Welcome Education Families

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Education Families

Welcome!

Your belief in your student helped spark their interest in one of the best colleges in the nation for education and health. We are looking forward to working with your student and helping them develop the skills they need to succeed--and thrive--in education and healthcare environments. Please join us at one of our Prospective Student Information Sessions so you can learn more about the benefits of joining Texas Education. We can't wait to see you here!

Visiting

The Office of Admissions hosts campus tours and information sessions. You are welcome to pay us a visit, too. Please email us two to three weeks ahead of time so we can be sure Student Success and Recruitment staff and an advisor will be available to meet with you.

Beyond the Classroom

Your student will benefit in several ways from the variety of experiences that can be gained outside the classroom:

  • Participating in a first-year (FIG) or transfer interest group (TrIG) will introduce your student to others who have similar interests.
  • Joining a student organization enables your student to make connections, friends, and memories that will stay with him or her after graduation.
  • Participating in a study abroad program will help your student develop communication skills and expose your student to other cultures.

Encourage your student to embrace all that the university has to offer.

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Health and Wellness

The university has many resources that will help your student stay strong in both mind and body:

  • UT RecSports manages eight facilities on and off-campus in support of team sports, individual fitness and wellness, outdoor recreation, and more.
  • Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC) including a Crisis Line, 512-471-2255, a confidential service that offers UT Austin students the opportunity to speak with trained counselors about urgent concerns 24/7.
  • University Ombuds provides free and voluntary confidential resource to listen to student, faculty, and staff concerns and identify solutions.

Important Dates

Be sure to check the university's academic calendar as it contains all of the important dates your student needs to know.

All incoming students are required to attend orientation. During orientation, your student will meet with an advisor and start planning his or her academic career.

Texas Parents hosts an additional orientation for families and a Family Weekend later in the semester, giving you another opportunity to see the campus and visit with faculty and administrators with your student.

Celebrate the end of four years of hard work by participating in both college and university commencement ceremonies.

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Costs

The rising cost of a college education is a concern for many families and the university is committed to making a first-class education affordable.

Safety

The university has many resources in place to ensure a safe and secure environment for all members of our community, including our SURE Walk, emergency call boxes, and an office dedicated to emergency preparedness.

The university also has partnered with Lyft to serve as the provider for UT Austin’s Night Rides program. This rideshare program, where passengers use an app to request and pay for a ride, provides transportation from the main campus to your student’s home seven days a week from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.

 
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