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Dr. Susan Sage Heinzelman, Director 2505 University Avenue, A4900, Burdine Hall 536, Austin Texas 78712 • 512-471-5765


Living in Austin: a note to prospective students

Located on the eastern edge of the Texas Hill Country, Austin shares many of the area's best natural qualities. A short drive will take you to lakes, rivers, and spring-fed pools; hiking, climbing, biking and walking excursions amidst the beautiful Texas limestone; historic sites; and rolling landscapes filled with unique indigenous flora and fauna.

Friendly and laid-back, yet bustling with energy, Austin offers a rich and eclectic range of diversions. World class music, art, film, theatre, dance and sports can be enjoyed every night of the week.

The capital city features has one of the highest number of restaurants and bookstores per capita of any American city, and its numerous festivals and landmarks celebrate Austin's rich multi-ethnic heritage. It's no wonder that some refer to the city as "the center of the known universe."

University students can get around Austin by using public transportation on Capital Metro for free.  Click on the links below to get more information: 
Capital Metro
UT Shuttles 

Housing Information

Three apartment complexes make up the University apartments: Brackenridge, Colorado and Gateway. Please note that application for housing is separate from application to The University of Texas at Austin. Applicants must be admitted or enrolled by the preferred move-in date specified on the application. Applicants are placed on a waiting list according to the date the application is received.

You may also want to consider other housing opportunities throughout Austin. The following links may assist you in your search:

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