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CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
The University

CHAPTER 2
Admission

CHAPTER 3
Registration, Fees, and Deposits

CHAPTER 4
Academic Policies and Procedures

CHAPTER 5
Student Affairs

CHAPTER 6
Libraries and Other Academic Resources

CHAPTER 7
The Texas Exes

APPENDIXES

STATISTICAL
SUMMARIES

 

    

CHAPTER ONE CONTENTS
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1.  The University

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Buildings and Grounds

The grounds of the University of Texas at Austin consist of the original forty-acre campus just north of the state capitol and additional land acquired by gift and purchase. The main campus now covers more than 350 acres. Also part of the University are the J. J. Pickle Research Campus, a 476-acre tract eight miles north of the main campus that houses research organizations in engineering, science, and the social sciences; the Brackenridge tract, 445 acres bordering Town Lake where research is conducted in the life sciences; and the Montopolis Research Center, 94 acres located in southeast Austin. In addition, the University owns the Marine Science Institute at Port Aransas, the McDonald Observatory near Fort Davis, the Winedale museum and conference center near Round Top, the Bee Cave Research Center west of Austin, and J. Frank Dobie's ranch, Paisano.

Major buildings and other facilities are listed below.

For teaching, research, and administration
Animal Resources Center
Applied Computational Engineering and Sciences Building Houses facilities for research and graduate study in computer sciences, electrical and computer engineering, and computational and applied mathematics
Applied Research Laboratories Located at Pickle Research Campus
Art Building and Museum
Battle Hall Formerly the Old Library Building; renamed for William James Battle, former professor of classical languages and president ad interim of the University
Batts Hall Named for Judge R. L. Batts, former chairman of the Board of Regents; houses the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Liberal Arts Media Center
Bellmont Hall Named for L. Theo Bellmont, former professor and director, Physical Training for Men; houses Intercollegiate Athletics for Men, Intercollegiate Athletics for Women, and the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education
Benedict Hall Named for former University president H. Y. Benedict; houses research and study laboratories for the Department of Psychology
Biological Laboratories Houses part of the School of Biological Sciences
Burdine Hall Named for John Alton Burdine, former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and first vice president of the University; houses the Departments of Government and Sociology
College of Business Administration Building Formerly the Business Administration-Economics Building; renamed in 1984
Graduate School of Business Building
Calhoun Hall Named for former University president John William Calhoun; houses the Departments of Linguistics and Slavic Languages and Literatures
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Building
Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall Named for an alumnus and benefactor of the College of Engineering; houses the Department of Civil Engineering and the Office of the Dean of the College of Engineering
Collections Deposit Library
Computation Center Houses academic computing services
John B. Connally Center for the Administration of Justice Named for alumnus benefactor and former Texas governor, member of the Board of Regents, and US Secretary of the Treasury; houses programs for advocacy and dispute resolution in the School of Law
Development Office Building Houses the Development Office, the Dana Center for Science and Mathematics Education, and part of the School of Nursing
E. William Doty Fine Arts Building Formerly the Fine Arts Library and Administration Building; renamed in 1998 for the first dean of the College of Fine Arts
Engineering-Science Building Houses the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Engineering Teaching Center II Houses the Department of Mechanical Engineering
Experimental Science Building Houses the Biochemical Institute and part of the School of Biological Sciences
Peter T. Flawn Academic Center Formerly the Undergraduate Library and Academic Center; renamed in 1985 for University president emeritus; houses the Undergraduate Library
Garrison Hall Named for George P. Garrison, former professor of history; houses the Departments of American Studies and History
Mary E. Gearing Hall Formerly the Home Economics Building; renamed in 1976 for the first chair of the Department of Home Economics; houses part of the Department of Human Ecology
Dorothy Gebauer Building Formerly the Engineering Building; renamed the Journalism Building, then the Speech Building; renamed in 1984 for former dean of women; houses the Office of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts
Geography Building Formerly the Journalism Building; renamed in 1974
John A. and Katherine G. Jackson Geological Sciences Building Named for alumnus and benefactor John A. Jackson and his wife
Goldsmith Hall Formerly the Architecture Building; renamed in 1978 for former professor of architecture Goldwin Goldsmith; houses part of the School of Architecture
Graduate and International Admissions Center
John W. Hargis Hall Formerly Building H of the Little Campus property (now the Heman Sweatt Campus); renamed in 1983 for former special assistant to the president of the University; houses the Freshman Admissions Center and the Employment Center
Will C. Hogg Building Formerly the Geology Building; renamed for distinguished alumnus and benefactor; houses the Plan II Honors Program and the Office of the Dean of the College of Natural Sciences
Hogg Memorial Auditorium Named for former governor James S. Hogg and his son Will C. Hogg; houses facilities for the Performing Arts Center
Beauford H. Jester Center Named for former governor of Texas and former member of the Board of Regents; houses the Career Center, the Jester Center Store, the UT Learning Center, and classrooms
Jesse H. Jones Communication Center Formerly the Communication Building; renamed in 1981 for Houston philanthropist; houses the College of Communication, KUT Radio, and Texas Student Publications
Jesse H. Jones Hall Named for Houston philanthropist; houses part of the School of Law
Laboratory Theatre Building
Lake Austin Centre Located three miles west of the University; houses EIMC: A Distance Learning Center, part of the Division of Continuing and Extended Education; and the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
Littlefield Home and Carriage House Houses part of the University Development Office
