Every summer, nearly 600 rising high school seniors spend a summer weekend on campus of The University of Texas at Austin…. getting a taste of college classes and culture at the Honors Colloquium…. which is a recruitment event….under the leadership of the School of Undergraduate Studies staff…which invites Texas high school students to explore the unique academic and social sides of the Texas campus ….including classes….research….and exploring UT’s gems during the day….and staying at Jester Center for two nights….as this Colloquium program has been an annual affair for some 37 years….where the three-day event helps students make personal connections to the university. Visiting colloquists experience the university in cohorts led by current UT student mentors.
Taking college-level courses is one of the foundations of Colloquium….as attendees experience true intellectual engagement in classes and tours of the university’s world-class laboratories, libraries, and museums…..which attests to the fact that throughout the history of the Colloquium…..over 88% of all Colloquium attendees apply to the university….and of those admitted, 96% enroll.