President Jay Hartzell gives his State of the University address at his Inauguration Ceremony

“My commitment is to do my best to lead UT, as we amplify our impact on every life we touch, and allow each of us to realize our potential.”

Presidential Inauguration and State of the University Address

Jay Hartzell was inaugurated as UT’s 30th president and delivered his vision for the future of the university during his State of the University Address on September 24, 2021.

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Update on Our Fall Semester Plans

As the fall semester approaches, welcome back to another school year on the Forty Acres. Clearly, we had all hoped that the launch of the year would have been very close to normal, but, as with many of our late summer and fall plans, things have become more complicated and stressful as the delta variant has spread throughout Austin and Texas

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UT to Join the Southeastern Conference in 2025

I am sure many of you have been inundated with news and speculation about the future of UT athletics throughout this long week...

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Sharon Wood Appointed Executive Vice President and Provost

It is with great pleasure that I write you to announce that Dean Sharon Wood has agreed to serve as our next Executive Vice President and Provost, effective July 19, 2021.

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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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