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. Registration for Freshman Orientation 2020 is now closed.

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

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.

Summer School Orientation

TBD 2021

Summer School Orientation is for students admitted to a summer session. Registration for Summer School Orientation is now closed. 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.


August Orientation (registration deadline extended to Aug. 13 at 11:59 p.m.)

August 19-21, 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 on Aug. 7 - registration deadline has been extended to Aug. 13 at 11:59 p.m. 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. Course registration for August Orientation is on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020.

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