Student Lunches

Student Lunch

Lunch with President Fenves
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Dear students,

As president of the university, I want to meet as many of you as I can. My intent for these monthly student lunches is that we learn a little about each other and what we want for The University of Texas at Austin.

These lunches are just the beginning of the strong relationship I hope we can build during my presidency. I plan to host students every semester, so do not worry if you are not selected this time around – there will be more opportunities.

Please take a moment to read through the previous lunch topics and FAQs, and I hope to see you soon.


Gregory L. Fenves

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Spring 2017 Lunch Topics

A Healthy UT for Everyone

March 28, 2017, Noon-1 p.m.
There are a range of opportunities on campus to support students’ physical and mental health. Students with mental health struggles may feel isolated and believe that the path to finding the best resources can sometimes be difficult to navigate. Be part of a conversation about the opportunities and resources that UT offers to help students lead healthy lives and navigate these concerns.

Seeing the Finish Line in Four Years - Time to Degree

April 27, 2017, Noon-1 p.m.
Many students and parents are happy to see record numbers of students graduate in four years; yet, some students still struggle to complete their degrees in that timeframe for various reasons. Discuss how the university is working to change curricula to help students meet this goal.

Previous Lunch Topics

Get to Know President Fenves

Nov. 4, 2016
Bringing a career of teaching, research and administrative experience to his position, President Fenves has accomplished much in his first year. Learn more about his goals and priorities.

Transfer Student Experience

Oct. 18, 2016
Transfer students arrive on campus with college experience, but the Forty Acres may be unfamiliar. Discover what the university is doing to help them transition.

Safety on Campus

Sept. 26, 2016
Maintaining a safe campus is a top priority for President Fenves. Find out what is being done in and around the university to make this a place to comfortably live and learn.


International Students

April 27, 2016
The university is host to almost 5,000 matriculated international students. The diversity they bring provides critical cross-cultural experiences that enrich lives, instill global competency, and strengthen the university community, state and nation.



March 10, 2016
For years, the ROTC has educated leaders who go on to rewarding careers in the military and civilian worlds.

ULN Students

Student Success Initiatives

Feb. 8, 2016
On a large campus like ours, customized programs exist to help students of various backgrounds in every college. Ensuring our students have the opportunity to complete a world-class education in four years is part of our commitment to serve the people of Texas.

Students in front of tower

The Undergraduate Experience

Sept. 16, 2015
There are nearly 40,000 undergraduates at The University of Texas at Austin, and no two experiences of students are alike.


The Graduate Experience

Oct. 8, 2015
Though their areas of study were varied, the graduate students who met with me in October had common concerns: competitive funding, affordable housing and expanding interdisciplinary opportunities.


The Veteran Experience

Nov. 3, 2015
At the final student lunch of the fall 2015 semester, I was joined by some of our students who are veterans. One of the biggest takeaways from our conversation is that the campus community could benefit greatly from understanding their experiences.