Grad Life

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Living the Longhorn Life

Explore Grad Life at UT Austin

Life as a graduate student at The University of Texas at Austin means receiving a world class education in top-ranked programs, having access to premium health and wellness resources, the opportunity to join 1,300+ student organizations and more- all while living in Austin, Texas.

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Campus Life

Campus life at UT Austin is just as dynamic as the people who live, work and learn here.

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Career & Professional Development

Access career and professional development resources, such as workshops, training, recruitment fairs and more.

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Families & Childcare

There are a number of resources, policies and staff at UT Austin to assist graduate student parents.

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Health & Wellness

UT Austin offers many resources to keep students at their peak mentally and physically.

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Housing & Transportation

Graduate students have several options for where they live, along with multiple ways to get around campus and the city.

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Student Organizations

Learn how you can get involved with student organizations on campus, such as the Graduate Student Assembly.

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    Faith Deckard, Sociology Ph.D. graduate, has focused her research on better understanding how people and their families navigate the criminal legal system and its aftermath. <br>
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    Faith Deckard, Sociology Ph.D. graduate, has focused her research on better understanding how people and their families navigate the criminal legal system and its aftermath.

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    Austin has again been ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. by @usnews. <br>
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    Austin has again been ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. by @usnews.

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    And that’s a wrap on this year’s commencement celebrations! We had the best time celebrating with you all. Congratulations 2024 grads - you did it! 🎓🤘 #UTGrad24
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    And that’s a wrap on this year’s commencement celebrations! We had the best time celebrating with you all. Congratulations 2024 grads - you did it! 🎓🤘 #UTGrad24

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    The highest level of education, the highest level of achievement. You did it, doctors! Today marks the beginning of a new chapter for you all as you go off to continue to change the world as a UT Grad! 🤘 So proud of all of our doctoral graduates today!<br />#UTGrad24
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    The highest level of education, the highest level of achievement. You did it, doctors! Today marks the beginning of a new chapter for you all as you go off to continue to change the world as a UT Grad! 🤘 So proud of all of our doctoral graduates today!
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    Congratulations to our 2024 Master’s Graduates!! 🎓 We had a full house this morning celebrating these amazing students. Keep tagging us in your photos so we can share you on our Instagram story. Hook ‘em! 🤘<br />#UTGrad24
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    Congratulations to our 2024 Master’s Graduates!! 🎓 We had a full house this morning celebrating these amazing students. Keep tagging us in your photos so we can share you on our Instagram story. Hook ‘em! 🤘
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    Graduate School Convocation is just 24 hours away! We’ve posted “Know Before You Go” tips in our Instagram stories and Highlights on our profile. Some key takeaways for grads include:<br><br>🧡 Check in begins 1.5 hours before the ceremony <br>(7 a.m. for master’s, 10 a.m. for doctoral)
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    Graduate School Convocation is just 24 hours away! We’ve posted “Know Before You Go” tips in our Instagram stories and Highlights on our profile. Some key takeaways for grads include:

    🧡 Check in begins 1.5 hours before the ceremony
    (7 a.m. for master’s, 10 a.m. for doctoral)

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    The Graduate School has announced the 2024 winners of its professional and student awards. The awards recognize excellence in graduate academics, teaching and professional services.<br>
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    The Graduate School has announced the 2024 winners of its professional and student awards. The awards recognize excellence in graduate academics, teaching and professional services.

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    Ayesha Mahmood, a 4th-year Ph.D. candidate studying microbiology in the College of Natural Sciences, finds bacteria extremely captivating. <br>
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    Ayesha Mahmood, a 4th-year Ph.D. candidate studying microbiology in the College of Natural Sciences, finds bacteria extremely captivating.

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    Four graduate students took home prizes at The University of Texas at Austin's inaugural Empower Your Pitch competition.<br>
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    Four graduate students took home prizes at The University of Texas at Austin's inaugural Empower Your Pitch competition.

Graduate Student Tour

Life in Austin

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Life in Austin is like no other. Experience live music, film and art, take a dip in the spring-fed waters of Barton Springs Pool or a hike along the Greenbelt, enjoy year-round sunshine and sample some of the best food in Texas.

Graduate Student Events

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Event Status
Scheduled
Sunday June 23, 2024, All day
Zoom (Links to Follow)
2023 Inclusive Course Design Institute is now accepting applications!
Steve Hicks School of Social Work
Event Status
Scheduled
Thursday July 11, 2024, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual
Come to one of our virtual information sessions and learn about the doctoral program at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work, including the admission process.
Steve Hicks School of Social Work
Event Status
Scheduled
Thursday August 8, 2024, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual
Come to one of our virtual information sessions and learn about the doctoral program at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work, including the admission process.
Steve Hicks School of Social Work
Event Status
Scheduled
Thursday September 12, 2024, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual
Come to one of our virtual information sessions and learn about the doctoral program at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work, including the admission process.
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UT Grad Students in the News

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Sociology Ph.D. Alumna Wins University’s Top Dissertation Award

June 11, 2024
Faith Deckard, a recent sociology doctoral graduate, has focused her research on better understanding how people and their families navigate the criminal legal system and its aftermath. Winner of the 2024 Granof Award, she examines how the cash bail system entangles not just individuals but also families in a complicated economic and social system of obligation, debt and punishment.
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From Ship to Stage: Reese Maultsby's Musical Voyage to Carnegie Hall

May 28, 2024
On June 2nd, Reese Maultsby will travel to New York to perform at Carnegie Hall with the Butler School Wind Ensemble. Having just graduated with a DMA, he served as a band teaching assistant for the past three years.
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LLILAS Seed Grant Funds Ecology and Culture Seminar in Xalapa, Mexico

May 22, 2024
A four-day symposium took place recently in Xalapa, Mexico, focusing on the interrelationship between ecology and culture in the country’s vibrant Huasteca region, thanks to a $10,000 grant. The UT organizers of the project are Robin Moore, professor of ethnomusicology, and graduate student JA Strub, both at the Butler School of Music.
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2024-25 UT Chevron Energy Graduate Fellows Awards

May 21, 2024
The Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce the recipients of the Chevron Energy Graduate Fellowship Endowment. Made possible by a gift from Chevron, the program supports the work of outstanding graduate students conducting energy systems research. Eight graduate students have been selected to receive awards for the 2024-25 academic year.
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Artificial Intelligence Trained to Draw Inspiration From Images, Not Copy Them

May 17, 2024
Researchers led by a team at The University of Texas at Austin, including graduate students, have developed a framework to train generative artificial intelligence models to create images without replicating copyrighted work.
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Graduate School Announces 2024 Award Winners

May 2, 2024
The Graduate School has announced the 2024 winners of its professional and student awards. The awards recognize excellence in graduate academics, teaching and professional services.
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Not an ending, an evolution: UT Texas Speech director passes the torch

April 23, 2024
After 20 years of directing Texas Speech and even longer coaching, Professor Randy Cox is stepping down and passing the torch to assistant director and rhetoric and language doctoral student Eva Margarita.
How Potatoes, Corn and Beans Led to Smart Windows Breakthrough

How Potatoes, Corn and Beans Led to Smart Windows Breakthrough

April 22, 2024
Smart windows are an exciting technology, potentially reducing energy costs of large buildings by making them more efficient. A study from researchers at UT Austin advances this work through a new type of electrochromic device and materials. The device uses common, low-cost, sustainable building blocks such as amylose, a natural polymer found in corn, potatoes and beans.
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