Outstanding Facilities

The original Forty Acres of the university's main campus now boasts 350 acres complete with fully secure wireless lecture halls and classrooms, cutting-edge laboratories and performance halls, and the nation's fifth-largest library system.

We've embraced technology in our classrooms, labs, lecture halls and performance spaces across campus so that you will have the learning and teaching resources you need as you endeavor to change the world.

Recent examples of campus improvements include:

  • The Norman Hackerman Building (2011) is a state-of-the-art science building, with a LEED gold rating. It provides space for an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to education, research and development for the College of Natural Sciences.
  • The Student Activity Center (2011) and Liberal Arts Building (2013) are linked by a skybridge and provide student lounges, food venues, an auditorium, student government space, classrooms and a new home for more than twelve Liberal Arts departments and centers. Both of these new buildings have rainwater collection systems, solar hot water and many other "green" features.
  • The Belo Center for New Media (2012) is LEED-certified and provides interactive classrooms and meeting space for more than 4,700 students in the Moody College of Communication and houses the adjacent KUT Public Media Studios. The 120,000-square-foot building includes lecture halls, auditoria, student offices and meeting rooms, as well as spaces for film screenings and conferences for all college departments.
  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall (2013) provides almost 20,000 assignable square feet of flexible and highly programmable research laboratory space, a 200-seat lecture hall, seven classrooms, ten electronic seminar rooms and instructional laboratories, two dedicated study areas for undergraduates and graduate students, over 24 discussion areas, eight conference rooms, student organization offices, and other types of space to encourage interaction and collaboration.
  • A Medical District Master Plan (2013) has been developed for the Dell Medical School.

Top-notch facilities for research and computing include the world-renowned Harry Ransom Center, the Blanton Museum of Art, the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, the Texas Advanced Computing Center and the University of Texas Libraries.