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 

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. 

We will not be able to see students on a walk-in basis, so please see the information to schedule an appointment below. 


Fall 2021 Add/Drop Dates and Important Deadlines:

August 25 (first class day) to August 30 (fourth class day): Registration is open to add and drop courses, please refer to your Registration Information Sheet (RIS).

August 31 (fifth class day) to September 10: Students can drop courses online, but must contact the department offering a course they may wish to add. CTI courses will NOT accept late students. 

September 3 (eighth class day): last day students can add an upper division Government class.

September 10 (twelfth class day): last day to drop a course for a possible refund.

September 13 - October 28: Q-Drop and Withdrawal requests must be initiated with Student Division Advisors in the Dean's Office.

October 28: deadline to drop a course, withdraw from the university, or switch a course to pass fail.

October 25 - November 5: Registration for Spring 2022 courses.

Government majors: 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: 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


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