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.

Gone to Texas

August 24, 2021
8:30 p.m., 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

Sept. 2021

President’s State of the University Address

Longhorn Halloween

Oct. 2021

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

Fall Commencement

Dec. 2021
Various campus locations

Orange Santa

Dec. 2021

Holiday donation program.

Explore UT

Spring 2022

Discover what’s next: Texans of all ages are invited to experience robust research experiences, hands-on demonstrations and experiments, and participate in the richness of the university’s scholarship and knowledge.

Honors Day

April 9, 2022

74th annual academic awards convocation honoring student achievements.

UT Remembers

May 6, 2022

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

139th Spring Commencement

May 21, 2022
Various times and venues

Celebrate the achievements of The University of Texas at Austin’s graduating students. College and school convocations and university-wide ceremony.