Welcome Back Week Fall 2020


Info Session

Come out and learn about Planet Longhorn, the best social organization on campus! Get ready to meet new friends locally and globally! What to expect: 1. FREE PIZZA 2. More information about Planet Longhorn 3. Icebreakers 4. Meet the officers 5. Learn about upcoming events 6. The opportunity to pay for membership Planet Longhorn organizes social events and cultural outings throughout the Austin area that are open to all students, not just international students. We hope to create opportunities for foreign students to meet some good ol’ Texan folk and for UT students to meet interesting people from all over the world! Make sure to check the Image above for all Info Session dates.

Urban Axes

Come relieve your stress from syllabus week by chucking axes at walls. A new urban sensation, Urban Axes allows friends to bond over violent acts of aggression.

Thirsty Thursday

Let's start the semester off with a classic! Join us for Planet Longhorn's famous Thirsty Thursday Pregame. Come meet your fellow Longhorns and dance the hours away this Thursday night before heading downtown!!! We will have: Music, Punch, and a Rooftop to Party On!

Barton Springs

Get ready to take a dip in Austin’s favorite spot! Barton Springs is a pool/reservoir that is fed by underground springs of Austin. Barton Springs Pool is 900 feet (280m) wide and the water is a nice 70°F (20°C). The Barton Spring’s Pool also has diving boards and rope swings making it the optimal way to dive into the semester. It costs $5 to enter the Barton Springs Pool.

Ice Skating With PL!

What’s a better way to enjoy Austin’s winter than going Ice Skating with your fellow planet longhorn members and future best friends? We will meet up at (location X) at (time x) and then make our way to (where ice skating is) by (either carpooling or bus). You will have a chance to meet our officers and current members to learn more about what we have to offer! So come join Planet Longhorn as we put on our skates and skate away before the semester officially starts!

Mount Bonnel and 360 Bridge Excursion

Join Planet Longhorn as we hike up Mount Bonnell and check out the 360 Bridge! All are welcome for a fun time! Come to hang out, hike as you take in the breathtaking views of Mount Bonnell and the 360 Bridge!

Mini-Golfing With PL!

Put your game face on, PL is taking you to a quick game of mini-golf! Peter Pan Mini Golf has been an iconic piece of Austin history since it was founded in 1948. Embracing the motto of "Keep Austin Weird" Peter Pan Mini-Golf offers two 18-hole courses filled with a variety of strange characters and obstacles. But most importantly, it is BYOB! That's right, you can bring your own booze in BUT be warned, you will get asked for your ID upon arrival if you choose to bring alcohol. One 18-hole Course costs $7 CASH. Make sure to bring CASH but there is an ATM onsite.

Dollar Beer with PL!

It's not Tuesday night without Dollar Beer Night! Join your fellow Longhorns as we head to Cain and Abel's for a night of beer and friends! DBN is a UT tradition and we are happy to introduce everyone to a staple of West Campus. **The venue is 21+ and IDs will be checked before entry is granted**

Laser Tag @ Main Event with PL!

Join Planet Longhorn as we go play an exciting version of tag at one of America’s largest arcades! We will go to Main Event, an arcade with a massive laser tag arena. An area that has towers and ramps making it nothing less than a thrilling experience! We will organize everything from getting there, discount group pricing and coming back. All you have to do is show up and be ready to have a great time.

Planet Longhorn Scavenger Hunt

Get ready for the scavenger hunt of your life! We will be going off on a scavenger hunt all throughout Austin. Come as you are, bring as many friends as you like, and be prepared to do anything from exploring 6th street, to campus, to South Congress. You can forms teams with whoever you'd like and we encourage you to reach out to new members to start making new friends! The winners will get some exclusive cool stuff, so get ready to be competitive!

View the Austin Bats and Whiskey's

After our Wednesday Info Session, we will walk over to the bus stop on 21st and Guadalupe to catch the 803 to go downtown. We will walk over to the bridge to get a spot to view the bats. After viewing the bats, we will walk back to a bus stop to go towards campus. Members can choose to join us for $1 Whiskey’s at Shiner’s Saloon or to head back to campus and eat breakfast at Kerbey Lane, a local favorite.

Welcome Back BBQ!

Join us for the last event of Welcome Back Week: Poolside S’mores!! Music, firepits, s’mores, hotdogs, and spiked hot chocolate! Other drinks will also be provided. Food and drinks are free for all members and 10$ for non-members. Make sure to bring blankets in case the temperature drops. Those who are courageous are welcome to jump in the pool! This will be a great opportunity to meet and get to know new and returning members!