Main Building (Tower) Located on the site of Old Main; houses University administrative offices
Mezes Hall Named for former University president Sidney E. Mezes; houses the Department of Psychology
Louise and James Robert Moffett Molecular Biology Building Named for alumni benefactors
Robert Lee Moore Hall Formerly the Physics-Mathematics-Astronomy Building; renamed in 1974 for professor of mathematics; houses the Departments of Astronomy, Mathematics, and Physics
Music Building East and Music Building Recital Hall Houses the Kate Broocks Bates Recital Hall
Arno Nowotny Building Formerly Building C of the Little Campus property (now the Heman Sweatt Campus); renamed in 1983 for former dean of student life; houses the Urban Issues Program
Nursing School
T. S. Painter Hall Formerly the Physics Building; renamed in 1974 for former University president Theophilus Shickel Painter; houses parts of the School of Biological Sciences and the Department of Human Ecology
Parlin Hall Formerly the English Building; renamed for Hanson Tufts Parlin, former professor of English and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; houses the Department of English
J. T. Patterson Laboratories Building Named for former professor of zoology; houses part of the School of Biological Sciences
College of Fine Arts Performing Arts Center Houses the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Concert Hall and the Ralph H. and Ruth J. McCullough Theatre
Perry-Castaneda Library Named for Ervin S. Perry, former associate professor of civil engineering, and Carlos E. Castaneda, former professor of Latin American history
Pharmacy Building
Homer Rainey Hall Formerly the Music Building; renamed in 1995 for former University president; houses the Department of French and Italian
Harry Ransom Center Formerly the Humanities Research Center; renamed in 1974 for University chancellor emeritus
Bernard and Audre Rapoport Building Formerly the Petroleum Engineering Building, then the Economics Building; renamed in 1998 for alumnus and benefactor Bernard Rapoport and his wife
Sid Richardson Hall Named for Texas philanthropist; houses the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, the Center for American History, and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
George I. Sanchez Building Formerly the College of Education Building; renamed in 1994 for former professor of education; houses part of the College of Education and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science
E. P. Schoch Building Formerly the Chemical Engineering Building; renamed for former professor of chemical engineering; houses the Departments of Anthropology and Germanic Studies
School of Social Work Building Formerly University Junior High School
Russell A. Steindam Hall Formerly the ROTC Building; renamed for ROTC graduate posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in 1971; houses the Departments of Air Force Science, Military Science, and Naval Science
Student Services Building Houses University Health Services, Counseling and Mental Health Center, Office of the Dean of Students, ID Center, Ombudsman's Office, Legal Services for Students, Student Financial Services, Student Government, and the Cabinet of College Councils.
Sutton Hall Named for William S. Sutton, former dean and professor of education; houses part of the School of Architecture
T. U. Taylor Hall Formerly the Engineering Building; renamed in 1958 for former dean of the College of Engineering; houses the Department of Computer Sciences
Texas Memorial Museum
Joe C. Thompson Conference Center Named for former member of the Board of Regents
Townes Hall Named for Judge John Charles Townes; houses part of the School of Law
University Teaching Center
Waggener Hall Named for the University's first president, Leslie Waggener; houses the Departments of Classics and Philosophy
Walter Webb Hall Named in 1975 for former professor of history; houses the Faculty Center and the Office of Public Affairs
Robert A. Welch Hall Formerly the Chemistry Building; renamed in 1974 for Houston philanthropist; houses the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
West Mall Office Building Houses University Supply Service and the University branch of the United States Postal Service
F. Loren Winship Drama Building Formerly the Drama Building; renamed in 1979 for former chair of the Department of Drama
Wooldridge Hall Houses the University Child and Family Laboratory and part of the Office of Human Resources
W. R. Woolrich Laboratories Formerly the Engineering Laboratories Building; renamed in 1977 for former dean of the College of Engineering; houses the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
For student activities
Clark Field Named for Judge James Benjamin Clark, first proctor of the University; located at 21st and San Jacinto streets
Frank Denius Practice Field Named for alumnus and benefactor Franklin Wofford Denius
Disch-Falk Field Named for former baseball coaches Billy Disch and Bibb Falk
Frank C. Erwin Jr. Special Events Center Formerly the Special Events Center; renamed in 1981 for former chairman of the Board of Regents
Gregory Gymnasium Named for former United States attorney general Thomas Watt Gregory; houses part of the Division of Recreational Sports
Anna Hiss Gymnasium Formerly Women's Gymnasium; renamed in 1974 for former director of Physical Training for Women
Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center Named for alumni benefactors
Red and Charline McCombs Field Named for alumnus and benefactor Red McCombs and his wife
Moncrief-Neuhaus Athletic Center Named for alumni benefactors Vernon F. Neuhaus and W. A. "Tex" Moncrief; formerly the Neuhaus-Royal Athletic Center until the 1997 renaming of Memorial Stadium
Mike A. Myers Track and Soccer Stadium Named for alumnus benefactor
Penick-Allison Tennis Center Named for Daniel Allen Penick, former professor of classics and tennis coach, and Wilmer Allison, alumnus and former tennis coach
Recreational Sports Center
Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium Formerly Texas Memorial Stadium; renamed in 1997 to honor former head football coach and athletics director
Texas Union Building Houses dining areas, entertainment venues, meeting rooms for student organizations, reading rooms, banquet rooms, the Informal Classes program, and the Union Underground
Whitaker Field Named for Berry M. Whitaker, former director of intramurals; located at 51st and Guadalupe streets

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General Information Catalog
Contents
Chapter 1 - The University
Chapter 2 - Admission
Chapter 3 - Registration, Fees, and Deposits
Chapter 4 - Academic Policies and Procedures
Chapter 5 - Student Affairs
Chapter 6 - Libraries and Other Academic Resources
Chapter 7 - The Texas Exes
Appendixes
Statistical Summaries

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