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.

CLOSED: Noon - 1 p.m.

Phone: (512) 232-7283  Email:


Students need an appointment to meet with an Academic Advisor, and appointments should be made at least a day in advance. To schedule an appointment, call 512-232-7283, or drop by the advising office. Please do not attempt to schedule appointments via e-mail or voicemail.


The Government Undergraduate Advising Office assists students with: degree requirements, course descriptions, scholarships, internships, 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, long-term planning, and making appropriate referrals to campus resources.

Department or Dean's Office?

Advising Syllabus

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).

Students with questions should contact the advising office at (512) 232-7283 or

Interested in becoming a Government major?

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

Wednesday, February 28 from 2:30pm - 3:30pm in BAT 5.108

Sign up via this link to make your reservation: GOV Internal Transfer RSVP

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

None of these days/times work? 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 McKay

Megan McKay

  • Department of Government

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