The Department of Government
The Department of Government

Undergraduate Advising Office

Location: Batts Hall (BAT 2.102)

Hours: Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - noon, 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone: (512) 232-7283  Email:

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

Update for March 23, 2020: An email was just sent to you regarding advising for registration, which begins for those with priority registration on April 20, 2020.  

We will be advising students via email, responding as promptly as possible with answers to your questions and suggestions for Summer and Fall 2020.  

Please read that email closely and we look forward to helping you through the rest of this semester.

We will be prompting each group to email us, and we do intend to receive emails from you based on the following timeline:

Seniors and those with priority registration: April 13-17

Juniors: April 20-24

Sophomores and Freshmen: April 27- May 1.

COVID-19 Changes: As of March 16, 2020, no in-person/on-campus advising services will be offered.  At this point, we are hoping to assist students via email.  Please send one of us an email, and we can respond via Secure Academic Note (SAN), which allows you to have answers to your questions in a secure place to reference whenever you may need it.  We know things are stressful, and we know that some of you may be worried, and we want you to know that we will do all we can to ensure that you get answers to your questions. 

We are not able to monitor voicemails to main phone line for the Government Advising Office, so please email us with your questions, and we will take it from there.   

We are seeing Government majors by appointment only.  Please schedule an appointment to meet with an Academic Advisor.  If you are a prospective Government major, you must attend an information session.  

Schedule an appointment HERE.

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?

COVID-19 Changes: As many of you know, the university is no longer open, and we will be hosting virtial information sessions. 

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

Wednesday, April 1 at 2pm.  

This session will be conducted via Zoom.  The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to all students who RSVP. 

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

STUDENTS MUST RSVP by 4:30 p.m. the day before their desired info session in order to attend.

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

GOV Advisors


Nathan Vickers

Nathan Vickers


Megan Kidd 
Megan Kidd


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