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SPRING ORIENTATION What Starts Here Changes the World


WELCOME TO TEXAS Welcome to The University of Texas at Austin…it’s time to get into the Longhorn State of Mind! While you are attending orientation, you will be preparing for your college career. Our goal is to provide you with the resources you need to succeed academically in an environment that fosters a sense of community and belonging. Check out the programs and preview the many learning opportunities we’ve planned for you. We are committed to providing you with all the information you need for a successful transition to UT Austin.

Student Honor Code As a student of The University of Texas at Austin, I shall abide by the core values of the university and uphold academic integrity. Specific information about the university’s disciplinary process, related resources, as well as the university’s rules is available on the Student Conduct and Academic Integrity website at deanofstudents.utexas.edu/conduct.

GETTING STARTED Orientation Overview............................................... 2 Getting the Most Out of Orientation, Places to Eat Registration Checklist..............................................3

SCHEDULE Schedule At-a-Glance...............................................4 Program Descriptions...............................................6

HELPFUL INFORMATION Helpful Information................................................. 14 Student EID and ID Card, Emergency Communications, Evacuation, Testing Student Veteran Information........................... 15

FOR YOUR REFERENCE Important Numbers and Websites....................... 15 Campus Map..............................................................17

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WELCOME, LONGHORNS!

Welcome to The University of Texas at Austin where you will learn, stretch your imagination and build relationships that have a lasting impact. UT is now your home, and I am glad you are here. Orientation prepares you for your time at UT by highlighting the resources of the Forty Acres. Starting from day one, I encourage you to: Explore. From queso to quidditch, UT has something for everyone. Try the many clubs, courses and cafes on campus. Perhaps most importantly, explore different ideas. Learning takes a curious mind and a willingness to learn from mistakes. Compete and collaborate. Similar to sports, healthy competition and creative teamwork can bring out the best in you and others. You are now part of the Longhorn family: help and respect one another. When you make each other better, you make the university better. Own your education. Your undergraduate experience is designed for you to succeed. There will be ups and downs, and each is an opportunity for you to take responsibility for your growth and prepare for life beyond the Forty Acres. You are at UT because you have what it takes to tackle the challenges of tomorrow. I am proud of you and excited to help you build your own Burnt Orange legacy. Sincerely,

Gregory L. Fenves, President Congratulations and welcome to the Forty Acres. You worked hard to get here, and are about to begin your next chapter at one of the top universities in the country. During orientation, you are going to make new friends, learn more about your college of enrollment, and register for classes. And you are going to have the opportunity to explore your amazing campus. This is an exciting time. Take full advantage of it. What makes UT Austin truly unique are the experiences and resources at your disposal. What Starts Here Changes the World isn’t just a tagline — it is what happens here every day. My advice to you is to challenge yourself. Be curious. Take intellectual risks. You will learn from some of the best faculty in the world. You will work alongside students from all over the globe, each bringing a unique and important perspective from which you will benefit. Seek experiences that expand your horizons and push you to grow. And make sure you have fun along the way. Your college career begins now. Welcome to the Longhorn family.

Congratulations, Longhorn! We’re excited you’ve chosen to attend UT Austin, one of the nation’s biggest and best research universities. It’s your responsibility to make the most out of orientation, and to take advantage of this great opportunity to get to know your fellow Longhorns. I encourage you to do more than just attend the required sessions and programming. The goal of orientation is to ensure that both students and families begin the process of integrating themselves into the campus community. Get to know the resources that are available to you. Enjoy some discovery and find potential leadership opportunities by completing your HornsLink Interest Profile. The Division of Student Affairs, along with our academic partners, is here to help you succeed. Visit studentaffairs.utexas.edu/ departments to learn about all the programs and services that we have available to you. Hook 'em,

Hook 'em,

Maurie McInnis Executive Vice President and Provost

Dr. Soncia Reagins-Lilly Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students SPRING ORIENTATION 1


ORIENTATION OVERVIEW GETTING THE MOST OUT OF ORIENTATION

PLACES TO EAT

1. Find your way around. Explore campus, check out the map at the back of this guide or via the UT Orientation app, and get to know the Forty Acres on your own. This will make it much easier to find your classes in the fall.

Student Activity Center (SAC) Starbucks – 7 a.m.–3 p.m. Provisions on Demand (POD)– 7 a.m.–3 p.m.

2. Plan out your schedule ahead of time. See which programs are required — you can’t miss those! Carve out time to get your student ID and take a campus tour if you’d like. Figure out which of the Smart is What You Do sessions you should attend. Choose which Discover UT programs you’d like to attend. Having a plan will help you get the most out of your orientation session!

Zen – 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Jester Center (JES) Jester City Limits Food Court 7 a.m.–7 p.m. Jester Java 7 a.m.–11 a.m.

