Longhorn Connection brings UT Austin students together with their friends, peers and campus community, no matter how far from the Forty Acres they are. Longhorns are stronger when we connect with each other. Use this website as a resource to engage with your community, prioritize your wellness and enjoy creativity through virtual events and all kinds of activities. Longhorn Connection is dynamic, just like our students. Check back often for new opportunities.



VIRTUAL EVENTS

Discover opportunities to connect and engage with other Longhorns virtually. Visit the Community, Wellness and Creativity pages to explore events by category. Most events are free, and all are open to UT Austin students. Click on the event links below to learn more about the next seven days' events.

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Weekly Interest Group

  • Interest Groups occur every Monday, starting September 14, 2020, from 5-615PM. Topics rotate between the following: 1. The Black Effect 2. Proverbs 31 Woman 3. BAWSE Up! 4. SHIPS
  • September 14, 2020 5:00 pm

The Friday Gathering (Host: International Graduate & Undergraduate Student Ministries)

  • Each Friday we’ll be exploring the big questions of life together (e.g. What's my purpose, Is there a God?) through discussion over thought-provoking content. If you can't join us in person at 6pm on Fridays (see our other event post), please join us at 8:30pm on Fridays virtually over Zoom! Host: International Graduate & Undergraduate Student Ministries! https://youtu.be/9yee5ZSqWao https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rCtkDDqzHA
  • October 2, 2020 8:30 pm

La Ruta

  • By Isaac Gómez Directed by Anna Skidis Vargas The heartbreaking story of a border town, a bus route and the women of Ciudad Juárez who are disappearing. Inspired by real testimonies from women affected by the ongoing femicides along the border, Isaac Gómez’s LA RUTA weaves together beautiful storytelling and music in a celebration of the resilience of Mexican women in the wake of tremendous loss. For at least two decades, the women of Juárez, known as “the capital of murdered women,” have been disappearing along the bus route to and from the U.S.-owned maquiladoras where they work. Despite the dangers, the promise of opportunity and paid jobs forces them to make the trip along la ruta as they struggle to support their families. The play shifts back and forth through time following the story of two mothers, Yolanda and Marisela, as they fight to uncover the truth about their missing daughters. Contains mature content and discussion of violence against women. PERFORMANCES Performances of LA RUTA will be live streamed the weekend of October 23-24, 2020. Additional details will be available in the coming weeks regarding instructions to view the virtual event. TICKETING Tickets for LA RUTA are available at pay-what-you-can pricing, with a minimum cost of $5.00. Once you have completed your ticket purchase, you will receive an email with additional information regarding your selected performance. Prior to the event, you will receive an access code via email to view the stream. This access code is your virtual "ticket" to the performance.
  • October 24, 2020 7:30 pm

Night Owl Social 1

  • Welcome to E+E! This social is hosted by AACC - African American Culture Committee and MACC, which is E + E's Latinx Culture Committee. We are having our first co-committee social October 24th at 9 pm! So what's the plan? So we're going to hop on Zoom @9pm and we'll all decide on what we want to night to look like/for how long we want to stay up (though I'll probably call it a quits at 4am -- I know I'm a poser).  We can play among us, codenames, or just stay up and talk and ramble on.  We can have a night of scary stories!   
  • October 24, 2020 9:00 pm

ALDPES President Office Hours

  • Suzanne and Carolyn are holding President office hours. This is a great way to ask us any ALDPES-related questions, buy merch, or to just hang out with us. We look forward to seeing you!
  • October 26, 2020 2:00 pm

October Startup Coffee Connect

  • Whether you're looking to see what other creative students are up to, have a business idea of your own, or are in search of co-founders to join your team, Startup Coffee Connect is the perfect event to kickstart your dream. All you need is an open mind and an interest in creating, innovating, and scaling big ideas.
  • October 27, 2020 10:00 am

