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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 open. Walking tours and counselor visits are available by appointment.

Rising high school seniors and admitted freshmen may register for an on-campus walking tour. Advance registration is required and same-day reservations are not available. Our live virtual sessions and tours and our Look Around Virtual Tour are currently available to all interested guests.

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.