The university understands the important role parents and families play in the lives of our students from enrollment through graduation. Since 1948, Texas Parents has served parents and families keeping them connected to and informed about the university.
Texas Parents is one of the nine departments in the Division of Student Affairs that serves all students’ families who need assistance navigating university resources. The department produces the New Parent Guide, Next Steps eNewsletters, Family Orientation and Family Weekend. The department maintains parents.utexas.edu and is staffed with full-time employees who serve as your connection to campus resources when you are unsure where to find an answer.
The department also manages the Texas Parents Association, the university’s official association of parents and families.
Texas Parents is committed to serving the needs of all UT Austin parents and families. The department is self-sustaining and receives very little state-appropriated funding. Gifts to the university from parents who choose to become supporting members of the association are vital for the work of Texas Parents to continue and grow.
The Texas Parents staff are currently working remotely but have access to office phones and email Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CDT.