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.

 

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. Registration for August Orientation opens on July 25, 2019 and closes on Aug. 12, 2019. 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 to a residence hall through your housing application portal starting July 1, 2019. 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 for summer orientation is now closed. 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.

  • Session 1: June 10-12, registration closes on May 30, 2019
  • Session 2: June 17-19, registration closes on June 6, 2019
  • Session 3: June 24-26, registration closes on June 13, 2019
  • Session 4: July 1-3, registration closes on June 20, 2019
  • Session 5: July 8-10, registration closes on June 27, 2019
  • Session 6: July 15-17, registration closes on July 5, 2019
  • Session 7: July 22-24, registration closes on July 11, 2019
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
Steve Hicks 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

 

Spring Orientation

TBD January 2020

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

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

 

Summer School Orientation

TBD 2020

Summer School Orientation is for students admitted to a summer session. Registration opens on April 8, 2019 and closes on May 27, 2019.

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 no later than May 15, 2019.

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.