Welcome Class of 2014
The welcome gatherings and dinners are fun memories now and it's down to business for the entering Class of 2014. After a two-day New Student Orientation, classes for all students at The University of Texas at Austin began on Aug. 25 including those students who comprise the Pharmacy Class of 2014.
Members of the class had opportunities to acquaint themselves with one another and get to know the team of upperclassmen, faculty and staff who worked to make certain their welcome was a warm one.
Student leaders Morgan McCormick and Matt Fulton serve as co-chairs of the NSO committee. Diane Ginsburg, assistant dean for student affairs, works with the student group in planning the orientation events.
Highlight of orientation activities included two programs – the White Coat Ceremony and the university's official welcome – Gone to Texas.
Each August on the evening before fall classes begin, new students from throughout the campus gather at the UT Tower to celebrate their fresh start with live music and a broad spectrum of presentations from across campus.
The celebration draws its name from the actions of pioneer families more than 100 years ago who pulled up stakes seeking a fresh start. On their old homestead doors, they revealed their destination by etching three letters "GTT" Gone to Texas.
Last Reviewed: August 26, 2010