Some UT services evade common knowledge; take advantage of scholarship!


Philip Hutchinson

Workdays are held at the UT Concho Community Garden to learn gardening practices. Volunteers can also take home harvested vegetables.

Joan Vinson

With 40 acres and more than 50,000 enrolled, UT students seem to fall into a routine and allow many services to fly under the radar. Take advantage of what UT has to offer by using and attending some of the following services.

1. While on campus, students can print documents from their own computer to a printer in any of the many labs on campus. Visit the Information Technology Services website for installation instructions.

2. ITS offers students, faculty and staff the ability to use a laptop for 24-hour and weekend checkout periods. There is no cost to rent the Dell and Apple laptops available, although late fees do apply.

3. The Fine Arts Library is home to more than books. Feature films, television shows, DVDs and other audio materials are also available. Before heading to a Redbox, save money and stop by.

4. The UT Concho Community Garden, located at 2108 Concho Street, is holding open workdays every Wednesday and Sunday until Aug. 15. Make some friends while learning about various gardening practices. Harvested vegetables are usually ripe and ready for volunteers to take home.

5. The Department of Theatre and Dance 2012-2013 Subscription Series tickets are now on sale in the F. Loren Winship Drama Building 1.142. Plays including “The Cataract,” “The Scarlet Letter” and “The Edge of Peace” will be held starting in October.

6. Visit the Undergraduate Writing Center to receive help deciding on a topic, researching, using proper grammar and citing sources. Located in the Flawn Academic Center, the UWC offers free individualized help by appointment or on a drop-in basis.

7. Keep an eye out for one of the many free newspapers, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, that the McCombs School of Business leaves for faculty and staff. They can be found in the main entrance of the Graduate School of Business Building.

8. School can overwhelm the mind and body — learn how to cope with this stress at the MindBody Lab. Located on the fifth floor of the Student Services Building, the lab offers students cushioned chairs, blankets and resources to improve emotional and physical health.

9. Having trouble with mathematics, physics or chemistry concepts? The Sanger Learning and Career Center offers drop-in tutoring on these courses in Jester 315. Drop-in tutoring is free and available to all students.

10. Download The University of Texas at Austin iPhone App to search for news, keep up with sports news and scores, navigate the campus, check Blackboard, search the directory and simply remain connected with the UT community. The app is available in the Apple App Store.