William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center (WCP)

Building Hours

Spring Term 2023

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Monopoly, Risk, and Scrabble, Oh My!

The WCP is pleased to offer a variety of board games for check-out from our Hospitality Desk on the first floor.

Games are available on a first-come first-served basis, and are available during building hours, for a two-hour period. Enjoy Risk, Monopoly, Chess, Scrabble, Dominoes, and more!

WCP Services

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Ticket Office

The William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center provides a Free Ticket Distribution Service for Free Events for Registered Student Organizations and university departments.

Please Note: The WCP ticket office will only distribute free passes. We will not distribute passes for events that are not sponsored by the University.

Please contact WCPhelp@utexas.edu for more information.

Black Box Theater stage

Welcome to the Black Box Theater!

The William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center is pleased to offer our Black Box Theater for use by UT students. This experimental space offers a unique, completely pitch-dark room that can be dynamically transformed by lighting for theater, performance, art projects, music presentations, and more.

Upcoming Events

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Scheduled
Saturday August 20, 2022, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Take a break from the blazing Texas sun and make new friends at Beat the Heat. The Texas Union is throwing open its doors to welcome new students to campus with a variety of fun activities and events hosted throughout the building for all to enjoy. Offerings include trivia, movies, billiards, karaoke, bowling, food, and a pop-up arcade. Guests will also have a chance to check out the all-new Alienware Longhorn Esports Lounge.
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Event Status
Scheduled
Wednesday August 24, 2022, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
WCP Patio
Free food, prizes, and more!
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Event Status
Scheduled
Wednesday August 24, 2022, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Gregory Gym Pool
Turn up with a fresh start of the school year alongside AACC!
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Event Status
Scheduled
Thursday August 25, 2022, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center Ballroom (WCP 2.410)

Meet E+E, the organization dedicated to hosting events for students, by students!

SHOWTIME Hook'em Cinema
Event Status
Scheduled
Thursday August 25, 2022, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Texas Union Theatre (UNB 2.228)

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

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Event Status
Scheduled
Tuesday August 30, 2022, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WCP Ballroom
Play casino games for free for the chance to win great prizes!
SHOWTIME Hook'em Cinema
Event Status
Scheduled
Wednesday August 31, 2022, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Main Mall

Free Films at the Texas Union Wednesdays at 8:00

SHOWTIME Hook'em Cinema
Event Status
Scheduled
Thursday September 1, 2022, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Texas Union Theatre (UNB 2.228)

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

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Event Status
Scheduled
Thursday September 1, 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Texas Union Sinclair Suite (UNB 3.128)

Learn about the Madrigal Dinner – a Renaissance-themed dinner-theatre show written and performed by students.

Two illustrated cats with theatre masks, one holding a paint brush, the other with a treble clef
Event Status
Scheduled
Wednesday September 7, 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Texas Union Sinclair Suite (UNB 3.128)

Learn about the Madrigal Dinner – a Renaissance-themed dinner-theatre show written and performed by students.

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Through Our Eyes

The Through Our Eyes student photography display is meant to give students an opportunity to depict various aspects of campus life through photography.
Each semester, students are encouraged to submit their own photographs portraying a different theme or element of student life. Open-ended themes allow students the freedom to create unique and personal entries.
Post your photo to Instagram and add #ThroughOurEyesUT in the caption.

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History & Sustainability of the WCP

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a voluntary certification program that can be applied to any building type and any building lifecycle phase. It promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in key areas. Once a parking lot at the center of campus, and now a green hub of student life, the William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center achieved the LEED Gold rating on April 29, 2012.

William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center Floor Plans

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William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center (WCP)

Location:

Campus Mail: WCP (formerly SAC), D7400
Street Address (maps): 2201 Speedway

Address:

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

Email:
Phone:
Fax:

512-475-7121

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