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Mary Neuburger, Chair BUR 452, 2505 University Avenue, Stop F3600, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3607

University Resources


The General Libraries of the University of Texas at Austin constitute the fifth largest academic library in North America. The Slavic Collection, based primarily on holdings in Russian, Czech, Polish, and Serbo-Croatian, is housed in the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL), a modern and comfortable open-stack library. The holdings of the General Libraries, including the Slavic collection, have been entered on a Computerized Online Catalog, accessible online. As a result, literature searches are extremely convenient and efficient. A wide range of computerized bibliographic search services are available as well. The University's General Libraries belong to the "OCLC" consortium of libraries, which shares materials via the "Inter-Library Service" with a minimum of formalities. Check the General Libraries' Webpage for an idea of their resources and services.


The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRHRC) is an invaluable archival resource which contains much original material in the form of publications, documents, manuscripts, diaries, and photographs which would be particularly suitable for primary research in Slavic Languages, including the Alexander Kerensky archive, an archive of the Russian theater from the turn of the century, and an extensive collection of diaries, correspondence, and other materials dealing with the cultural and political life of Russia and the Soviet Union. There are also considerable holdings in Czech and Polish.

Multi-Media Facilities

The Instructional Technology Services unit (formerly called the "Language Lab") of the College of Liberal Arts has a variety of modern audio, video and multi-media computer equipment for use in instruction and research. Holdings in Slavic languages contain not only instructional materials, but both audio and video resources on Slavic culture as well.

Computational Facilities

The University provides a wide range of computational facilities to the students in a variety of forms. There is a campus Local Area Network called UTNet, which extends not only to office and classroom space, but to the dormitories, as well. There are multiple well-equipped Student Compter Labs with both PCs and Macs, printers, scanners, and access to all UT online resources. For further information, check University Information and Technology Services Website.

Other Academic Units on Campus

The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

The Center sponsors a wide range of extracurricular activities concerning the former Soviet Union and East Europe from an interdisciplinary perspective, including visiting lecturers, films, exhibitions, and conferences. The Center is accumulating considerable resources relating to the Slavic languages and cultures in print, video, and audio form. The academic arm of the Center, the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Program, coordinates course offerings concerning the area; it offers Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees.

The Program for Foreign Language Education

In the School of Education, the FLE program is concerned with teaching methodology and learning theory as they pertain to foreign language acquisition. This program is an important resource on information about pedagogy, second language acquisition, and teacher certification.

The Department of Linguistics

Nationally recognized as one of the leading departments in its field, the Linguistics Department's faculty include specialists in all major sub-fields of the discipline, and interdisciplinary work is encouraged. Facilities include the Archibald Hill Library and a first-class Phonetics Laboratory.

Study and Research Abroad

The Department encourages its students to take full advantage of opportunities for study and research in the Slavic countries. The department is a member of the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), a sponsoring institution of the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), and a university affiliate of American Councils for International Education (ACTR). The University's International Office currently sponsors student exchanges with Moscow Linguistic University (MLU) and with Charles University (Prague), for which graduate students can apply. The department has organized study and/or research programs in Poland (Krakow) and Russia (Novosibirsk), as well as placing students in study programs in various Slavic countries.

University Housing

Division of Housing and Food Service

Single graduate students may live in any of several university dormitories or the Gateway Apartment complex, which are co-ed and air conditioned. "Family housing" is available in the University Apartments for students who are married or have children. There are several co-operative living arrangements available, as well. Further information is available from the Division of Housing and Food Service, and a guide to student housing has been posted at their web site.

Residence Halls Business Office

Please e-mail all questions and comments to

  • Location: 200 W. Dean Keeton Street, Austin, TX 78712
  • Mailing Address: PO Box 7666, Austin, TX 78713-7666
  • Phone: (512) 471-3136 Fax: (512) 475-6532
  • Office is open Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
UT Apartments Business Office

Please e-mail all questions and comments to

  • Location: 3501 Lake Austin Blvd., Austin, TX 78703
  • Mailing Address: PO Box 7666, Austin, TX 78713-7666
  • Phone: (512) 232-5299 Fax: (512) 232-5353
  • Office is open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Off-Campus Housing

Apartments are available in Austin in every price range. Expect to pay more for nicer facilities and a convenient location. A private car is not necessary for students living off-campus. The University provides an extensive shuttle bus service all over town, paid for by student activity fees, making a wide range of options for living arrangements accessible. There are numerous free apartment-locator services listed in the telephone directory. These services receive their fee from the apartment owner. A serviceable one-bedroom apartment in a complex on a bus route should cost in the $700's per month.

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