General Questions

How do I get from the Parking Garage to the Symposium site?

You will leave the garage and turn left, then turn right onto Speedway (it’s a walking plaza). Cross the street, and the SAC will be the first modern architect building on the right. Enter and follow the signs. Google map available here.

How much does it cost to attend the symposium?

$25 early bird by July 1st, $35 regular by August 1st. No on-site registration is available-the Symposium is sold out.

How do I connect to the internet during the symposium?

See the display at the registration table and the info in your program.

Where will the symposium take place on campus?

The Texas Higher Education Symposium will take place in the Student Activity Center (SAC) at The University of Texas at Austin, located at 2201 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712

How much does parking cost during the symposium?

All participants registered by the early bird deadline of July 1 will receive a parking pass for each day they attend the symposium (i.e., free parking). We will give out parking passes to anyone who registers after July 1 as they are available and until they run out. You need the parking pass to exit the garage.

If you register after July 1 and we have run out of parking passes, parking will cost the garage rate. The garage rates are available here.

How do I use the parking pass?

To use the parking pass, which is only valid in Brazos garage on August 3 or August 4:

  1. Park in the garage and pull a ticket.
  2. Keep your ticket.
  3. Go to registration and ask for your parking pass for the day (parking passes are only guaranteed for participants who register by July 1).
  4. When you exit the garage, first insert your original ticket issued by the garage, then insert the parking pass.
  5. Exit.

Can you recommend some restaurants within walking distance of campus?

Download or print our local restaurant guide here.

Where can I find an overview of the symposium schedule?

On the 2017 Schedule Overview Page found here.

Is there a lactation room located in the Student Activity Center (SAC)?

The lactation room is SAC 2.118.  Personal equipment recommended.

Where can I find gender inclusive bathrooms?

Information can be found here.

I would like to report a safety concern. How do I reach the campus police?

If you have any safety concerns, please contact The University of Texas at Austin Police Department (UTPD) at their administrative number (512-471-4441) or call 911 in an emergency.

I parked on campus for the symposium and am having car trouble. What can I do?

Parking and Transportation Services at The University of Texas at Austin offers free jump starts and locked key assists to anyone parked within the Longhorn Auto Assistance Program service area. To utilize this service, call The University of Texas at Austin Police Department (UTPD) at their administrative number: 512-471-4441.

How can I receive regular updates about the symposium?

Be sure to follow @TXHigherEdSymp on Facebook and Twitter for all symposium updates or contact texashigheredsymposium@gmail.com to be added to our email list.


Duren Hall Questions

Can I have alcohol in the room?


Who all can be in the room?

No one under 17 years old.

What happens if I get locked out of my room?

Go to the front desk and a staff member will assist you.

What do I need to bring?

Rooms include a micro fridge, pillow, blanket and fitted sheet. Towel service is provided daily. All other needs must be met by the participant (e.g., shampoo, soap, hair dryer, etc.).


I have additional questions that weren’t answered on this page. How can I contact the Texas Higher Education Symposium team?

The fastest way to receive a response is by emailing us at texashigheredsymposium@gmail.com. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible!