Our Homecoming Weekend held on November 1 and 2 was a great success! Stay tuned as we are currently determining our date for the 2014 Homecoming Weekend. Photos from our 2013 Homecoming Weekend are below. Have questions about any of the guests? Send us an email. Hook 'em!
Click this link to read about our honorees for 2013.
In addition to honoring this year's award honorees, we will be recognizing our alumni who graduated in '63, '73, '83, '93,and '03. If you graduated in one of these years and would like to serve as chair or co-chair of this event, please contact Lauren McIlwain.
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 Lauren McIlwain.
On November 2, 2013, 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 11:30am, which is three hours prior to kick-off. Please check this website for schedule updates.
At the tailgate, we will be recognizing our alumni who graduated in '63, '73, '83, '93,and '03. If you graduated in one of these years and would like to serve as chair or co-chair of this event, please contact Lauren McIlwain. If you would like to help out in any capacity during Homecoming Weekend, please contact Lauren McIlwain. 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.
To purchase tickets to the awards reception and to tailgate, click this link to access our alumni site. If this is your first-time on this site you will need to register. Once in the site, you will need to click on the "Events" page to register for events and pay for tickets. If you have any issues, please send us an email.
Hotel Room Block
A limited number of rooms is being reserved for guests of the College of Pharmacy's Homecoming Weekend at the DoubleTree Austin University located at 1617 IH-35 North, Austin, Texas, 78702. Rooms are listed at $189 per night. The room block expiration date is October 11. Please click on this link to get information and to reserve a room. Any problems? Contact the Doubletree by phone at 512-479-4000.
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 Lauren McIlwain at 512-475-9759.
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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