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One of our campus landmarks is the turtle pond located on University Avenue between 24th & Inner Campus Drive. It's a popular spot on a clear day as you can watch turtles basking in the sun while perched on rocks and logs. Read more about the history of the turtle pond, as well as other campus landmarks, here.




If you are interested in becoming a Physics major at UT, you may want to come to The Physics Department Open House. It will be held on Monday, November 10th from 2-5pm.  This is open to high school students, undergraduates in the department who may be interested in becoming a physics major, and to beginning graduate students.

Some of the things that will be happening during the open house are:

  • Poster competition featuring undergraduate resesarchers
  • Lab tours and presentations
  • Watermelon drop

If you aren't a student yet, but would like to visit the campus, click on the links below for more information.


Visiting & Tours

Maps and Information

UT history central



Physics and Astronomy Prospective Students Day


Once you're admitted to UT, start checking your inbox for an invitation to Prospective Student Welcome Days! All admitted physics and astronomy students have the opportunity to come and visit campus for an overnight stay and learn about research, classes, and life at UT!


All of the physics and astronomy student organizations come together to provide the best experience for you by answering any questions you have and exposing you to the opportunities available at UT. Our goal is for you to leave the event excited to join UT Physics and Astronomy!

See last year's event schedule to see what's in store!  For more information on the Physics and Astronomy experience, check out this info sheet created by our student organizations.


If you have questions, feel free to contact any of the student organizations below:

Astronomy Students Association: utexasastronomy@gmail.com

Sigma Pi Sigma (Physics Honors Society): utspis@gmail.com

Society of Physics Students: spsofficers@gmail.com

Undergraduate Women in Physics: ut.uwip@gmail.com