Student Lunches

Student Lunch

Lunch with President Fenves
Registration for the fall student lunches has closed.

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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Fall 2016 Lunch Topics

Safety on Campus

Sept. 26, 2016, Noon-1 p.m.
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.

Transfer Student Experience

Oct. 18, 2016, Noon-1 p.m.
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.

Get to Know President Fenves

Nov. 4, 2016, Noon-1 p.m.
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.

Previous Lunch Topics


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.