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If an appointment is needed, please set up a Zoom advising appointment using A Zoom link will be sent to you with the confirmation of your appointment. You will need to sign into Zoom with an account (free to create) for our advising appointment. You can create an account using your UT EID/email. Instructions are here:

Welcome! The Geography advising office is located in RLP 1.216. It is generally open Monday through Friday from 9am to 4:30pm. Undergraduate advising is available (by appointment only) for a variety of issues that includes degree requirements, course availability, academic policies, petitions, major selection, internships and referrals to campus resources.

Registration Advising

Please try to obtain advising before registration occurs. Most times of year advising is available on a walk-in basis, but starting two weeks before registration advising will be on an appointment only basis. Please use Calendly  to make an appointment. Advising is available all year and you are welcome to meet during all times of year. You may run your own degree audit online through IDA (Interactive Degree Audit):

Here are some additional steps to take to help prepare for registration:

Becoming a Major in Geography, Sustainaibilty Studies or Urban Studies

To declare a major in Geography or Sustainability Studies, you must visit the undergraduate advisor. Use Calendly or stop by RLP 1.216 to make an appointment. To declare the major of Urban Studies, please visit their Internal Transfer Admissions webpage for more details.

You can find the degree plans for Geography, Sustainability Studies and Urban Studies here

Note: Until August 31, 2003, the Urban Studies major was managed by the Urban Issues Program. The Department of Geography and the Environment gratefully acknowledges continued support from the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

Academic Advisors

Non-Major General Inquiries:

Current GRG/SUS/URB Majors may contact advisors Justin Hayes or Henry Hammond by email for any advising inquiries (do not contact


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