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DDCE Fall 2020 Virtual Welcome Events

By Jessica Sinn

The fall semester begins on Wednesday, Aug. 26 and due to the pandemic, all of our time-honored welcome events will be held online. Check out the Longhorn Welcome website for more information about signature welcome events and what to expect for the fall semester. Visit the Healthy Horns website for more pointers on how to stay safe.


First-Gen Longhorns 

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First-Gen Kick-Off Weekend
What:
Join this online kick-off event to learn more about the First-Gen Longhorns initiative and how it supports students who are the first to in their families to attend or finish college.
When: Saturday, Sept. 5, 1-2 p.m.
Registration link


Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC)

Contact the GSC for more information: gsc@austin.utexas.edu.

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GSC Open House

What: Join the GSC’s Zoom Room open house to find out what events they’re having this semester, do some “speed friending” with other students and meet people from partnering student groups. Go here for more information.
When: Tuesday, Aug. 25, 5-6 p.m.
Register on this site.

Feminist Mixer
What: Learn more about the GSC’s feminist programs—including zine-making, a conference and more. The event will include fun activities such as feminist bingo, jackbox games, and conversations with new friends. Go here for more information.
When: Wednesday, Aug. 26, 7-8 p.m.
Register on this site.


Multicultural Engagement Center (MEC)

Contact the MEC for more information: mec@austin.utexas.edu.

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New Black Student Weekend Block Party (Afrikan American Affairs)

What: Join in on this celebratory event that promotes undergraduate success and offers resources and professional opportunities. Meet supportive staff and friends and learn how you can get involved in the Afrikan American Affairs student agency.
When: Wednesday, Aug. 26. Time TBD.
Link to be provided on the MEC website.


 

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¡Adelante! (Latinx Community Affairs)

What: Learn about all the resources, student agencies and groups that support Latinx students. Meet supportive staff and friends and learn how you can get involved in the Latinx Community Affairs student agency.
When: Sept. 1-4. Time TBD.
Link information provided on Instagram: @utlatinx, and on the LCA website.

Day One–Introduction to LCA and Latinx Organizations at UT Austin
When: Tuesday, Sept. 1, 7-8 p.m.
Zoom link
Email the LCA for the password: utlatinx@gmail.com.

Day Two–Music Mixer Night with UT ’24 and LCA!
When: Wednesday, Sept. 2, 7-8 p.m.
Zoom link (no password required)

Day Three–Movie Night: “Selena”
When: Thursday, Sept. 3, 7-9 p.m.
Eventbrite link
Note: Participants must have an Eventbrite account (free of charge), and a GroupMe app will. be used in order to “talk” during the movie. Email the LCA for more info: utlatinx@gmail.com.


Bloq Party (Queer People of Color and Allies)
What: Learn about the many resources, student agencies and communities that support LGBTQ+ students. Meet with supportive students and staff and learn more about how to get involved with the Queer People of Color and Allies student agency.
When: Wednesday, Aug. 26, time TBD
Link to be provided on the MEC website.

Four Directions (Native American and Indigenous Collective)
What: Learn about the many resources and communities for students who are Native American and Indigenous. Meet supportive staff and friends and learn how you can get involved in the Native American and Indigenous Collective student agency.
When: Wednesday, Sept. 2. Time TBD.
Zoom link

Justice Jubilee (Students for Equity and Diversity)
What: Learn about the many resources, student agencies and groups that support students with emerging interests in social justice, including environmental justice, racial justice and more. Meet supportive staff and friends and learn how you can get involved in the Students for Equity and Diversity student agency.
When: Thursday, Aug. 27. Time TBD.
Link to be provided on the MEC website.

YBO: You Bring Out the Asian in Me (Asian Desi Pacific Islander American Collective)
What: Learn about resources, student organizations and professional opportunities for Asian American students. Meet supportive staff and friends and learn how you can get involved in the Asian Desi Pacific Islander American Collective student agency.
When: Thursday, Sept. 3. Time TBD.
Zoom link