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.
Orientation Registration Open Dates
|Summer School Orientation||April 1, 2021|
|Freshman Orientation (June/July sessions)||April 1, 2021|
|August Orientation||TBD July 2021|
Registration closes 10 calendar days before the start of each session. (For Spring and Summer School Orientation, registration closes six calendar days prior to the session.) Register early as space is limited and sessions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Sessions do not have waitlists.
Note that if your family is participating in Family Orientation, registration is a separate process. You and your family must BOTH register to participate in an orientation session: students register via the New Student Services registration system, and parents register through Texas Parents.
If you are admitted to the fall semester and are unable to participate in any of the June/July sessions, there is an August Orientation session. Registration for August Orientation opens in July, and students who did not participate in a June or July session will be sent an email with August Orientation registration information.
All orientation sessions will continue to provide robust programming for incoming students, including August Orientation. All colleges will be participating in the August Orientation sessions. You will be able to interact with your college, academic advisor, and register for classes during August Orientation, consistent with June/July sessions.
Switching Orientation Sessions
If you need to change your session, do so at least 10 calendar days before the session you’re registered for by visiting the online registration page. You will only be able to switch to a session that has space remaining. When you log into the registration page, you will be able to see which sessions still have space available.
To switch sessions:
- Visit your registration status page.
- At the bottom of the page, click "Change Registration."
- You will see your completed registration form. From the "Select Session" drop-down menu, select the session you wish to switch to. You will only be able to switch to a session with space available. Scroll to the bottom and click "Register."
- You will receive a new confirmation email confirming your session date.
IMPORTANT: You should not attempt to coordinate with another student to switch orientation sessions, even if you are both in the same college. There are several factors that determine how many spaces are available in each session and who can fill those spaces. If you cancel your registration assuming you can switch to a different session, that switch may not be possible and you could end up losing your spot.
Canceling Your Registration
If you need to cancel or change your registration, you must do so at least 10 calendar days before the session you are registered for. (For Spring and Summer School Orientation, you must cancel six days before your session.) You may only switch to a session with space available. Visit your registration status page to cancel your registration.
You will receive a refund check in the mail within two to four weeks of cancellation. If you do not cancel within the required time period, you will not receive a refund.
Registration for August Orientation cannot be canceled. If you register for a June/July session and fail to participate, you will need to go back into the system and register for August Orientation. Your full payment for the June/July session will transfer to August Orientation but will not be refunded. Students participating in Spring, Summer School or August Orientation are not housed on campus.
To cancel your session:
- Visit your registration status page.
- At the bottom of the page, click "Cancel Registration."
- You will be asked if you're sure you want to cancel. Click "Cancel Registration" to confirm your cancellation.
- You will receive an email confirming your cancellation.