Saturday, October 26, 2019

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


Family Weekend Welcome Center
Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 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.
 

School of Law

Saturday, 8:00-8:30 a.m., Breakfast and Welcome, Townes Hall (TNH) 2.100; 9-11:30 a.m., Mock Class and Conversations, (TNH);11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Lunch, (TNH) 2.100
$12 per person
Texas Law invites law students and their family members to campus for Family Weekend. Enjoy a continental breakfast, mock class with a faculty member, conversations with faculty and Dean Farnsworth and lunch.
 

College of Liberal Arts

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Patton Hall (RLP) 1st floor
Free of charge
Join the dean, Liberal Arts Career Services, Liberal Arts Council, Liberal Arts advisors, and Liberal Arts Study Abroad for a complimentary buffet breakfast, information sessions, and mini-classes taught by the college’s most distinguished faculty.
 

McCombs School of Business

8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Mezes Hall (MEZ) 1.306
Free of charge
Enjoy a light continental breakfast while visiting with faculty and administrators about the many resources available to McCombs students.
 
 

College of Fine Arts

Saturday, 9 -11 a.m., E. William Doty Fine Arts (DFA) Lounge 1.101
Free of charge
Students in Fine Arts and their families start the day on campus with coffee and donuts with College of Fine Arts Dean Doug Dempster. Also included is an optional 15-20-minute tour of the Texas Performing Arts Center. Hosted by the Fine Arts Parents Council.
 

College of Natural Sciences

Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Speedway, Gates Dell Complex (GDC) and Peter O’Donnell Building (POB)
Free of charge
College of Natural Sciences students and their families enjoy a light breakfast, talk with professors and advisors, and learn more about the College at information sessions. Engage with students in exciting hands-on activities at multiple program tables along Speedway. 
 
Frank Denius Family University of Texas Athletics Hall of Fame 
Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, Gate 16 *times may change due to the Longhorn Network GameDay show. Time dependent on Texas vs TCU game time*
Free of chargeThe Frank Denius Family University of Texas Athletics Hall of Fame is the University's first-ever sports Hall of Fame and is housed in the Red McCombs Red Zone in the Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. The Hall of Fame comemorates UT Athletics storied tradition while highlighting current student-athletes across the 20 sport athletics program. There are visual and digital displays honoring all 55 of UT's National Championship teams, 599 conference team titles, hundreds of individual national championships, 171 Olympians at 21 Olympiads who claimed 145 Olympic medals and first-team soprts All-Americans, academic All-Americans and other scholastic honorees, as well as all of the traditions and tales that encompass the history of Longhorn Athletics.   
Registration not required.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Reduced Admission
Saturday, 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
Saturday, 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

Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Goldsmith Hall (GOL)
Free of charge
Enjoy breakfast tacos with the School of Architecture dean, administrators, faculty, staff, and current students, followed by a student panel and tour.

Cockrell School of Engineering

Saturday, 9:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m., Engineering Education & Research Center (EER)
Free of charge
Engineering students and their families enjoy a light breakfast followed by informational programs and engage with students, faculty and staff.
 

Moody College of Communication

Saturday, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Breakfast; 11:00-11:45 a.m., Breakout Sessions, Union Building (UNB), 3.202
$5 per person 12 years or older; Free for Moody College students and children 11 and under
The Moody College is happy to welcome their students and families at Family Weekend, where there will be breakfast followed by student voices and mock classroom sessions showcasing all that the Moody experience has to offer.
 
Austin Art and Architecture Bike Tour
Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Austin Bike Tours & Rentals, 102 ½ West 3rd Street
$70 per person, includes insurance and guide gratuity
Enjoy an amazing route showcasing some of Austin's greatest creative pieces and architectural styles. This tour provides an amazing opportunity to learn more about Austin's history and see some of the hidden art the city has to offer. All riders will have a bike customized to their height.  Reservations are required for this event. Participants will need to provide their own transportation to the location and will need to bring their own water bottles.
 
Austin Icons Bike Tour
Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Austin Bike Tours & Rentals, 102 ½ West 3rd Street
$60 per person, includes insurance and guide gratuity
Visit the famous Treaty Oak and learn about its long and sometimes strange history. Includes a ride through the UT Austin campus then heads to the State Capitol grounds to hear about the founding of Texas and the struggle that took place in naming Austin as the capital. All riders will have a bike customized to their height.  Reservations are required for this event. Participants will need to provide their own transportation to the location and will need to bring their own water bottles.
 
