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Welcome Plan II Class of 2024!

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

Plan II First-Years' Materials:

 2020-21 Voltaire's Coffees (aka VCs) 

At the beginning of the Spring 2021 semester, freshmen will 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. 


Voltaire's Coffees questions? Email: 

Plan II Freshman Convocation 2020  ::  7:00 pm  ::  Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Location: TBD

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 2020  ::  Friday, September 11th, 2020

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 $80**.  $40 of the charge is for the Getaway (transportation, food, beverages, Shakespeare and fun); the other $40 pays for a LIFETIME membership in the Plan II Students' Association (P2SA).

Getaway Registration and Plan II Students' Association Membership Form: COMING SOON 

**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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