Experiential Orientation: Longhorn Local

TEXPO: Longhorn Local* is an experiential orientation program open to 30 incoming students each session. Participants will be introduced to life in Austin--one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. Participants will experience life beyond campus by enjoying local foods and exploring city landmarks, including Austin Central Library and the Congress Avenue Bats. While learning about life in Austin, students will form strong bonds with their peers, easing the transition to their new “home”.

2023 Schedule At-a-Glance:

*Schedule subject to change for 2024* 

Kickoff Social

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

Lunch at a local restaurant

Austin Central Library

Cool off in Austin's beautiful downtown library and learn about all this local gem has to offer.

Keep Austin Weird Hike and Hunt

Seek out Austin's quirks through a competitive photo hunt of the city.

Dinner at a local restaurant

Bat Boat Tour

Learn about Austin's skyline, history of the city and our famous Congress Avenue Bats.

Cost: The cost of Longhorn Local is TBD. This fee covers all lodging, transportation, activities, and meals for Longhorn Local.