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!

COVID-19 Changes

After the recent changes to our semester structure and the rapidly-changing health situation in the country, we wanted to provide a brief update on our services for the near future. 

 In order to adhere to social-distancing guidelines, 


This also means that phone calls to our office will not be answered.


The deadline for this exception has passed.  All requests must have been submitted by May 28th.  

Summer 2021 Q-DROP Deadlines:

Q-Drop and Withdrawal requests must be initiated with Student Division Advisors in the Dean's Office. The deadlines for the undergraduate Q-drop/Withdrawal for Summer 2021 are as follows: 

  • 1st Session - 5pm on July 8th (last class day)
  • 9-week Session - 5pm on July 27th (last class day)
  • 2nd Session & Whole Session - 5pm on August 13th (last class day)

You can schedule an appointment hereZoom appointments are now available. 

Prospective Government majors, please see information on required Information Sessions below. 

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.

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 4:30pm 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

GOV Advisors



Nathan Vickers


Megan Kidd


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Jenna 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