I'm With UT

Longhorns on the Hill goes online for 2020 


Sept. 29–Oct. 1, 2020, from wherever you are.

Since 2015, UT Advocates have been traveling to Washington, D.C. to advocate for UT Austin and higher education to our country’s top decision-makers. While COVID-19 prevents us from traveling to our nation’s capital this year, we’re staying true to the mission of Longhorns on the Hill. 

Join us to virtually connect with members of Congress and share the impact of your UT Austin education. 


Learn more about Longhorns on the Hill 


Use your voice to stand with UT.

We’re calling on all of Longhorn Nation to let the world know how important the university is to you, Texas, and the world. Between September 29 and October 1, we'll have four ways you can use your voice and stand with UT:

Share your UT Austin story

Using the hashtag #UTChangedMyWorld, share a photo or a story telling your networks how your UT degree has helped you make an impact and change the world.

Reach out to your member of Congress

Tell decision-makers how UT Austin is fighting back in real-time against COVID-19—and why we need their continued support.

Details on how you can take action coming September 29.

Become a UT Advocate

Stay in the loop about how you can continue to promote UT Austin.

Become a UT Advocate

Learn from fellow Longhorns

Throughout the week, tune in to hear UT faculty and alumni discuss the value of their UT educations and the importance of advocacy through a series of live interviews.

Scheduled to appear:

September 29, 2020

8 – 9 A.M. CT

Vice Admiral (Dr.) Raquel Cruz Bono

Director, Washington State’s COVID-19 Health System Response Management; BA ’79; Life Member; Distinguished Alumna

September 30, 2020

Noon – 1:00 P.M. CT

Jay Hartzell

President, UT Austin

October 1, 2020

11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. CT

Dean Clay Johnston and Dean Sharon Wood

Dean of Dell Medical School and Dean of Cockrell School of Engineering
Panel moderated by
Rosa Flores, BBA, MPA ’01, BJ ’05, Life Member

Opener slide
Since the inaugural LOTH, the number of Texas Exes advocating for their alma mater on the Hill has more than doubled.
In 2015, 26 volunteers made 17 office visits.
By 2019, 37 volunteers met with all 31 members of the Texas delegation.
Year after year, whether through lengthy sit-downs in congressional offices, hallway chats, or sometimes even an impromptu mid-committee hearing meeting, alumni have advocated for these key issues
Increased federal research funding.
The rising cost of college.
Increased financial aid.
“There are Longhorn legislators on both sides of the aisle,” says Katie Jarl, BJ ’07, Life Member. "For at least a day, we were able to walk into those offices wearing our burnt orange and individually share our commitment to keeping Texas great.”

The Impact of Longhorns on the Hill 

Click through to see the how Texas Exes have advocated for UT at the federal level over the years.


2020 Event Materials

2020 Handbook
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2020 Toolkit - Alumni  
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2020 Toolkit - Advocates 
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