Department of Sociology

Graduate Recruitment Event

March 26-27, 2019

By invitation


Welcome, 2019 Recruiting Participants:

We are looking forward to meeting you on Tuesday, March 26, and Wednesday, March 27, here at The University of Texas at Austin! Amongst many other things, our events will include a reception; talks by our faculty on the program and student life at UT Austin; presentations by our Sociology workgroups; a conversation with our Student Representatives for Underrepresented Groups; and meetings with individual professors. If you arrive between 10 am and 2 pm on March 26 and would like to meet with a current graduate student before we check in to the hotel, please let me know!

The department has reserved and will pay for rooms at the AT&T Conference Center here on campus for the night of March 26. Everyone who stays in the AT&T Center will share a room with another prospective student, so we will not be able to provide accommodations for travel partners. We will also provide up to $300 in travel reimbursements for those who attend (only attendees who have a social security number or ITIN are eligible for the hotel room and reimbursement, and only domestic economy airfare and mileage to and from Austin/AUS are reimbursable).

Please bring all your travel receipts with you to Austin. If you are driving, please print out your route and mileage from Mapquest. A Payee Information Form (PIF) will be sent to you from Please complete it as soon as possible. Please RSVP with us by February 15, so that we can make sure we have enough rooms reserved at the AT&T Center.

Here is our current schedule:

Tuesday, March 26:
3 pm: Check in at the AT&T Center
5 - 7 pm: Welcome reception at Scholz's

Wednesday, March 27:
8 am: Check out at the AT&T Center
8:30 am - 12 pm: Breakfast; Introductions to the department and program; Presentations and workshops
12 - 1 pm: Lunch
1 - 4 pm: Meetings with faculty; Optional activities

Michael Schmidt
Sociology Graduate Program Administrator

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    Austin, TX 78712-1086