Student Activities

Explore Austin

Capitalizing on Southwestern’s location near Austin, the Student Life Division plans a number of exciting and impactful programs to help our students learn more about the Austin area and South Central Texas. 

30 minutes from Austin

Events may be fun, educational, or recreational. Spots in these programs are generally offered on a first-come, first-served basis and are subsidized to reduce the cost to each student. Past events have included comedians, sporting events, museum trips, festivals, a bat cruise, and disc golf.

In addition to these excursions, Outdoor Adventure has many trips throughout the year and during “Setting Sail” welcome week time is dedicated to similar events.

Follow the Southwestern calendar, Southwestern Campus Notices, the Southwestern app, and other channels. These announcements will specify the programs as Explore Austin.

Upcoming Events:
  • Video: Southwestern Students Explore The Bullock Museum

    Under the guidance of Professor Josh Long, students participated in a Texas History class excursion.