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 participate in.

We are looking forward to helping thousands of students transition to UT Austin this summer during orientation. As our campus units start making plans to reopen, we have expanded our orientation options to give students the choice to complete their orientation requirement 100% virtually or with a hybrid program. We're looking forward to helping you get in the "Longhorn State of Mind" this summer at Freshman Orientation! We will continue to follow the university's health and safety guidance throughout in-person programming.

 

Freshman Orientation

June/July 2021

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 participate in. If you cannot participate in a June/July session, an August session is offered before classes begin. You only need to participate in 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. CST 10 calendar 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. Registration for Freshman Orientation 2021 will open April 1, 2021.

Summer Freshman Orientation Sessions 2021

Session 1       June 7-9, 2021
Session 2 June 14-16, 2021
Session 3 June 21-23, 2021
Session 4 June 28-30 2021
Session 5 July 5-7, 2021
Session 6 July 12-14, 2021
Session 7 July 19-21, 2021

 

College

Dates

Cockrell School of Engineering

Session 1: June 7-9; Session 2: June 14-16; Session 3: June 21-23; Session 4: June 28-30; Session 5: July 5-7; Session 6: July 12-14; Session 7: July 19-21; August Orientation: August 18-20

College of Education

Session 1: June 7-9; Session 2: June 14-16; Session 3: June 21-23; Session 6: July 12-14; Session 7: July 19-21; August Orientation: August 18-20

College of Fine Arts

Session 1: June 7-9; Session 2: June 14-16; Session 4: June 28-30; Session 5: July 5-7; August Orientation: August 18-20

College of Liberal Arts

Session 1: June 7-9; Session 2: June 14-16; Session 3: June 21-23; Session 4: June 28-30; Session 5: July 5-7; Session 6: July 12-14; Session 7: July 19-21; August Orientation: August 18-20

College of Natural Sciences

Session 1: June 7-9; Session 2: June 14-16; Session 3: June 21-23; Session 4: June 28-30; Session 5: July 5-7; Session 6: July 12-14; Session 7: July 19-21; August Orientation: August 18-20

Jackson School of Geosciences

Session 3: June 21-23; Session 6: July 12-14; Session 7: July 19-21; August Orientation: August 18-20

McCombs School of Business

Session 1: June 7-9; Session 2: June 14-16; Session 3: June 21-23; Session 4: June 28-30; Session 5: July 5-7; Session 6: July 12-14; Session 7: July 19-21; August Orientation: August 18-20

Moody College of Communication

Session 1: June 7-9; Session 2: June 14-16; Session 3: June 21-23; Session 4: June 28-30; Session 5: July 5-7; Session 6: July 12-14; Session 7: July 19-21; August Orientation: August 18-20

Path to Admission through Co-Enrollment (PACE)

Session 1: June 7-9; Session 2: June 14-16; Session 3: June 21-23; Session 4: June 28-30

School of Architecture

Session 3: June 21-23; Session 6: July 12-14; August Orientation: August 18-20

School of Information

Session 3: June 21-23; Session 6: July 12-14; August Orientation: August 18-20

School of Nursing

Session 1: June 7-9; Session 6: July 12-14; August Orientation: August 18-20

School of Social Work

Session 1: June 7-9; Session 7: July 19-21; August Orientation: August 18-20

School of Undergraduate Studies

Session 2: June 14-16; Session 3: June 21-23; Session 4: June 28-30; Session 5: July 5-7; Session 6: July 12-14; Session 7: July 19-21; August Orientation: August 18-20

August Orientation 

August 18-20, 2021

August Orientation is for students admitted to the fall semester who were unable to participate in a June/July orientation session. 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. This year, August Orientation will be 100% virtual. Registration will open July 21, 2021.

 

Summer School Orientation

June 1, 2021

Summer School Orientation is for students admitted to a summer session. Registration for Summer School Orientation will open on April 1, 2021. 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.

 

Spring Orientation

January 11-12, 2021

Spring Orientation information can be found here. 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.