to the start of the tailgate party. CE time will be at 3pm. Dr. Gay Dodson, Executive Director/Secretary Texas State Board of Pharmacy will deliver the CE presentation entitled "Texas Pharmacy Law Update". This talk will be given in 3.106. Please send us an email if you are interested in attending.
On November 7, 2015, join your fellow alumni and friends to cheer the Longhorns to victory as they take on Kansas. All alumni and friends are invited to attend our tailgate party, which will feature a buffet and a cash bar. Tickets for the tailgate party are $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 6- 17. Tickets cover food costs. There will be a cash bar.
Our tailgate party will be held on the College of Pharmacy's 2nd floor between the two pharmacy buildings. The tailgate party will begin at 4pm. Please check this website for schedule updates.
At the tailgate, we will be recognizing our alumni who graduated in '65, '75, '85, '95,and '05. If you graduated in one of these years and would like to serve as chair or co-chair of this event, please contact Virginia Anderson. If you would like to help out in any capacity during Homecoming Weekend, please contact Virginia Anderson. Often, classes like to coordinate their own parties that can include happy hours, dinners, or lunches. We love it when classes have their own special get-togethers and are happy to help you organize to the extent we are able.
Many of our student organizations will be present at the tailgate party, selling their wares and sharing information about the great work they are doing with our attendees. Make sure to visit their tables at the party!
Please reserve your spot for the Awards Reception, Free CE, and the Tailgate Party by filling out this on-line reservation form. You may send payment to "The University of Texas College of Pharmacy Alumni Relations Office 2409 University Avenue, A1900 Austin, Texas 78712." Checks may be made out to “The University of Texas at Austin." You may also pay online by visiting this link to our online community. If you have any issues logging in, send us an email.
Hotel Room Block
A room block has been set up at the Embassy Suites Austin Central. You may call 800-729-5711 to make your own reservation. The group code is UTP and the group name is "College of Pharmacy / Reunion Weekend." The rate per room per night is $139. This special rate is offered on November 6 and 7. Be sure to call by October 9 to make your reservation.
Getting to the tailgate party
Please allow yourself time to get to the tailgate as the campus is very busy on game day and traffic will be congested. Entrances are most accessible on the west and north sides of the pharmacy building. See our parking and directions pages for more information. If you have any specific concerns or needs, please call Susan Brown at 512-232-2779.
Parking during game day can be extremely challenging. There is limited street parking. Parking is often available in university garages for a fee. Check the link below to determine which garages will be open. Please plan accordingly. Carpooling or bus/taxi service is encouraged.
Information on available garages: http://www.utexas.edu/parking/
Bus service schedule information can be accessed at http://www.utexas.edu/parking/transportation/capmetro/index.html
From Downtown: Take any west bound street (4th, 6th, 8th, 10th) to Lavaca and head north on Lavaca. Take a right on Guadalupe and take Guadalupe to Dean Keeton (26th) and turn right. Pass Whitis and turn left onto University Avenue. The College of Pharmacy is located at the cul-de-sac of University and Dean Keeton. Burdine is on the east side of University Avenue with the two building pharmacy complex immediately following. The Tailgate Party is on the 2nd floor of the new Pharmacy Building.
From IH-35: From IH-35 lower deck, take the 26th Street (Dean Keeton) exit. Head west on 26th Street. Continue through the stoplights at Red River, Robert Dedman, San Jacinto and Speedway, heading west to University Avenue. The College of Pharmacy is located at the cul-de-sac of University and Dean Keeton. Burdine is on the east side of University Avenue with the two-building pharmacy complex immediately following. The Tailgate is on the 2nd floor of the new Pharmacy Building.
From Mopac: Take Windsor Road exit and head east. Windsor turns into 24th at the top of the hill just east of Mopac. Take 24th east crossing Lamar and to the stoplight at Guadalupe. Turn left (north) at Guadalupe. Turn right on Dean Keeton (26th) heading right/east. The College of Pharmacy is located at the cul-de-sac of University and Dean Keeton. Burdine is on the east side of University Avenue with the two-building pharmacy complex immediately following. The tailgate party is on the 2nd floor of the new Pharmacy Building.
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