Family Weekend FAQs

What is Family Weekend?
Family Weekend is a celebration of our Longhorns, their families and the university they call their home away from home. It is an opportunity for the extended Longhorn Family to come together. At Family Weekend, families can see campus from their Longhorn’s eyes, meet their Longhorn’s friends and their families while enjoying a variety of activities and events.
 
When will Family Weekend be held for the 2021-2022 academic year?
Family Weekend will be held Friday-Sunday, April 22-24.
 
What activities will take place during Family Weekend?
A variety of activities will be planned to showcase the many facets of the Forty Acres. A detailed schedule will be available in the spring semester. In addition to Family Weekend activities, several great events are also taking place on this weekend including:
Texas Exes Class Ring Celebration | Friday, April 22
Longhorn Run 2022 (5K and 10K) | Saturday, April 23
Texas Football Orange-White Game Presented by Living Spaces | Saturday, April 23
The Lion King at Bass Concert Hall | Friday-Sunday, April 22-24
 
Who is invited to Family Weekend?
The families of all current UT Austin undergraduate students are encouraged to visit their Longhorn during Family Weekend.
 
Will the university coordinate accommodations at local hotels?
The university does not have “Family Weekend” blocks held at local hotels. However, Texas Parents Association supporting members are encouraged to check out the member benefit portal for a list of hotel discounts. The Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau website offers hotel suggestions across the city: https://www.austintexas.org/places-to-stay/