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A panoramic view of the University of Texas at Austin campus.

Visit the Forty Acres.

Here’s how.

We encourage prospective undergraduates and their families to visit The University of Texas at Austins campus, nicknamed the Forty Acres after its original footprint.

Prospective Freshmen

To maximize your experience, come on a weekday. You’ll have the opportunity to experience a Prospective Freshman Session and Tour, plus attend one of a variety of interest sessions.

Listen as an admissions officer shares details about the university, from what makes our campus a destination for students from around the world to how you can get started on the path to admission. A campus tour follows.

Before or after your session and tour, take advantage of the opportunity to learn more about a college, school or academic program—even an honors program! Find interest sessions—plus details about residence hall tour opportunities—in our Events and Visits calendar.

Prospective Transfers

Experience the best of the Forty Acres while learning about life on campus straight from the source: current students!

Register for a campus visit by selecting a Prospective Student Campus Tour, available Saturday mornings.

Go to the Prospective Freshman Session and Tours page.

Prospective Freshman Sessions and Tours

High school students considering The University of Texas at Austin are best served by a Prospective Freshman Session and Tour. An admissions officer shares details about the university, after which current students lead a campus walking tour.

Go to the Special Interest Sessions page.

Special Interest Sessions

Want to learn more about a particular college, school or academic program? Interested in a residence hall tour? Register for an interest session taking place the day of your visit.

Go to the Campus Tour page.

Prospective Student Campus Tours

Prospective transfer students should take part in a Prospective Student Campus Tour. Pro tip: These events are also a great option for prospective freshmen who’d like to visit on a Saturday.

Other Visitors

The university welcomes prospective graduate students, the general public and groups of 10–80 visitors to its Visitor Center.