FAQ to 1616 Guadalupe (the new iSchool building)


Where is the iSchool moving to?

During the summer of 2009, the University of Texas' School of Information will be moving from the Sanchez Building (SZB) at 1912 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712, to the UT Administration Building (UTA) at 1616 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78701. Starting in Fall 2009, most iSchool classes -- including those formerly held at the Perry-CastaƱeda Library (PCL) and the Kilgarlin Center in the Collection Deposits Library (CDL) -- will be held at UTA.

Check out the iSchool's 1616 Guadalupe blog for some early pictures of the building's renovation. For a tour of some of the first-floor rooms, check out this video:

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1616 Guadalupe St.
1616 Guadalupe St.
Map of UTA, the parking garage (GUG), and a few places nearby
Map of UTA, the parking garage (GUG), and a few places nearby

Where will classrooms be located?

The Kilgarlin Center, IT Lab, iSchool classrooms and the student lounge/break room will be on the first floor of UTA. The iSchool office and faculty and staff offices will be on the fifth floor.

The iSchool shares the building with UT Systems.

How can I get in the building?

A prox card is required. Check the back of your student ID; if the bottom left-hand corner has a blue HID logo, you have a prox card. If the card does not have the logo, you need to go to the ID Center in the FAC to exchange your current ID for an ID prox card. There is no cost for the exchange. You will need the prox card to enter UTA after business hours.

There will also be a guard stationed at the front door of UTA during business hours.

What is the nearest bus stop?

There are Capital Metro stops at (click links for bus routes and times):

The following maps were taken from the Capital Metro site on June 23, 2009. Check Capital Metro's web site for latest schedule and route details

Capital Metro downtown bus system
Capital Metro downtown bus system
Capital Metro bus system around UT
Capital Metro bus system around UT

Will iSchool students be allowed to park in the attached garage?

Yes, with the proper parking permit. The attached garage, Guadalupe Garage (GUG) offers student permit parking, faculty/staff permit parking, visitor parking, paid daily parking and department parking options. Another option is the UT Share Pass.

The garage's hours are 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. There is also metered and unmetered street parking available.

Map of UTA and GUG
Map of UTA and GUG

Where is the nearest place I can get coffee?

Starbucks at 15th and San Antonio.

Odds and Ends

  • The new building will have lockers. They will already have locks on them and will have to be assigned.
  • Students will not get mailboxes.
  • There will be bike racks available.
  • There will be a student lounge, which will include the SASI break room (refrigerator, microwave and sink).