Virtual Career Discussion Group: Building Career Confidence Through Mindfulness

  • Navigating career decisions during these challenging times can be difficult. Whether you’ve recently launched a job or internship search, or just feel uncertain about next steps in your career development, join us! Through this weekly discussion-based group, we hope to create an open and inclusive space for students to share their experiences, find community and receive support. We will also offer opportunities to practice basic mindfulness techniques and discuss strategies to develop confidence, resilience, and optimism during these uncertain times. Virtual Career Discussion Groups will be held on Tuesdays at 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. from September 15 – Nov. 17. Register for individual sessions you plan to attend: Sept. 15 | Sept. 22 | Sept. 29 | Oct. 6 | Oct. 13 | Oct. 20 | Oct. 27| Nov. 3 |Nov. 10 | Nov. 17
  • October 27, 2020 1:00 pm

Black Townhall

  • The mission of this organization is to inspire and recognize students of color at The University of Texas at Austin who strive for the advancement and inclusivity of the black community through academic excellence, leadership, and community engagement.
  • October 27, 2020 6:00 pm

Committee Halloween Social!

  • Get ready FDA, because your absolutely WONDERFUL committee has planned a sppooookkkkyyyy Halloween Social for next week's meeting! It's got mystery, it's got suspense...but you'll have to come to hear more :)
  • October 27, 2020 6:00 pm

Fotos Y Recuerdos

  • Campus Events+Entertainment’s MACC presents Fotos y Recuerdos! A trivia night to celebrate the life of some of the most influential Mexican American entertainers through time. Come join us on zoom: bit.ly/MACCFOTOS
  • October 27, 2020 7:00 pm

Student Activities Office Hours

  • Are you looking to get involved on campus? Do you have a question about your student organization? Do you need help with HornsLink? Join us during our drop-in virtual office hours every Wednesday and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Zoom! Meeting ID 844 4202 9345. You will be placed into the 'Waiting Room'. If we are helping another student we will be with you as soon as possible.
  • October 28, 2020 11:00 am

Cru Grads Weekly Gathering

  • We are a community of graduate and law students at UT connecting deeply with God, one another, our calling, and the mission of helping others do the same. Come gather to explore and study the Bible, connect with each other, and pray for each other. Everyone is welcome! We meet on Wednesdays over Zoom. Get in touch through Facebook!
  • October 28, 2020 5:15 pm

Texas Public Lands Ecology, Recognition and Land History Workshop

  • Join the RecSports Outdoor Recreation program for a weekly workshop series! Learn new skills, find or grow your outdoor community at UT and gain insight about working for the program and guiding trips. In this workshop, you will learn more about the important history of the land we use for outdoor recreation.  Stay tuned to this page for workshop location or Zoom links as each workshop approaches. 
  • October 28, 2020 6:00 pm

Virtual Grad Student Bible Study

  • Join us for our convergence graduate student bible study! Join through the zoom link. Convergence is a community at the an intersection between individual journeys and Scripture, between faith and academic work, and between ourselves and the needs of the world, Convergence seeks to nurture a graduate student community, foster spiritual formation, encourage service and evangelism, and facilitate integration of faith and scholarship.
  • October 28, 2020 6:00 pm

Trivia Night

  • Come join us for some rounds of Kahoot going over trivia on the arts and Halloween for a chance to win some amazing prizes! See you there!Zoom code: 958 5331 1672
  • October 28, 2020 6:00 pm

Texas Performing Arts Trivia Night

  • Join us for our TPA Trivia Night via Zoom + KAHOOT!
  • October 28, 2020 7:00 pm

Student Activities Office Hours

  • Are you looking to get involved on campus? Do you have a question about your student organization? Do you need help with HornsLink? Join us during our drop-in virtual office hours every Wednesday and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Zoom! Meeting ID 844 4202 9345. You will be placed into the 'Waiting Room'. If we are helping another student we will be with you as soon as possible.
  • October 29, 2020 11:00 am

Virtual Film Series - Nosferatu

  • Come and enjoy a free screening of Nosferatu with Campus Events + Entertainment Showtime on October 29th @6pm in partnership with Alamo on Demand. Sign up for your “seat” by going to this link (https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0rAoL7dsTZ1rjyl) no later than October 27th. You will receive a single use validation code with a 48 hour playback window and more information via email. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, & Snapchat @utexascee, and don’t forget to ‘like’ us on Facebook for more updates about our upcoming events! Want to know more about Showtime? Follow @utshowtime on Instagram, and come to our meetings on Mondays @5pm on Zoom (935 2937 9453)! ----- Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. Runtime: 1 hour and 34 minutes
  • October 29, 2020 6:00 pm

