Experiential Orientation: Longhorn Adventure

Longhorn Adventure is an experiential orientation program open to 12 first year students each session hosted in partnership with NSS and Recreational Sports. Participants will have the opportunity to experience Austin outdoors through an afternoon of paddle boarding on Lady Bird Lake, a picturesque reservoir on the Colorado River located in the heart of downtown Austin. All students are welcome, regardless of previous outdoor experience. While exploring the great outdoors, students will have a chance to build a sense of community amongst their peers and learn about similar involvement opportunities available to them when they return to campus. 

2024 Schedule At-a-Glance:

*Schedule subject to change.*

Kickoff Meeting

Meet other first-year students, the Orientation Advisors and New Student Services staff who will be a part of the program.

Lunch at a local restaurant

Indoor Rock Climbing

Learn a new skill or build upon basic techniques through a guided course on how to belay a top rope climber.

Paddle Board at Lady Bird Lake

Beat the summer heat in Austin with a leisurely paddle on Lady Bird Lake and views of the downtown skyline.

Dinner at a local restaurant

Capitol Lawn Exploration

Enjoy the evening with a scenic walk around the State Capitol lawns and outdoor activity.

Cost: The cost of Longhorn Adventure is $105 per student. This fee covers all lodging, transportation, activities, and meals for Longhorn Adventure.