The Texas Union

historic postcard image of the Texas Union

The Texas Union was built in 1933 to serve as a college independent community center or "living room" on campus.

It is one of the buildings designed by Paul Cret who also designed the Tower and Main Building, Goldsmith Hall and Texas Memorial Museum on campus.

Money to build the Union was raised by the Texas Exes in a campaign led by Thomas Watt Gregory.

Hungry?!

We've got plenty of food and drink options @ the Texas Union.

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Advertise your event

The University Unions provides the opportunity for university departments and registered student organizations to advertise events and activities on campus. There are 12 screens located throughout the Texas Union, Student Activity Center, Prufrock’s Coffee Shop in the PCL, and the Wendy’s in Jester Center.

Upcoming Events

image of jake farr's parlor show, including several artists who will perform at the show
Event Status
Scheduled
Thursday July 25, 2024, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Ellerieh Lin
Event Status
Scheduled
Friday July 26, 2024, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Open Mic at the Cactus
Event Status
Scheduled
Tuesday July 30, 2024, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Recurs: Weekly on Tuesday, 7 - 9pm until Tue, Aug 6 2024
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m.
Buffalo Sons
Event Status
Scheduled
Friday August 2, 2024, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Amy Annelle
Event Status
Scheduled
Saturday August 3, 2024, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cactus Cafe
Tickets are $10 without UT ID. Free with a UT ID. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Open Mic at the Cactus
Event Status
Scheduled
Tuesday August 6, 2024, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Recurs: Weekly on Tuesday, 7 - 9pm until Tue, Aug 6 2024
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m.
The Latin Dukes
Event Status
Scheduled
Friday August 9, 2024, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m.
Michael Malone
Event Status
Scheduled
Saturday August 10, 2024, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Doors open at 7 pm, show starts at 7:30 pm.
Event Status
Scheduled
Saturday August 24, 2024, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Texas Union
Take a break from the blazing Texas sun and make new friends at Beat the Heat.
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An image of the south side of the Texas Union

The Texas Union, viewed from the West Mall @ Guadalupe Street. Marsha Miller

Hospitality Center

Welcome to the Hospitality Center in the Texas Union where a friendly and efficient staff can provide answers to your questions about the Unions, the University, and the city of Austin. We also offer a variety of free informational pamphlets, bus schedules, and brochures. Come visit us in the South Lobby of the Texas Union during building hours and be greeted with a smile!

Texas Union: Level 2

We've got 5 floors of food, fun, and meeting space.

Contact The Texas Union

The Texas Union

Location:

University Unions
2308 Whitis Ave
F4200
Austin, TX 78712

Phone:

512-475-6636

Fax:

512-475-6599

Website:

https://universityunions.utexas.edu

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