Student Life

UT Austin student a capella group One Note Stand orchestrates concerts for charities in Austin. 

Try one of these on-campus databases to find your perfect part-time job during the semester. 

Learn how the University Fashion Group represented The University of Texas at Austin and took New York Fashion Week 2014 by storm. 

One of UT’s newest philanthropies, END7, pioneers the effort to get college students involved in the fight against neglected tropical diseases in the developing world.

“We want to eradicate the seven neglected tropical dieses of the world that are treatable,” END7 Communications Officer Holly Matecko said.

These seven diseases: roundworm, hookworm, elephantisis, onchoceriasis, shcistosomiasis, trachoma and whipworm, affect one in six people worldwide, and are the most common diseases of the world’s poor.

A group of UT students will make the trek overseas to help a community in Ghana develop its water infrastructure this August.

Everyone agrees that healthy food is fresh food, but for many college students, fresh veggies and herbs just don’t mesh with the dining hall diet.

Austin City Council’s vote to reduce occupancy levels in ‘stealth dorms’ further increases the difficulty students face when it comes to housing. The vote in February that approved the new limits constitutes one of three votes that will be held on the issue. 

Students can expect see a few more shiny, bald heads in their classes after this year’s Brave the Shave.

This year, the streets of West Campus will contain some new landmarks. Side-by-side with the bright lights, wooden letters and neon T-shirts will be bright blue recycling bins among the rows of fraternity and sorority houses. 

If you came to The University of Texas with a goal to have as many adventures as humanly possible (and study… sometimes), Texas Outdoorsmen can make that goal a reality.

Stimulating student entrepreneurship has become an increasingly relevant concern for students, faculty and administration at UT.

Each fall, hordes of international students from distant countries such as India, China, Korea and other nations begin their undergraduate and graduate studies in universities across the U.S. International students go through a long process of applying to various universities, selecting a university, obtaining the necessary U.S. visa and securing the right housing.

For the people that live there, these West Campus mansions are simply the place they call home. With 25 to 60 people living under the same roof, it’s definitely a unique college living experience.

When students need a little extra help finding a place to call home, they have the option of hiring a student real estate agent.

Living with other people can be difficult, whether you’re sharing space with a good friend or a stranger. Because it is such a new and strange experience for some, horror stories are common. 

Gender-inclusive housing has been a widely debated topic across campuses for a couple of years now. 

The UT-Austin Sublets/Roommate Finder page is out to your rescue. This Facebook page has been connecting students in search of potential roommates since 2012.

Rent continues to rise in popular areas such as West Campus and East Riverside, even with the addition of new apartments. Rising demand, the incoming medical school and larger class sizes are some of the possible explanations as to why rent has not decreased.

To combat rising energy demands during the winter season, Longhorn Life has put together some tips for keeping students’ utility costs low and more cash in the warmth of their pockets.

Editor's Note from the 2014 Housing Guide edition

Last semester, two UT students launched a new student organization that allows college students with a passion for music to share their knowledge with local elementary school children.

GRAMMY U, created by The Recording Academy, is a growing community of college students between the ages of 17 and 25 who are pursuing careers in the recording industry. 

UT students pride themselves on living in a city with such a thriving local music scene. What many students may not know is that the music they hear echoing out of restaurants, bars and venues around the city is often being made by their peers.

It’s clear that admission to a concert has become, in some cases, more expensive than rent. So what exactly is the deal with these prices, where does your money go and why do people keep buying?