Exploring your Resources on the Forty

June 18, 2024
A UT student and three family members pose together in Jester Center at Mooov-In.

So, you’ve picked your room on campus...now what? We know you can’t wait to make UT your home away from home and take advantage of all the Forty Acres has to offer, no matter which residence hall you’ll be staying in.

North Campus Halls

Living on the north side of campus (Andrews HallBlanton HallCarothers HallCreekside HallDuren HallKinsolving Hall and Littlefield Hall), your nearest dining hall is Kins Dining, located inside Kinsolving Hall. The walk is no more than five minutes from each north side hall, except for Creekside Hall which is approximately a 10-minute walk away. Also located in Kinsolving Hall is Kin’s Market, a University-operated convenience store fitted with groceries, grab and go meals, snacks, school supplies and other necessities. Littlefield Patio Cafe, located in Littlefield Hall, provides coffee options to kickstart your mornings as well as bistro-style dining and grab and go meals. A short walk west to Guadalupe St, also known as The Drag, takes you to several restaurants and shops.

Enjoy the weather, take a quick stroll or lay a blanket down for a picnic on The Quad, the courtyard between Andrews, Blanton, Carothers and Littlefield Halls. Additionally, residents of Andrews, Blanton, Carothers and Kinsolving Halls have access to a sundeck in their hall (Andrews has two).

Along W Dean Keeton St, which borders the northern residence halls, are several CapMetro bus stations, providing a free, accessible mode of transportation for all UT students with their UT ID. Also along Dean Keeton is the Student Services Building, housing several University departments including University Health Services, New Student Services, the Office of the Dean of Students and the Counseling and Mental Health Center.

This sector of campus is closest to the Moody College of Communication, Cockrell School of Engineering and the College of Natural Sciences. Nearby parking options include San Antonio Garage, 27th Street Garage and Speedway Garage. If you plan to bring a vehicle to campus, you must enter the R Permit Waitlist with Parking and Transportation Services.

South Campus Halls

Living on the south side of campus (Brackenridge HallDobie Twenty21Jester East HallJester West HallMoore-Hill HallPrather HallRoberts Hall and San Jacinto Hall), your closest dining halls are J2 Dining and Jester City Limits, both located inside Jester Center. The walk is roughly five minutes or less from each residence hall on the south side. Other options inside Jester Center are Jesta’ Pizza, Jester City Market, Jester Java and Wendy’s. Just a few minutes’ walk up Speedway, the William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center (WCP) is a convenient place to take a break and grab a coffee at Longhorn Coffee Co. or a bite at the food court. If you walk east on 21st St for a couple minutes, you’ll end up at Cypress Bend Cafe, a grill and coffee shop inside San Jacinto Hall serving Starbucks coffee and beverages, bakery items and other grab and go options. Walking west on 21st St lands you on Guadalupe St, the southern end of The Drag, where you can find several other restaurants and shops.

Other proximal locations on this side of campus are several RecSports facilities: Gregory Gym, Recreational Sports Center, Caven Lacrosse and Sports Center at Clark Field and Bellmont Hall. You will also find yourself close to the action at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium and Moody Center. Also nearby are the Blanton Museum of Art and the Harry Ransom Center, both of which are free for students. A productive space to hit the books a short walk away is the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL), the largest of the ten campus libraries. Inside the PCL is the University Writing Center, a free resource for students to receive one-on-one help from a qualified student with any writing task, as well as the PCL STEM Study Center, offering peer tutoring for students enrolled in College of Natural Sciences courses. Inside Jester Center you’ll find the Sanger Learning Center, providing academic support for all students.

This sector of campus is closest to the McCombs School of Business, College of Education, College of Liberal Arts and the School of Architecture. Nearby parking options include Brazos Garage, Trinity Garage, San Jacinto Garage, Conference Center Garage and Rowling Hall Garage. If you plan to bring a vehicle to campus, you must enter the R Permit Waitlist with Parking and Transportation Services.

Wherever you choose to live on campus, make sure to take advantage of everything around you to make your home on the Forty the best it can be. Although each hall is unique, all include live-in staff to provide both social and academic support, communal spaces for studying and lounging, on-site laundry, easy access to campus resources and much more. We can’t wait to see you on campus!

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