With so many new adventures and opportunities available at the beginning of the semester, deciding how to spend your free time can be an incredibly overwhelming decision. From balancing midterms, extracurriculars and a part-time job, you may not have gotten the chance to experience everything else UT has to offer. But it’s not too late. Here are four of the things you should do this semester while you’re at student at UT:
1) Visit a Campus Museum
Not only does the University offer a great experience for sports fans, but it also has a huge collection of on-campus artwork and exhibits available for all students to enjoy for free. Some of the many museums on campus include the Harry Ransom Center, the Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Museum, the Blanton Museum and the Texas Memorial Museum; all of which have curated an incredible collection for you to admire for hours.
2) See a Movie at the Texan Union
If you’re feeling like sitting down and just taking a breather before your next exam or big project, University of Texas Campus Events + Entertainment hosts a different popular movie at the Texas Union Theater every week for free. With movies such as “Mission Impossible: Fallout” and “The Incredibles,” they’ve probably got a movie playing that’s perfect for you, whether you’re a fan of horror, action, or any other genre of film.
3) Spend an all-nighter at the PCL
While it may not be as fun as screaming your heart out at DKR or chomping down on some popcorn with all of your friends, spending long nights at the PCL is basically a rite of passage among UT students. Even if you don’t have a big test to study for or hours of homework on your plate, you’ll definitely bond with the hundreds of the other students as you all try to stay awake (especially if you’re not on a quiet floor).
4) Attend Other Longhorn Sports Games
It’s definitely tempting to think that football is the only sport at UT. But along with visiting Bevo Boulevard and Longhorn City Limits on Saturdays, watching one of the many other sports teams at UT is also an incredible experience. Head to Gregory Gym to see the volleyball team win another game on their quest for another Big 12 championship, to Mike A. Myers Stadium to see the soccer team, or to any of the other sports arenas to observe any of the other great sports team at UT.