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.


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UT Orientation App

Download the UT Orientation app (iPhone and Android) for info on preparing for orientation and campus resources. During orientation you can access the schedule via the app! This app is only available for summer orientation sessions.

2020 Freshman Online Orientation Overview

Overview of what will happen during 2020 Freshman Online Orientation sessions.

2020 Summer School Orientation

Schedule for Summer School Orientation 2020.

More detailed information about your orientation session will be emailed to you closer to your session.

Your orientation program has been designed to be as informational and helpful as possible. Our goal is to provide you with the resources you need to succeed academically and find your place in the UT Austin community.

Attending orientation is required. You are also required to participate throughout the duration of your session, unless an emergency arises. Please do not register for an orientation date if you know you will be unable to be available for the required time frame.

Here's a brief overview of what you can expect during your session:


College Meeting

You will attend a virtual College Meeting with your college or school, where you’ll learn more about college requirements and expectations, degree plans and how to use the course registration system.


Academic Advising

You will also have a virtual meeting with an academic advisor who will go over the course schedule with you, talk about your degree plan and help you map out a sample schedule of classes.


Campus Resources

You'll have the opportunity to attend many programs that will introduce you to the resources available on campus, such as a session on the transition to college academics or a campus safety program.


Math Assessment

If you’re planning to take Calculus I (M408C/K/N/R), you are required to complete the UT Math Assessment. If you do not plan to take a calculus course but still need a math credit to complete your degree, you will have the opportunity to take the UT Math for Credit Exam (M305G).

For more information about assessments and placement tests, see the pre-orientation checklist.



If you're attending a June/July orientation session, you'll have until midnight on the last day of your session to register for classes. 

You won't be able to make changes to your schedule until the add/drop period in August. Course schedules may be available prior to the start of orientation.

Be sure to access your Registration Information Sheet no later than two weeks prior to your orientation session to ensure there are no bars that will prevent you from registering.