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Admissions Welcome Center

Admissions Welcome Center

The new Admissions Welcome Center, which opened in early 2020, serves as the front door to the university for prospective students and their families. Located on the ground floor of the Perry-Castañeda Library in the heart of campus, this 9,000 square foot space showcases the impact of a University of Texas at Austin educational experience and offers students a window into campus life. The Admissions Welcome Center will reopen for limited services on September 8. 

At the Welcome Center

Your Longhorn journey starts the second you enter. Check out a vibrant mural by Austin artist Judy Paul. See the Vo Family Auditorium, established by global businessman and proud Texas Ex Andrew Phong Vo, who founded the Texas Iron Spikes. Explore the university’s history, long-standing Longhorn traditions and what makes each of our colleges and schools unique through the plaques, timelines and memorabilia displays.

Whether you’re going on a campus tour, turning in a document for your application or visiting for an appointment with an admission counselor, your experience of the Forty Acres starts here.

Visiting the Center

The Admissions Welcome Center at Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) is located at 101 East 21st Street, Austin, Texas. The entrance is on Speedway. The Admissions Welcome Center will reopen for limited services on September 8. Please register for limited services - walk-ins are not currently available at the Welcome Center, and guests without registration will not be permitted into the Welcome Center.

Limited services include:

  • Drop off Admissions Documents
  • Meet with an Admission Counselor (Register now! Appointment Required)
  • Take a tour of campus (Register now! Appointment Required)

For more information, call 512-475-7399 or email admissions@austin.utexas.edu.


The closest visitor parking is the Brazos Parking Garage (BRG), located at 210 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.