Admitted Students Weekend


Thursday, February 20

Time Event Location
2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Welcome! SZB 352. This will be a quick meet and greet before you head off to class.
3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Class Preview Doctoral session in SZB 278 with Rich Reddick.
Master’s session in SZB 380 with Beth Bukoski
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Financial Aid Overview SZB 352
4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Campus tour Meet in the SZB lobby. We will start the tour at 4:45 p.m.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dinner Kerbey Lane Cafe

Friday, February 21

Time Event Location
Master's Students
7:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Placement Exchange - All Fall 2020 admitted master's students (PHEL and EPP) who are seeking a paid Graduate Assistantship are welcome to attend. WCP GSA room on the third floor (green room)
WCP 2.410 (interviews)
Doctoral Students
8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
Meet with current students  Café Medici, 2222 Guadalupe St B, Austin, TX 78705
Doctoral Students
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Doctoral student research presentations SZB 370
Doctoral Students
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Meet with your advisor. 
Walk to Welcome & Lunch in WCP
SZB Faculty Offices
11:30 a.m. 
Plenary Welcome. The plenary will feature an opportunity to meet with your advisor (if available), panels and discussions on student life in Austin, and a faculty presentation on how to maximize your graduate experience. WCP North Ballroom, 2.410
12:00 p.m. Lunch with faculty WCP North Ballroom, 2.410
1:00 p.m. Overview of Programs WCP North Ballroom, 2.410
1:15 p.m. Faculty Panel WCP North Ballroom, 2.410
2:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions EPP Doctoral: WCP 3.116
PHEL Doctoral: WCP 3.114
PHEL Master's: WCP 2.120 
EPP Master's: WCP 2.410
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Student Panels in Breakout Sessions  
4:30 p.m. Social Hour Scholz Garten

Saturday, February 22

Time Event Location 
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ELPSA Brunch: Open to all current and admitted students. Torchy’s Tacos on Guadalupe

We will provide lunch on Feb. 21; all other expenses are the responsibility of participants.

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UT Placement Exchange

This event for admitted master’s students who plan to attend full time and are seeking a position as Graduate Assistant. Learn more and download position descriptions on our student wiki


Public Transportation

  • Austin has a great bus and light rail system that is very cost-effective:
  • We cannot pay for parking or public transportation fees.



WCP – William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activities Center: 2201 Speedway, Austin TX, 78712 

SZB – George I. Sanchez Building: 1912 Speedway, Austin TX, 78705

  • It’s right next door to PCL (library).   (Note:  If you enter SZB from the southeast side of the building, you will enter on the first floor/lower level.  If you enter from the west or north ends of the building (where the escalators are located), you will enter on the second floor.  Only the south end of the building has a first floor/lower level.
  • When you enter SZB, there are floor maps on each floor near the escalator. 

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Kerbey Lane - University2606 Guadalupe, Austin, TX 78705

Scholz Garten1607 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78701

From either the SZB or the WCP, walk south on Speedway, past where the street ends (there’s a sidewalk) until you get to MLK.  Turn left on MLK, and then right on San Jacinto at the bottom of the hill. Scholz is two blocks down.


ELPSA will be coordinating with out-of-town visitors so that you do not have to pay for a hotel room. Housing needs will be met on a first-come, first-served basis, and we cannot guarantee housing for everyone. Please indicate you need housing when you register by the link above. If you do not hear from someone by the week before your arrival, please email ELPSA will your housing needs:

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