Virtual Film Series - Nosferatu

  • Come and enjoy a free screening of Nosferatu with Campus Events + Entertainment Showtime on October 29th @6pm in partnership with Alamo on Demand. Sign up for your “seat” by going to this link (https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0rAoL7dsTZ1rjyl) no later than October 27th. You will receive a single use validation code with a 48 hour playback window and more information via email. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, & Snapchat @utexascee, and don’t forget to ‘like’ us on Facebook for more updates about our upcoming events! Want to know more about Showtime? Follow @utshowtime on Instagram, and come to our meetings on Mondays @5pm on Zoom (935 2937 9453)! ----- Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. Runtime: 1 hour and 34 minutes
  • October 29, 2020 6:00 pm

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Swing University

  • Join us for one of today’s best introductions to our nation’s greatest art form! In Jazz 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Jazz, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Swing University will help you develop your ears to hear the many details and intricacies that make this music so endlessly fascinating and guide you through the history and development of the styles on Zoom Thursday’s from Oct 29 – Nov 19, 2020. Instructor and Swing University curator Seton Hawkins will provide your introduction to jazz; no musical knowledge is required. Classes are 1hr of content with 15 minutes for questions. Register for a free student ticket here (using your EID) ABOUT SWING UNIVERSITYJazz at Lincoln Center’s higher-education program, Swing University will help you become a better listener. Our talented faculty will introduce you to sounds new and classic, illuminating the music’s history and placing it within a modern context. ABOUT SETON HAWKINSSeton Hawkins serves as Director of Public Programs and Education Resources at Jazz at Lincoln Center. At JALC, Seton oversaw the creation and expansion of the Jazz Academy media library, creating the largest free video library in the world dedicated to jazz pedagogy. He leads the organization’s Swing University teaching initiative, while also hosting all Listening Parties and public programs at Jazz at Lincoln Center and giving free pre-concert lectures before major shows in Rose Theater and in the Appel Room. In addition, Seton has worked as a producer, manager, publicist, radio DJ, and advocate in Jazz for more than a decade. As a freelance agent, he served legendary artists including Buster Williams, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Sathima Bea Benjamin, and Michele Rosewoman, and produced a wide range of concerts and recordings. He has written extensively for Hot House Jazz and for AllAboutJazz.com, with a particular emphasis on the Jazz scene of South Africa. Seton received his MBA from Babson College and his BA in Music from Columbia University. He is also the host of a weekly South African Jazz show on SiriusXM’s Real Jazz channel.
  • October 29, 2020 7:00 pm

Solid Ground

  • Solid Ground is about hard-hitting, life-changing, Spirit-filled truth. Each week we gather to hear God’s word proclaimed with confidence, clarity, and conviction. This is our once a week, all-club gathering. So show up to deepen your CSOC connections and discover more of God’s purpose.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thPuYAt4FL0
  • October 29, 2020 7:00 pm

Platypus Virtual Social Hour

  • Have questions about Marxism, socialism, the Left, or life in general? Have a political point you want to debate? Just want to hang out? Come join Platypus for our weekly virtual social hour. All people and perspectives welcome.
  • October 29, 2020 7:30 pm

The Night Shift: Halloween Edition

  • Looking for some safe Halloween fun with your quaranteam? SHIFT is partnering with Campus Events + Entertainment and Alamo Drafthouse the weekend of Oct. 30 - Nov. 1 for The Night SHIFT: Halloween Edition. Choose between "Clue" or "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and plan a virtual or socially distanced movie night with friends any time between Oct. 30th - Nov. 1st! Campus E+E will also be hosting a virtual murder mystery game, "Among Us" on 10/31 at 6pm on their discord (https://discord.gg/rNEG2zh). In addition to the movie and the live event, you can sign up for a SHIFT Party Pack for you and your quaranteam to enjoy at home!
  • October 30, 2020 12:00 pm

