College of Liberal Arts

Welcome to Student Affairs

Liberal Arts Student Affairs is dedicated to the success of our students through comprehensive and collaborative advising services and multifaceted programs designed to support a diverse student population. We are equally committed to the development and well-being of our staff and student workers by creating a professional, dynamic, and inclusive culture.

Student COVID-19 Updates


All CoLA advising will be done online until further notice. Please e-mail your advisor or Ask Libby for any questions.

Deadlines and Grading

Students will be given until Friday, May 29, one week after final grades are submitted, to Q-drop a course, to withdraw with a W from the university, or to change a course to Pass/Fail, overriding existing deadlines for Spring 2020.

Pass/Fail or Credit/No Credit: For all courses* offered in Spring 2020, students will be given until after final grades are submitted, Friday, May 29, to change a course to Pass/Fail or Credit/No Credit. Students may change to Pass/Fail or Credit/No Credit as many times as needed this semester. For courses taken in Spring 2020, all UT policies requiring letter grades in undergraduate courses will be waived. This includes prerequisites, degree requirements, core, flags and internal transfers. In graduate-level courses, some policies will remain in effect because of historical differences from university standards. Graduate students are encouraged to consult with their college or program.

Q-drops: Please note that all Q-drops for Spring 2020 will be treated as “substantive, non-academic course drops,” which means that they will not count against the maximum of six allowed Qs. The deadline to Q-drop is now Friday, May 29.

*One exception: A college may require courses to be taken for a grade if they are required to be taken for a grade for professional accreditation. Again, students must consult with an advisor prior to making changes.

Advising: Students are required to speak with their academic advisor before taking any action.

College Communications

Official college correspondence can be located here.


  • Liberal Arts Career Services is hosting online resume review, practice interviews, etc.

  • The planned Spring 2020 Commencement ceremony has been cancelled. The University is making arrangements for both a virtual ceremony and postponed celebration. For more information please click here.