President Gregory L. Fenves with students.

"Over the last 10 years, UT has made profound improvements in student success, reflecting the efforts of our entire university community."


Moving to Online Classes

Starting on March 30, the university will be moving all spring semester classes online. We are asking students not to return to campus this semester unless there is a specific need. This decision has been made to protect the health and safety of all members of the UT community and reduce the spread of COVID-19 within the university and beyond. 

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MLK Day Community Rally and March, 2020

The speech President Fenves gave during the program for the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community March and Rally after being introduced by Cherise Smith, Chair of UT’s African & African Diaspora Studies Department and Executive Director of the Galleries at Black Studies.

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A Nobel Prize for UT Professor John Goodenough

UT Engineering Professor John Goodenough was awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in chemistry for the development of lithium-ion batteries Professor Goodenough has been on our faculty since 1986, where he serves as the Virginia H. Cockrell Centennial Chair of Engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering.

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Presidential Priorities

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Unlocking student potential

The purpose of our university is to provide opportunity for extraordinary students from all backgrounds to discover their talents, gain new knowledge and build a foundation for their lives and careers.

Access to First Class
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Recruiting world-class faculty members

The faculty are at the core of everything we do at The University of Texas at Austin. Their exemplary research, teaching and scholarship inspire our students, serve our state and change the world.

Focused on Impact
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Transforming health and health care

With the Dell Medical School and colleges, schools and departments across campus, UT is reimagining not only medical and health education, but health care itself.

Changing the Game
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Creating a vibrant Texas

The Texas Constitution of 1876 called for the creation of a “university of the first class,” which resulted in the founding of UT. Since our earliest days, it has been UT’s mission to serve Texas by driving economic, scientific and artistic progress for the benefit of society.

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Diversity and Inclusion

All students are better prepared to succeed when they receive the educational benefits of learning on a diverse campus. At UT, our commitment to diversity and inclusion is an essential part of our public mission.

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Academic achievement and discovery are spurred by global collaboration. UT recruits the most outstanding faculty from all over the world and we prepare our students to make contributions on a global scale.

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Honor Texas

The University of Texas at Austin is committed to the highest standards of ethical conduct. Through Honor Texas, we are building understanding and weaving ethics into every aspect of campus life.

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