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Incoming Students Find Their Longhorn State of Mind at Orientation

Throughout the summer, incoming students are exploring the Forty Acres, making new friends, registering for classes and getting in a Longhorn State of Mind during Orientation. Take a look at what the newest Longhorns are saying about the upcoming school year.

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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.

President Fenves welcomes #TexasTransfers and new Longhorns to the Forty Acres.

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.


#UT19 members are already making lifelong friends…



…and working on their dancing skills.

They also work out, play dodge ball and explore student organizations and campus resources.

Dodgeball madness at #utorientation! #ut19

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Some lucky students even spot a famous campus character.

Hoping this means good luck on my registration #UT19 #albinosquirrel #utorientation

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[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!

Baes. #OAFr1end5 #summer2k15 #ut19 #UTorientation #hookem #atx

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[Keep up with the Class of 2019 and get in a Longhorn State of Mind by following Texas 19 on Twitter and Instagram.]