Student Life

More than 1000 student organizations. Fifteen residence halls with state-of-the-art facilities. Thousands of events, from concerts and football games to film screenings and lectures. And it’s all set in the heart of one of the world’s greatest cities. Welcome to Texas!

Discovery at
Every Turn

There’s always something to dive into on the Forty Acres. Students have access to museums, music venues, libraries and activity centers. Get to know some of the hot spots on our campus!

Campus Destinations

Austin. The Heart of Texas.

Thriving economy? Check. Internationally renowned music and art scene? Check. Open- minded community? Check. Big blue skies and stunning sunsets? You bet. Longhorns are proud to call Austin home, and it’s easy to see why! The capital of Texas has tons of opportunities to be creative, enjoy the outdoors, indulge in entertainment and advance in your career.

Life in Austin

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Hook ‘Em

On the Forty Acres or around the globe, Longhorn traditions bind us together. Whether you’re a first-year student or a proud Texas Ex, we wear burnt orange, raise our horns and shout “Hook Em!”

Longhorn Traditions

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Student Living

Students learn better when their living space is safe, clean and attractive. That’s why we work hard to create a positive, comfortable and inclusive environment on the Forty Acres. We offer high-quality and diverse food options and living arrangements to ensure you have the best academic experience.

Housing & Dining


What makes a perfect Longhorn #DayInTheLife ? Great classes, delicious coffee and surprise run-ins with @jc.hartzell. Watch along as Texas Social Media Ambassador Natashia takes you through her day on the Forty Acres! 🤘

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We’re back with another Texas Social Media Ambassador #DayInTheLife! Ethan takes us through his day balancing school and social activities before exam week. Hook ‘em!! 🤘

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Hello summer! What are your plans for the summer break? For TSMA Sophie, its a mix of part-time jobs, hanging out with friends and running fun errands around her hometown. One thing that Sophie is sure of though, is that she can’t wait to be back on campus! Have an amazing summer and see y’all in the fall 😇🧡🪩🍉

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TEXAS! FIGHT! The annual Orange & White spring football game gives a glimpse into what the upcoming season might look like. Follow along with Texas Social Media Ambassador Sophie for a day in the life - spring football edition! 

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Wondering what a typical school day looks like for our first-year Longhorns? Follow Texas Social Media Ambassador Roberto through a day on the Forty Acres 🤘

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Another day, another Longhorn slay! Follow along as Texas Social Media Ambassador Xitlali takes you through a day in her life.🤘

#UTAustin #HookEm #GoneToTexas #DayInTheLife
Back into the swing of things on the Forty Acres! Follow along as Texas Social Media Ambassador Bailey takes you through a day in her life.🤘

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A look back at a recent day in the life of Texas Social Media Ambassador Rylie! With busy days like this, we’re happy our Longhorns are getting a chance to unwind now that the semester is over.🤘#DayInTheLife
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  • 14

    Living Learning Community programs

  • 24%

    undergraduates are first-gen

  • 17

    career centers for students

  • 900+

    Student Organizations

Student Safety and Well-Being

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    Health & Wellness

    Success happens when your mind and body are functioning at their best. We provide a variety of care options, resources and support. Find the care you need to get back to what matters most – enjoying your time as a Longhorn!

    Health & Wellness

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    Safety & Security

    From night rides and walking buddies to a 24-hour advice line and a community-oriented police department, we want all Longhorns to feel safe. Explore our safety & security resources.

    Safety & Security

Life After Texas

A Longhorn education sets you up for success after you graduate. From our variety of career engagement and development centers to our connections with industry-leading employers, UT Austin students have the resources and support they need to find individual success after graduation.