3. Find out what UT has to offer. Choose a few Discover UT programs that spark your interest. Browse through the more than 1,200 student orgs on HornsLink.org. You can also use the list of phone numbers and websites in the back of your guide to find out more about a particular department or program.

Cypress Bend Café 7 a.m.–2 p.m.

4. Make a friend. Exchange information with fellow orientation attendees. Knowing a few new faces will make the campus feel a lot smaller, and you may make a friend for life.

Littlefield Patio Café 7 a.m.–3 p.m. Texas Union (UNB) Starbucks, Chik-fil-a, Provisions on Demand (POD), Quiznos, Panda Express, Field of Greens Hours Vary

Attend Spring Welcome Week: Jan. 14 - Jan. 19, 2019! The fun doesn’t stop after Spring Orientation! Join us for Spring Welcome Week, a series of events and programs to welcome you to UT Austin and help you transition to your new university. See page 13 for more details. REGISTRATION BARS If you have an advising bar, that will be cleared once you meet with your academic advisor. If you have a health (H) bar, that will be cleared once you have submitted your immunization documentation. If you have an international bar, that will be cleared once you have attended your International Briefing and Check-In session. Other kinds of bars that may appear include: • Financial – In most cases, financial bars may be paid in cash or by check at the Cashier’s Office in Main Building room 8 or cleared online at the What I Owe page. • Nonfinancial – You must resolve a nonfinancial bar in person at the administrative office that imposed it.

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UTEXAS WIRELESS Follow these instructions to connect to the UT Austin wireless network: 1. Turn on your device’s wireless connectivity. 2. Choose utexas from the list of available networks. 3. Enter your UT EID and password when prompted. 4. Accept the certificate if prompted to do so. 5. If a Microsoft Windows warning appears, click Connect.


REGISTRATION CHECKLIST check your Registration Information Sheet (https://utdirect.utexas.edu/ registrar/ris.WBX) and make sure you do not have any bars that would prevent your registration (see page 2 for more information).

Make sure you have submitted proof that you have met the meningococcal (bacterial meningitis) vaccine requirement to University Health Services (UHS). For more information, visit healthyhorns.utexas.edu/requiredvaccine. *International students have additional medical clearance requirements. 21

attend your College Meeting and receive your advising appointment. Before meeting with your academic advisor, familiarize yourself with the University Online Course Schedule and the Undergraduate Catalog by visiting registrar.utexas.edu.

meet with your academic advisor for course approval, if required by your college. registration support will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 9:30-11 a.m. The location will be provided by your college. Avoid standing in line by using your laptop to register. pay your fees. You must pay your bill (or confirm a zero balance) by 5 p.m. on

Friday, Jan. 18 or your registration will be canceled. For more information about payment, visit financials.utexas.edu/student-accounts-receivable. You can also see what you owe on MyUT (my.utexas.edu) under “Important Info.”

If you need to make changes to your schedule, the official drop/add period runs through Friday, Jan. 25 at 5 p.m.

The LONGHORN STATE OF MIND is embodied in our university’s core values, but more than that, you should feel empowered to bring these values to life as part of your success at The University of Texas at Austin. • Individual Opportunity: Many options, diverse people and ideas, one university. • Responsibility: To serve as a catalyst for positive change in Texas and beyond. • Learning: A caring community, all of us students, helping one another grow. • Discovery: Expanding knowledge and human understanding. • Freedom: To seek the truth and express it. • Leadership: The will to excel with integrity and the spirit that nothing is impossible.

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SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE MONDAY, JAN. 14, 2019 7:30-9 a.m.

Student Veteran Check-In & Pre-Orientation Program Student Activity Center (SAC) 2.304 (Black Box Theatre)

7:30-9 a.m.

Check-In Student Activity Center (SAC) Food Court

7:45 a.m., 8 a.m.

Campus Tours Departs from Student Activity Center (SAC) Food Court

9:15-10 a.m.

Orientation Welcome Transfer Students -SAC 2.410 (Ballroom) Freshman Students -SAC 2.302 (Legislative Assembly Room)

9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Spring Family Orientation Student Activity Center (SAC) 1.402 (Auditorium)

10:15 a.m.-Noon

College Meetings See page 6.

Noon-2 p.m.

Lunch on your own Please make time for lunch before or after your academic advising appointment.

Noon-5 p.m.

Academic Advising Sessions You will receive your advising appointment time and location at your College Meeting.

Noon-5 p.m.

Take your student ID photo and upgrade your EID ID Center, Flawn Academic Center (FAC) First Floor

1-2 p.m., 2-3 p.m., 3-4 p.m., 4-5p.m.

