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.

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 Night
Event Status
Scheduled
Tuesday February 7, 2023, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Recurs: Weekly on Tuesday at 7:00pm until Tue, Apr 25 2023
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm
Recreation committee logo
Event Status
Scheduled
Wednesday February 8, 2023, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center Ballroom (WCP 2.410)
A celebration of all things Pokémon!
SHOWTIME Hook'em Cinema
Event Status
Scheduled
Wednesday February 8, 2023, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Texas Union Theatre (UNB 2.228)

Free Films at the Texas Union Wednesdays at 8:00pm

SHOWTIME Hook'em Cinema
Event Status
Scheduled
Thursday February 9, 2023, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Texas Union Theatre (UNB 2.228)

Free Films at the Texas Union every Thursday at 6pm & 9pm

Cactus Cafe
Event Status
Scheduled
Friday February 10, 2023, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cactus Cafe
Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm. Tickets are $10
Two illustrated cats with theatre masks, one holding a paint brush, the other with a treble clef
Event Status
Scheduled
Monday February 13, 2023, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cactus Cafe
Come down to the Cactus Cafe for a night of free soft drinks, entertainment, and performances by your fellow UT Austin students!
Open Mic Night
Event Status
Scheduled
Tuesday February 14, 2023, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Recurs: Weekly on Tuesday at 7:00pm until Tue, Apr 25 2023
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm
"MACC Mexican American Culture" in colorful text on top of an aztec calendar
Event Status
Scheduled
Wednesday February 15, 2023, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCP Ballroom
Spread the love!...and friendship.
AACC logo features the letters AACC in kente print on a black background
Event Status
Scheduled
Wednesday February 15, 2023, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center Auditorium (WCP 1.402)
Come experience a culture shock like no other! *RESCHEDULED*
SHOWTIME Hook'em Cinema
Event Status
Scheduled
Wednesday February 15, 2023, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Texas Union Theatre (UNB 2.228)

Free Films at the Texas Union Wednesdays at 8:00pm

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Texas Union: Level 2

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

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!

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

Website: