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

SHOWTIME Hook'em Cinema
Event Status
Scheduled
Thursday October 5, 2023 - Sunday February 4, 2024, All day

Are you TUFF Enough? Submit your film for consideration!

Nossas Novas
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Scheduled
Friday December 1, 2023, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Doors open at 7 pm, show starts at 7:30 pm.
Recreation committee logo
Event Status
Scheduled
Monday December 4, 2023, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Texas Union
LEGO of your stress before finals!
Open Mic at the Cactus
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Scheduled
Tuesday December 5, 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 every Tuesday to hear all original music (no covers allowed!) from talented local artists on the famed Cactus stage.
University Unions
Event Status
Scheduled
Wednesday December 6, 2023, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Student Services Building
Looking for a breather, something to eat or a fun activity during finals? Join us as at the SSB!
Rabbi Neil Blumofe
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Scheduled
Wednesday December 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.
Showcase
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Scheduled
Friday December 8, 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.
Open Mic at the Cactus
Event Status
Scheduled
Tuesday January 23, 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. Join us every Tuesday to hear all original music (no covers allowed!) from talented local artists on the famed Cactus stage.
Open Mic at the Cactus
Event Status
Scheduled
Tuesday January 30, 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. Join us every Tuesday to hear all original music (no covers allowed!) from talented local artists on the famed Cactus stage.
Open Mic at the Cactus
Event Status
Scheduled
Tuesday February 6, 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. Join us every Tuesday to hear all original music (no covers allowed!) from talented local artists on the famed Cactus stage.
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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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