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Expect to find your community

 “Life on campus is about continuing to pursue your passions, discovering more about yourself and others.  At Austin College, ‘RooNation lives and learns together in a community that is kind, curious, inclusive and active.”

- Michael Deen, Dean of Students

70+

organizations with 100+ leadership opportunities

 

Students participating in Great Day of Service

16,000+

volunteer hours in the community 

16

students show in our 3 student art galleries a year

 

Women's Basketball

14

D3 NCAA Sports

 

 

Discover Campus

With over 100-acre environmentally green campus, there is plenty of room to stretch out and find your favorite spot.

Ida Green Learning Commons

Students studying in Ida Green

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ACSC Poster Presentations

Research

Austin College students have logged more than 130,000 hours of research and earned over 650 academic credits. Each Spring, students present their research projects at the annual Austin College Scholars Conference. Research is completed during the academic year, over the summer through the Scarbrough Program, Summer Science Research Program, Mellon Research program and more. 

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Students performing in a theatre production

Theatre, Music, or Art

Each semester there are plenty of opportunities for you to express your artistic side. Audition for the main stage theatre production or the student plays, join a vocal or instrumental ensemble and let the music carry you through the semester, or express your ideas via paint, photography, clay or metal work as you create pieces for an art show. ​

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Signature Events

Big events happen on our campus, including our annual  TEDxAustin College, MLK Celebration, and Posey Leadership Convocation, just to name a few.  These events bring dynamic world changers to our campus and offer many sessions for our students to interact and engage with the individual.  Who will you meet while on campus? ​

The North Lawn

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Students studying in Abell Library

Study Skills

We have you covered with our Center for Student Success and Access Services.  Whether you need to strengthen your time management skills or find new strategies for learning, our center is open to you.  Do you enjoy studying outside?  Don’t worry about running low on power, as we have you covered with power outlets throughout the North Lawn. ​

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Students on North Lawn

Outdoor Commons

Enjoy the lush green campus spaces to meet a study group or have a moment of personal reflection. The red Adirondack chairs are ready and waiting for you. ​

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Students posing for a photo at opening convocation

Traditions on Windsor Mall ​

There are many traditions at Austin College but the one with the most to celebrate is Commencement. 98% of May 2023 graduates completed their undergraduate studies in four years or less.  After walking across the stage, they start making their impact on the world as they head to medical, law, and other graduate programs, entering the financial, non-profit, political and many more sectors. ​​

Dickey Fitness Pavilion

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Intramural Flag Football

Intramurals

Stay active while on campus and have fun playing with your friends.  Each semester the Intramurals program hosts competitions for flag football, volleyball, soccer, and more.   ​

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Athletic Teams

Seeking an elevated competition? Austin College offers 14 D3 Athletics Teams and a competitive Cheer team.  ​

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Hughey Gymnasium in Dickey Fitness Pavilion (DFP)

Wellness

Studies show that being active helps with an individual's overall wellbeing and stress level.  Take advantage of the treadmills, ellipticals, weights and more in the Dickey Fitness Center.  Enjoy the outdoors? Our newly renovated fitness track at the stadium is waiting for you.  ​

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Birthday Fountain

To celebrate your birthday, your friends may dunk you in the Jonsson fountain at midnight.

Wright Campus Center

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Students in the Dining Hall

Eating on Campus ​

From the Dining Hall to the Kangaroo Coffee Shop and the Pouch Club, you will stay fueled for all your classes and extracurricular activities. ​

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Student Assembly

The chief student governmental organization and the representative body of the students of Austin College. The organization actively advocates for students in campus issues and seeks to affect positive change by encouraging communication and involvement. ​

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Supporting You ​

The WCC is home of many of the student services you need each day including the Book Store, Mail Center, Center for Career and Professional Development, Center for Student Success and Access Services, Student Life and residence Life, plus many more. 

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JanTerm and Travel Abroad

Pack your bags and head to a new destination during our distinctive three week JanTerm or for a full semester of study abroad.  ‘Roos have visited over 100 countries, what is on your list?​

Favorites Around Town

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Local Eats

Venturing off-campus to get something to eat? You can find everything you need to get you through the week on campus, but here are some local favorites to try when your family is visiting, you have a date, or just want to go exploring! For breakfast (including great coffee!) try CJ’s Coffee Café, The White Rabbit, Dutch Bros. Coffee, Sweetberries, or Eggsquisite Café. If you wake up too late for breakfast, head to Sage Café, Hau’oli Poke, City Limits, Chick-fil-A, Raising Cane’s, or Chipotle for lunch. La Placita Salvadorean Cocina, Crazy Thai, Cackle & Oink BBQ, Cellarman’s, or Huck’s Catfish are great places to have dinner.

 

Shopping in Town Center 

You can find everything you need in the Sherman Town Center. Looking for clothes? Visit TJ Maxx, Old Navy, JCPenney, or Kohls. Need a sweet treat? Try Crumbl Cookies or Nothing Bundt Cakes. And for everything in between, we have Target and WalMart, all in one easy-to-find shopping area.

 

Lake Campus

Sitting just 25 minute drive from campus, The Robbie Kubela Rogers Lake Campus is located on the Preston Peninsula at Lake Texoma. The Lake Campus is open for all Austin College Community members for recreational activities, retreats, meetings, and camping. There are restroom and shower facilities on-site, as well as a covered pavilion.

 

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Parks & Nature

If you need to stretch your legs and clear your mind after a long week of studying, we’ve got great places to do just that. There’s something nearby for everyone! Play pickleball on the Pickleball Courts at Fairview Park, disc golf at the Pecan Grove Disc Golf Course, or tennis at Fairview Park, which is also the home of the Sherman Shadowcats Minor League Baseball team; or if you find your peace in nature, visit Binkley Park & Mountain Bike Trail, Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, Loy Lake Park, Lake Texoma, or Herman Baker Park.