Discover UT: Blocks 1, 2, 3 and 4 Session descriptions, times and locations are located inside the orientation guide.

2-3 p.m., 3-4 p.m., 4-5p.m.

Smart is What You Do: Sessions 1, 2 and 3 Student Activity Center (SAC) 2.410 (Ballroom)

4-5 p.m.

Campus Tour Departs from Student Activity Center (SAC) Food Court

5-6 p.m.

Longhorns to the Core (Required for transfer students only) Student Activity Center (SAC) 2.410 (Ballroom)

5-6 p.m.

Freshman Tips (Required for freshman students only) Student Activity Center (SAC) SAC 2.302 (Legislative Assembly Room)

6-7:15 p.m.

Helping Yourself and Friends with Emotional Distress (dinner provided) Student Activity Center (SAC) 2.410 (Ballroom)

= REQUIRED PROGRAM

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= STUDENTS MUST ATTEND ONE OF THE SESSIONS OFFERED


MONDAY, JAN. 14, 2019 7:30-9 p.m.

Evening Social Activities Gregory Gym(GRE) Games Room

TUESDAY, JAN. 15, 2019 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Take your student ID photo and upgrade your EID ID Center, Flawn Academic Center (FAC) First Floor

8:30-10 a.m.

International Briefing and Check-In (IBC) (Required for international students) Jesse H. Jones Comm. Ctr., Bldg. A (CMA) 2.306

9:30-11 a.m.

Course Registration Help Flawn Academic Center (FAC) Lobby (unless otherwise designated by college)

9:30-11 a.m.

Service Desk open for course registration help Flawn Academic Center (FAC) Lobby

11 a.m.

Campus Tour Departs from Flawn Academic Center (FAC) Lobby, near Campus Computer Store = REQUIRED PROGRAM

= STUDENTS MUST ATTEND ONE OF THE SESSIONS OFFERED

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ORIENTATION PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS Monday, Jan. 14, 2019

7:30-9 a.m. Student Veteran Check-In & Pre-Orientation Program Student Activity Center (SAC) 2.304 (Black Box Theatre) Student veterans will be assigned to a trained peer mentor who can answer questions and provide information about veteran benefits, what to expect during orientation, and tips for a successful transition to UT Austin. Note: Dependents do not attend this program, but should attend the Student Veteran Benefits Open House from 1-5 p.m.

7:30-9 a.m. Check-In Student Activity Center (SAC) Food Court Mandatory check-in where students will get information about required orientation programming and locations.

7:45 a.m., 8 a.m. Campus Tours Depart from Student Activity Center (SAC) Food Court

9:15-10 a.m. Orientation Welcome Program for Students Transfer students: Student Activity Center (SAC) 2.410 (Ballroom) Freshman students: Student Activity Center (SAC) 2.302 (Legislative Assembly Room) Welcome to orientation, Longhorns! This presentation is a Texas-sized welcome to UT Austin. You’ll hear from campus leaders about the university’s core values and what the Longhorn State of Mind is all about.

9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Spring Family Orientation Student Activity Center (SAC) 1.402 (Auditorium) Whether you are a newly admitted freshman or transferring from another institution, this separately run session will introduce your parents and families to the university and it’s resources and tools to help them help you successfully transition to life at UT.

10:15 a.m.-Noon College Meetings Representatives from your college will present an overview of degree programs and specific course requirements. Peer advising and academic advising appointments can be made at this time. Failure to attend may affect your ability to be advised and register for classes. Education SAC 2.302 Legislative Assembly Room Liberal Arts SAC 2.410 Ballroom Natural Science WCH 1.120 6 NEW STUDENT SERVICES

Social Work SAC 2.120 Undergraduate Studies SAC 3.112


Noon-2 p.m.
 Lunch (on your own) See page 4 for dining suggestions. Please make time for lunch before or after your academic advising appointment. You will receive your advising appointment time and location at your College Meeting.

Noon-5 p.m.
 Academic Advising Sessions Advising locations and times will be announced during the College Meeting.

Noon-5 p.m.
 Take your student ID and upgrade your EID ID Center, Flawn Academic Center (FAC) First Floor Don’t forget to bring your government-issued photo ID. See page 16.

1-2 p.m. Discover UT: Block 1 Explore all that UT has to offer and find what interests you through these engaging programs. Design Your Own Path: Humanities Honors

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This session will cover the Humanities Honors program and other honors opportunities in the College of Liberal Arts. The Humanities major allows motivated and curious students the opportunity to develop an interdisciplinary major around a specific research idea. The coursework culminates in an honors thesis written during senior year. After discussing the application process, there will be ample time for questions and collective brainstorming of potential research topics through Humanities.

