University of Texas, Austin, USA

Etter-Harbin Alumni Center

Etter-Harbin Alumni Center is located on the campus of the University of Texas of Austin. Nestled along historic Waller Creek in downtown Austin surrounded by 100 year-old oak trees, it has a perfect blend of stylish modern interiors and rustic southern chic.

The venue is just 2 km away from Austin downtown.

This 5,600 square-foot Connally Ballroom with 270 degrees of floor-to-ceiling windows awash in natural light is perfect for large gatherings of 500 theatre-style seated people.

The majestic open skylight at the zenith of the ballroom allows for day-lit daytime meetings and built-in projectors allow for presentations on hidden drop-down screens of corporate sponsorships.


The venue’s authentic cowhide chairs, leather couches, marble tables, rustic chandeliers & a Lorenzo Ghiglieri bronzed buffalo statue set the tone for the perfect reunion space on the University of Texas campus.


The original part of the Etter Alumni Center from the initial build-out in 1965, the Main Lounge & long Concourse spaces allow for up to 300 people for a cocktail hour or reception gathering space.

Two patio doors on the Connolly Ballroom lead to a wrap-around terrace with access to the natural amphitheater that overlooks the iconic Waller Creek.


An architectural eye-catcher, the covered pavilion echoes the natural tones of the University of Texas campus while adding a modern flair that draws guests in from the sidewalk.

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What To Do In Austin

While most people think of a one-of-a-kind musical scene when it comes to Austin, the city is also famous for its world-class museums, art spaces, unique shops, and beautiful outdoor spaces. Here are just a few attractions not to be missed located close to the campus of the University of Texas and in Austin downtown.

Bullock Texas State History Museum

800 m from Etter-Harbin Alumni center

A dynamic educational institution that engages visitors in the exciting Story of Texas through a variety of programs and exhibit experiences in Austin.

The Blanton Museum of Art

700 m from Etter-Harbin Alumni center

The Blanton Museum of Art is the largest university art museum in the country and has the most comprehensive collection of art in Central Texas.

Texas Capitol

1.5 km from Etter-Harbin Alumni center

The pink-granite building is the centerpiece of downtown Austin, perched on a hill at 12th Street and Congress Avenue. Free guided tours are held daily, starting in the South Foyer, but brochures are also available on the first floor for self-guided tours.

70th Annual Art City Austin

2.7 km from Etter-Harbin Alumni center

If you arrive a couple of days before Running Remote, you can visit the 70th Art City Austin, the city’s 2nd oldest outdoor fair in Austin. Enjoy a highly curated selection of local and visiting visual artists in the heart of the city.

Austin’s nightlife

More than 250 Austin’s live music venues offer rock, blues, jazz, hip hop, punk or Latino shows nightly. The Broken Spoke, known as “the last true Texas dance hall,” features great country acts – and guests can also take a Texas Two-Step lesson. The Continental Club has showcased blues, rock and folk music since 1957, earning it the title, “Granddaddy of Austin music venues.” Antone’s, Austin’s “home of the blues,” is where Stevie Ray Vaughan cut his proverbial teeth.

Food & Drink

Austin has a variety of restaurants to offer from taco trucks to fine dining spots. The city is famous for the old and new-school BBQ spots like La Barbecue and County Line on the Hill. Regional Tex-Mex cuisine is represented by breakfast tacos from east side favorite Juan in a Million or the creative concoctions at Torchy’s Tacos, as well as Manuel’s and Polvos. No Austin visit is complete without a park-and-eat experience at any of many personality-plus food truck and trailer venues like Midway Food Park or South Austin Trailer Park & Eatery.

Lady Bird Lake

5.4 km from Etter-Harbin Alumni center

A must-do, this famous lake is home to a wide variety of outdoors activities such as kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing or boating.