The Campus Visit Experience
The campus visit is one of the most impactful experiences for prospective students and their families. A meaningful visit experience helps prospective students and their families imagine their lives on the Forty Acres and sets the stage for their long-term success. Close to 70,000 people visit campus every year, consisting largely of prospective students and their family and friends.
The new Admissions Welcome Center is now located on the first level of the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL). The Admissions Welcome Center serves as the front door to the university for prospective students and their families on campus. The center showcases the impact of a UT Austin educational experience and offers students a window into campus life and long-standing Longhorn traditions.
Positioning the Admissions Welcome Center within the PCL provides the opportunity to prominently feature the UT Libraries as the hub of the academic experience in prospective students’ first engagement with the campus.
Admissions Welcome Center Features
- Construction included renovation of approximately 9,000 square feet of interior space as well as new exterior access from Speedway.
- Interior space has a new modern reception area, auditorium, offices, and spaces for prospective students and families to meet with admissions counselors.
- The interior welcoming to visitors and supports a smooth check-in process for students and their families. The displays and finishings invite and foster a sense of belonging and community.
- The new center replaces the existing Visitor Center currently located in Walter Webb Hall.