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January 24, 2013

First-Year Experience Honored by UT Athletics

UT Austin's Athletic Department will feature this school's First-Year Experience Office at the halftime of the Texas Basketball game on Saturday, February 9. The First-Year Experience includes programs and events that create communities during students' initial year at the university. (read more)

December 21, 2012

Happy Holidays

The Undergraduate Studies offices will be closed until January 2. If there is an emergency and you must get in touch, please check our contact page for how to do so.(read more)

December 21, 2012

Signature Course Class Gives Away $100,000

A group of thirty UT students gave $100,000 to five charities this week. It’s not their money, or the University’s; it comes instead from an anonymous foundation that wants to do good simultaneously in two ways—give to charity and help students learn the ways of generosity. (read more)

December 07, 2012

Tower Glows Orange in Honor of Core Curriculum Contributor

An Undergraduate Studies-nominated professor, Dr. Patrick Davis of Pharmacy, is one of five faculty being honored with a President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award for his great teaching of undergraduates in the core curriculum. (read more)

December 03, 2012

Update on Undergraduate Studies

Our advising center helps the university get closer to meeting its four-year graduation goals by guiding students to majors in which they can excel, allowing them to graduate quickly; and minimizing switching between majors by encouraging exploration while completing core coursework.(read more)

November 30, 2012

Meet Our Student Council Officers

Meet the hard-working and enthusiastic students who help guide Undergraduate Studies. The Undergraduate Studies Council officers come from different backgrounds and interests, but agree that the main issue our students face is planning a personal path through all of the possibilities at UT Austin.(read more)

November 30, 2012

New Sanger Endowment Announced at Dedication

Interim Dean Larry Abraham announced the new Sanger Learning Assistance Fund Endowment, to be created with funds donated by Philip Asher Sanger. The endowment will address the specific needs of University of Texas students with learning disabilities or attention disorders. (read more)

November 27, 2012

New Tools Help Prospective Students Find Paths

The School of Undergraduate Studies contributed a playful and informative 'wayfinding module' as part of an initiative ultimately aimed at improving four-year graduation rates. The online tools help prospective students evaluate their readiness for college-level instruction and select a major. (read more)

November 21, 2012

School Recognizes Staff for Outstanding Work

Three Undergraduate Studies staff members will receive the 2012 School of Undergraduate Studies Staff Award: BDP Advisor & Archer Fellowship Program Coordinator Rose Mastrangelo, Administrative Associate Vicki Landrum, and Program Coordinator Will Grindle. (read more)

November 16, 2012

Program Directors Present at National Conference

Every year, 175 First-year Interest Group (FIG) mentors lead 3,000 students through their first semesters at UT. Two Undergraduate Studies program directors were invited to present significant improvements to peer mentor training at the 32nd Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience.(read more)