Freshman Students

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Welcome, future Class of 2025! We're excited for you to join the Longhorn family.

The next step in your journey is to participate in UT Orientation, where you'll get academic resources, campus resources and register for classes. It’s all at orientation, and it’s required for incoming students. Orientation registration for summer 2021 is now open.

We are looking forward to helping thousands of students transition to UT Austin this summer during orientation. As social distancing and on-campus space density recommendations continue, our priority remains the health and safety of our community. In order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, all orientation sessions (June-August) will be conducted fully online for Summer 2021. Registration for all sessions, including Summer School, will open April 1.​ 

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Orientation Dates

View the 2021 orientation programs and dates.

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Register for Orientation

Find out when, where and how to register for an orientation session.

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Costs and Payment

Learn more about costs and payment methods.

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View the Schedule at-a-Glance for upcoming orientation sessions.

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Pre-Orientation Checklist

Get ready for orientation by completing these steps.

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Post-Orientation Checklist

Follow these steps to get ready for your first semester.

International Students

In addition to orientation, international students (non-U.S. citizens and non-permanent residents) are also required to check-in with Texas Global.

Camp Texas

Each year the Texas Exes transforms the lives of students through experiences like Camp Texas that foster connections with other students, professors, administrators, and UT traditions.