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.

Transfer Orientation

June/July 2020

Transfer Orientation is for students admitted to the fall semester. For Transfer 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 will be offered before classes begin.

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.

Session Dates:

  • Session 1: June 25-26, 2020 > registration closes on June 15, 2020
  • Session 2: July 9-10, 2020 > registration closes on June 29, 2020
  • Session 3: July 16-17, 2020 > registration closes on July 6, 2020
College or School Orientation Dates
School of Architecture Session 2: July 9-10
McCombs School of Business Session 2: July 9-10, Session 3: July 16-17
Moody College of Communication Session 1: June 25-26, Session 2: July 9-10, Session 3: July 16-17
College of Education Session 1: June 25-26
Cockrell School of Engineering Session 1: June 25-26, Session 2: July 9-10
College of Fine Arts Session 1: June 25-26
Jackson School of Geosciences Session 3: July 16-17
College of Liberal Arts Session 1: June 25-26, Session 2: July 9-10, Session 3: July 16-17
College of Natural Sciences Session 2: July 9-10
School of Nursing Session 3: July 16-17
Steve Hicks School of Social Work Session 3: July 16-17

 

Summer School Orientation

June 1, 2020

Summer School Orientation is for students admitted to a summer session. Registration for Summer School Orientation opens on April 8, 2020 and closes at 11:59 p.m. on May 26, 2020. Summer School Orientation is comprised of two required components. One component will be online and the other component is in-person on campus. 

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.

 

August Orientation

TBD August 2020

August Orientation is for students admitted to the fall semester who were unable to attend a June/July orientation session. 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. For more information, contact the University Housing and Dining.

 

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.