Lingo A to Z
The times after registration when you can add and drop courses from your schedule. Procedures for adding and dropping courses are given in the Course Schedule.
The AUP refers to the University's Acceptable Use Policy. This policy provides students with guidelines on appropriate and legal uses of computer and information technology at the university. One important aspect of this policy outlines your responsibilities when accessing campus network resources. Violating the AUP can lead to serious consequences, including disciplinary action or even criminal prosecution.
The University's official mascot, a longhorn steer, accompanies the Longhorn football team to all home and many out-of-town games.
Bevo Pay is the easy-to-use, cashless form of payment accessible through your ID Card. Like a debit card, Bevo Pay is a prepaid account that you can use to purchase food, goods and services both on and off campus.
Learn how Longhorns take care of each other by identifying potential harm, choosing to respond and taking action.
The athletic conference to which the University belongs. The conference includes UT Austin, Baylor University, Iowa State University, The University of Kansas, Kansas State University, The University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, Texas Christian University, Texas Tech University, and West Virginia University.
The Big Ticket is a unique, exclusive student offer—a single transaction, single-purchase, all-event ticket that buys a reserved seat to every Texas Football home game—and a simple, general admission access pass to every other UT sports home event. That's close to 120 events a year, featuring your Longhorns against Big 12 Conference and national competition.
Bridging Disciplines Programs allow undergraduates to earn certificates in one of eight interdisciplinary areas, ranging in content from International Studies to the Environment to Digital Arts and Media. A BDP consists of 19 credit hours, which typically combine courses with research and/or internships.
Also known as the Cashier's Office; where students may pay their fee bills or pick up student employment checks.
As the oldest publication on campus, the Cactus is the only pictorial record of the events on the UT campus for the student body as a whole.
Camp Texas is the start to a great college experience for new students. Held at a lakefront ranch outside of Austin, this three-day extended orientation program provides a complete guide for success at UT. From fireside chats with UT professors, to Texas traditions and making new friends, campers learn what it means to be a true Longhorn.
Located in the Flawn Academic Center, this on-campus location offers students, faculty, and staff academic discounts from Apple, Dell, Lenovo as well as on software and accessories. In-store services include computer repair, trade-in and warranty services for most computer brands.
An online course management system that allows students and faculty to integrate multimedia course content, course communication, student assessments (quizzes, assignments, surveys, portfolios), and student grades to create a cohesive, connected virtual space for classes.
Undergraduate students are classified as freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors based on the number of academic credit hours earned. This classification is as follows: freshmen, 0-30 credit hours; sophomores, 31-60 credit hours; juniors, 61-90 credit hours; seniors, 91 credit hours and above.
All undergraduate students at the University are responsible for completing the core curriculum, which is built into each degree plan. The core consists of 42 hours of coursework in communication, natural sciences, humanities, arts, history, government, and social sciences.
The CMHC provides counseling services to students, hosts discussions groups and workshops, and offers mental health resources.
Lists the courses to be offered each semester, including time, location, unique number and instructor, as well as other essential registration information and instructions.
The University Co-Op is located on Guadalupe directly across from the West Mall. Partially owned and operated by students, faculty and staff of the University, the Co-op sells UT clothing, gifts, souvenirs, textbooks and more.
The award-winning student-run newspaper on campus.
The Office of the Dean of Students provides a variety of student support services along with opportunities for leadership experience, diverse student work environments, engaging programming, and specialized resources.
Refers to Guadalupe Street, in general and the portion of Guadalupe running between Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard (MLK Blvd.) and W. Dean Keeton Street, in particular. The University Co-op, fast food establishments, clothing stores, etc., are located on the Drag.
Duo Two-Factor Authentication
Two-factor authentication requires one authentication method from two distinct categories in order to gain access to the service or system. UT is implementing Two Factor Authentication for most of our online systems using a service called Duo.
The area east of the Main Building between Speedway and the bus circle on East 23rd Street.
Your UT EID and password enable you to use secure UT web services such as course registration, tuition and fee bill calculation, student address update, and ticket draws for intercollegiate athletic events.
The biggest open house in Texas. Students, faculty and staff showcase UT's literary and art collections, student performances of dance, music, and theater, and cutting-edge scientific research for the Austin community.
Abbreviation for the Peter T. Flawn Academic Center located on the West Mall next to the Main (MAI) Building. Home to the computer store, computer lab, A/V library, ID Center, ITS Help Desk, Liberal Arts Career Services and more.
Designed to assist new students with their transition to the University, FIG is a group of up to 25 freshmen who take two to four courses together based on a major or academic area of interest and attend a weekly one-hour seminar facilitated by a professional advisor and peer mentor.
Indicates that a course fulfills a content area required for graduation.
The original UT campus was located on 40 Acres surrounding what is now the Tower. This is the area framed by 24th, Speedway, 21st, and Guadalupe Streets.
This is a chance to interact with some of the best professors the University has to offer. Over the summer, read a book recommended by the professor you choose, and then, just before classes start, discuss that book in a relaxed setting with a small group of fellow freshmen.
Refers to the booklet published by the Official Publications Division of the Registrar's Office which discusses general admission requirements, registration and fees, academic policies and procedures, student affairs, libraries and other academic resources.
Celebration taking place on the Main Mall the night before classes start each fall. Serves as the official "welcome" to UT Austin.
