Finals are underway on the Forty Acres, and students are camping out in the Perry-Castañeda Library during late-night study sessions.
To give Longhorns a quick break from the books and to wish them luck on finals, President Gregory L. Fenves made a surprise trip to the PCL Thursday night to visit with students.
Students used Snapchat to share their study spot with President Fenves, who then delivered a gift bag of swag to help students survive finals.
For most students, final exams began Thursday and continue through Wednesday, December 14. And thanks to President Fenves, these students are now equipped with the gear they need to make it through the final stretch of the fall semester — stress balls, sleep kits, snacks, school supplies, some comfy new (burnt-orange) clothes and more.
Stopped by PCL tonight to surprise a few students with supplies to help them get through their finals. Good luck, Longhorns! pic.twitter.com/RFrzEhTABD
— Greg Fenves (@gregfenves) December 9, 2016
Broooo @UTAustin just gave me a gift bag for studying for my finals 😭😭😭😭
I love this school
— kev (@2iJS3) December 9, 2016
No scholarships in here but still much appreciated @gregfenves pic.twitter.com/l9x5T0kuFs
— Johnye Strest (@JohnnyBoyDidIt) December 9, 2016
Y’all!!!!!!! I just shook President Fenves hand!!!!! Can we talk about finals blessings!!!!!
— PC (@paigeywaigey23) December 9, 2016
what a fine thing to do. Things like this make UT great !!! HookEm🤘🏽
— Anil Utam (@anilutam) December 9, 2016
HOOK ‘EM to @gregfenves support for UT students during Finals Week, said this PROUD UT Plan II and Terry Foundation Scholar alumni parent! https://t.co/mJW5ZrJtJx
— Kathy Vale Castillo (@SanAntoGuera) December 9, 2016
When President Fenves was giving away giant gift bags at the PCL but you had just left 😪
— Alexus (@aguerraldz) December 9, 2016
What the heck!! President Fenves was in the pcl! Why didn’t I see him 😕
— Adrian Minjarez Jr. (@adrianknows_) December 9, 2016
Sorry we missed y’all, Alexus and Adrian! Follow @UTAustinTX on Snapchat to make sure you don’t miss the next giveaway.
Good luck on finals, Longhorns! Check out our five tips to help Longhorns survive their exams.