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New School Year, New Tradition

UT has lots of fun traditions everyone can get behind. And now, Longhorns around the world have the opportunity to help the university establish a new tradition: Longhorn Friday.

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Longhorn Friday

From chanting “Texas! Fight!” in packed stadiums and arenas to keeping an eye out for the elusive albino squirrel (and the even more elusive Matthew McConaughey), The University of Texas at Austin has lots of fun traditions everyone can get behind. And now, Longhorns around the world have the opportunity to help the university establish a new tradition: Longhorn Friday.

What is Longhorn Friday?

Longhorn Friday is meant to create an enhanced sense of belonging for all students, faculty members and staff members on campus and unite the broader UT community across Texas and around the world. Longhorn Friday is a way for Longhorns everywhere to show their Texas spirit, and it’s as simple as wearing burnt orange or the Longhorn silhouette every Friday.

When is Longhorn Friday?

College Colors Day — Friday, August 31, 2018 — marks the official launch of Longhorn Friday, but that’s just the beginning! We’ll wear burnt orange every Friday ‘til Gabriel blows his horn.

Who can participate?

Anyone and everyone. Students, faculty members, staff members, alumni, fans, families, friends — even kids and pets!

Do I have to be on campus to join in on the fun?

We certainly hope to see even more burnt orange than usual on the Forty Acres, but we also encourage Longhorns all over the world to get in the Longhorn Friday spirit.

How can I participate?

Wear any burnt orange attire. Drink your morning coffee out of your favorite UT mug. Take a selfie with your horns up. However you celebrate, share a photo on social media using the hashtag #LonghornFriday!

 

Longhorn Friday is a campus-wide effort to showcase the strength of the UT community and create a sense of belonging for Longhorns everywhere. Collaborating units include the Office of the Provost; the Division of Student Affairs; Student Government and the Senate of College Councils; University Communications; Texas Athletics; Texas Exes; Texas Development; the Office of Brand, Trademarks and Licensing; and the University Co-op.