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General Information | 2005-2006

Buildings and Grounds

The grounds of the University 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 Stengl-Lost Pines Biological Station near Smithville, the Winedale museum and conference center near Round Top, the Bee Cave Research Center west of Austin, the Sam Rayburn Library in Bonham, the John Nance Garner House and Museum in Uvalde, 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
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
Animal Resources Center  
Batts Hall Named for Judge R. L. Batts, former chair of the Board of Regents
Beauford H. Jester Center Named for former governor of Texas and former member of the Board of Regents; houses the Center for African and African American Studies, the Career Exploration Center, the UT Learning Center, and classrooms
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 the Department of Spanish and Portuguese
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
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
Calhoun Hall Named for former University president John William Calhoun; houses the Department of Linguistics and the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Building Houses the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering
College of Business Administration Building Formerly the Business Administration-Economics Building; renamed in 1984
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
Development Office Building Houses the Resource Development Office, the Charles A. Dana Center, and the Center for Lifelong Engineering Education
Dorothy L. 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
E. P. Schoch Building Formerly the Chemical Engineering Building; renamed for former professor of chemical engineering; houses the Department of Anthropology, the Department of Germanic Studies, and the Americo Paredes Center for Cultural Studies
E. William Doty Fine Arts Building Formerly the Fine Arts Library and Administration Building; renamed in 1998 for first dean of the College of Fine Arts
Engineering Teaching Center II Houses the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Texas Materials Institute
Engineering-Science Building Houses the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall Named for an alumnus and benefactor of the College of Engineering; houses the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering and the Office of the Dean of the College of Engineering
Experimental Science Building Houses part of the School of Biological Sciences
F. Loren Winship Drama Building Formerly the Drama Building; renamed in 1979 for former chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance
Garrison Hall Named for George P. Garrison, former professor of history; houses the Departments of American Studies and History
Geography Building Formerly the Journalism Building; renamed in 1974
George I. Sanchez Building Formerly the College of Education Building; renamed in 1994 for former professor of education; houses the School of Information and part of the College of Education
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  
Graduate School of Business Building  
Harry Ransom Center Formerly the Humanities Research Center; renamed in 1974 for University chancellor emeritus
Hogg Memorial Auditorium Named for former governor James S. Hogg and his son Will C. Hogg; houses facilities for the Performing Arts Center
Homer Rainey Hall Formerly the Music Building; renamed in 1995 for former University president; houses the Department of French and Italian
J. T. Patterson Laboratories Building Named for former professor of zoology; houses part of the School of Biological Sciences
Jesse H. Jones Communication Center Formerly the Communication Building; renamed in 1981 for Houston philanthropist; houses the College of Communication, KLRU TV, KUT Radio, and Texas Student Publications
Jesse H. Jones Hall Named for Houston philanthropist; houses part of the School of Law
Joe C. Thompson Conference Center Named for former member of the Board of Regents
John A. and Katherine G. Jackson Geological Sciences Building Named for alumnus and benefactor John A. Jackson and his wife
John B. Connally Center for the Administration of Justice Named for alumnus and benefactor who was a member of the Board of Regents, governor of Texas, and United States secretary of the treasury; houses programs for advocacy and dispute resolution in the School of Law
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
Laboratory Theatre Building  
Lake Austin Centre Located three miles west of the University; houses the Distance Education Center, a part of the Division of Continuing and Extended Education; and the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
Littlefield Home and Littlefield Carriage House House part of the Resource Development Office
Louise and James Robert Moffett Molecular Biology Building Named for alumni benefactors
Main Building (Tower) Located on the site of Old Main; houses University administrative offices
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
Mezes Hall Named for former University president Sidney E. Mezes
Music Building East and Music Building Recital Hall Houses the Kate Broocks Bates Recital Hall
Neural and Molecular Sciences Building Completed in spring 2005; houses classrooms, laboratories, and offices
North Office Building A Contains classrooms and offices reporting to the vice presidents for employee and campus services, information technology, and research
Nursing School  
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 and the Division of Rhetoric and Composition
Perry-Castaneda Library Named for Ervin S. Perry, former associate professor of civil engineering, and Carlos E. Castaneda, former professor of Latin American history
Peter T. Flawn Academic Center Formerly the Undergraduate Library and Academic Center; renamed in 1985 for University president emeritus
Pharmacy Building Houses the College of Pharmacy
Robert A. Welch Hall Formerly the Chemistry Building; renamed in 1974 for Houston philanthropist; houses the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
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
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
Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Building Named for alumni benefactors; houses the Department of Psychology and provides facilities for research in human development and family sciences
School of Social Work Building Formerly University Junior High School
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
Student Services Building Houses University Health Services, Counseling and Mental Health Center, Office of the Dean of Students, ID Center, Office of the Ombudsperson, Legal Services for Students, Student Financial Services, Student Government, and the Senate 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
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 Departments of Human Ecology and Physics
Texas Memorial Museum  
Townes Hall Named for Judge John Charles Townes; houses part of the School of Law
University Teaching Center  
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
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 Center for Women's and Gender Studies, the Office of Public Affairs, and the Campus Club
West Mall Office Building Houses part of the School of Architecture, the Center for Mexican American Studies, the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, and the University Station Post Office
Will C. Hogg Building Formerly the Geology Building; renamed for distinguished alumnus and benefactor; houses the Department of Asian Studies, the Plan II Honors Program, and the Office of the Dean of the College of Natural Sciences
Wooldridge Hall Named for civic leader Alexander Penn Wooldridge, who was instrumental in the campaign to locate the University in Austin; houses the International Office
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For student activities
Anna Hiss Gymnasium Formerly Women's Gymnasium; renamed in 1974 for former director of Physical Training for Women
Clark Field Named for Judge James Benjamin Clark, first proctor of the University
Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium Formerly Texas Memorial Stadium; renamed in 1997 to honor former head football coach and athletics director
Denton A. Cooley Pavilion Basketball practice and training facility completed in 2003; named for University alumnus and heart transplant pioneer
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
Frank Denius Practice Field Named for alumnus and benefactor Franklin Wofford Denius
Gregory Gymnasium Named for former United States attorney general Thomas Watt Gregory; houses part of the Division of Recreational Sports
Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center Named for alumni benefactors
Mike A. Myers Track and Soccer Stadium Named for alumnus benefactor
Moncrief-Neuhaus Athletic Center Named for alumni benefactors Vernon F. Neuhaus and W. A. "Tex" Moncrief; called the Neuhaus-Royal Athletic Center until the 1997 renaming of Memorial Stadium
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  
Red and Charline McCombs Field Named for alumnus and benefactor Red McCombs and his wife
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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