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Senioritis? Not So Fast: 5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Time at UT Austin before You Graduate

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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Texas chapter.

You’ve spent four years (more or less) at UT Austin, but have you really seen everything the campus has to offer? As you prepare to graduate, don’t miss out on these five must-see things to do before saying goodbye to your alma mater.

Take a stroll through the Texas Memorial Museum.

Located on campus, the Texas Memorial Museum is a must-see for anyone interested in natural history. With exhibits ranging from dinosaur fossils to gems and minerals, the museum offers a fascinating glimpse into the natural world. And the best part? Admission is free for all UT students, so there’s no excuse not to stop by and take a look.

Attend a theater performance at the Texas Performing Arts Center.

For students seeking culture and excitement, attending a performance at the Texas Performing Arts Center is a must-do. The center offers a diverse array of performances, from theater to dance to music, and features both world-renowned artists and up-and-coming performers. With discounted tickets available for UT students, it’s an affordable way to sample some of the best music, dance, and performances Austin has to offer.

Visit the Blanton Museum of Art.

If you’re more of an art aficionado than a natural history buff, the Blanton Museum of Art is feast for the eyes. With an impressive collection of over 19,000 works of art, the museum offers a diverse array of exhibits that showcase both modern and ancient art. Plus, admission is free for UT students, making it a great way to spend an afternoon.

Soak up the sun at the Barton Springs Pool.

One of Austin’s most iconic landmarks, the Barton Springs Pool is a natural spring-fed pool that stays at a refreshing 68-70 degrees year-round. For students looking to relax and enjoy the great outdoors, a trip to the pool is a must-do. Beat the Texas heat in style as the weather warms up.

Explore the Harry Ransom Center.

If you’re a book lover or history buff, the Harry Ransom Center is a must-see. With over one million rare books, manuscripts, photographs, and artifacts, the center offers an unparalleled look into the world of literature and the arts. And with free admission, there’s no excuse not to take advantage of this incredible resource.

As seniors at UT Austin prepare to move on to the next chapter of their lives, taking the time to enjoy these five must-see things can help make their final days on campus even more special. From exploring natural history to experiencing the arts, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at UT.

Vanna Chen

Texas '23

Senior Computer Science Major Sleepy, Funny, Addicted to Kombucha