Student Lunches

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Lunch with President Fenves
Registration is open for this semester's student lunches.

Dear students,

As president of the university, I want to meet as many of you as I can. This is sometimes difficult to do when we are together at large events, so it is my hope that through monthly student lunches we can share a meal, and learn a little about each other and what we want for the future of The University of Texas at Austin.

The next lunch, to be held in my office on Wednesday, February 28, is open to new students and will be an opportunity to check in on how your UT experience has been so far. If you would like to join, please sign up online by end-of-day Monday, February 19. All students who sign up will be entered into a lottery system for attendance selection.

I look forward to talking with you.


Gregory L. Fenves

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Spring 2017 Lunch Topics

The New Student Experience

February 28, 2018
With your first semester as a Longhorn behind you, you have already begun to build a personal and academic foundation here on the 40 Acres. New students are invited to join in a conversation on how the UT experience has been so far.

Topic TBD

March 26, 2018

Topic TBD

April 25, 2018

Previous Lunch Topics

Seeing the Finish Line in Four Years - Time to Degree

April 27, 2017
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.

A Healthy UT for Everyone

March 28, 2017
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.

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.

Mental / Physical Health and Wellness

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017
There are a range of opportunities on campus to support students’ physical and mental health. Students grappling with stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health issues may feel isolated. Individuals may be struggling to sustain a healthy work-life balance. Some may find the path to finding the best resources or health care providers difficult to navigate. Be part of the continued conversation about the opportunities and resources that UT offers to help students lead healthy lives.

Meet President Fenves

Friday, October 20, 2017

College to Career

Tuesday, November 28, 2017