International Relations and Global Studies



We advise students on a wide variety of issues that include major and minor requirements and options, academic policy, core requirements, scholastic status, and petitions to the Dean.

Office Hours

The International Relations and Global Studies advising suite is located in RLP 1.216.  We are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to Noon, and 1:00 PM to 4:30 p.m. 

Advising Appointments

To schedule an appointment, you can either call us at (512) 232-6344, stop by our office in RLP 1.216, or schedule one onlinePlease note: during add/drop week, we only see students on a walk-in basis. All other days, we require appointments and do not accept walk-ins.

Registration Advising

Registration advising sessions are quick (30 minutes or less) meetings to review your degree audit and discuss courses for the coming semester. Registration advising is only required for some IRG students so check your Registration Information Sheet to see if you have a bar. IRG students without a bar may also elect to meet with an advisor. All IRG students have the opportunity to attend an IRG group advising session (dates, times, and locations will be emailed to students immediately prior to registration advising). If you currently are studying abroad, an IRG advisor will contact you via email with special instructions.  

Please keep in mind that as an IRG major, you do not have "special" access to courses on the track or World History lists. Please do not contact the offering departments for access. Restrictions may loosen during subsequent access periods.

More information on steps to prepare for registration can be found HERE.  


Beginning March 13, 2020, IRG advising will modified to comply with University of Texas at Austin recommendations on social distancing practices. These modifications include:

  • The IRG Advising Office in RLP will be closed until further notice.
  • Our main phone line will not be manned; the voicemail will direct you to email us. Voicemails will not be checked.
  • All questions and concerns should be directed to our email:
  • All advising appointments will be held via Zoom. You can connect with a computer or phone.
  • Advising appointments can continued to be booked online.


IRG Academic Advising

Patton Hall (RLP) 1.216


Schedule an Appointment