Visiting Campus

How to Get to the Main Campus

The University of Texas at Austin is in the heart of the city of Austin, just north of the downtown area. Campus is just two miles from the State Capitol. Main thoroughfares around campus include Guadalupe Street to the west, Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Boulevard to the south, Red River Street to the east and Dean Keeton Street (26th Street) to the north. Check out the main campus maps and the accessibility maps.

Explore UT living insignia in the shape of a star

IH-35
Take MLK Boulevard exit heading west for south campus; campus will be on your right. Or take the Dean Keeton/26th Street exit heading west for north campus; campus will be on your left.

MoPac/Highway 1
Take Windsor Road exit heading east. Turns into 24th Street, which dead-ends into Guadalupe Street, the western border of campus.

Highway 71
From the east, take I-35 North and follow directions for I-35 above. From the west, take MoPac/Highway 1 North and follow directions for MoPac/Highway 1 above.

I-290
From the east, take I-35 South and follow directions for I-35 above. From the west, follow directions for Highway 71 above.

I-183
From the north, take MoPac/Highway 1 South and follow directions for MoPac/Highway 1 above.

From the south, take Highway 111/Airport Boulevard North to MLK Boulevard. Head east on MLK Boulevard and campus will be on your right.

By plane
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
The airport is in southeast Austin on Texas Hwy. 71, eight miles from downtown. To reach campus, head west on Hwy 71, take I-35 North and follow directions for I-35 above.

By bus
Capital Metro

Greyhound Bus Lines
Austin Ticket Center
916 E. Koenig Lane
Austin, TX 78751

By train
Amtrak—Texas Eagle
Austin Station
250 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78703

When You Arrive on Campus

Parking

With the sheer size of The University of Texas at Austin campus and the number of people and cars that make it a city within a city, parking on or near campus can sometimes pose a challenge. Give yourself ample time for parking. Learn more about options for visitor parking and review the visitor parking map.

Tower clock viewed from a low angle

Visitor Center

Once you get to the Forty Acres, stop by the Visitor Center, an excellent starting point for many campus visitors. The center provides organized tours, information sessions and other services to help make campus visits memorable.

The Visitor Center is on the 2nd floor of Walter Webb Hall on the northwest corner of Guadalupe and 25th streets.

Students and families interested in freshman or transfer admission should plan to coordinate their visits through the Undergraduate Admissions Center.

Navigating Campus

There are so many wonderful sights at The University of Texas at Austin that it can be fun to lose yourself on campus, but if you prefer to know exactly where you're headed, check out the main campus maps and the accessibility maps.

Need Help?

Visitor Center
Walter Webb Hall, 2nd floor
512-471-1000

Directory Assistance
512-471-3434

Texas Union Information Center
Main Lobby
512-475-6636

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