The best start to life as 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, online event for new Longhorns is led and run by student counselors. Featuring panels, mentorship opportunities, and professor previews, we'll help you navigate from uncertainty and unknowns to connections and a clear plan for how to succeed at UT.

Sessions will be held on August 13 & 15.

Counselor Panels

Campus Life - Student activities, student organizations, and Longhorn traditions

Life in Austin - Dorm life and living in ATX

Studying/Classes - Study tips, professor tips, and help navigating your College/School

Campus Resources - Student services and programs

Professor Preview

Meet faculty before classes begin, gain insight on courses and studying at UT, and be able to ask questions directly to professors before classes begin.

Counselor Connections and Mentorship

Make personal connections with current Longhorn student counselors and other incoming freshman and transfer students.

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!

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Why Attend?

What to Expect

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.

Rita Holguin

Camper 2013

“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.”



Counselor 2018

"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."



Camp Texas Connections is FREE!

Who Can Attend

Any incoming freshmen, transfer students, and PACE students are invited to attend Camp Texas.

Cancelation Policy

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. 


If you still have unanswered questions, please email

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Spring Camp Texas

Any newly-admitted incoming freshmen, transfer students, and PACE students are invited to attend Spring Camp Texas.