Student Emergency Services in the Office of the Dean of Students has launched UT Outpost to support students on our campus.
Hunger and food insecurity on our campus is real. Between 2015-16 and 2016-17, Student Emergency Services saw a 28% increase in the number of students helped with food-related needs. We know food insecurity makes it hard for students to stay in class and succeed, and our goal is to help students understand and identify food insecurity, as well as making nutritious food readily available to students when they need it.
Along with our food pantry, our team is launching a career closet to make sure every Longhorn has access to professional clothes for job and internship interviews. Emergencies and financial hardships can interfere with student success beyond the classroom, and this program will serve as an additional resource for students.
2609 University Ave.
Austin, TX 78712
On the ground level of UA9, ring doorbell for service
Current Hours of Operation
Wednesdays: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Thursdays: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM:
We will follow University holiday and break schedules.
Make a Gift
The success of UT Outpost will depend on the support of our campus community. You can be a part of that success by making a financial gift today, or by donating any of the following food or professional clothing items needed by our programs.
To schedule a donation, set up a food drive, or learn about volunteer opportunities, contact UT Outpost at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 512-232-6174.
Food Pantry Needs
- Canned meats (examples: tuna, canned chicken, etc.)
- Canned and boxed meals (soup, chili, stew, mac and cheese)
- Peanut butter and other nut butters
- Canned or dried beans and peas
- Pasta, rice, cereal, dry mixes (example: pancake mix)
- Canned fruits and vegetables
- 100% fruit or vegetable juices (canned, plastic, or boxed)
- Shelf-Stable Milk (example: dry milk)
- Healthy snacks (granola bars, nuts, dried fruit)
- Any healthy, low-fat and/or low-sugar products
- Perishable items
- Homemade items
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Open or used items
- Expired items
- Rusty or unlabeled cans
- Glass container items
Career Closet Needs
- Neck ties and bow ties
- Dress shirts, blouses, long and short sleeves
- Suit jackets, blazers, and vests
- Belts (black and brown colors)
- Dress skirts
- Dress pants, slacks, capris
- Dress shoes, heels, and flats
- New dress socks and stockings
- Portfolios, briefcases, and purses
- Professional accessories
- Medical Scrubs
- Jeans, shorts, non-professional pants
- Items with holes, tears, stains, or overly-worn items
- T-shirts, hoodies
- Winter coats
- Casual dress clothing
Apply to the Student Leadership Board
We are recruiting five student leader positions with the UT Outpost: Outreach Student Leader, Sustainability Student Leader, Clothing Closet Operations Student Leader, Food Pantry Operations Student Leader, and Volunteer Student Leader. Be at the forefront of creating innovative programs to meet campus needs while developing transferrable skills for your career. For more information about each Student Leadership Board position, please download the position descriptions.
If you are interested in being a part of the UT Outpost Student Leadership Board, please complete the online application.
Applications are due at noon, December 9, 2018.
If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the form below.