AUSTIN, Texas — One hundred and thirty-five Texas junior and senior high school students recently participated in Longhorn Round-Up 2000 at The University of Texas at Austin. The annual program is designed to give University outreach students the latest information related to attending UT Austin. The students stayed overnight (June 13-14) at the University’s Jester Center.
The University Outreach Center (UOC) is a non-profit educational partnership sponsored by UT Austin and Texas A & M University. There are six outreach centers in Texas: Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Houston, McAllen and San Antonio; a satellite center is located in San Benito. UOC¤s mission is to academically and motivationally prepare a selected group of middle/high school students to enroll in college after graduation from high school. The students in last week’s event came from all six outreach centers.
Longhorn Round-Up participants received a wide variety of information about UT Austin that will enable them to make a more educated choice when selecting a college to attend. Presentations included: admissions guidelines, financial aid procedures, majors offered by colleges and a panel of current UT students discussing life on campus. Students also toured campus and enjoyed free time at the University Recreational Sports Center and the Texas Union.