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Welcome Plan II Class of 2022!

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

Plan II First-Years' Materials:

  • 2018 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  

  • 2018 Fall Registration Guide  - This packet contains first-year advising information, registration information, degree checklists and guides, test credit information and a whole lot more.  
  • 2018 Parents' Handbook - A printed copy will be included in the mailing entering first-year students will receive via USPS.

UPDATED - 2018 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. 

Please complete this Google Survey to indicate your preferred VCs by Friday, July 20 (EXTENDED DEADLINE). 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:  pii.academics@gmail.com 

Plan II Freshman Convocation 2018  ::  7:00 pm  ::  Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Location: TBA

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 World Literature cohorts or 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 2018  ::  Friday, September 14th, 2018

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 libaplanii@gmail.com

Transportation: Buses will leave at 4:00 pm from East Mall Fountain--the cul-de-sac at CLA--the College of Liberal Arts Building (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 the College of Liberal Arts Building (CLA) 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:

Melissa Ossian

Melissa Ossian, Academic Advising Coordinator


Katie O'Donnell

Katie O'Donnell, Senior Academic Advisor


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    RLP 2.102
    Austin, Texas, 78712-1250
    512-471-1442