Flags Requirement Info Session

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The Flag requirements are an innovative feature of all undergraduate degrees. In this session, students will learn where they will earn Flags in their core/major/elective coursework. Transfer and core complete students are strongly encouraged to attend.

Undergraduate Research

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This session will introduce you to undergraduate research opportunities. No matter what you study — be it art, aerospace engineering or accounting — getting involved in research can enrich your academic and personal experience and help you prepare for the future.

Hey You, Explore Your Leadership Potential!

RLP 0.102

The Leadership and Ethics Institute provides opportunities for you to develop leadership skills on the Forty Acres. As a student and a leader, we care about your personal growth. Join us to begin your leadership journey.

Your Ticket to the Arts: Shows, Jobs and More

Bass Concert Hall

Texas Performing Arts brings numerous world-class performers to the UT campus. Learn about our student ticket programs, student jobs, volunteering, and get a backstage tour!

Connect with IT@UT

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Come and see what Information Technology Services (ITS) has to offer! We can show you how to sign up for UTmail by Google, connect to the campus WiFi, get your UT ID card, access courses on Canvas, and more!

Parking and RLP 0.126 Transportation Services

A brief overview of all parking and transportation options available for you as a student. Learn about various permit options and pricing, shuttles, cycling on campus, and late night options.

Off-Campus Living

Living off campus gives you the opportunity to be part of the Austin and The University of Texas community. Learn more about the resources available to you, how to stay connected to campus and tips to make your off campus experience the best it can be.

= REQUIRED PROGRAM

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= STUDENTS MUST ATTEND ONE OF THE SESSIONS OFFERED SPRING ORIENTATION 7


Library Tour

PCL (PerryCastaneda Library) Lobby

Come tour the main library at UT, PCL! You'll learn how the UT Libraries can help you with research, see great spaces for learning and studying, discover technology that will help you complete assignments, and hear about the other ways the UT Libraries will be there for you during your time at UT.

1-4 p.m.
 Vick Center Drop-in Advising and Career Counseling Help Jester (JES) A115 The Vick Center for Strategic Advising and Career Counseling is offering drop-in advising for questions regarding core curriculum petitions for students attending orientation. The flag petitions coordinator will also be available to answer questions about the skills and experience flags and the flag petition process.

1-5 p.m.
 Student Veteran Benefits Open House Student Services Building (SSB) 4.104 An open house for veterans and dependents to learn more about the process for obtaining educational benefits under the GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Hazlewood. Students can also meet with their mentor to discuss the process of registering for classes. After registering, students can bring their veteran benefit paperwork to the Student Veteran Services office for processing.

2-3 p.m. Discover UT: Block 2 Sorority and Fraternity Life on Campus

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In this session, you will receive a general overview of the sorority and fraternity community at UT Austin. With nearly 7,000 members active on campus, UT Austin has one of the oldest and largest sorority and fraternity communities in the country. Members maintain high GPAs, are involved all around the Forty Acres, and contribute positively to the campus and Austin community.

Navigating Conflict @ UT: We Are Your Ombuds

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Students participating in this interactive session will learn how to navigate common concerns facing students at UT Austin. The Office of the University Ombuds for Students and Staff will provide an overview of the academic and conduct policies. In addition, students will learn effective communication techniques to help when facing various types of conflict.

10 Tips for Staying Healthy at UT

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Want to be a Healthyhorn? Learn 10 tips to help you stay active, nourished, rested, and supported at UT. Through interactive goal setting, participants will leave with realistic plans to pave the way to success in college and life!

Hey You, Explore Your Leadership Potential!

RLP 0.102

The Leadership and Ethics Institute provides opportunities for you to develop leadership skills on the Forty Acres. As a student and a leader, we care about your personal growth. Join us to begin your leadership journey.

LGBTQIA+ Center Open House

SAC 2.112

In this session, we will discuss expectations, fears, and hopes about coming to UT Austin as a new LGBTQIA+ student. You will learn about what resources are available for you, what student groups we work with, and connect you to new and returning LGBTQIA+ students on campus.

Connect with IT@UT RLP 0.112

= REQUIRED PROGRAM

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Come and see what Information Technology Services (ITS) has to offer! We can show you how to sign up for UTmail by Google, connect to the campus WiFi, get your UT ID card, access courses on Canvas, and more!

= STUDENTS MUST ATTEND ONE OF THE SESSIONS OFFERED


Take the World by the Horns

RLP 1.104

The International Office creates study abroad experiences that make sense. We offer hundreds of programs to suit every budget, major, and interest. You can earn credit toward your degree, apply your financial aid, and take advantage of $1 million in scholarships. From Maymester programs and summer internships to semester-long exchanges, there is a study abroad opportunity to fit your schedule. Join the more than 3,700 Longhorns who study abroad each year!