Austin’s Lakes, Springs, and Bridges Bike Tour
Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Austin Bike Tours & Rentals, 102 ½ West 3rd Street
$60 per person, includes insurance and guide gratuity
Ride the shaded Butler Trail around beautiful Lady Bird Lake. Along the way, the tour stops to talk about Austin's historical beginnings to the present day-boom as a hub for startups, technology, and much more. Includes going by the Congress Street Bridge which houses the largest urban bat population in the world, then by Barton Springs Pool. All riders will have a bike customized to their height.  Reservations are required for this event. Participants will need to provide their own transportation to the location and will need to bring their own water bottles.
 

College of Education

Saturday, 10:00-11:00 a.m., George I. Sanchez Building (SZB) 104 (Al Kiva)
Free of charge
The College of Education invites its students and their families to join a student-led panel which will be discussing the college‚ various majors, resources, and student life. College faculty, staff, and current students will be present to answer questions.
 
Gliding Revolution Afternoon in Austin Tour
Saturday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Gliding Revolution, 1403 Lavaca Street
$82.45 per person, includes insurance and guide gratuity
Segway tour of downtown Austin. At the Capitol, learn a detailed account of early Austin, when Sam Houston acted as president of the Republic of Texas. Segway to a more modern experience gliding through the live music district. Discover new Austin hotspots, explore decades-old Austin history, and take pictures to capture it all. Riders must weigh between 75 and 300 pounds and be at least 14 years of age (requires accompanying parent/guardian). Each rider will have to sign a waiver before the Segway training.  Reservations are required for this event. Participants will need to provide their own transportation to Gliding Revolution which is walking distance from campus.
 

School of Undergraduate Studies

Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Main Building (MAI) 202
Free of charge
Welcome to the families of all students in the School of Undergraduate Studies! Drop by an open house to visit with the dean, academic advisors, career counselors, current students, and enjoy a light breakfast. See you there!
 
Austin Panic Room - 1205 Rio Grande Street
Saturday, times and rooms listed below, 1205 Rio Grande Street location
$20 per person
Austin Panic Room is a live escape room perfect for building teamwork. Get locked into a themed room for one hour and escape by finding clues and solving puzzles. Is your family up for the challenge?
Prison Break: 11 a.m.-12 p.m., 12:45-1:45 p.m., 2:15-3:15 p.m., 4:15-5:15 p.m. and 6-7 p.m.
Abandoned School: 12-1:00 p.m., 1:45-2:45 p.m., 3:30-4:30 p.m. and 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Oval Office: 12:00-1:00 p.m., 2-3 p.m., 4-5 p.m. and 6-7 p.m.
Cabin Fever: 12:15-1:15 p.m., 2-3 p.m., 3:45-4:45 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Phase II: 12:30-1:30 p.m.,2:30-3:30 p.m., 4-5 p.m.
 
Docent-led Walking Tour of the Public Art Collection
Saturday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., 24th Street and Speedway (under the canoes)
Free of charge
Join Landmarks for a guided tour of the award-winning public art collection on campus. Tours are a fun and informative way to learn about popular trends in modern and contemporary art while enjoying the beauty of main campus.
 
Kayak, Canoe and Paddleboard on Lady Bird Lake
Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Texas Rowing Center (1541 W. Cesar Chavez Street)
$12 per hour per person, kayak or canoe
$15 per hour per person, paddleboard
Kayaking or canoeing for all skill levels. Beginners learn the basics from an experienced adventure guide. Or, try stand-up paddling. Paddlers must be 12 years of age or older. Parents must accompany paddlers 12-17 years old. All equipment provided.
 

Liberal Arts Honors Model Class

Saturday, 11 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Patton Hall (RLP) 0.126
Free of charge
Families of current Liberal Arts Honors (LAH) students can become a student again and participate in “Reacting to the Past,” an innovative class that has become the signature class for LAH first-year students.
 
Say Cheese Photo Booth
Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Gregory Gym Plaza
Free of charge
Make some laugh-out-loud memories with take-away pictures worth a thousand words.
Registration not required.
 
Saturday, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center (WCP) 2.120
Free of charge
Family support for first-generation students is key in their college success. First-generation students and their families are invited to an overview of resources geared toward first-generation students, learn ways to support first-generation students and hear from other first-generation students on their experiences at UT-Austin.
 
The Great Texas Showcase
Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Gregory Gym Plaza
Free of charge
Learn about the many campus offices, student organizations and resources available to your student.
Registration not required.
 
