Explore the Forty Acres and meet current College of Natural Sciences students.

Seeing UT Austin

Campus Tours

Campus walking tours and the UT Welcome Center are overseen by the university’s Office of Admissions. Academic programs in the College of Natural Sciences span the campus and many spots you might see. From the Gates-Dell Complex that houses our Department of Computer Science to Welch Hall, UT’s largest academic building, to the iconic UT turtle pond, Natural Sciences is a major presence in any introduction to our campus.

For Undergraduates

Information Sessions

Learn more about the College of Natural Sciences with our overview session that highlights what the college offers, from majors and degree options, to opportunities to conduct research, to belonging in a student community or honors programs. Our general session introduces you to life in the college. There are additional opportunities certain times of year to register for sessions with specific departments. We hope to see you soon! 

Information Sessions

Honors Program Sessions

College-wide honors programs—Polymathic Scholars, Dean’s Scholars and Health Science Scholars—and School of Human Ecology honors programs (Honors in Advanced Nutritional Sciences and Honors in Advanced Human Development and Family Sciences) host information sessions at 2 p.m. on select Fridays during the fall semester. Hear from current students who can answer questions and speak about their honors experiences. 

Scheduled Visits

Visit Computer Science

Coffee chats and building tours in the Department of Computer Science are available on many Mondays and Fridays for those who schedule ahead. 

Schedule an Appointment

Health Professions & UTeach

Appointments with students who serve as peer mentors in the college’s Health Professions Office require pre-scheduling for prospective students who are exploring health care pathways. Contact to learn more. Students wishing to join UTeach, our science and mathematics teacher training program, are welcome to schedule an appointment two weeks in advance and outside of peak periods with a UTeach advisor.

Scheduled Visits

See Textiles & Apparel

Please email Professor Sara Stewart Stevens at least two weeks in advance if you are interested in scheduling a Textiles and Apparel program visit and tour.

Where to Park


Visitor parking is available by the hour in any of the campus parking garages. The closest garages to our buildings are the 27th Street Garage (TSG), Speedway Garage (SWG), San Antonio Garage (SAG) and San Jacinto Garage (SJG).