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 a.m.- 8:30 a.m.: Breakfast and Welcome, Townes Hall (TNH) 2.100; 9:00 a.m.- 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.
 

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.
 

College of Fine Arts

Saturday, 9 -10:30 a.m., E. William Doty Fine Arts (DFA) Lounge
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. 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. 
 
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.
 

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.
 

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.
 
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 Capital 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.
 
Gliding Revolution Afternoon in Austin Tour

Saturday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 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.
 

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!
 

Liberal Arts Honors Model Class

Saturday, 11 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Robert L. Patton Hall (RLP) 0.112
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.
 
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.
 
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., 2:30-3:30 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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: 12-1:00 p.m., 1:45-2:45 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Gallery: 12:15-1:15 p.m., 2-3 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.
 
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.
 
Austin Icons Bike Tour
Saturday, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Austin Bike Tours & Rentals, 102 ½ West 3rd Street
$60 per person, includes insurance and guide gratuity
See description above.
 
Austin’s Lakes, Springs, and Bridges Bike Tour
Saturday, 1:30- 3:30 p.m., Austin Bike Tours & Rentals, 102 ½ West 3rd Street
$60 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 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.
 
Dean of Students Sweet Treats Social
Saturday, 2:00-3:30 p.m., William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center (WCP) 1.106
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.
 
Austin Duck Adventures
Saturday. 2–3:30 p.m. and 4–5:30 p.m., Littlefield Fountain (21st 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 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.
 
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 offer 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 family (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
$5 Adults and children and Free for UT students
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.
 
Weird Homes Tour
Saturday, 2:00 - 5:00 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 Casa Neverlandia and the Under the Sea Home, two homes of oddities that celebrate Austin’s weird, wonderful and whimsically amazing culture.
 
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
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!
 
Saturday, time to be determined; UT Club, east side of the 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 for additional information.