University-Wide Events

Life on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin is marked with numerous academic ceremonies, official occasions and community programs that are an integral fabric of the institution. These University-Wide Events are held annually to bring our vast and diverse community together. Confirmed dates for events are listed where available. Additional dates will be announced as they are finalized. 

Gone to Texas

August 20, 2023
Main Mall

Join President Jay Hartzell, along with other new students, for Gone to Texas, the University’s official welcome to your new home.  Gone to Texas is a powerful rite of passage held on the Main Mall in front of the UT Tower, the site of your future graduation.  Not to be missed, this unique celebration is a rich tradition for all new students to assemble together and formally mark your arrival as the newest members of The University of Texas community.

State of the University

September 19, 2023

President’s State of the University Address

Longhorn Halloween

October 2023

A safe place for UT’s children and families to enjoy Halloween.

Fall Commencement

December 2, 2023
Some colleges and schools host ceremonies to recognize December graduates. The schedule for these ceremonies will be available on the Commencement website. The university-wide ceremony is hosted annually in May and recognizes graduates from the past academic year. 

Orange Santa

November-December 2023

Holiday donation program.

Honors Day

Spring 2024

Annual academic awards convocation honoring student achievements.

UT Remembers

April 2024

Day of remembrance honoring students, faculty and staff who died during the past year.

140th University-Wide Spring Commencement

May 12, 2024
College and school ceremony dates, times and locations TBD

Celebrate the achievements of The University of Texas at Austin’s graduating students. College and school convocations take place in the days prior to the university-wide ceremony on Saturday, May 12.