Welcome to Austin: The Live Music Capital of Texas!

Welcome to Austin, TX

Austin and the surrounding communities are known for lush Hill Country scenery, a relaxed lifestyle, a myriad of recreational activities, and a thriving culture. The area boasts the best barbeque in the country. There are also up-and-coming vineyards and wineries, swimming holes, and plenty of opportunities for hiking, sailing, cave diving, river tubing, kayaking, and bat watching. Regardless of your hobbies, Austin has something for you.  No wonder it is one of the fastest growing areas of the country!

At the Oden Institute, we understand that moving to a new town can be intimidating and laborious, so we have compiled a few helpful websites to make this transition as smooth as possible.

Austin Information

Information About The University of Texas at Austin:


The Oden Institute prospective graduate students, post doctoral researchers, and faculty visitors may also contact the appropriate person listed below.

Graduate Program Coordinator

Stephanie Rodriguez
(512) 232-3356

Visitor/Postdoc Coordinator

Melissa Manifold
(512) 471-7386