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Jill Robbins, Chair 150 W 21st Street, Stop B3700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4936

New Faculty Orientation

Important Things to Do upon Arrival to Campus

Building Information

The Department's officies are located in Benedict Hall (BEN). The main office (2.116) hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Undergraduate Advising (2.108) hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Graduate student offices are on the 4th and 5th floors.

Main Office Phone: (512) 471-4936
Main Office Fax: (512) 471-8073
Undergraduate Advising Office Phone: (512) 232-4506

Mailing Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
150 West 21st Street, B3700
Austin, TX 78712-1086

Internal Campus Mail Code
B3700

Courses and Teaching

  • CLIPS and Blackboard/Canvas - Online tools for managing classes.
  • When creating course syllabi please be sure to refer to this checklist and this template to ensure that all necessary information is included. 
  • Uploading Syllabi and CVs (House Bill 2504) - The State of Texas requires that all faculty upload their CV and syallbi each semester before the 12th class day. They must comply with these specific State guidelines. Upload them here. Please contact Lisa Mailloux with questions.
  • Classroom Media Console Key and Code - Please go to Mezes Hall (MEZ) 2.104 with a UT ID to obtain a classroom media console key, if needed. Please see front desk for the computer access code.

IT Support

  • Office Desktop Support - help@la.utexas.edu or (512) 471-5000
  • Classroom Support (Liberal Arts) - (512) 471-9666
  • General IT Support - (512) 475-9400

Safety and Health

Staff Contacts

General Office Procedures

  • Mail - The Department of Spanish and Portuguese main office and mail room are open during regular business hours; after hours, they can be accessed by staff and faculty with the appropriate keys. Mailing within the UT Austin campus is free, and the Department will pay for mailing to outside the University as long as the Department address is used as the return address.
  • Copying/Printing/Faxing - The Department has copiers located on each floor of Benedict Hall (BEN) for faculty, staff, and graduate student use. A fax machine is located in the main office (BEN 2.116).
  • Telephone - To call a campus number, dial only the last 5 digits (ex. 1-4936); to call locally outside the University, dial 9+area code+number; to make a long-distance domestic call, dial 9+area code+number; to call a toll-free number, dial 9, then the number (including the 1); to make an international call, dial 8+six-digit authorization code+#8011+number.
  • Supplies - To order office supplies and equipment, please see Mary Kleba.
  • Letterhead - Please visit the main office (BEN 2.116) for Departmental letterhead.
  • Kitchen - For use by all Departmental faculty and staff.
  • Custodial Services - Offices are cleaned once a month. To have trash removed for the next business day, please set bins in the hall outside offices. You can also call them to make specific, individual requests at 471-2020.
  • Accounting and Travel - Faculty who have an account and would like to know their account number and/or balance can check it here. Before making an expense, check with Mary Kleba to comfirm reimbursement eligibility. 
  • Leave - Please see Mary Kleba if planning to take leave.
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