Three days. Four years. Forever a Longhorn.
Each year the Texas Exes transforms the lives of students through experiences like Camp Texas that foster connections with other students, professors, administrators, and UT traditions. Outstanding counselors provide peer-to-peer guidance that works. The data shows that Camp Texas attendees are more successful at UT. On average, they have higher GPAs and a higher four-year graduation rate than those who didn’t attend. Plus, every student who attends Camp Texas receives a Student Membership!
Join us this summer to get a head start on life at UT and becoming the Longhorn you were meant to be.
Registration opens in May!
What is Camp Texas?
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.
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 be available for an additional fee.
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!
July 30 – Aug. 1
Aug. 1 – 3
Aug. 3 – 5
Aug. 5 – 7
Interested in being a Camp Texas counselor?
Camp Texas Counselors serve as ambassadors for the Texas Exes, provide a warm welcome to incoming students at Camp Texas, and act as a resource for campers throughout their first semester. If you would like to be added to our list for additional information and upcoming reminders, let us know!
“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.
If, for any reason, you must cancel your Camp Texas registration, you must request your refund by Wednesday, June 7, 2023 @ 11:59 p.m. There will be no refunds after this date. Refunds prior to the refund deadline will receive the registration amount, minus a $65 cancellation fee. To request a refund, you will need to submit your request by using this form. Select Camp Texas from the drop-down list. Please include the camper’s name, UT EID and session. If you are unable to attend because you test positive for Covid-19 or show symptoms, please contact us for assistance.
Information Regarding the Cancellation and Rescheduling of Camp Texas
The Texas Exes is monitoring the COVID-19 situation very closely and will follow university guidelines. Visit UT's COVID-19 Update page for the latest information.
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.
There are a limited number of spots reserved per session for Camp Texas fee-waiver recipients. To be considered for a Camp Texas fee waiver, you must complete an application.
Apply for a Camp Texas fee waiver here.
Applications are due by Sunday, May 21, 2023 @11:59 p.m.
Filling out a Camp Texas fee waiver application does not guarantee you a spot. If you wish to secure a Camp Texas spot, you must register and make an out-of-pocket payment for your session of choice. If you are selected to receive a fee waiver, your registration fee will be reimbursed.
If you are not selected as a fee waiver recipient, and you wish to cancel your Camp Texas registration, you must do so according to the cancellation policy.
For Chapter/Network Scholarship Recipients:
The Texas Exes have over 100 Chapters and Networks worldwide, many of which provide a limited number of scholarship to attend Camp Texas. Check with your local Chapter to inquire about scholarship opportunities here. If a Chapter selects you as a recipient, the Texas Exes Scholarships department will contact you with registration information.
NOTE: If you reserve a spot as a Camp Texas fee waiver/Chapter/Network scholarship recipient and you do not attend your session, or if you fail to cancel by Wednesday, June 7, 2023 @ 11:59 p.m., you will be responsible for paying back the wavier or scholarship amount to the Texas Exes’ Camp Texas program or your awarding Chapter/Network.
UT Parking and Transportation is offering campers paid parking in the San Jacinto Parking Garage for a fee of $36. Attendees will receive additional instructions one week before their session starts.
The San Jacinto Parking Garage is located at 2401 San Jacinto Blvd.
The 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 camp, a Texas Exes Student Membership, and a burnt-orange Camp Texas t-shirt. On-campus parking will be available for an additional fee.
Your Texas Exes Student Membership will give you access to yearlong benefits like student programming, networking, free t-shirts, discounts, and more!
Check in/Check out
All campers will check-in at the Alumni Center, located at 2110 San Jacinto on the UT campus between 10–10:30 a.m. on the first day of their Camp Texas session.
All students will be back in Austin at the Alumni Center by 2:30 p.m. on the last day of their session. All campers must exit the garage or be picked up by 3 p.m.
Everything you need to bring to Camp Texas