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Whitis Court, home of the Residential FIG program , offers spacious rooms with large closets and great amenities including community kitchens, TV and study lounges, laundry facilities, and much more. Rooms have movable furniture and bunkable beds. Whitis Court is located in the Whitis Area Community at the north end of campus, across from Kinsolving Residence Hall. The sense of community at Whitis is particularly strong thanks to the ResFIG program, which provides additional support to first-year students by registering them for a cohort of classes and connecting them with an undergraduate mentor.
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Whitis Court Residence Hall
2610 Whitis Ave.
Austin, TX 78705
- The Residential FIGs program is an exciting opportunity to live and interact with other first-year students.
- Coeducational areas
- Rooms with community baths
- Large TV/living rooms
- Quiet, well lit study areas
- Community kitchens
- Co-ed classroom facility and conference room
- Just across from Kinsolving's All-You-Care-To-Eat Dining Hall, Kin's Market, and computer lab
- Convenient to shops and restaurants on the "Drag" (Guadalupe St.)
- Accessible accommodations available
Real Residents Speak About Living in Whitis Court
"I loved the sense of family that immediately developed within Whitis Court. I felt accepted right away and I was free to be myself and speak my mind. While I still have a core group of friends, I don't feel like Whitis has divided itself into cliques like so many other dorms do. I hang out with a huge variety of people and I never feel like I'm just "tagging along." Everyone in Whitis Court is so friendly and they really make you feel comfortable and accepted. We don't even need to leave the building to have fun - oftentimes we will just watch movies in the living room or cook together. It is such a safe, comfortable environment where we leave our doors open to invite others in and treat those that we have just met like we have been friends for years. We love to go to events as a group and take road trips together. I also love the fun programs that we have. We have such a high attendance rate at all our events, so I know that every program will be lots of fun! I knew that I would make friends when I came to college, but I never expected my friends to change my life. There is a true bond between us that is nothing like I have ever experienced before. I love these friends and I am very saddened to leave them. I half wish that Whitis was for all grade levels so that we could stay together, but I know in my heart that the experience would not have been the same."
Angela Holcek, Nursing freshman
"I loved the sense of community that we built from the first day that we arrived. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly. The fact that we also have a wonderful kitchen and comfortable living room was also a great bonus. My first year at UT would not have been the same had I lived anywhere else."
Melissa Kwan, Human Biology freshman
"In a large campus setting, I cherished the comfort and security the small living community of Whitis Court provided. A microcosm within a large university, this housing unit is warm, welcoming and an ideal environment for studying and social interaction. With boundless opportunities for friendships, study help, and cultural enrichment, the Whitis Court community stands second to none; it surpasses the standards of an average dorm facility. Also, living with those in your FIG guarantees complete access to a significant service - a twenty-four hour homework help-line."
Stephen Myers, Government freshman
"I loved the quaint atmosphere. LLE is like a house. The full kitchen, washing and drying machines, and the multiple study areas made my freshman year the best ever!"
Chelsey Green, Music Performance freshman
"LLE is more of a family-based home. There are only 32 of us, but we see each other every day. Our building, or more like a condo, has a nice sized kitchen where my roommate and many others loved to cook, and not to mention a living room and two study rooms. The atmosphere here is so pleasant, and the Whitis Court buildings always have some kind of fun activity going on, whether it is a movie night or a toga party in the courtyard. I love this place, and I am so glad I was able to experience such a comfortable feeling of belonging my first year at UT."
Lindsay Taylor, Music Studies freshman
"Whitis Court is absolutely the most friendly, welcoming hall on campus. Living here is like having a big house with all of your friends in it all of the time. The RAs are friendly, the Peer Mentors are friendly, the housekeeping staff is friendly, and all of the residents are friendly. The Residence Hall Council is always planning great programs and there are so many ways to get involved in Whitis. I can't imagine living in a greater place!"
Kari Henry, Public Relations sophomore
"Throughout the year, Whitis Court became a small community. In total, over 200 people live in the Whitis Court buildings, but my building only housed 32 people. In this way, we were all friends and would support each other during any crisis, celebrate any victory, and help study for classes. My hall was particularly special because our RA organized "Sunday night dinners" for when the cafeterias were closed. A few house-mates would volunteer to cook a special meal and we would all eat together. In all, my experience in Whitis Court was very rewarding and I am glad that I chose to live in the residence halls for two years of college."
Katie McCann, Journalism sophomore
A Bit of History
In 1999 Housing and Food bought back two co-ops from the private company managing them to begin The Living Learning Halls and the UT residential FIG program. Though FIGs did not originate at UT and several other Universities offer them, they are perfectly suited for UT. Because many of UT's first-year classes are very large, students new to UT can have a hard time meeting other students in their classes or may be intimidated or overwhelmed by the size of their classes. By May 2003 UT bought all of the co-op houses and transformed them to the Living Learning Hall program with each building called LLA, B, C, etc. This community is currently known as Whitis Court.