Department of Rhetoric & Writing
Department of Rhetoric & Writing

Advising Information

Virtual Location (temporarily suspended for registration advising)
Hours  8:30 to 4:30 Monday through Friday, closed noon to 1
Phone  (512) 471-5736; messages checked daily

 Registration FAQ

Questions about Rhetoric & Writing course enrollment should be directed to


Please contact us via any of the methods listed above to let us know what you’d like to discuss. For correspondence, be sure to include your EID and a few days and times you are available to meet. For registration advising periods, look for our e-newsletter with Calendly appointment information and other details.


Current UT-Austin students may change to (or add) a Rhetoric & Writing major after meeting with our academic advisor, Rebecca Marcus. At this meeting, we’ll address your questions, review Rhetoric & Writing requirements and opportunities, and complete required internal transfer forms.  To make an appointment, please visit our virtual front desk or send an e-mail our way (see above) with your EID and availability.  If you aren’t yet prepared to “declare” Rhetoric but would like to discuss the major with an advisor, please also feel free to reach out.

We meet with current UT-Austin students who are interested in the Rhetoric & Writing major throughout the year, excepting the first five class days of each semester, the registration advising period (release of the Course Schedule through the end of registration), and New Student Orientation days.


Other inquiries from current or former UT-Austin students may also be directed to our virtual front desk or e-mail listed at the top of this page.  Our availability may be limited during high-traffic periods.  If your inquiry involves Rhetoric & Writing course enrollment, please contact


Welcome to UT-Austin!  We look forward to working with you.  Your first advising step is to sign up for orientation through New Student Services.  As part of your orientation, you’ll meet one-on-one with an Academic Advisor.  Because your registration time is tied to your orientation session, there is no registration advantage to meeting with an advisor prior to orientation.  If you have a pressing question, though, please feel free to send it to


Thank you for your interest in studying Rhetoric & Writing at UT-Austin.  Prior to your admission to UT-Austin, our Office of Admissions will be your primary contact.  In addition to the Rhetoric & Writing website, some of the links below may be particularly helpful to our future Longhorns.  Good luck, and hook ‘em!

Campus Visits
Course Transferability and Transfer Guides
Credit by Exam
Liberal Arts Honors
Liberal Arts Prospective Students