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A Year That Lasts A Lifetime

Do something today that your future self will thank you for

Join us for a nine-month adventure to start what’s next on your life journey. Be inspired, explore new paths and have fun with a backstage pass to the world-class resources, expertise, courses and events at the University of Texas.

Adventure Awaits

The TOWER Fellows Program offers an exceptional personalized experience for a small community of accomplished individuals. This nine-month program offers inspiring discussions with world-class thinkers and doers, access to the best courses and professors on campus and a backstage pass to the best events and programs the University has to offer. This is not your kid’s college experience.

Backstage pass to a world-class university

Uniquely Austin

Uniquely Austin


Tower Fellow alumni
It’s probably the best investment in me that I’ve ever made. This program has been absolutely worth every minute and every dollar of it.”
-Sandy Seaman, TOWER Fellow 2018

So What’s Next?

If you’d like to learn more about the TOWER Fellows Program, check out the links below to get more details, meet current and past Fellows and start the process of finding out what’s next for you.

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TOWER In The News

Next Tribe
For Those Who Never Stop Exploring: This College Program is For You

An innovative new fellowship at the University of Texas provides the chance to discover, reflect, and prepare for whatever comes next.

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New York Times
Baby Boomers Try to Stay in the Generational Mix as They Age

Growing numbers of baby boomers, who don’t want to be isolated from the experiences of younger people, are working beyond the traditional retirement age, going back to school, and opting to age in place.

Read more on Bloomberg
New York Times
Refreshing Your Career to Gain New Opportunities

The TOWER Fellows Program was mentioned in a recent New York Times article featuring lifelong learning and similar programs across the country.

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Coming Soon: 2 New Encore Career Programs At Colleges

The TOWER Fellows Program was mentioned in a recent Forbes article on encore careers in addition to programs at Stanford, Harvard and Notre Dame.

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Houston Chronicle
UT Austin offers special program for professionals looking for a change in pace

The TOWER program is highlighted in the Houston Chronicle for its innovative program aimed at aging well.

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McCombs Magazine
Back in Class: New TOWER Fellows Program offers seasoned professionals time to study anything

The McCombs School of Business profiles the TOWER Fellows program and interviews members of the 2018-19 cohort about their experience with the program.

Read the McCombs Magazine article on Medium
Austin American-Statesman
We need to reinvent retirement. How universities can help

An op ed discussing the TOWER Fellows Program was written by Gaylen Paulson, associate dean and executive director of the Texas Executive Education at the University of Texas, and recently featured in the Austin American-Statesman.

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The Daily Texan
UT TOWER Fellows Program invites adult professionals to explore life on the 40 Acres

The TOWER Fellows Program was featured on the Daily Texan, the flagship publication for the University of Texas, where the program is based.

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