Get to know UTCS!

To find available dates and to register for a virtual info session, visit College of Natural Sciences Virtual Information Sessions

In-person coffee chats and building tours are available on Mondays and Fridays.  Visit College of Natural Sciences In-Person Information Sessions to register.  Please note that we are not offering class visits or in-person advisor meetings during this time.  

Ambassador visits are designed for high school juniors and seniors.  During the Spring semester, priority is given to admitted students. 

Tour the Bill and Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex

Explore our building with a current student Ambassador. See the labs and other facilities enjoyed by UTCS students.

Meet with a Current Student

Speak with a CS Ambassador about their college selection experience, why they chose UT, how they transitioned to college, how they enjoy living in Austin, and what it's REALLY like to be a UTCS major.

Attend a Virtual Info Session

Review the curriculum and discuss special programs like the Turing Scholars Honors, Texas CSB, 5-Year Integrated BS/MS, and student organizations.

Ambassador Visit FAQs

Who should participate in an Ambassador visit?
Students who are interested in pursuing a CS degree at UT Austin and are high school juniors or seniors. Please note that during the Spring semester, priority is given to admitted students.

What if I cannot make it to campus on a Monday or Friday?
Ambassadors offer visits on Mondays and Fridays during a set tour season during the Fall and Spring semesters, and cannot accommodate visits outside of the set schedule.  However, visitors traveling from out-of-state, contact if a session is not available or if you need to schedule a visit on another day of the week.  Walk-ins cannot be accommodated. If you have not heard back from us after 3 business days, please feel free to send a follow up email.

Are parents and guardians welcome to accompany students on their tour?
Yes! Parents and guardians are welcome to attend all components of an Ambassador visit.

Can I come on a day when your calendar does not show a scheduled visit?
If you would like to visit campus another day, please let us know when you email, and we will do our best to arrange a visit another day. But, we cannot guarantee we can accommodate requests outside of our scheduled visits. 

Where is the Department of Computer Science (UTCS)? 
UTCS is located in the new Gates Dell Complex (GDC), at 2317 Speedway, just south of 24th St.  We're in region 5 on the campus map.  You can click on our region of the map for more details.

Where do we go once we find the Gates Dell Complex (GDC)?  
The Ambassador office is in the academic suite, GDC 2.702.  It's on the right after you enter GDC (from Speedway).

Where can we park?  
The closest UT parking garages are the San Jacinto Garage (SJG, in region 6 on the campus map), the Speedway Garage (SWG, region 1), and the 27th Street Garage (TSG, region 1).  Parking for 4-8 hours is $15.  The walk to GDC from the garages is about 10 minutes. 

Is there a bus from the airport to campus?  
Capital Metro's Airport Flyer #100 comes to campus from the airport, and leaves the airport every hour and half hour.  Exit the airport from baggage claim and you'll see the bus stop on the far right on the median.  The bus costs $1.50.  It will drop you off on the east side of the football stadium, a 10-minute walk to GDC.  The stadium is in region 8 of the campus map.    

What hotels are near campus?  
There are lots of hotels near campus.  Our zip code is 78712, which you can use to search your favorite travel website.

Is breakfast available nearby, if we arrive early?  
Lucky Lab operates GDC's coffee shop, the Qualcomm Cafe.  O's Campus Cafe is in the O'Donnell Building (POB) just north of GDC.  There's also food options in the WCP Student Activity Center (WCP) southeast of GDC.

If you are planning a campus visit, you may find the following links useful: