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.

Tower Tours

This is a non-historical tour. Information about the Tower's architecture is provided, and it is a wonderful opportunity for photos and a full 360 degree view of Austin and the UT campus.

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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

Open Mic
Event Status
Scheduled
Tuesday June 6, 2023, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Recurs: Weekly on Tuesday at 7:00pm until Tue, Jun 27 2023
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m. Join us every Tuesday to hear all original music (no covers allowed!) from talented local artists on the famed Cactus stage.
Mary Scholz
Event Status
Scheduled
Friday June 9, 2023, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cactus Cafe
For years Mary’s stunning voice and evocative songwriting have made her a live circuit favorite. The Philadelphia native has toured nationally for more than a decade and has made several excursions to Europe.
Open Mic
Event Status
Scheduled
Tuesday June 13, 2023, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Recurs: Weekly on Tuesday at 7:00pm until Tue, Jun 27 2023
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m. Join us every Tuesday to hear all original music (no covers allowed!) from talented local artists on the famed Cactus stage.
Michael Malone
Event Status
Scheduled
Wednesday June 14, 2023, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m. Join us for an evening of jazz with world-renowned saxophonist and composer Michael Malone.
Deer Fellow
Event Status
Scheduled
Friday June 16, 2023, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Admission is free! Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m. Deer Fellow is an indie folk-pop duo with a keen sense of song craft.
Open Mic
Event Status
Scheduled
Tuesday June 20, 2023, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Recurs: Weekly on Tuesday at 7:00pm until Tue, Jun 27 2023
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m. Join us every Tuesday to hear all original music (no covers allowed!) from talented local artists on the famed Cactus stage.
RF Shannon
Event Status
Scheduled
Friday June 23, 2023, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Admission is free! Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m. RF Shannon has roots in Texas. Raised in the small East Texas town of Grapeland, lead singer Shane Renfro grew up listening to Jerry Jeff Walker’s “Viva Terlingua” on the pinewood backroads with his father and brother while Motown music filled the house on lazy weekends.
Open Mic
Event Status
Scheduled
Tuesday June 27, 2023, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Recurs: Weekly on Tuesday at 7:00pm until Tue, Jun 27 2023
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m. Join us every Tuesday to hear all original music (no covers allowed!) from talented local artists on the famed Cactus stage.
Jensen Buck
Event Status
Scheduled
Thursday June 29, 2023, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m. Jensen Buck is a singer-songwriter who’s been singing and entertaining audiences his entire life. His unique combination of country, alt-country and reggae create a genre of its own.
Nanci Griffith
Event Status
Scheduled
Thursday July 6, 2023, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m. From the Cactus Café to Carnegie Hall and back again, Nanci Griffith traveled the world, writing songs about the five and dime, the adventures just beyond these woods and more
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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. Here, you will also be able to make reservations for Tower Tours or get information on how to reserve rooms in the Texas Union and Hogg Memorial Auditorium. 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:

Campus Mail: UNB, F4200
2308 Whitis Avenue
Texas Union Building
Austin, Texas 78712

Address:

P.O. Box 7338
Austin, Texas 78713-7338

Phone:
Fax:

512-475-6599

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