Orientation Programs and Dates

Various UT Orientation programs are presented depending on whether you are admitted to the fall semester, spring semester or summer school. See the descriptions below to find the orientation program you should attend.

Spring Orientation

January 13, 2020

Spring Orientation is required for students admitted to the spring semester. Registration for Spring Orientation opens on Nov. 6, 2019 and closes on Jan. 6, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Spring Orientation is followed by Spring Welcome. Spring Welcome is a series of events and programs to welcome you to UT Austin and help you transition to your new home. 

On-campus housing is not provided during Spring Orientation. If you have questions or need more information, contact University Housing and Dining.

 

Freshman Orientation

June/July 2020

Freshman Orientation is required for students admitted to the fall semester. For Freshman Orientation, different sessions are offered depending on your college or school. Find your college/school below to see which orientation sessions you can attend. If you cannot attend a June/July session, an August session is offered before classes begin. You only need to attend one orientation session (either a June/July or an August session).

Space is limited, so register early as sessions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Orientation registration for summer 2020 opens on March 4, 2020. You will need to go to the registration page to see which sessions still have space available.

College or School

2020 Orientation Dates

School of Architecture Session 3: June 22-24, Session 7: July 20-22
McCombs School of Business Session 1: June 8-10, Session 2: June 15-17, Session 3: June 22-24, Session 4: June 29-July 1, Session 5: July 6-8, Session 6: July 13-15, Session 7: July 20-22
Moody College of Communication Session 1: June 8-10, Session 2: June 15-17, Session 3: June 22-24, Session 4: June 29-July 1, Session 6: July 13-15, Session 7: July 20-22
College of Education Session 1: June 8-10, Session 2: June 15-17, Session 7: July 20-22
Cockrell School of Engineering Session 1: June 8-10, Session 2: June 15-17, Session 3: June 22-24, Session 4: June 29-July 1, Session 5: July 6-8, Session 6: July 13-15, Session 7: July 20-22
College of Fine Arts Session 1: June 8-10, Session 2: June 15-17, Session 4: June 29-July 1, Session 5: July 6-8
Jackson School of Geosciences Session 3: June 22-24, Session 6: July 13-15, Session 7: July 20-22
College of Liberal Arts Session 1: June 8-10, Session 2: June 15-17, Session 3: June 22-24, Session 4: June 29-July 1, Session 5: July 6-8, Session 6: July 13-15, Session 7: July 20-22
PACE Students Session 1: June 8-10, Session 2: June 15-17, Session 3: June 22-24, Session 4: June 29-July 1
College of Natural Sciences Session 1: June 8-10, Session 2: June 15-17, Session 3: June 22-24, Session 4: June 29-July 1, Session 5: July 6-8, Session 6: July 13-15, Session 7: July 20-22
School of Nursing Session 1: June 8-10, Session 7: July 20-22
Steve Hicks School of Social Work Session 1: June 8-10, Session 7: July 20-22
School of Undergraduate Studies Session 2: June 15-17, Session 3: June 22-24, Session 4: June 29-July 1, Session 5: July 6-8, Session 6: July 13-15, Session 7: July 20-22

 

Summer School Orientation

TBD 2020

Summer School Orientation is for students admitted to a summer session. Summer School Orientation is comprised of two required components. One component will be online and the other component is in-person on campus. The online components should be completed prior to the in-person event and instructions will be sent prior to the session date.

On-campus housing is not provided during Summer School Orientation. If you have a confirmed housing contract, you may be able to arrange for early check-in to a residence hall. For more information, contact University Housing and Dining.

 

August Orientation

TBD August 2020

August Orientation is for students admitted to the fall semester who were unable to attend a June/July orientation session.  All colleges participate in the August Orientation. 

On-campus housing is not provided during August Orientation. If you have a confirmed housing contract, you can arrange for early check-in. For more information, contact University Housing and Dining.