Gone To Fine Arts

(New Student Welcome)

Gone to Fine Arts graphic for new student welcome event

The College of Fine Arts invites incoming freshmen and transfer students to attend Gone To Fine Arts, our annual new student welcome event.

Come by the E. William Doty Building (DFA), home of the newly-renovated student lounge, now named the Kendra Scott Center. You’ll meet your fellow new College of Fine Arts students and make unforgettable memories with activities like karaoke, Tiny Tails Petting Zoo, lawn games, a live DJ, and the making of the Class of 2025 Mural!

By attending the event you will be able to wear your free College of Fine Arts t-shirt and receive other back-to-school items specific to all new incoming College of Fine Arts undergraduates students. Come join us for cool contest prizes and the chance to meet our new dean. 

Next, at 8 p.m., join our ritual college walk to the university-wide main event, Gone to Texas, wearing CoFA’s official new student t-shirt.


6–7 p.m.

  • Food from Island Thyme
  • Activities:
    • Incoming Class Mural (1st Floor Patio)
    • Hammocking and Games (West Lawn)
    • Remarks from Director of Advising and Career Services

7–7:15 p.m.

  • Remarks from Dean Rivera-Servera, Dean Turci-Escobar, and Fine Arts Student Council President Sophie Stoeger 

7:15–8 p.m.

  • More food and activities!
  • Reminder: We will dismiss for Gone to Texas on the Main Mall at 8pm!

8 p.m.

  • Dismissal: Let’s walk to the Main Mall for Gone to Texas! Wear your yellow Fine Arts T-shirt
  • Follow the Director of Advising and Dean from the West Lawn towards the corner of Trinity Street and Dodds Way

Map of DFA Lawn

Map of DFA lawn setup for Gone to Fine Arts

Map of DFA Ground Floor Outside

Map of outside of DFA ground floor

Map of DFA First Floor Outside

Map of outside of DFA first floor
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