Curious about UT's 131 year history? Check out our new interactive UT history timeline with videos, sound bites, and articles on everything from the first Bevo and the history of the Tower to UT's civil rights history and wartime activities. Everything you could ever want to know about the history of the Forty Acres in one interactive timeline.
Freshmen stepping onto the 40 Acres for the first time tend to find the hectic comings and goings of roughly 50,000 students jarring, but, in 1943, there was a different kind of bustling energy due to the overbearing presence of World War II on campus.
Back in 2010, Austin was home to the Ultimate Typing Championship, where the winner, Sean Wrona, typed an extremely difficult passage full of unusual symbols and punctuation with an average speed of 124 words per minute.
While most students bring their clothes and belongings with them to college, business freshman Ronnie Edwards and biochemistry freshman Will Barbrow brought a little something extra — their clothing line.
Live music, drinks and friends are not typically associated with voter registration. But United We Jam, Austin Music People’s second annual event, aims to give Austin’s music industry a political voice.
Making new friends when coming to college can be somewhat of a nerve-wracking and scary experience, but a new generation of UT students is making friends digitally. A group of incoming freshmen have started using the hashtag “#UT18” on social media sites to make connections.