Download printable: Alternative Gun Free Office Hours Locations
Need to prohibit guns during your office hours but cannot due to shared spaces or lack of autonomy? Let’s hold our office hours where we feel the most safe and out of protest for the absence of campus democracy in declaring our own gun-free areas. And let’s keep the critical conversation going with our students about this issue – our silence is their gun addled victory.
Please distribute widely, especially to incoming and international grad students.
The following are options on or just near campus where guns are completely prohibited. In all cases, the establishment has expressed a solidarity with grad students at UT who are now unable to control their work places, especially where they interact with students. You department or supervisor may have specific guidelines about where you are allowed to have office hours. Be sure to confirm this before printing your syllabi.
Rooms are available for meetings with students the in Student Services Building (SSB). They are: G1.104, G1.106, G1.116, G1.402, G1.406, G1.410, 3.406 and 4.212.To schedule a meeting in one of these rooms, visit this webpage
THE CACTUS CAFE
11am-12am, Monday – Friday
The Cactus is a bar in the student union. Because its alcohol sales make up more than 51% of its revenue, open and concealed carry is prohibited (open carry is illegal on campus). Minors are allowed inside (but of course cannot drink). The Cactus Cafe & Bar address is 2247 Guadalupe Street – across the street from the University Co-op in the southwest corner of the Texas Union building. The Texas Union is at the corner of 24th and Guadalupe, on the University of Texas campus. Entrance is through the main West Mall Lobby, turn left past Starbucks and look for entrance straight ahead.
THE HOLE IN THE WALL
11am-2am, Monday – Friday
The Hole in the Wall is a bar located at 2538 Guadalupe St, just on the west side of Guadalupe Street across from the Belo Center for New Media. Because its alcohol sales make up more than 51% of its revenue, open and concealed carry is prohibited. Minors are not allowed int he front bar, but there is a patio and rear restaurant that are available that would work well for office hours. One of its proprietors, Lynn Cowles has reached out to Gun Free UT and said we are welcome. If you would like contact her directly, especially for setting up your regular office hours, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
UT COUNSELING AND MENTAL HEALTH CENTER
8a.m. – 5p.m., Monday – Friday
UT CMHC is located at 100 W Dean Keeton St on the north side across from the Biomedical Engineering Building. Campus policy for concealed carry has designated the entire building as an exclusion zone because it is a patent care area. The ground floor has many open study spaces with some tables and chairs and for open use. CMHC is also designated as a building that allows for scheduled rooms for grad students to reserve for their office hours, however, these reservations are already full for the fall semester. Be sure to specify which floor you will be on to your students as other areas are available for ‘open study’.
SPIDER HOUSE CAFE
11a.m. – 2p.m, Daily
Spider House Cafe is located at 2908 Fruth St, just north of campus and just east of Guadalupe Street. Because its alcohol sales make up more than 51% of its revenue, open and concealed carry is prohibited. There is both outdoor and indoor seating available and UT student friendly.
10a.m – 2a.m, Monday – Friday, 11-2 weekends
Posse East is located at 2900 Duval St., just north of San Jacinto on the north side of campus. Because its alcohol sales make up more than 51% of its revenue, open and concealed carry is prohibited. UT friendly, but can be crowded and fratty starting around 4 or 5p.m. Outdoor seating is available.
CROWN AND ANCHOR
11am – 2a.m (minors not allowed after 8p.m.)
Crown and Anchor is located at 2911 San Jacinto, just north of campus between Duval and Speedway. Because its alcohol sales make up more than 51% of its revenue, open and concealed carry is prohibited. UT friendly, but can be crowded and fratty starting around 4 or 5p.m. Outdoor seating is available.