East Campus

New UT Austin graduate student housing under construction

UT breaks ground on new graduate student housing in East Campus

The University broke ground on a new housing project for graduate students as part of their affordable housing initiative in East Campus earlier this month. The project is located on 21st Street between Comal Street and Leona Street in the historic Blackland neighborhood. It will include fully-furnished studios, one-bedroom units and two-bedroom units with a total of 784 beds, as well as a fitness...

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Sure Walk implements new safety measures, aims to reduce health risks

Sure Walk is changing their operations this semester to reduce health risks. Sure Walk, which provides free walks and rides from on-campus locations to home at night, resumed services Aug. 20 after a break following the University’s transition to remote learning in March. It will be available seven days a week from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Masks will be required for staff and patrons, and vehicle use will...

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University Housing and Dining renewal contract delays caused by finalization process

University Housing and Dining sent out renewal contract offers for on-campus housing almost a month late, affecting nearly 1,700 current students. Renewal contract offers were supposed to be sent out Feb. 1 for returning students who applied before the priority deadline on Jan. 31. Instead, the offers were sent out March 1 — the same time offers were sent to incoming freshmen. Returning students who...

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