Classes begin for University of Texas at Austin students

Most of the younger kids are now back in classes, and it's officially the end of summer for students at the University of Texas at Austin.

An estimated 7,000 students from all over the world moved in over the weekend. 

"It's a signal that school is ready to start back so I'm really excited about the fact that that means students are here there's going to be life on campus again so many of our students are freshman we get to kick off their journey in higher education," says Director of Student Learning, Development, and Engagement Brandon Jones.

50,000 students will be returning to campus and "Longhorn Welcome" will officially welcome them with lots of events to help students get acclimated and learn about UT traditions.

Organizations, classes, and programs at the University of Texas at Austin

Once students get on campus there are plenty of organizations, classes, and programs helping to mold the future of Longhorns.

The University of Texas Student Government was established in 1902 and helps serve as the official voice of the student body. Leading this year are President Leland Murphy and Vice President Isabel Agbassi.

Meanwhile, the Gary L. Thomas Energy Engineering Building is openings its doors for the first time fall. The Cockrell School of Engineering will be led this year by a new dean, Roger Bonnecaze.

The school has a top-ranked Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Program as well.

Finally, the Kendra Scott Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute continues its work helping to empower women to lead and strengthen the next generation of women leaders who will change the world. 

Fall 2022 classes include: Women in Entrepreneurship; Accessory Design, Development and Merchandising; Entrepreneurial LeadHERship, and Entrepreneurship Practicum: Passion Industries.

New this semester is The Women in Entrepreneurship (WiE) specialization which is a partnership between the McCombs Entrepreneurship Minor and the Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (KS WELI). The first of its kind, this specialization offers all undergraduate students a variety of classes that meet the requirements of the Entrepreneurship Minor.