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UT Austin Visit Checklist

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Note: Dates and times may vary, so please make sure to check the University's website here to confirm the events prior to your visit.

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7:00AM-8:00AMBreakfast at Kerby Lane (a UT tradition!)
Kerby Lane is an Austin favorite - it's a 24-hour cafe that every UT student knows about. It's famous for the Kerby Queso and their seasonal pancakes.
8:00AM-8:30AMUniversity Towers Dorm Tour
The University Towers is an off-campus dorm that is popular amongst UT freshmen and sophomores. You can visit anytime between 8-5PM M-F.
8:45AM-9:15AMDobie Dorm Tour
Dobie is an off-campus dorm that is also popular amongst UT freshmen and sophomores. You can visit Dobie anytime during the day.
9:30AM-10:00AMJester Dorm Tour
Jester is the largest student dorm in the country, and is rumored to have been designed by a famous architect that designed several prisons.
10:30AM-1:00PMProspective Freshman Tour
Tour the campus and talk to an admissions counselor. Don't miss this!
Check out on-campus cafeterias like J2 or Jester City Limits (both in Jester), or get some Chick-Fil-A at the Union. For off-campus options, we recommend Torchy's Tacos or Pita Pit!
2:00PM-3:00PMCollege of Liberal Arts Info Session
3:15PM-3:45PMVisit Quarters Apartments
The Quarters have 6 apartment buildings that are in West Campus (the area of town where 30,000 UT students live). Freshmen can live here (only about 65 percent of freshmen live on campus), so it is worthwhile to take a look at student apartments!
4:00PM-4:30PMSan Jacinto Dorm Tour
San Jac is known as one of the best on-campus dorms at UT. Definitely check it out!
4:45PM-7:00PMBuy all things burnt orange
You'll need to go home with tons of things burnt oranged. We challenge you to wear as much burnt orange as you can - send us a picture at Kristen@FreshmanSupport.com or tweet @UTFreshman :)
We recommend Trudy's or Plucker's for a real UT meal!

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