All of the Above

  • All of the Above is a multidisciplinary forum for undergraduate students to collaboratively forge new understandings of environmentalism. Each week, presenters will bring a new topic that challenges dated perceptions of what are considered environmental issues. Presenters are encouraged to share their lived experiences, organizing efforts, community involvement, or research. Some example topics include: The urban (un)affordability crisis Criminal justice and carceral reform/abolition A Just Transition Indigeneity Gender justice Interspecies relations The intersections of race, class, and health Food systems Democratically designed cities Or anything else you think people need to hear about! We’ll meet once a week via Zoom on Fridays at 3pm (link here). Gatherings are intended to last between 15 to 45 minutes with time for questions and breakout groups at the end. All of the Above is an opportunity for students to come together and imagine templates for a more just society. Participation requires holding space for others’ ideas and respect for their experiences. Subscribe to the newsletter Lead a discussion You can visit our website for more information.
  • October 30, 2020 3:00 pm

La Leyenda Del Chupacabras

  • Welcome to MACC!  We are the Latinx culture committee under Campus Events and Entertainment ( E + E).  On this open social we will be watching "La Leyenda Del Chupacabras" via zoom!  [October 30th @ 3pm] Audio will be in Spanish, but there will be English subtitles!
  • October 30, 2020 3:00 pm

Crafter's Circle Meeting

  • Weekley Zoom meeting where we chat and do crafts together! The craft of the week will be posted on our Facebook page or you can join our email list by filling out this form. We look forward to seeing you soon! Join our Zoom meeting Fridays at 4 pm using this link!
  • October 30, 2020 4:00 pm

Bhakti Yoga Club Session

  • We are a student club at UT Austin campus. Our club has been instrumental in bringing to the UT community, the Science of the holistic Yoga process. We are currently restricted to virtual meetings due to COVID - 19. In the virtual meetings every week, we practice yoga, meditation, and have some philosophical discussion. We post our virtual meeting links on our GroupMe every Friday.  Please join our GroupMe using this link: https://app.groupme.com/join_group/48268664/Ms8srJLE
  • October 30, 2020 5:30 pm

HallowE+En

  • BOO! Did I scare you? No? If not then maybe you can get a real fright from our E+E Halloween Social on Friday, 10/30/2020 from 5:30-7:30 PM CT on Zoom!
  • October 30, 2020 5:30 pm

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet with Wynton Marsalis: The Sounds of Democracy

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet with Wynton Marsalis: The Sounds of Democracy The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet's performance of "The Sounds of Democracy" aims to entertain, inspire, and uplift audiences with the full vigor, vision, and depth of America’s music. Led by trumpeter/composer Wynton Marsalis and featuring seven of jazz's finest soloists, the concert's unique repertoire celebrates jazz's embodiment of freedom and democracy. The evening will feature the premiere of The Democracy Suite, a new Marsalis composition written during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis as a response to the political, social, and economic struggles facing our nation. The Democracy Suite is a swinging and stimulating instrumental rumination on the issues that have recently dominated our lives as well as the beauty that could emerge from a collective effort to create a better future. The post-concert Q&A with Wynton Marsalis will be moderated by Jeff Hellmer, UT Austin Director of Jazz Studies. Ticketholders will have viewing access to the concert and discussion recording for 72 hours following the broadcast.  UT Students can get free tickets by using their EID here Find out more information here
  • October 30, 2020 7:00 pm

The Friday Gathering (Host: International Graduate & Undergraduate Student Ministries)

  • Each Friday we’ll be exploring the big questions of life together (e.g. What's my purpose, Is there a God?) through discussion over thought-provoking content. If you can't join us in person at 6pm on Fridays (see our other event post), please join us at 8:30pm on Fridays virtually over Zoom! Host: International Graduate & Undergraduate Student Ministries! https://youtu.be/9yee5ZSqWao https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rCtkDDqzHA
  • October 30, 2020 8:30 pm

The Night SHIFT: Halloween Edition

  • Looking for some safe Halloween fun with your quaranteam? Choose between "Clue" or "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and plan a virtual or socially distanced movie night with friends any time between Oct. 30th - Nov. 1st! You can also sign up for a SHIFT Party Pack for you and your quaranteam to enjoy at home. Sign up for the SHIFT Party Pack by 10/18! You can register for a movie code by 10/28. Campus E+E will also be hosting a live "Among Us" game event on 10/31 at 6 pm - sign up for the live event by 10/28!
  • October 31, 2020 6:00 pm