Matthew McConaughey Surprises University of Texas Students With Safe Ride Home

Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey has surprised a group of students at his old university by driving them home in a golf cart.

The Dallas Buyers Club actor studied radio, television and film at the University of Texas in Austin, graduating in 1993.

On Monday (28Nov16), the star returned to his alma mater and drove several students home after a night out, in a bid to promote the institution’s SURE Walk program.

A photo posted on the university’s Facebook page showed Matthew driving a golf cart, with a caption reading, “Longhorns (University of Texas alumni) take care of each other, and it’s ‘safe’ to say Matthew McConaughey agrees.”

The college’s SURE Walk program aims to provide students on a night out with companions for the walk home, in order to keep them safe.

In June (16), University of Texas officials announced that the 47-year-old had signed up to help teach a film class at his old school, joining director Gary Ross to talk students through their recent film Free State of Jones.

According to staff, 30 students were given the chance to learn about the creative process behind the film, in which Matthew played a Confederate deserter horrified by the events of America’s Civil War.

Speaking to the Texas Tribune, University of Texas radio, film and television department head Paul Stekler said he thought Matthew’s return was due to his enjoyment of his time at the college.

“I think he’s doing this partially because he had such a good experience here, and he’s learned a lot in terms of what he knew and what he thinks students should know,” he shared.