The grade point average (GPA) is the single most frequently used evaluation of a student's classroom performance. In computing this average, the following point system is used: A=four points per semester hour, B=three points per semester hour, C=two points per semester hour, D=one point per semester hour, F=no points per semester hour. The GPA is calculated by dividing the number of hours taken into the number of grade points received. The Registrar has an online GPA calculator.
The mission of the Gender and Sexuality Center is to provide safe spaces for all members of the UT Austin community to explore, organize, and promote learning around issues of gender and sexuality. The center also facilitates a greater responsiveness to the needs of women and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities through education, outreach and advocacy.
A restriction on your student record (because you owe money, need to see your advisor, etc.) preventing registration. Holds are listed on your Registration Information Sheet (RIS). Here are the kinds of bars that may appear on your record and how you may clear them:
Financial. In most cases, financial bars may be paid in cash or by check at the Cashier's Office in MAI 8 or paid online by credit card.
Nonfinancial. You must resolve a nonfinancial bar in person at the administrative office that imposed it.
Advising. Many academic departments on campus require their students to be advised before registering for classes. View your RIS or consult the Advising and Major Codes section of the Course Schedule to see if the department of your major requires advising.
The hand symbol, resembling the head of a longhorn, that UT fans use to show their school spirit. Introduced in 1955 by Harley Clark, the hand signal was an instant hit. Hook 'Em is also the name of the costumed mascot.
The place to get connected and involved on campus!
(Hybrid/Blended Course) A hybrid class utilizes both online and in-person experiences. A hybrid class is one designed for the instructor and students to meet in person part of the time and online other times.
Computer help; find it on the first floor of the FAC.
(Face-to-face) Classes designated as in-person are those for which there is at least some material critical for the class that cannot be acquired without in-person attendance. Most of these classes involve learning skills or using equipment that would not be available remotely. In-person classes may have some content presented online, but students who register for classes without coming to campus cannot take these classes.
KVRX 91.7 is broadcasted 24/7 at KVRX.org. The mission of KVRX 91.7 is to provide the estimated 20,000 listeners in the Austin area with music and community programming that cannot be found in commercial media.
Hours when faculty members are available to meet with students in their offices. Many times, students may also make special appointments if they are unable to speak with a professor during his or her office hours.
Online Class (Internet)
An online class is a class designed from the ground up assuming that all students will attend the main class experience online. Material in these classes may be presented synchronously or asynchronously.
Charges for programs and services not included when a student pays tuition and required fees. Optional fees include Longhorn All-Sports Package, Department of Theatre and Dance tickets, Cactus yearbook and parking permits.
OAs assist new students, transfer students, returning students and their family members in their transition to UT Austin. OAs are responsible for helping students with academic advising, providing information about campus resources and services, and educating students about campus policies and procedures. In addition, OAs serve as representatives of New Student Services and The University of Texas at Austin.
The last possible time to drop a class without penalty (or refund), between the 12th and 20th class day. Approval must be granted by the dean.
This office oversees registration; maintains and certifies student records; issues diplomas and transcripts; and publishes catalogs, course schedules and final exam schedules.
Campus Residence Hall Network. Provides wired and wireless Internet access for students living on campus.
Registration Information Sheet. A form prepared for each student that lists personal information, advising information, registration times and financial and nonfinancial bar information.
The Sanger Learning Center provided academic support for all students.
Courses designed for first-year students on topics of contemporary interest. A Signature Course will introduce you to great faculty members and to some of UT's unique resources, while also honing your skills as a college student.
The group of six buildings on the South Mall.
Grassy area to the south of the Tower by Littlefield Fountain.
Speedway Ave. between 24th and Inner Campus Drive. Not uncommon to find free food here.
The Student Services Building is where you can find many student resource offices, including University Health Services.
Student Accounts Receivable
Student Accounts Receivable manages financial services, including: CASH and the What I Owe page. The What I Owe page is used for student fees related to tuition, housing, health services, and New Student Orientation.
Given out on the first day of class, this outlines what will be covered in class, for example, assignments, expectations, the professor's office hours, and other pertinent information for that course.
Teaching Assistant. Graduate student who assists a professor, grades assignments and leads labs/discussion groups.
The official alumni association for The University of Texas at Austin.
Texas One Stop is your resource at UT for finding everything related to registering for classes, financial aid, paying your bill, ordering your transcript, and more.
Calendar detailing campus events happening both in-person and virtually.
The Texas Travesty is the largest college humor publication in the nation. It appears monthly during the school year in print and on the web.
Known as the "living room" of the University of Texas, the Texas Union offers lounges, meeting rooms, student organizational offices, restaurants, a large ballroom and an art gallery. The Texas Union also houses the famous Cactus Cafe, and an underground pool and bowling hall.
Also known as the Main Building, the Tower stands 307 feet tall. It houses Admissions, the President's Office, the Registrar's Office and the Cashier's office, Texas One Stop, among others. The Tower remains one of the best known symbols of the University.
Texas Student Television.
The Registrar produces this publication, which discusses admission requirements that are particular to each college or school, lists faculty, describes content of courses offered by the colleges or schools and illustrates different degree requirements, among other things.
A customizable online portal that provides access to various resources
Your student identification card, used for Bevo Pay, door access and more.
During registration, the process that allows students to wait for a seat in a class that's full.
Formally known as the SAC, the William C. Powers Student Activity Center is called the WCP for short. Fancy student union building with food, a black box theater, meeting rooms, dance space, study spots and more.
Area to the west of the Tower to Guadalupe St. Many student orgs table here.