There are numerous resources available to you as a graduate student at The University of Texas.
Connect to offices and services on the UT Austin campus.
- Parking and shuttle buses
- Campus parking
- Shuttle bus
- Cap Metro
- Instructional Technology Services (ITS)
- Computer labs
- Products and services
- Campus sports
- Campus safety
- Office of Campus Safety & Security
- University of Texas Police Department (UTPD)
- Student affairs
- Emergency information
- Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S)
- Dean of Students Office
- Student organizations on campus
- Volunteer opportunities
- International Office
- Study abroad
- UT Libraries
As a graduate student you are eligible for a “C” or “C+” parking permit, as well as others depending on your needs. If you are employed as a teaching assistant, graduate research assistant or an assistant instructor, you may be eligible for the “A” employee parking permit. To learn more about parking and the costs for various permits, visit the Parking and Transportation Web site at www.utexas.edu/parking/parking/student/.
Shuttle Bus Services
The UT Shuttle System provides an easy and cost-effective way for students to access the UT campus. Students may ride the shuttles at no charge with a valid UT ID.
To view a campus-area shuttle map visit www.utexas.edu/parking/transportation/shuttle/.
Capital Metro Bus Services
University of Texas students may also ride local Capital Metro buses, Express Bus Services, and Downtown ‘Dillo buses for free with current, valid UT ID.
For more information on Capital Metro visit www.capmetro.org/.
Technology will play a large role in your time at the university. The university offers general-use and shared-use computer labs and facilities for all students, and Information Technology Services provides numerous products and services that can be of help to UT Austin students. Some of these include wired and wireless Internet access, email, printing services, computer labs, BevoWare software and WebSpace file storage.
Visit the ITS homepage at www.utexas.edu/its/getstarted/students.php for a full listing of their offerings. For technology issues and related questions, call the ITS Help Desk at 512-475-9400.
Identification on Campus
ITS provides each member of the university community with a unique electronic identification (EID). You can use your UT EID to securely access university technology services and UT Direct, your personal Web interface for accessing your university business and online course sites. For help with your EID visit https://idmanager.its.utexas.edu/eid_self_help/.
When you arrive on campus, one of the first things to do is to have your university photo ID card made at the ID Center. (To receive your ID card, you will need your driver's license or a passport and your EID.) Use your ID as a UT library card, to enter recreational sports facilities and to ride public transportation. See Parking & Shuttle Buses for more information. Additionally, various businesses around Austin will give discounts to UT Austin students who present a valid university ID card, so make sure to keep yours handy!
The ID Center is centrally located at the Information Desk on the first floor of the Flawn Academic Center (FAC). For more information visit www.utexas.edu/its/idcenter/index.php.
Every University of Texas student is given a personal email address, available through ITS. To learn about obtaining and setting up your account, visit www.utexas.edu/its/email/.
Interested in publishing something on the Web? Every University of Texas student has available to them one gigabyte of file storage online. Store documents or presentations online to make project collaboration easier, or get creative; the space is yours. For more information on how to set up and use your personal WebSpace, see www.utexas.edu/its/webspace/index.php.
If you're on campus and need to access a computer or printer, there are several labs available for your use. For lab locations, hours and policies visit www.utexas.edu/its/campus-labs/.
Campus Computer Store
The Campus Computer Store provides low academic pricing on hardware, software, and accessories from various manufacturers. The store is located on the first floor of the FAC.
You can also obtain SAS or SPSS statistical software at a reduced cost from Software Distribution and Sales (SDS). SDS also can help you with special software orders. SDS is located on the second floor of the FAC.
One of the things that makes life at The University of Texas at Austin so exciting is the vast amount of sporting events taking place year-round. From football games at the Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium to baseball and basketball games, cheering on the Horns is part of the Texas experience.
Want to see the Horns in action? The Longhorn All-Sports package (LASP) is the most economical way for UT Austin students to obtain tickets to all regular season home sports events. For one low price you get access to tickets, the opportunity to set up group seating and the chance to purchase additional tickets for your friends and guests who are not UT Austin students.
For full information about LASP and UT sports, visit www.texassports.com
Office of Campus Safety & Security
The Office of Campus Safety & Security oversees Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health and Safety, Fire Prevention Services, Parking and Transportation, and The University of Texas at Austin Policie Department. Students should explore their Web site to learn more about safety and security on campus.
The Office of Campus Safety & Security have developed some safety videos for students that have been posted to their YouTube site. The video has been provided as one complete video as well as divided into four individual sections if you don't have time to view all of it at one time.
