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!

January 13-17: Appointments for Government majors are available.

January 21-24: We will see Government majors on a walk-in basis only for Spring 2020 schedule checks.  Anything beyond a quick check of your Spring 2020 schedule, will need to be by appointment

January 27-February 5: Classes may be added by visiting the Advising Office, assuming the professor is willing to accept late students, and there is space in the class.  We will not add students to closed courses.  Visit the Advising Office for availability.  We will no longer add students to upper division Government classes after January 30. 

Appointments for Government majors resume on January 27.

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?

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

January 28th at 2pm

January 29th at 2:30pm


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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    158 W 21st ST STOP A1800
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    Austin, TX 78712-1704