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Community Programs New Resident Resources

Welcome to the University Apartments. Thank you for choosing our community as the place you will live during your time at UT. The following is information you may need to help make your transition into the community as easy as possible. New Residents will also have a chance to meet with one of our Resource Advocates, who can assess your individual needs and guide you to appropriate resources in the community

Austin Independent School District (AISD)

In the U.S. it is mandatory for all children to go to school from the year the child turn five years old by September 1st of the school year. Public school assignment in Austin is based primarily on attendance areas. Exceptions are based on individual circumstances. Pre-kindergarten is offered at a few locations to which children are bussed. International children usually qualify based on their need for English. Entrance is restricted to children four years old or older by September 1st of the current school year.
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Austin 360

Guide to movies, live music, and social happenings in and around Austin.
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Austin Public Library

The Austin Public Library supports its motto of ?Lifelong Learning? by offering citizens the information and material necessary in a variety of formats to enable them to continue their learning experiences. In addition to books and magazines, services available through the Library include: Audio books, CDs, MP3s, and DVDs; Reference assistance; Business Information Center; Adaptive equipment for people with disabilities; Tax forms; Computer training; Youth programming; Book clubs; Laptop computers available for check-out; Interlibrary Loan; and much more!
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Austin Resource Line 211

211 Texas is the state's central point for information and communication for people needing or wanting to give help.
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University Federal Credit Union (ATM's located on campus), 512-467-8080, 2244 Guadalupe (Next to University Co-op)
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Bank of America (ATM's located on campus), 512-397-2200, 501 Congress
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Wells Fargo, 512-344-7000, 2104 Guadalupe
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Bank One, 512-479-5400, 504 Lavaca
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Bicycles are a great way to travel to campus and around Austin. Bicyclists must obey the same rules as automobile drivers, including stopping at stop signs. It is also a law that children under the age of 18 are required to wear a helmet when riding a bike. Although adults are not required by law to wear a helmet, it is a good idea to wear one to avoid injury in case of accident.

If you plan on riding your bike to campus, you are required to register your bike with UT. You can register your bike online at the website below, or visit the Trinity Garage on campus (PG 7) Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm.

To prevent theft, bicycles should be secured with a strong U-lock or chain when not being ridden.
Go To Register Your Bicycles at UT

Campus Employment

On-campus employment takes place on the school?s premises, and the paycheck is issued by The University of Texas at Austin. If you are applying for a job on campus and you learn that an entity other than the University is going to pay you, please check with an Immigration Advisor before accepting the job.
UT Austin Job Search is the overall job applicant service for The University of Texas at Austin. As an international student, you should only be looking for jobs that are for 20 hours/week or less. Open positions are listed on the web.
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Graduate Parents

Support for the community of graduate student parents at UT, provides advice, and answers questions.
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Parking at UT

There are a number of different options for parking near The University. Some of the options are free, while others do involve paying. Some places are close and you can walk to your classes, but in most cases you will need to park and ride a shuttle bus to campus.
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Public Transportation

The bus system includes city buses (identified with a numerical route) and the UT shuttle buses (identified by a letter route). Both are free to students and scholars with a valid ID card. UT Shuttle buses do not usually require an ID. Pick up a UT Shuttle and Capitol Metro Bus Route Schedule at the International Office or on one of the buses.
For specific information about bus routes, call the The Capitol Metro GO Line at (512) 474-1200.
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Taxis cannot usually be hailed on the street; call for pick-up.
Austin Cab: 512-478-2222
American Yellow Checker Cab Co.: 512-452-9999
Roy's Taxi: 512-482-0000

Sanger Learning and Career Center

The Sanger Learning and Career Center, located in Jester Hall (JES), Room A115, offers services such as tutoring, academic counseling, short classes, and workshops. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm.
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Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services

This site will allow you to identify licensed and registered childcare facilities according to neighborhood. It will help you understand how to select a childcare facility. You can read about the standards for licensing childcare services in Texas.
Go to the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services

University Area Grocery Stores

Wheatsville Food Coop, 3101 Guadalupe, 512-478-2667
Central Market, 4001 N.Lamar, 512-206-1020
Fiesta, 3909 N IH-35, 512-406-3900
Randall's, Lake Austin Blvd. & Exposition Blvd., 512-477-9045
HEB, Hancock Shopping Center, Red River, 512-459-6513

UT Child Development Center

The UT Child Development Center provides renowned child care services to university students, faculty, and staff. They offer a developmental early childhood program for children six weeks to five years of age, which creates a nurturing, age-appropriate learning environment.
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UT Counseling and Mental Health Center

Mental health is essential for healthy living. The UT Counseling and Mental Health Center is committed to serving UT's diverse campus community by providing counseling, psychiatric, consultation, and prevention services that facilitate students' academic and life goals and enhance their personal growth and well-being. Some of their services include: individual counseling sessions, 24-hour telephone counseling (512-471-2255), medication prescriptions and psychiatric services, and group classes. Individual sessions and couple counseling are only $5! Couples counseling is available to all as long as one person is a UT student.
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UT Health Center

The UT Health Center provides primary medical care tailored to the unique needs of students. They offer a 24-Hour Nurse Advice Line, an urgent care clinic, allergy shots, immunizations, and travel health appointments as well as sports medicine, and women's health specialty clinics. Appointments are required for all non-urgent medical conditions. Call (512) 471-4955 for an appointment. For advice on how to care for an illness or injury at home or guidance about whether and when to see a healthcare provider, call the 24-hour Nurse Advice Line any time, 24 hours a day, any day of the year at (512) 475-6877 (NURS).
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UT International Office

Service for international students and scholars, including immigration advice and support; tax forms, advice and support; Social Security and Texas Driver's License information; tours and other programs.
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UT Legal Services

Legal Service for Students offers free legal services to UT students. Legal Services for Students is located in the Student Services Building Room 3.410. Their office can be reached at 512-471-7796 and their office hours are Monday -Thursday 9-11 and 1:30-3:30 and Friday 9-11. Students are seen on an appointment only basis.
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