ABOUT

The Cactus yearbook is in its 121st year of publication, making it the oldest publication at The University of Texas at Austin. For over a century, we have documented not only the history of the University but also the college experience. We show how the campus has grown from its original 40 acres when it consisted of one building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students to a campus of over 350 acres, 50,000 students and more than 20,000 faculty and staff. With our photography, we try to document a campus that is not only the largest in the country but one that is as diverse as it is beautiful. With more than 775 organizations on campus, including more than 50 sororities and fraternities, students have the opportunity to find a place where he or she can feel at home. We are the timekeeper of traditions: Bevo, Torchlight Parades, Hex Rallies, Big 12 Championships and the lighting of the Tower. They are all part of what makes UT so unique, and they are all highlighted each year in the Cactus yearbook.

4 comments on “ABOUT
  1. Diane Shaw says:

    When did y’all drop the Greek pages? With over 50 sororities and fraternities I would think you would want to include these houses in the Cactus. Please bring these pages back to the yearbook.

    • Jaclyn says:

      Hi Diane,
      Cactus has many opportunities for Greek life to ensure they get plenty of coverage in the yearbook, including purchasing a spread and having a group photo in the book. We do our best to cover every single niche on campus equally and to include as many student groups as possible. Greek life has not been dropped from the yearbook. In fact, we consistently cover Bid Day and Round Up. However, there are 750 other student organization that also need to be covered. If you are in a sorority that would like to be covered in the yearbook, please email kachelmeyer.jaclyn@gmail.com. Thanks!

  2. Breanne Miller says:

    I never hear about getting pictures taken for the year book. When does this happen? Is it too late this year to get into the book as a senior?

    • Jaclyn says:

      It’s not too late! We will have our fall photo studio November 11-22 in the FAC, Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM. You can swing by whenever to take your photo–it’s free and convenient! Seniors can schedule an appointment for cap-and-gown photos at http://www.thorntonstudio.com closer to photo studio, but walk-ins are also welcome. There will be another photo studio in the spring.

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