Off-Campus Living

RLP 1.106

Living off campus gives you the opportunity to be part of the Austin and The University of Texas community. Learn more about the resources available to you, how to stay connected to campus and tips to make your off campus experience the best it can be.

2-3 p.m. Smart is What You Do: Session 1 of 3 Student Activity Center (SAC) Ballroom 2.410 You must attend only ONE of the three sessions offered. Smart isn’t what you are. Smart is what you do. Successful college students take charge of their own learning, and UT has loads of resources to help you grab your education by the horns. Discover the psychology of learning, listen to current college students’ stories of academic achievement, and get to know the helpful folks at the Sanger Learning Center.

3-4 p.m. Discover UT: Block 3 Sorority and Fraternity Life on Campus

RLP 1.108

In this session, you will receive a general overview of the sorority and fraternity community at UT Austin. With nearly 7,000 members active on campus, UT Austin has one of the oldest and largest sorority and fraternity communities in the country. Members maintain high GPAs, are involved all around the Forty Acres, and contribute positively to the campus and Austin community.

10 Tips for Staying Healthy at UT

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Want to be a Healthyhorn? Learn 10 tips to help you stay active, nourished, rested, and supported at UT. Through interactive goal setting, participants will leave with realistic plans to pave the way to success in college and life!

Take the World by the Horns

RLP 1.104

The International Office creates study abroad experiences that make sense. We offer hundreds of programs to suit every budget, major, and interest. You can earn credit toward your degree, apply your financial aid, and take advantage of $1 million in scholarships. From Maymester programs and summer internships to semester-long exchanges, there is a study abroad opportunity to fit your schedule. Join the more than 3,700 Longhorns who study abroad each year!

We’re Here for You: Preventing Illness from Impacting Academics

RLP 1.102

Don’t let your mental or physical health get in the way of your academics. University Health Services and the Counseling and Mental Health Center are here for you with our top tips for how to access care on the Forty Acres. You’ll learn about all of the services we offer, how to use insurance, and some of our campus partners like the Forty Acres Pharmacy.

Textbooks 101

University Co-op

Textbooks and course materials options for students are constantly changing. In this session, we will explore this world and discuss strategies to acquire the right materials at the lowest possible cost! This invaluable session will save you time and money. Plus, sign up for the new membership program. Members get 5% off most purchases including textbooks!

Your Ticket to the Arts: Shows, Jobs and More

Bass Concert Hall

Texas Performing Arts brings numerous world-class performers to the UT campus. Learn about our student ticket programs, student jobs, volunteering, and get a backstage tour!

Parking and Transportation Services

RLP 0.126

A brief overview of all parking and transportation options available for you as a student. Learn about various permit options and pricing, shuttles, cycling on campus, and late night options.

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Women's Center Open House

SAC 2.112

Join the Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) for an Open House where students will hear about our workshops, events, and feminist student groups. Meet other feminist students & find out about the organizing and activism around women's and feminist movements at UT.

3-4 p.m. Smart is What You Do: Session 2 of 3 Student Activity Center (SAC) Ballroom 2.410 You must attend only ONE of the three sessions offered. Smart isn’t what you are. Smart is what you do. Successful college students take charge of their own learning, and UT has loads of resources to help you grab your education by the horns. Discover the psychology of learning, listen to current college students’ stories of academic achievement, and get to know the helpful folks at the Sanger Learning Center.

4-5 p.m. Discover UT: Block 4 Sorority and Fraternity Life on Campus

RLP 1.108

In this session, you will receive a general overview of the sorority and fraternity community at UT Austin. With nearly 7,000 members active on campus, UT Austin has one of the oldest and largest sorority and fraternity communities in the country. Members maintain high GPAs, are involved all around the Forty Acres, and contribute positively to the campus and Austin community.

Hey You, Explore Your Leadership Potential!

RLP 0.102

The Leadership and Ethics Institute provides opportunities for you to develop leadership skills on the forty acres. As a student and a leader, we care about your personal growth. Join us to begin your leadership journey.

Take the World by the Horns

RLP 1.104

The International Office creates study abroad experiences that make sense. We offer hundreds of programs to suit every budget, major, and interest. You can earn credit toward your degree, apply your financial aid, and take advantage of $1 million in scholarships. From Maymester programs and summer internships to semester-long exchanges, there is a study abroad opportunity to fit your schedule. Join the more than 3,700 Longhorns who study abroad each year!

Top 10 Tips for Accessing Healthcare on Campus

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Don't let an illness get in the way of your academics. University Health Services is here for you, and we've got our top 10 tips for how to get and stay healthy while at UT. You'll also learn about all the services we offer, how to use insurance, and some of our campus partners like the Counseling and Mental Health Center.

