What are some useful resources on campus for students?


Read on for recommendations of resources provided at UT by Harshita from the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).

Q: What are some useful resources on campus for students (engineering and non-engineering)?


A: Hi! This is a great question that everyone at UT should know the answer to! I’ll break it down into three categories: academic, health, and day-to-day. I’ve used nearly every resource on here and have found them to be very useful!


Academic:

Engineering:

  • Engineering Study Tables

  • Drop-in tutoring on the first floor of the EER* for lower division math, chemistry, and physics classes and lower division engineering mechanics and computational engineering classes! (especially helpful for my fellow ASE/COE majors!)

  • * will be online for this semester - click on the link for zoom links!

  • Texas Inventionworks

  • 23,000 square feet of makerspaces for designing and building everything from solar cars and satellites to robots and biomedical sensors

  • Engineering Career Assistance Center (ECAC)

  • Assistance with career counseling and finding internships/externships/co-ops through their online database

  • Academic Advising

  • Departmental advisors and Engineering Student Services (ESS) advisors are here to help you register for classes, plan your classes for future semesters, and guide you to other engineering resources

Non-engineering:


Wellness:

  • University Health Services (UHS)

  • Offers medical care, prescriptions, immunizations, health advice, etc.

  • COVID-19 Testing

  • Proactive community testing for COVID-19 at UT!

  • 40 Acres Pharmacy

  • Pick up your prescriptions here!

  • Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC)

  • Counseling services available to all UT students! Offers help with crisis intervention, self care, medication/counseling, and finding off campus mental health care!

  • CARE Counselor (EER)

  • Jeni Wade helps students struggling academically due to non-academic reasons with counseling and mental health resources! She also helps students find off campus care and treatment for those with mental illness!

  • Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)

  • Provides academic and non-academic accommodations for students

  • RecSports

  • Offers intramural sports, fitness/wellness, outdoor recreation, sport clubs, instructional, and informal recreation

Day-to-day:

  • Capital Metro Public Transportation

  • Free transportation for UT students - need I say more?!

  • SURE Walk

  • Don’t walk alone at night - request two SURE Walkers to accompany you! Available from 8 pm to 2 am 7 days a week!

  • UT Night Rides

  • Free Lyft from campus to an off campus location at night! Available from midnight to 4 am 7 days a week!

  • University Co-op

  • Go here for lab manuals and textbooks! Also has cute UT apparel :)

  • Hornslink

  • Learn about and join student organizations on campus!


So that’s the end of my list of useful resources on campus for UT students. I hope you use these resources and find them as helpful as I have! Stay safe and hook ‘em! :)

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This blog post was written for SWE by Harshita Mattapalli, a sophomore studying aerospace engineering and one of SWE’s publicity chairs!


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