University of Texas at AustinDivision of Diversity and Community Engagement

Explore UT Recruits Students of All Ages

March 13, 2012

On Saturday, March 3, more than 50,000 people from around the state descended on The University of Texas at Austin for Explore UT–the annual recruitment event that features fun, games, feats of magic in chemistry, dancing, music, explorations of engineering and more. With more than 400 activities to choose from, kids of all ages have the chance to learn new things and interact with faculty, staff and students. The event is an effective recruiting tool–77 percent of accepted seniors attending Explore UT in 2011 enrolled in the university last fall versus 40 percent of seniors who were accepted but didn’t attend.

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Students from the UT Outreach – San Antonio program play University Twister with Dr. Rose Martinez, UT Outreach-San Antonio executive director, second from left. Thirty-five DDCE staff members were involved in Explore UT.
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Making flags from around the world is one of the DDCE tent favorites. DDCE sponsors 12 activities during Explore UT.

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 Dr. Doug Dempster, Dean, College of Fine Arts tries his hand at the diversity memory game.

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Patrick Patterson, director of UT Outreach – Austin shows visitors how to play UT bingo.

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