Friday, October 25, 2019


Registration is required (unless otherwise indicated). The schedule is subject to change.


Family Weekend Welcome Center
Friday, 1-7 p.m., Gregory Gym Plaza
Stop by to say hello, ask questions, pick up your Family Weekend BBQ tickets, a Family Weekend schedule and campus map.
Registration not required and check-in is optional.
 
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Reduced Admission
Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 4801 La Crosse Avenue
$6 per person, Free for UT students, faculty and staff with their UT ID
Enjoy reduced admission and spend time wandering the trails, strolling through the gardens, or swinging under the trees. Admission includes the Fortlandia exhibit, a collection of unique forts by local architecture and design firms, individual artists, and students from the University of Texas.
 
Museum at the LBJ Presidential Library - 36th President and Motown exhibits
Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., 2313 Red River Street
Adults $10, Seniors $7, UT Students free with ID
The Museum at the LBJ Presidential Library is a treasure on campus. One of only 14 Presidential Libraries nationwide, and administered by the National Archives and Records Administration, the museum hosts more than 150,000 visitors annually. Learn about our 36th President and so much more. Current exhibit, Motown: The Sound of Young America, A 60 Year Perspective is also available.
 

School of Architecture

Friday, 1- 6 p.m., Goldsmith Hall (GOL)
Free of charge
School of Architecture students and families are invited to visit studios.
 

Jackson School of Geosciences

Friday, 2 -4 p.m., JSB Room TBD
Information to follow on activities and programming. Food and Beverage to be determined.
 
 

Liberal Arts Honors Welcome Showcase and Reception

3:30-4:45p.m.: Welcome Showcase, Robert L. Patton (RLP) 0.102
5-6p.m.: Reception, Robert L. Patton Hall (RLP) 2.104
Free of charge
This activity is reserved for current Liberal Arts Honors (LAH) students and families only. Families will have the opportunity to meet LAH staff and faculty and hear LAH students talk about their experiences and current projects. Reception will take place immediately following the showcase.
 
Friday, 4-5 p.m., Open House; 7 p.m., Reform, Conservative and Orthodox services; 8 p.m., Kosher dinner; Texas Hillel, 2105 San Antonio Street

Free of charge
Texas Hillel is the social, cultural and religious center for Jewish students at UT. Parents, families and their UT students are welcomed at an open house in the afternoon and then invited to join Texas Hillel for a pluralistic Shabbat experience, including Reform, Conservative and Orthodox Services, a Social Justice discussion and a delicious kosher meal. Doors open at 7pm; candle lighting at 7:15pm; services at 7:30 p.m. and dinner at 8:30 p.m. Participants will need to provide their own transportation to Texas Hillel which is walking distance from campus.
 
Family Bowling
Friday, 5-6 p.m., 6-7 p.m., and 7-8 p.m., Texas Union Underground (UNB) 1.120

Free of charge
Put a new spin on an old sport with free glow-in-the-dark bowling on campus!
 
Gliding Revolution’s Austin Bat Bridge Tour

Friday, 6-9 p.m., Gliding Revolution,1403 Lavaca Street
$82.45 per person, includes insurance and guide gratuity
Austin ROCKS when you ROLL as nothing shows off the city better than a guide-led Segway tour. This 6.5 mile tour will take you around the city, from Lady Bird Lake, where you’ll see the Congress Avenue Bats, to the Capitol grounds. Riders must weigh between 75 and 300 pounds with a minimum age to participate of 14, which requires an accompanying parent/guardian. Each rider will have to sign a waiver before Segway training and the tour. Participants will need to provide their own transportation to Gliding Revolution which is walking distance from campus.
 
Austin Duck Adventures
Friday, 7-8:30 p.m., Winship Circle (23rd and San Jacinto Boulevard)
$18 per person
This unique, amphibious tour of Austin goes through the city’s streets and waterways on a bus that floats. You will have a duck’s eye view of the many sights that make Austin great before “splashing” into Lake Austin.
 
Family Weekend Bingo
Friday, 7-9 p.m., Kinsolving Hall (KIN) South Lounge
Free of charge
University Housing and Dining’s Residence Hall Program Team will host its annual Bingo night with light refreshments and prizes. This is an activity the whole family will enjoy.
 
University Unions Blockbuster Film Series Family Weekend Bonus Screening
Friday, 7-9 p.m., Texas Union Theatre (UNB) 2.228
Free of charge
Join Campus Events + Entertainment (E+E) for a special bonus night of their Blockbuster Film Series in honor of Family Weekend. All UT students and their guests can enjoy Spider-man: Far From Home.
 
Family Weekend Welcome Reception *Signature Event*
Friday, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sylvie and Gary Crum Touchdown Club, Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium
$6 per person
Stop by this come-and-go reception to indulge in an Amy’s ice cream sundae, visit with other families and enjoy stunning views of Joe Jamail Field and downtown Austin.