Summer is in full swing, and incoming students are getting into a Longhorn State of Mind.
During orientation sessions throughout the summer, incoming students are exploring the Forty Acres, making new friends and registering for classes. These incoming students will join the 51,000 Longhorns on campus, who hail from all 50 U.S. states and 127 countries.
[Wonder what’s in store for incoming students? To get an idea of the endless opportunities, check out 12 Stories from the Students from the Class of 2015.]
Here’s a look at what the newest Longhorns are saying about orientation and the upcoming school year.
Incoming students make their way to campus.
the drive to austin for #UTOrientation i'm feeling it so hard #UT19 pic.twitter.com/ngum0PhqMS
— Evonne (@evonnedao) June 15, 2015
1400 students checked in in just 2 hours! See it all unfold in just 1 minute here: https://t.co/QGalF6uDqW #UTOrientation
— UT Orientation (@UTorientation) June 29, 2015
President Fenves welcomes #TexasTransfers and new Longhorns to the Forty Acres.
Happy to have you continue your education here! Welcome, new Longhorns! #texastransfers https://t.co/ZgKZecbLCO
— Greg Fenves (@gregfenves) June 25, 2015
Getting an I.D. makes it official.
[This year’s Freshman Reading Round-Up includes 57 books for incoming students to consider reading and discussing with professor and peers. Spend Your Summer Reading the Books UT Professors Love.]
Registering for classes makes it real.
#UTOrientation We are offering over 35 foreign languages this fall. Find out more: http://t.co/0S0ecrTHyc pic.twitter.com/cb3qmIClw2
— UT COLA Courses (@UTCOLA_Courses) June 16, 2015
#UT19 members are already making lifelong friends…
…and working on their dancing skills.
Late night dancing in the Jester lobby! #UTOrientation #UT19 pic.twitter.com/FP1V8hRyBH
— UT Orientation (@UTorientation) June 10, 2015
They also work out, play dodge ball and explore student organizations and campus resources.
You came early, you set some goals and you rocked that morning workout, #UT19! Thanks for starting your day with us. pic.twitter.com/dC7gorMWEz
— UT RecSports (@UTRecSports) June 10, 2015
Don't miss the org fair–find out which of our 1300+ student orgs is the right fit for you! #UT19 #UTOrientation pic.twitter.com/U4ZVNTs8yA
— UT Orientation (@UTorientation) June 15, 2015
Some lucky students even spot a famous campus character.
[Current students and alumni have some advice for incoming students. Check out these bits of #UTWisdom.]
Can’t wait to see these Longhorns again in August!
See you in the fall. #UT19 #UTOrientation pic.twitter.com/zx0A51Tjcs
— Ishan Shah (@IshanShah_) June 10, 2015
I've barely left and I already miss UT and all my fellow Longhorns 😭 #UTOrientation
— Rachel Bhalla (@rachelbhalla) June 10, 2015
Orientation was jam packed with sessions and hot sweaty walks. I ain't complaining tho. I'm so ready for fall.🐂❤️ #UT19 #UTOrientation
— Andrea (@AndreaLamarr) June 11, 2015
#UTOrientation was awesome. Can't wait for these next years with #UT19. Hook em.
— cam (@wildecameron11) June 17, 2015
[Keep up with the Class of 2019 and get in a Longhorn State of Mind by following Texas 19 on Twitter and Instagram.]