UT Orientation Update
Due to the on-going concerns regarding COVID-19, UT Austin has decided to transition all new student orientation sessions (June through August 2020) from in-person experiences to an online format. View our online orientation webpage for details and updates. Orientation is REQUIRED for all new students to be able to register for classes.

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.

 

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. Registration for each orientation session closes at 11:59 p.m. 10 days before the start of each session (see the dates below). You will need to go to the registration page to see which sessions still have space available.

Freshman Orientation will be online. Please visit orientation.utexas.edu/online-orientation for more information.

Session Dates:

  • Session 1: June 8-10, 2020 > registration closes on May 29, 2020
  • Session 2: June 15-17, 2020 > registration closes on June 5, 2020
  • Session 3: June 22-24, 2020 > registration closes on June 12, 2020
  • Session 4: June 29-July 1, 2020 > registration closes on June 19, 2020
  • Session 5: July 6-8, 2020 > registration closes on June 26, 2020
  • Session 6: July 13-15, 2020 > registration closes on July 3, 2020
  • Session 7: July 20-22, 2020 > registration closes on July 10, 2020

Important note: Environmental Science majors from the Jackson School of Geosciences, College of Natural Sciences and College of Liberal Arts are encouraged to register for orientation sessions 3, 6, or 7 (see the dates above).

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 5: July 6-8, 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 

*Environmental Science majors see note above.
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

*Environmental Science majors see note above.
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

*Environmental Science majors see note above.
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

June 1, 2020

Summer School Orientation is for students admitted to a summer session. Registration for Summer School Orientation opens on April 8, 2020 and closes at 11:59 p.m. on May 26, 2020. Summer School Orientation will take place online. Orientation will include self-guided informational modules and a virtual interaction with your college for academic information and advising.

Detailed instructions about completing Summer School Orientation and accessing information online will be emailed to you by May 26, 2020. Virtual interactions with your college will take place on June 1, 2020.

 

August Orientation

August 19-20, 2020

August Orientation is for students admitted to the fall semester who were unable to participate in a June/July orientation session. Registration for August Orientation opens on July 23, 2020 and closes at 11:59 p.m. on August 7, 2020. All colleges participate in the August Orientation, and students will still be able to interact with their college academic advisor and register for classes consistent with June/July sessions. Students who are eligible to attend August Orientation will be sent an email with registration information in late July.

 

Spring Orientation

TBD January 2021

Spring Orientation is required for students admitted to the spring semester. 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.