Parking and Transportation Services

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A brief overview of all parking and transportation options available for you as a student. Learn about various permit options and pricing, shuttles, cycling on campus, and late night options.

A Longhorn Students Guide to Financial Aid

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This session is an overview of the financial aid process for students. It will cover basic financial information such as applying for aid, financial aid awards, cost of attendance, shopping sheet, paying for tuition and FAQS.

Recreational Sports: GRE Fitness, Friendship, Concourse and Fun Starts Here!

Discover the wide variety of recreation opportunities provided for students such as sport leagues and clubs, fitness classes, gyms and weight rooms, treadmills, swimming classes, rock climbing, backpacking trips, jobs and more! Our Student Ambassadors will take you on a tour of Gregory Gym to learn more about all that RecSports has to offer.

Engineering Internal RLP 0.112 Transfer Information Session

This session is intended for students who are interested in transferring to a major in the Cockrell School of Engineering, and it will cover the requirements and timelines for applying for transfer. While students are not required to attend this or another Information Session in order to apply for Internal Transfer to an engineering major, we request attendance before scheduling an appointment with an academic advisor in Engineering Students Services if they have additional questions.

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= STUDENTS MUST ATTEND ONE OF THE SESSIONS OFFERED


4-5 p.m. Smart is What You Do: Session 3 of 3 Student Activity Center (SAC) Ballroom 2.410 You must attend only ONE of the three sessions offered. Smart isn’t what you are. Smart is what you do. Successful college students take charge of their own learning, and UT has loads of resources to help you grab your education by the horns. Discover the psychology of learning, listen to current college students’ stories of academic achievement, and get to know the helpful folks at the Sanger Learning Center.

4-5 p.m. Campus Tour Departs from Student Activity Center (SAC)Food Court

5-6 p.m. Longhorns to the Core (Required for transfer students only) Student Activity Center (SAC) Ballroom 2.410 UT Austin prides itself on a strong core curriculum that serves as a common academic experience for all students. This session provides information on the 42-hour core curriculum requirements. We’ll also go over “core complete” status and the online petition process. This session does not replace your advising or College Meeting.

5-6 p.m. Freshman Tips (Required for freshman students only) Student Activity Center (SAC) 2.302 Legislative Assembly Room As a new freshman at UT Austin, there's a lot to learn. During this session, you'll get resources, tips and other helpful information to help you navigate life as a Longhorn.

6-7:15 p.m. Helping Yourself and Friends with Emotional Distress (dinner provided) Student Activity Center (SAC) Ballroom 2.410 Dinner will be provided at this program. At UT Austin, we look out for and take care of each other. In this session, you will learn strategies for identifying when a friend is in distress and which resources on campus can help.

7:30-9 p.m. Evening Social Activities Gregory Gymnasium (GRE) Games Room Meet other new Longhorns by joining in some fun games and icebreakers.

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Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
 Take your student ID and upgrade your EID ID Center, Flawn Academic Center (FAC) First Floor Don’t forget to bring your government-issued photo ID. See page 14.

8:30-10 a.m. International Briefing and Check-In (IBC) Session Jesse H. Jones Comm. Ctr., Bldg. A (CMA) 2.306

Required for international students (non-U.S. citizens, non-permanent residents). You must sign up for the January 15 IBC session in advance at https://isss.io.utexas.edu/. If you have an international (I) bar on your Registration Information Sheet (https://utdirect.utexas. edu/registrar/ris.WBX), and you do not attend an IBC session, you will not be able to register for classes.

9:30-11 a.m. Course Registration Help Flawn Academic Center (FAC) Lobby (unless otherwise designated by your college) Orientation Advisors and academic advisors will be available to help with registration from 9:30-11 a.m. in the FAC, unless otherwise designated by your college. Access the online registration system via MyUT (my.utexas.edu) at this time or during any of the designated access times.

9:30-11 a.m. Service Desk open for course registration help Flawn Academic Center (FAC) Lobby The Graduation Help Desk staff will be present at the UT Service Desk to assist any students with questions related to course availability and timely graduation plans.

11 a.m. Campus Tour Departs from Flawn Academic Center (FAC) Lobby

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= STUDENTS MUST ATTEND ONE OF THE SESSIONS OFFERED


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HELPFUL INFORMATION STUDENT EID & ID CARD

You can upgrade your UT EID and obtain your official student ID card any time after you have been admitted to UT Austin. The ID Center is located on the first floor of the Flawn Academic Center (FAC) ID cards cost $10, and this fee must be paid within 30 days. You can pay in person at the Cashier’s Office in the Main Building, or online at the What I Owe Page on the Student Accounts Receivable Website (utexas.edu/ business/accounting/sar), or by clicking the “What I Owe” link in MyUT (my.utexas.edu). To upgrade your UT EID, you must sign the EID agreement, which gives your UT EID legal signature authority. You must also present a valid, non-expired, government-issued ID with a photo, such as a driver license or passport. High school ID cards are not acceptable. Please note that if you are younger than 18, you must have a legal guardian accompany you to upgrade your EID, and they must also have bring an official ID. If your legal guardian cannot be present at orientation, you can print the Electronic Agreement Form (orientation.utexas.edu/freshman/pre-orientation-checklist) beforehand, have it notarized and bring it to orientation. •

For more information about acceptable IDs, visit sites.utexas.edu/idcenter.