Weird Homes Tour
Saturday, 11:00 a.m.-1 p.m., Specific driving directions will be distributed
$20 per person, free for 13 and under
A self-paced, self-driving tour visiting the inside of The Barton Hills Art Oasis  and the The Home of the Mysterious Planchette, two homes of oddities that celebrate Austin’s weird, wonderful and whimsically amazing culture.
 
Family Weekend Barbeque *Signature Event*
Saturday, 12-2 p.m., Gregory Gym Annex
$13.50 for adults and UT students, $5 for children under 12
Join the Texas Parents Ambassadors Council and the University Co-op for a traditional Texas BBQ with all the fixins’. Special thanks to the University Co-op for their generous support of this event. Vegetarian option available when registering.
Note: You will need to pick up physical tickets at the Family Weekend Welcome Center before entering the Barbecue. You can pick up your tickets on Friday, 1-7 p.m. or Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
 
Project Panic – 4403 Guadalupe Street
Saturday, times and rooms listed below, 4403 Guadalupe Street location
$20 per person
Project Panic is a live escape room perfect for building teamwork. Get locked into a themed room for one hour and escape by finding clues and solving puzzles. Is your family up for the challenge?
End of the Line: 12-1 p.m., 1:45-2:45 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Gallery: 12:15-1:15 p.m. and 3:45-4:45 p.m.
Cabin Fever: 12:30-1:30 p.m., 2:15-3:15 p.m. and 4-5 p.m.
 
Harry Ransom Center Tour 
Saturday, 1-2 p.m and 3-4 p.m., Harry Ransome Center (HRC)
$5 per person (docent-led tour) or free admission 12-5 p.m.
The Ransom Center is an internationally renowned humanities research center and museum at The University of Texas at Austin. Come experience the Center's incredible collections through one of our docent led tours. Along side permanent installations of the Gutenberg BibleNiépce Heliograph, and Frida Kahlo's Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, learn about the lives of preeminent 19th and 20th century writers in Modernist Networks: The Annette Campbell-White Collection, or explore topics ranging from magic posters to Jane Austen in our eclectic Stories to Tell gallery. 
 
Tower Tour Reservations
Saturday & Sunday, 1-2 p.m., 2-3 p.m., 3-4 p.m., 4-5 p.m., 5-6 p.m., 6-7 p.m., UT Tower, Main Hallway
$6 per person
Think you’ve seen campus? Well you’ve never seen it like this! Enjoy a full 360-degree bird’s eye view of our campus and city, and learn more about our beautiful and historic UT Tower.
IMPORTANT: By registering for a Tower Tour, you are ONLY reserving a spot on the tour. You will need to purchase your tickets at the Texas Union Hospitality Desk on the day of your tour. Tickets are $6.00 per person, payable by cash, MasterCard, or Visa. You will receive more information via email before Family Weekend. Your spot on the tour will not be confirmed until you purchase tickets on the day of your tour.
 
Double Decker Bus Tours
Saturday, 1:15-3 p.m., 3:15-5 p.m., 5:15-7 p.m., Winship Circle (23rd and San Jacinto Boulevard)
$25 per person
See Austin from a different perspective atop a double decker bus! This historic sightseeing tour will take you from campus, through downtown, to South Congress and Zilker Park with great photo opportunities along the way.  
 
Austin Art and Architecture Bike Tour
Saturday, 1:30 -3:30 p.m., Austin Bike Tours & Rentals, 102 ½ West 3rd Street
$70 per person, includes insurance and guide gratuity
See description above.
 

Canfield Business Honors Program (CBHP) Parents Reception

Saturday, 1:30-2:30 p.m., College of Business Administration (CBA) 2.500
Free of charge
Enjoy a reception for parents of Canfield Business Honors Program students. This meet and greet will feature the CBHP Faculty Director and staff, and members of the Parents Council. Refreshments will be served during the meet and greet.
 
Texas State Capitol Tours
Saturday, 1:45-2:45 p.m. and 2:45-3:45 p.m.
$5 per person
Knowledgeable tour guides introduce this extraordinary example of late 19th century public architecture that anchors the downtown Austin landscape. This half-hour tour is a fantastic must-do whether you’re a native Texan or one by Longhorn association. All visitors to the Capitol must go through metal detectors and other security checks before entering the building. Tour times listed reflect walking time from campus to the Capitol building. 
 
Austin Duck Adventures
Saturday. 2–3:30 p.m. and 4–5:30 p.m., Littlefield Fountain (21st Street and University Avenue)
$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.
 
