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Texas Traditions plans and executes programs and events aimed at building UT spirit and pride. It does so by continuing traditional events started in the 1950’s and working to showcase the best of UT. 

For questions or more information about Texas Traditions, please email

Applications for membership open at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.

Check out our annual events

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Forty Acres Fest

Forty Acres Fest is a campus-wide festival featuring over 100 student organizations, live entertainment all day, food, music and games. This free event allows student organizations to showcase their creativity and diversity. Past attractions have included caricature artists, rock climbing wall, competitive eating contests, funnel cakes, drum wars, photo booths, and much more! Former headling acts include Waka Flocka Flame, Hunter Hayes, MisterWives, Sleigh Bells, Ra Ra Riot, and Girl Talk.

Thank you to our Forty Acres Fest 2021 co-sponsors: Living the Longhorn Life, Texas Exes, and University Housing and Dining.

Check back in Fall 2021 for more information about next year's Forty Acres Fest!

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Texas Revue

Texas Revue is the largest and most diverse talent show at UT -- and it comes with a grand prize of $1,500! This annual tradition, now over 90 years old, showcases a variety of acts including dancing, music, and more unique acts like hula-hooping, Chinese yo-yo and more performed by student organizations and individual performers.

Check back in Fall 2021 for more information about how to audition for next year's Texas Revue!

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Longhorn Kickoff

Longhorn Kickoff is a celebration of Texas Longhorn football that includes a live watch party for an away game. This free event gives students a great place to watch the game on the big screen with friends, play trivia and games, eat free food and win prizes!

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BEVO's Birthday Bash

We celebrate our favorite mascot's birthday with cupcakes, cookie decorating, games, and a lot of Longhorn spirit!