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 has launched 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 serves as an additional resource for students.
For the safety of our students and staff, the UT Outpost has suspended its physical operations and moved to an online order and contactless pickup operation for the Fall 2020 semester. The UT Outpost food pantry will provide the food assistance to currently enrolled students. For additional food assistance, please visit the Central Texas Food Bank and Feeding America.
The physical location of UT Outpost is closed until further notice. Requested food orders can be claimed from the "Contactless Pickup Zone" located outside the UT Outpost office (UA9 3.108).
2609 University Ave.
Austin, TX 78712
How You Can Help
As we shift our operations to meet the ever-changing need, funds are the resource we need most. They allow us to make purchases in bulk, and tailor our operation as needed in the coming days and weeks. 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.
Contactless Pickup Request Form
The UT Outpost Contactless Pickup Request is available to:
- Students who are enrolled during Fall 2020 semester.
Students may receive a food pickup once per calendar month.
What To Expect
Step 2 – Schedule a Pickup Appointment
Step 3 – Arrive at the UT Outpost and pickup your prepackaged food items.
Step 4 – Enjoy!
Contactless Pickup Requests must be submitted by noon on the day prior to the requested Pickup Appointment. (Example: A 10:30am Tuesday Contactless Pickup requests must be received by noon on Monday).
Pickup Appointments are scheduled in 10min blocks. You must pickup your item within that pickup window or it will be restocked. If you miss your requested Pickup Appointment, simply make a new request via the UT Outpost Contactless Pickup Request form and choose a new Pickup Appointment.
On the day of the requested Pickup Appointment, a staff member will place your requested prepackaged food items on the "Contactless Pickup Zone" located outside the UT Outpost office (UA9 3.108). Your bag will be labeled using the EID provided on the UT Outpost Contactless Pickup Request form.
After arriving at the "Contactless Pickup Zone" during your requested Pickup Appointment time; simply claim your bag and enjoy. No extra steps required!
After each Pickup Appointment a staff member will sanitize the "Contactless Pickup Zone" for the next appointment.