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Student Emergency Services

The Dean of Students Office is responsible for coordinating a response to emergency incidents involving students. The office does this in collaboration with other areas of the university depending on the special circumstances. 

Services provided by this area are listed below. If you think you may need one of these services and want more information, you may contact us by phone at (512) 245-2124 or by email at The office is located in the LBJ Student Center, Suite 5-9.1. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. 

The Dean of Students Office also assists students with other emergency situations. These services are not limited to but include the following: 

  • Responding to student(s) displaced from residence due to fire 
  • Notifying faculty of a student absence due to prolonged illness, injury or family emergency 
  • Academic adjustment assistance 
  • Providing limited financial assistance in emergency situations 

Absence Notification Service

In order to request an absence notification, you must submit formal documentation including your name, student ID number and a list of days absent. You may do so by bringing this information to our office (LBJ 5-9.1), emailing us at, faxing us at (512) 245-8268, or by submitting your information using the form here.

Emergency Financial Assistance

The Dean of Students Office offers limited funding for students in emergencies such as apartment fires or natural disasters. If you would like to inquire about these funds you may request a meeting with the Assistant Dean of Students for Student Emergency Services by calling (512) 245-2124 of visiting our office on the 5th floor of the LBJ Student Center. To complete the funding application, please use the online form here.