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PHOTOS: Longhorns Begin the New School Year

As the new semester starts, students on campus and online get acquainted with their new tools and surroundings while professors prepare for hybrid teaching.

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MBA students using a hybrid model in Rowling Hall
David Harrison teaches his executive MBA students using a hybrid model in Rowling Hall. (Photo by Lauren Gerson)

Socially distanced yet welcoming — if you step foot onto the Forty Acres today, it all seems a little strange but still familiar. As the new school year begins, the Texas community is hopeful, greeting returning students and welcoming new ones alike, be it for remote or in-person learning.

This is the Forty Acres today.

Students and staff members wear masks and keep their social distance during the fall reopening.
From left to right: Students and staff members wear masks and keep their social distance during the fall reopening. (Photo by Callie Richmond)
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UT staff members prepare classrooms and buildings for reopening. (Photo by Lauren Gerson)
From left to right: Research scientist Kirsten Bjornson works in the High Throughput Testing Core (HTTC) lab, using liquid-handling robots and quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to test for the coronavirus. Visitors at the Blanton Museum of Art. (Photo by Mequitta Ahuja and Sedrick Huckaby) The "Austin" exhibit at the Blanton Museum of Art. (Photo by Ellsworth Kelly) New students move in. (Photo by Montinique Monroe)
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Student attending in a hybrid learning class in the Moody College of Communication. (Photo by Marc Speir)
From left to right: The UT School of Law welcomes its new students at orientation. (Photos by UT Law School)
The UT Tower is lit up for new Longhorns. (Photo by Marsha Miller)