AO Bus Tours of Austin
Saturday, 2-4 p.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m., Winship Circle (23rd Street and San Jacinto Boulevard)
$22 per person
This Austin & Hill Country overview tour highlights the city’s rich history, the must see and “iconic” points of interest, live music scene, unique culture, local arts, outdoor life-style and lovely parks, trendy shopping districts, and the Hill Country’s lakes and vistas. See it all on this 30-mile, 2-hour tour.
 
Dean of Students Sweet Treats Social
Saturday, 2:00-3:30 p.m., William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center (WCP) 1.106
Free of charge
Join staff from the Office of the Dean of Students for a casual get-together with light refreshments to connect and learn about the services, resources and opportunities of the office’s 10 different areas and units have to offer students.
 
Education Abroad Information Session
Saturday, 2-3 p.m., 3-4 p.m., 4-5 p.m., Painter Hall (PAI) 2.48
Free of charge
Take the World by the Horns! Explore UT Education Abroad options available to your student, ranging from 2 weeks to 2 years in over 80 countries throughout the world.
 
 
Gliding Revolution Afternoon in Austin Tour
Saturday, 2-4:30 p.m., Gliding Revolution, 1403 Lavaca Street
$82.45 per person, includes insurance and guide gratuity
Segway tour of downtown Austin. At the Capitol, learn a detailed account of early Austin, when Sam Houston acted as president of the Republic of Texas. Segway to a more modern experience gliding through the live music district. Discover new Austin hotspots, explore decades-old Austin history, and take pictures to capture it all. Riders must weigh between 75 and 300 pounds and be at least 14 years of age (requires accompanying parent/guardian). Each rider will have to sign a waiver before the Segway training.  Reservations are required for this event. Participants will need to provide their own transportation to Gliding Revolution which is walking distance from campus.
 
 
Master of Science Programs Information Session
Saturday, 2-3 p.m., Graduate School of Business (GSB) 2.122
Free of charge
Come learn about the Master of Science Programs offering 10-month qualitative degree pathways in four specialized fields of business: Business Analytics, Finance, Marketing, and IT and Management. Programs are full-time on the UT Austin campus. Students gain practical skills and access to an amazing network of alumni.
 
 
Take a Bite Out of UT Dining
Saturday, 2-3 p.m., Jester Java Coffee Shop
$5 per person (all proceeds donated to UT Farm Stand)
Tour the largest dining facility on campus! See the a la carte choices at Jester City Limits, the all-you-care-to-eat venue Jester Second Floor Dining and get a behind the scenes tour of the Jester kitchen. The tour will end with refreshments and a gift.
 
2-2:45 p.m., 3-3:45 p.m. and 4-4:45 p.m., Jester (JES) A315
Free of charge
In this 45-minute panel discussion with peer educators, hear about common academic experiences of UT students and learn how students navigate the services, resources, and opportunities available at the Sanger Learning Center. Free T-shirt for every UT student who attends!
 
Tea with BFP (Business Foundations Program)
Saturday, 2-3 p.m., 3-4 p.m., 4-5 p.m., Graduate School of Business (GSB) 2.120
Free of charge
Enjoy tea and cookies while learning about adding a business minor to any major.  Open to all majors except business.
 
Tour the Blanton Museum of Art
Saturday, 2-2:45 p.m., Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art (BMA)
$5 per person, children under 12 free
Tour the UT Blanton Museum of Art permanent collections and see the variety of art on view. The Blanton has Baroque and Renaissance art, Western art, Modern & Contemporary art, Ancient art, Art of the Spanish Americas, Latin American art and more.
 
Austin Dinner Detective
Saturday, 2:30-5:00 p.m. and 5:30-8:30 p.m., Residence Inn Austin Downtown (300 E. 4th Street)
$55.20 per person
The Dinner Detective is the largest, award-winning, interactive comedic murder mystery show in the country. Based on actual cold cases and set in present day means NO cheesy costumes, NO campy dialogue and NO hokey song/dance. Performers are hidden among guests and dressed like everyone else, so no one knows who is part of the show and who is not. Admission includes a delicious four course dinner, cash bar, prizes and much more.

 

Family Bowling - UPDATE: Due to flooding in Texas Union Underground Family Bowling has been cancelled. 

Saturday, 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
Saturday, 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.
 
Saturday, time to be determined; UT Club, east side of the Darrell K Royal Texas Memorial Stadium (STD), 7th floor
Free of charge
The UT Club, nestled in the Darrell K Royal-Memorial Stadium, is hosting a watch party for the Texas vs TCU game. Doors will open 1 hour prior to kickoff. Reservations are required. Please contact Jenna Hernandez (512-477-5826) for additional information.