BBA | Student Life

McCombs Community Programs

McCombs Kickoff

McCombs Kickoff is a day-long, large-scale event that invites all incoming business freshmen to spend a day with each other and current students. The event includes games at Zilker Park, swimming at Barton Springs, a boat party, and dinner. The day is an opportunity for freshman to get to know one another, and have fun with current McCombs students. If you're looking to get involved at McCombs, or on campus, this is the right place to start.

Benefits of attending McCombs Kickoff:

  • Meet other business students
  • Become comfortable with the college transition
  • Have fun before school starts

View the McCombs Kickoff page.

Family Weekend

We hold Family Weekend annually in the fall to show students' families all the opportunities McCombs offers. Keynote speakers and panels on organizations, study abroad, academics and other topics inform parents on how their students can take advantage of these opportunities. The activities remind them just how wise an investment sending their students to one of the nation's best business schools was. After spending a day at McCombs, parents learn about new opportunities the school offers, including information concerning scholarships, study abroad, the Business Honors Program, internships, and much more.

Engineering vs. Business

Engineering vs. Business Week, or EVB Week, is a five-day competition between students from the McCombs School of Business and Cockrell School of Engineering. While the week does have its roots in a rivalry between the colleges, the events give business and engineering students an opportunity to get to know one another outside of the classroom. Competitions like capture the flag and dodgeball allow each school to showcase the athleticism of its students, while trivia and improvisational comedy allow students to be more intellectual and creative. The competition is always heated, and each side looks forward to building relationships across schools through competition and collaboration. For more information, please contact:

Promotions Director: Ryan Morris
Email: ryanmorris@utexas.edu

McCombs Town Hall

Elected representatives of the Undergraduate Business Council organize the annual McCombs Town Hall is organized. It's an open forum where students can speak directly to McCombs administration regarding any issue. For more information, please contact:

Promotions Director: Ryan Morris
Email: ryanmorris@utexas.edu.

Town Hall Topics:

  • Curriculum
  • Budget and tuition
  • Career Services
  • BA 101

Mr. McCombs

The Mr. McCombs Pageant is a male beauty pageant that encourages interaction between all McCombs-affiliated student organizations. It is hosted each year by the Organizational Representatives of the Undergraduate Business Council and managed by the UBC Vice President. For more information, please contact:

UBC Vice President: Peggy Wang
Email: peggywang92@gmail.com

BBA Legacy

BBA Legacy is a student giving campaign that gives current BBA students an opportunity to donate to McCombs, support the programs they care about most, and raise the rank of the business school through their participation. The campaign's events bring BBA students together, and fosters community in the business school. For more information, please contact:

UBC Vice President: Peggy Wang
Email: peggywang92@gmail.com

Barbara Jordan and George Mitchell Leadership Awards

A committee of the Undergraduate Business Council and the Undergraduate Programs Office gives The Barbara Jordan and George Mitchell Awards each year to recognize outstanding student leaders and organizations within the McCombs School of Business. Applications for the awards for the 2013-2014 academic year go live in the 2014 spring semester. For more information, please contact:

UBC President: Jordan Costen
Email: jscosten@gmail.com.

Page last updated: 5/30/2013