The Department of Government
The Department of Government

Undergraduate Advising Office

Location: Batts Hall (BAT 2.102)

Hours: Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - noon, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Phone: (512) 232-7283  Email: guao@austin.utexas.edu


Welcome to all of our new majors and welcome back to all of our returning students!

COVID-19 Changes 

Fall 2021 hours are different than what is listed above. Our office hours are Monday - Friday 9 AM to noon, 1 PM to 4 PM. 

Appointments will primarily be online via Zoom. If an In-Person appointment is necessary, please email guao@austin.utexas.edu to make that request. Keep in mind, in-person appointments will be extremely limited. Please email and we will either answer your question or offer possibly in-person times.


Important Fall 2021 Deadlines and Spring 2022 Registration:

  • November 9thTuition bills for the spring semester distributed to students electronically
  • November 24th - 27thThanksgiving holidays (GOV department closes on the 25th & 27th) 
  • December 3rd: Guarantee date for graduating seniors to take UEX finals and ensure degree certification. 
  • December 6th: Last class day. Deadline to apply to graduate (currently enrolled and in absentia). Deadline to submit OTE (to the Dean's Office) and medical withdrawals (to SSD) by 5PM. 
  • December 9th-15th: Final exams 
  • December 17th: Guarantee date for graduating seniors to submit transcripts to Admissions and ensure degree certificate. 
  • December 18th: Official Graduation date. Tuition rebate online application due by 11:59PM.
  • December 24th - 31st: Winter Break (GOV department will be closed) 
  • January 3rd - 6th: Registration for continuing students and readmitted students who have not yet registered. 

Government majors only: you can schedule an appointment hereZoom appointments are now available. 

Prospective Government majors, must attend a GOV Info Session before they can meet with a GOV Advisor. Please see information on required Information Sessions below. 

**Current GOV majors are welcome to request a GOV Advising Worksheet here**

GOV Advising Worksheet should help guide you on what courses you might still be needing and has options on courses that you could take for future semesters.


The Government Undergraduate Advising Office assists students with: degree requirements, scholarships, study abroad programs, honors programs, petitions, special waivers, scholastic probation, and transfer of credit. We also assist students with class registration, the add/drop process, semester planning, and making appropriate referrals to campus resources.

Please see a Liberal Arts Student Division Advisor in Gebauer Hall (GEB 2.200) to discuss any of the following: Q Drops and Pass/Fail, One Time Exeptions (OTE), Applying to Graduate, Official Degree Check, etc.

Please view our Advising Syllabus for a complete guide for which advisor you should see.


While advising is not required for students UNLESS they are new to the major or on scholastic probation, it is recommended that all GOV majors visit the advising office regularly (especially during the last two years of coursework).


Current UT Students: Interested in becoming a Government major?

We will be hosting virtial information sessions. 

Please register to attend a mandatory information session in order to declare.

Please secure your spot by registering through this link: RSVP for GOV Internal Transfer Info. Session

STUDENTS MUST RSVP by 4:30pm the day before the Information Session, otherwise, you will have to attend the next session. 

There will be more sessions offered throughout the semester. Please continue to check this website for upcoming info session dates and times. 


Government Undergraduate Advising Office
1 University Station A1800, BAT 2.102
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas, 78712
512.232.7283



GOV Advisors

Megan McKay 

      Megan McKay 


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       Megan Kidd  

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      Julian Falgout

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    The University of Texas at Austin
    158 W 21st ST STOP A1800
    Batts Hall 2.116
    Austin, TX 78712-1704
    512-471-5121