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS In the event of a residence hall or campus-wide emergency, University Housing and Dining and the university will use various methods to communicate with people on campus. In most incidents, emergency communication will provide instruction on Shelter in Place (take refuge where you are, away from windows, and wait for emergency instruction) or Emergency Evacuation. The Campus Siren System will activate to inform people that a dangerous situation exists. Verbal instructions will accompany the siren.

EVACUATION If there is a need to evacuate a building, students will be alerted through the fire alarm system (for fires) or through the intercom system (for other emergencies requiring evacuation of the area). When the fire alarm system and/or intercom system is activated, students must immediately evacuate. The fire alarm system is designed to give priority during an evacuation to residents who face the most imminent risk.

CREDIT BY EXAM Student Testing Services (STS) within Testing and Evaluation Services (TES) provides opportunities for students to earn credit by exam. Credit by exam means that students may “test out” of college courses. Information about claiming credits, registering for tests and more is available at testingservices.utexas.edu/credit.

TEXAS SUCCESS INITIATIVE (TSI) If you have not taken the TSI Assessment prior to orientation, you will not be able to register for courses. If you have already taken the TSI Assessment but still have a TSI notice on your MyUT page, you must call 512-471-3614 to make an appointment with a TSI Advisor. Students who have not taken the TSI Assessment prior to orientation should contact the TSI Office immediately for additional instructions. For more information, contact the Texas Success Initiative Office (Jester Residence Hall A332) at tsi@austin.utexas.edu or 512-232-7146.

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FOR STUDENT VETERANS The University of Texas at Austin is dedicated to providing veterans, military personnel and their dependents with the support needed to make the most of their educational experience. Students with previous or current military affiliation, including National Guard service, are encouraged to visit deanofstudents.utexas.edu/veterans for information about Student Veteran Services in the Office of the Dean of Students, as well as information about using benefits and veterans organizations at UT Austin.

BECOMING A CERTIFIED STUDENT VETERAN AT UT AUSTIN 1. Visit the Department of Veterans Affairs or GI Bill websites for information about the Post/911 GI Bill and other educational benefits. Texas residents may qualify for additional state benefits. For more information, visit tvc.texas.gov/education/hazlewood-act. 2. Contact Student Veteran Services to learn about various resources on campus, how to access your benefits and possibly receive credit for military education. 3. Attend the Student Veteran Pre-Orientation Program during your orientation session. Please bring all pertinent certification paperwork with you to the orientation session. Students MUST be in attendance in order for paperwork to be processed. Parents cannot submit paperwork for the student. 4. After registering for courses each semester, certify for your benefits. Certification for all veterans’ educational benefits, including the GI Bill, Hazlewood exemption and benefits for survivors or dependents, is processed by the Office of the Registrar. To find out how to apply for your education benefits visit deanofstudents.utexas.edu/veterans/certificationprocess.php or you can contact Student Veteran Services at 512-232-2835. For more information, call Student Veteran Services at 512-232-2835, visit the Student Veteran Center on the fourth floor of the Student Services Building or email utveterans@austin.utexas.edu.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS AND WEBSITES

Colleges & Schools

Architecture

soa.utexas.edu

Business Administration

my.mccombs.utexas.edu

512-471-1922

Communication

moody.utexas.edu

512-471-1553

Education

education.utexas.edu

512-471-3223

Engineering

engr.utexas.edu

512-471-4321

Fine Arts

finearts.utexas.edu

512-471-5011

Geosciences

jsg.utexas.edu

Health Professions

cns.utexas.edu/health-professions

512-471-3172

Liberal Arts

liberalarts.utexas.edu

512-471-4271

Natural Sciences

cns.utexas.edu

512-471-3796

Nursing

nursing.utexas.edu

512-232-4780

Pharmacy

pharmacy.utexas.edu

512-471-4425

Plan II

liberalarts.utexas.edu/plan2

512-471-1442

Social Work

socialwork.utexas.edu

512-471-5457

Undergraduate Studies

ugs.utexas.edu

512-471-0690

512-232-4545

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IMPORTANT NUMBERS AND WEBSITES MyUT | VISIT MY.UTEXAS.EDU FOR QUICK ACCESS TO IMPORTANT INFO. New Student Services (Orientation)......512-471-3304

