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

Jan. 14, 2019

Spring Orientation is required for students admitted to the spring semester. Registration opens on Nov. 1, 2018, and closes on Jan. 7, 2019.

Spring Orientation is followed by Spring Welcome Week. Spring Welcome Week is a series of events and programs to welcome you to UT Austin and help you transition to your new home. 

Housing Information - On-campus housing is not provided during Spring Orientation. 

Students with confirmed housing contracts:

If you have a confirmed housing contract, you will check-in at the San Jacinto Residence Hall front desk on Jan. 13, 2019 from noon to 4 p.m.

If you have questions or need more information, contact University Housing and Dining.

 

Summer School Orientation

June 3, 2019

Summer School Orientation is required for students admitted to a summer school session. 

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

 

Freshman Orientation

June/July 2019

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).

Registration opens on March 6, 2019. Register no later than 11:59 p.m. (CT) on your session’s registration deadline. Space is limited, so register early as sessions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. You will need to go to the registration page to see which sessions still have space available.

College or School Orientation Dates
School of Architecture June 24-26, July 8-10 
McCombs School of Business June 10-12, June 17-19, June 24-26, July 1-3, July 8-10, July 15-17, July 22-24
Moody College of Communication June 10-12, June 17-19, June 24-26, July 1-3, July 8-10, July 15-17, July 22-24
College of Education June 10-12, June 17-19, July 1-3
Cockrell School of Engineering June 10-12, June 17-19, June 24-26, July 1-3, July 8-10, July 15-17, July 22-24
College of Fine Arts June 10-12, June 17-19, June 24-26, July 1-3
Jackson School of Geosciences June 24-26, July 8-10, July 22-24
College of Liberal Arts June 10-12, June 17-19, June 24-26, July 1-3, July 8-10, July 15-17, July 22-24
PACE Students June 10-12, June 17-19, June 24-26, July 1-3
College of Natural Sciences June 10-12, June 17-19, June 24-26, July 1-3, July 8-10, July 15-17, July 22-24
School of Nursing June 10-12, July 15-17
School of Social Work June 10-12, July 22-24
School of Undergraduate Studies June 17-19, June 24-26, July 1-3, July 8-10, July 15-17, July 22-24

 

August Orientation

Aug. 21-22, 2019

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 may be able to arrange for early check-in to a residence hall. For more information, contact University Housing and Dining.