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Welcome Plan II Class of 2023!

Please bookmark this page for Summer orientation and Fall kick-off event information!

Plan II First-Years' Materials:

  • 2019 Orientation Advising Booklet -  This packet contains Plan II Honors course descriptions. A printed copy will be included in the mailing entering first-year students will receive via USPS.  Bring your hard copy with you to Orientation and to the Day One Plan II Honors meeting at 3:00 pm  

  • 2019 Fall Registration Guide - This packet contains first-year advising information, registration information, degree checklists and guides, test credit information and a whole lot more.  
  • 2019 Families Handbook - A printed copy will be included in the mailing entering first-year students will receive via USPS.

 2019 Voltaire's Coffees (aka VCs) 

At the beginning of each fall semester, freshmen meet in small, informal book discussions with some of the most acclaimed professors at UT—a part of a Plan II tradition called "Voltaire's Coffee." 

Students are required to attend at least one Voltaire's Coffees, but are encouraged to sign up for more (if space allows). Plan II students in P2SA choose the sponsoring professors who in turn choose the books to discuss. The result is a delightful mix of books, ranging from the sublime to the entertaining, covering all areas of study, and a discussion that promises to be illuminating. If the book listed has a translation, please buy the one specified, as different versions can give different impressions. 

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Please complete this Google Survey to indicate your preferred VCs by Friday, August 2. Click here to read VC descriptions.

Be aware that VCs will occur during the first few weeks of classes in the fall semester; a few of them will meet before classes even begin.

Voltaire's Coffees questions? Email: 

Plan II Freshman Convocation 2019  ::  7:00 pm  ::  Thursday, September 5th, 2019

Location: JGB 2.324

Convocation is a required event for all Plan II Honors First-Year students.  (The only accepted excuses for missing Convocation are scheduled UT classes and Texas Exes Scholarship Award dinners.) 

The Plan II director, special guest speakers, and Plan II Students Association co-presidents address the students and welcome everyone to Plan II Honors. Representatives from all the Plan II Honors student organizations (from the Broccoli Project drama group to the Plan II Pre-Medical Society) will be there to help you get involved and busy. 

The Convocation will begin at 7:00 pm.  Most Peer Mentoring Pods will have dinner together prior to Convocation (about 5:30 pm) so count that in your time commitment for the evening.

Plan II Freshman Getaway 2019  ::  Friday, September 13th, 2019

Entering first-year students, Plan II peer advisors P2SA officers and Plan II staff travel off campus for a killer BBQ dinner (with veggie options), swimming, water-balloon battle, piñata, a Shakespeare performance, volleyball and other games.  Shady Springs Party Barn has big beautiful oaks and a lush lawn.  They have a spring on the property so even when we are in "extreme" drought conditions, the grass is soft and green. There's a big "party barn," so even if it's rainy, there's plenty of room for fun.

It's quite a bargain at $60**.  $30 of the charge is for the Getaway (transportation, food, beverages, Shakespeare and fun); the other $30 pays for a LIFETIME membership in the Plan II Students' Association (P2SA).

Getaway Registration and Plan II Students' Association Membership Form: CLICK HERE

Mail in the form and check to the Plan II Honors office or bring the form and a check for $60 (or cash) with you to Orientation. The registration form is also available at the Plan II front desk, just stop on by to fill them out (bring your insurance card with you).

**Plan II and P2SA want all first-year students to participate in Getaway & P2SA. If you are not financially able to participate at this time, please contact Assistance is available.

Transportation: Buses will leave at 4:00 pm from East Mall Fountain--the cul-de-sac at RLP-- Patton Hall (where 23rd Street dead-ends into the East Mall.) The ride to Shady Springs Party Barn takes about 20 minutes. Buses will return you to Patton Hall (RLP) on campus around 9 pm.

  • Please bring: Comfortable, casual clothes. Shoes or sandals. Bathing suit & towel. Bug spray.
  • Don’t bring: Alcoholic beverages.  Other illicit substances.  Money or valuables (there are no lockers).
  • Provided: Buffet dinner featuring Texas-style barbecue and vegetarian options, iced tea, lemonade and water.
  • Be ready for: FUN!

Contact Plan II Academic Advisors:

Katie O'Donnell

Katie O'Donnell, Academic Advising Coordinator





Peggy Sharp

Peggy Sharp, Senior Academic Advisor

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    RLP 2.102
    Austin, Texas, 78712-1250