University Operator.......................................512-471-3434

Emergency Assistance..............................................911

UT General Info/Visitor Center....................512-471-1000

Jester West Front Desk...........................512-471-3944

Housing and Dining Office of the Registrar General Student Accounts Receivable Campus Resources (Tuition and Fee Billing) Office of Financial Aid

housing.utexas.edu

512-471-3136

registrar.utexas.edu

512-475-7575

financials.utexas.edu/student-accountsreceivable

512-475-7777

finaid.utexas.edu

512-475-6282 512-475-9400

ID Center

sites.utexas.edu/idcenter

Office of the Dean of Students

deanofstudents.utexas.edu

512-471-5017

Sorority and Fraternity Life

deanofstudents.utexas.edu/sfl

512-471-9700

Student Veteran Services

deanofstudents.utexas.edu/veterans

512-471-5017

diversity.utexas.edu

512-471-3212

Division of Diversity and Community Additional Engagement Campus Services for Students with Disabilities Resources

ddce.utexas.edu/disability

512-471-6259 (Video Phone)

Academic Support Services

Information Technology Services (ITS)

it.utexas.edu

International Office

world.utexas.edu

512-475-9400 512-471-2477

Texas Exes – Camp Texas

camp.texasexes.org

512-840-5632

Vick Center for Strategic Advising and Career Counseling

ugs.utexas.edu/vick

512-232-8400

Student Testing Services (STS)

testingservices.utexas.edu/sts

512-232-2662

First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs)

utexas.edu/ugs/fig

512-471-4421

Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

utexas.edu/ugs/tsi

512-232-7146

Graduation Help Desk

graduationhelpdesk@utexas.edu

512-475-7378

Center for First-Year Advising in Natural Sciences

cns.utexas.edu/advising/first-year

512-471-3796

Behavior Concerns Advice Line (BCAL)

utexas.edu/safety/bcal

UT Police (UTPD)

police.utexas.edu

Lost and Found

Health & Safety

512-410-6644

512-232-5050 512-471-4441 512-232-9619

University Health Services

healthyhorns.utexas.edu

512-471-4955

Center for Students in Recovery

recovery.utexas.edu

512-475-8352

Health Promotion Resource Center

healthyhorns.utexas.edu/healthpromotion. html

512-475-8252

Counseling and Mental Health Center

cmhc.utexas.edu

24-Hour Crisis Line

512-471-CALL

Title IX Office

titleix.utexas.edu

Voices Against Violence

cmhc.utexas.edu/vav

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CAMPUS MAP Map Legend Forty Acres (640) shuttle route Forty Acres shuttle stop Campus entry kiosk Parking garage

Turtle Pond

Co-op East Mall

RLP

Dobie Mall

Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

BMC

MAI

BME

Belo Center for New Media....................................................................A1 Biomedical Engineering Building......................................................... B1 BUR Burdine Hall............................................................................................B1 CBA McCombs School of Business.............................................................. B3 Co-op University Co-op.................................................................................... A2 Texas State Capitol CPE Chemical and Petroleum Engineering..................................................B1 DFA E. William Doty Fine Arts Building........................................................C2 East Mall................................................................................................. A2 EER Engineering and Education Research Center...................................... B2 ECJ Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall...........................................................................B1 ETC Engineering Teaching Center II..............................................................B1 FAC Flawn Academic Center........................................................................ A2 GRE Gregory Gymnasium............................................................................. B3 HMA Hogg Memorial Auditorium.................................................................. A2 HRC Harry Ransom Center........................................................................... A3 JCD Jester Residence Hall, East & West...................................................... B3 JES Beauford H. Jester Center.................................................................... B3 JGB Jackson Geological Sciences Building................................................. B2 LFH Littlefield Home..................................................................................... A2

MRH

Main Building (the Tower)..................................................................... B2 Music Building & Recital Hall................................................................C2 NUR Nursing School......................................................................................C4 PAC Performing Arts Center/Bass Concert Hall.........................................C2 PCL Perry-Castañeda Library...................................................................... B3 RLP Patton Hall (RLP)................................................................................... B2 SAC Student Activity Center........................................................................ B2 SJH San Jacinto Residence Hall...................................................................C3 SSB Student Services Building.....................................................................B1 SSW Steve Hicks School of Social Work Building........................................C3 STD Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium...........................................C3 SZB George I. Sánchez Building .................................................................. B3 Turtle Pond............................................................................................. A2 UNB Texas Union Building............................................................................. A2 UTC University Teaching Center................................................................... B3 WCH Will C. Hogg Building............................................................................. B2 WEL Robert A. Welch Hall.............................................................................. B2 SPRING ORIENTATION 17


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