- Full Campus Safety and Security Presentation
- Safety Presentation Part 1: History
- Safety Presentation Part 2: Organization Structure and Programs
- Safety Presentation Part 3: Communications
- Safety Presentation Part 4: Individual Responsibility
University of Texas Police Department (UTPD)
UTPD offers information on crime prevention, sexual assault, tips for safely navigating campus, tips for reporting crimes, and much more. For your individual safety, UTPD provides a network of outdoor emergency phones around campus which are mounted in yellow call boxes, have a blue light on top and are clearly marked. Pushing the call button activates a direct phone line with UTPD that automatically pinpoints the caller’s location. UTPD also publishes Campus Watch, a daily e-mail that addresses the crimes that occur on UT Austin campus. To sign up for this e-mail go to the UTPD Web site at www.utexas.edu/police/campuswatch/. To contact UTPD directly call 512-471-4441.
The Division of Student Affairs
The Division of Student Affairs offers a comprehensive listing of programs directed to security awareness and a drug free university. For more information visit www.utexas.edu/student/studentaffairs/campussecurity.html.
For all types of information regarding campus emergencies as well as links to local, state and federal emergency information visit www.utexas.edu/emergency/. You can also sign up to receive emergency text messages on your mobile device free of charge. Subscribers to this service receive emergency notifications from the university. Login with your UT EID to https://utdirect.utexas.edu/ecomm/cellphonealert.WBX to sign up.
Office of Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S)
EH&S offers services to assist the university community in meeting health and safety responsibilities, and to prevent or reduce harmful and dangerous accidents. EH&S offers training sessions on occupational safety, chemical, biological, and laboratory safety. Visit www.utexas.edu/safety/ehs/index.php for more information.
The University of Texas at Austin is committed to providing every necessary resource to students with disabilities. If you are a person with disability and have special academic circumstances--whether permanent or temporary--please visit the Services for Students with Disabilities Web page at www.utexas.edu/diversity/ddce/ssd/. For general information, see the Disability Resources page at www.utexas.edu/disability/.
The Office of the Dean of Students (DOS) collaborates with all campus departments, staff, faculty, parents, alumni and the Austin community to provide essential support to graduate and undergraduate students in every aspect of their educational experience. Under the umbrella of the Dean of Students Office lies many on-campus organizations, including DOS Central, Greek Life & Education (GLE), Legal Services for Students (LSS), Legislative Student Organizations (LSO), New Student Services (NSS), Student Activities & Leadership Development (SALD), Student Emergency Services (SES) and Student Judicial Services (SJS).
Some of the resources provided by this office include general university and campus information, mentoring and community service opportunities, part-time employment, conflict management, legal services, emergency support, and information on student rights and standards of conduct.
To access these resources, visit the DOS office on campus (on the fourth floor of the Student Services Building [SSB], 100 West Dean Keeton Street) or call 512-471-5017 or visit them online at deanofstudents.utexas.edu/
The Dean of Students Office keeps a comprehensive list of all student organizations on campus. The Graduate School has prepared a list of graduate student organizations.
Longhorns are known for their community involvement, and serving others is one of the ways many Texas students make their time on campus even more worthwhile. To help you narrow down your search for ways to help, think about what skills, interests and talents you have and what activities you most enjoy. Then navigate to the Volunteer and Service Learning Center's page at www.utexas.edu/diversity/ddce/vslc/ or the Dean of Students' page at http://deanofstudents.utexas.edu/ to access a plethora of service opportunities both in Austin and around the world.
The International Office provides advisers for international students and their families to help in matters related to their immigration status, employment, housing, health insurance, medical care, financial aid, and personal concerns. In addition, the International Office offers advice and programming for the families of international students with an emphasis on interacting with the community. If you are an international student and would like to access these services, please visit world.utexas.edu/international online, or in person at Wooldridge Hall, located at 600 West 24th Street on campus.
Interested in studying abroad? There are numerous opportunities to travel overseas and expand your horizons while a graduate student at The University of Texas. Your department is an excellent source for program information, and the Study Abroad Office also provides excellent information about studying in another country. Visit them online at world.utexas.edu/abroad.
The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE)works with a broad range of student, faculty, staff and community constituents to help make The University of Texas at Austin a national model for diversity in higher education. Academic Enrichment Services (AES), the Gender & Sexuality Center (GSC), the Multicultural Information Center (MIC), Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD), and the Volunteer & Service Learning Center (VSLC) are part of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.
For more information on diversity, visit the DDCE Web site at www.utexas.edu/diversity/index.php.
For many graduate students at The University of Texas, research is a key element of academic life. No matter how large or small your project, the UT library system is sure to have the resources you need to complete your endeavor successfully. With 17 different libraries containing more than nine million volumes and access to the latest electronic research materials, the UT library system is an invaluable asset to any graduate student.
At these on-campus libraries, you can rent private rooms and study carrels for a more focused study experience, as well as rent laptop computers.
Visit the UT Libraries Web site at www.lib.utexas.edu/ to see the wealth of resources offered, and make sure to visit the section geared specifically to graduate students at www.lib.utexas.edu/gradstudents/.