Three days. Four years. Forever a Longhorn.
Camp Texas Connections meets you where you are and gives you the start at UT you didn’t know you needed. This free, virtual event for new Longhorns is led and run by student counselors. Featuring panels, mentorship opportunities, and professor previews, we'll help you navigate uncertainty and unknowns through connections and a clear plan for how to succeed at UT.
Camp Texas Packages
The base cost for Camp Texas is $250, which includes three days and two nights lodging at Camp Buckner, seven meals, transportation to-and-from campus and the retreat site, a Texas Exes Student Annual Membership, and a burnt-orange Camp Texas t-shirt. On-campus parking will cost an additional $30 and must be purchased at check-in.
Student Membership Options
Start paying for your Life Membership today by becoming a Student Life Member! One hundred percent of Student Life Member dues will be applied as a credit toward Life Membership dues at graduation. Call 1-800-369-0023 for details or to purchase a membership by phone. Join for as little as $25/year!
Students who attend Camp Texas consistently become campus leaders who have fulfilling experiences at UT. You will enjoy:
Interactions with some of UT's best faculty in a casual setting.
Outstanding student counselors who provide peer-to-peer guidance on getting involved and finding your way.
Navigate uncertainty and unknowns through connections with other Longhorns
Leave the session with a clear plan for how to succeed at UT.
“I knew three people when I arrived in Austin the morning of Camp Texas, but two and a half days later I knew about 80. This program helped me find a solid group of friends and mentors I could count on. Attending Camp Texas was the best decision I made.”
"Camp Texas is really important because it provides initial exposure to UT that you otherwise don't really have. It's the best way to start learning about the traditions and meeting the people who are at the heart of this university."
Who Can Attend
Any incoming freshmen, transfer students, and PACE students are invited to attend Camp Texas.
Information Regarding the Cancelation and Rescheduling of Camp Texas
The Texas Exes is monitoring the COVID-19 situation very closely and following university guidelines. At this time, Camp Texas is scheduled to run from August 2 through August 12. Due to the uncertainty surrounding the current pandemic, we’ve outlined three cancelation scenarios and our refund policy for each below:
If you already paid for a Camp Texas 2020 ticket by July 3, 2020 you will receive a refund for your Camp Texas registration. The refund will be applied to the original form of payment you provided during registration. You do not need to take any further action for this refund.
Included with your registration was a Texas Exes Student Membership. Your membership remains in place and active for the upcoming academic year. As a reminder, Texas Exes Student Members have access to yearlong benefits like student programming, networking, swag, discounts, and more. Should you prefer to cancel your membership and receive a refund for the remaining amount, please submit a request here.
Visit UT's COVID-19 Update page for the latest information about social distancing and preventative measures.
Students with Disabilities
Camp Texas is available to all incoming students. Please call (512) 840-5632 to talk with our staff about accommodations or any concerns you may have.