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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. 

Visiting the Center

The Admissions Welcome Center is offering limited services during Spring 2021 in order to comply with social distancing guidelines.

Recently admitted high school seniors may register for an on-campus walking tour. Advance registration is required and same-day reservations are not available. Prospective students who are not recently admitted high school seniors may take advantage of our many live virtual sessions and tours or our Look Around Virtual Tour.

Students interested in meeting with an admissions counselor should register for an appointment in advance.

Walk-In counseling services and same-day counseling or tour appointments are not available. For more information, call 512-475-7399 or email welcomecenter@austin.utexas.edu

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.


The closest visitor parking is the Brazos Parking Garage (BRG), located at 210 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. The Admissions Welcome Center is located at 101 E 21st St, Austin, TX 78712.