Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, is a federal law that pertains to the release of and access to educational records. It applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the US Department of Education. You can learn more at

FERPA Questions for Parents

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Health & Safety

Safety & Security

Find resources, connect with the University Police Department (UTPD), and learn about the Be Safe safety education campaign.  Learn about campus emergency communication tools, including the siren system and emergency website. You may also wish to join Safe Horns and read an update on safety specific to the college.


CARE (Counselors in Academic Residence) is a program of the Counseling and Mental Health Center(CMHC) that places a counselor onsite in the College of Fine Arts. Your student is welcome  to drop by the CARE Counselor's office in DFA 1.204B. CARE services are confidential. 

Health Services

At University Health Services, your son or daughter will receive the highest quality care in a supportive environment that focuses on the needs of college students. You can expect everything from UHS that you get from your family doctor... and more. 

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Admissions & New Students

Please see the Admissions section of this website for application information, which includes information about scholarships and visiting opportunities. Find an extensive list of resources for current students on this website. Read the welcome letter for freshman families from the Director of Texas Parents

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Scholarships & Financial Aid

Most awards from the College of Fine Arts do not require additional applications. All applicants who complete our application requirements by the deadline for their program are considered for artistic merit awards from the College of Fine Arts. For information about admission procedures and deadlines, the student should contact the academic unit of interest. All applicants are encouraged to complete the scholarships portion of ApplyTexas.

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Graduation & Commencement

When the time comes, we hope you will join us to celebrate this significant milestone!

Info for Graduating Students

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Careers & Outcomes

Our Fine Arts Career Services team of dedicated advisors work extensively with students to prepare them for careers in the arts industry. After graduation our team remains accessible to alumni of the college for life. We are proud to celebrate our alumni who span the globe and include renowned artists, actors, musicians, illustrators, directors, curators, performers, designers and more. 

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Additional Resources

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Dean's Office Front Desk Summer Operational Hours:
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Friday: Closed
Front Desk: 512-471-1655 | Student Affairs: 512-471-5011

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