To help you prepare for student life Services & Resources
After you take the steps necessary to accept your admission, you may still need to see about additional processes and learn about services and resources for incoming students.
Meeting Student Needs
Getting things done online
UT Direct is the secure portal that you'll use to get things done online. You'll use UT Direct to:
- Register for classes
- Develop degree plans
- Check your grades
- Access library services
- Pay your bills
- Complete other secure tasks
Forgot or locked your UT EID or password?
- Call the Office of Admissions at 512-475-7387, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Once your UT EID is unlocked, you'll have to repeat the process of claiming your EID and choosing a new password.
Need more help with the UT EID system? Call the Information Technology Services Help Desk at 512-475-9400, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Majors, degree plans and courses
You’ll get details about your major, the courses you’ll take to complete your degree and the courses available next semester when you meet with an academic advisor before you register for classes during orientation. In the meantime, you’ll find information about majors, degree plans and courses from the Office of the Registrar.
Publications from the Registrar
- Undergraduate Catalog: information on undergraduate degrees, degree requirements, majors, program options, preparation for law and health professional studies, and courses.
- Course Schedule: information about registering for classes, instructions, academic advising requirements and locations, building and course abbreviations, course offerings for the semester, and other general information, such as the UT calendar.
- General Information: information about the University, including freshman admission standards, general academic policy, tuition and required fee schedules, student affairs and services and information about libraries and other academic facilities; should be used along with the Undergraduate Catalog.
Visit the University Catalogs page to access all the university's current catalogs online. .
Getting parents involved
Parents of admitted students might be interested in:
- Texas Parents, a web site from the Parents' Association of The University of Texas at Austin.
- New Parent Guide, a guide arriving in mid-May containing helpful information, important dates and tips from other Longhorn parents.
Computer services and security
Information Technology Services (ITS) is the central provider of computer-related products and services at The University of Texas at Austin. To help students get started with technology at the university, ITS has created a web site with important information and easy-to-follow steps to help you:
- Set up your official university e-mail account
- Secure your computer with free software from BevoWare
- Find campus computer labs
- Connect to the university network
- Learn the rules (yes, there are some)
- And much more
Visit the Students: Get Started with Technology at UT web site for more information. (Some of the services listed on the site are only available after you’ve registered and enrolled in classes.)
Paying your bills
Looking for information and help with your bills and related issues? UT Austin's Student Accounts Receivable Office processes payments and serves as an information resource for your UT bills.
Accounts Receivable can help you with questions about tuition and fee rates, payment due dates, how to pay, payment plans, online tuition bills, add bills, refunds, official fee receipts, tuition and cash loans, exemptions/waivers (like the Texas Tomorrow Fund or valedictorian scholarship), what you owe UT, and higher education tax credits.
For questions about your residency status, contact the University Residency Office at 512-475-7408 or 475-7407.
The University of Texas at Austin provides a safe and secure environment for the university community. Keeping campus safe for the students, staff and faculty who live and work here is of paramount importance to every department on campus. Learn more about our safety and security resources.
Student activities, organizations, support, and assistance
The Office of the Dean of Students supports Longhorn students with many on-campus services and activities.
- New Student Services: orientation and other info for new students
- Student Government and Senate of College Councils: your voice as a student
- Greek Life and Education: dozens of fraternities and sororities
- Legal Services for Students: advice about legal issues to currently enrolled students
- Student Activities and Leadership Development: 1,000+ student organizations
- Student Emergency Services: assists students during an emergency or crisis situation
- Sexual Harassment Liaison: advising students with complaints
- Student Judicial Services: promoting academic integrity on campus
Additional support and services are available to students through the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.
- Longhorn Center for Academic Excellence: helping students succeed academically
- Gender and Sexuality Center: providing safe spaces for all members of the UT Austin community
- Multicultural Information Center: promoting awareness and disseminating information
- Services for Students with Disabilities: resources for disabled students
- Volunteer and Service Learning Center: matching students with opportunities
Frequently Asked Questions
Still have questions about making the transition to life as a Longhorn? Browse our list of Frequently Asked Questions for more details.