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 (Please see "Orientation Dates" for more information). We're looking forward to helping you get in the "Longhorn State of Mind" this summer at Transfer Orientation! We will continue to follow the university's health and safety guidance throughout in-person programming.​


Summer Transfer Orientation

June/July 2021

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 participate in. If you cannot participate in 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. 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. 

Summer 2021 Transfer Orientation Sessions

Session 1 (Virtual Only) June 24-25, 2021
Session 2 (Virtual Only) July 8-9, 2021
Session 3 (Virtual; Hybrid Format Available*) July 15-16, 2021

*Hybrid Format is only offered during session 3 of Transfer Orientation. Please check your email for specific instructions on signing up for the Hybrid Format.

College

Dates

Cockrell School of Engineering

Session 1: June 24-25; Session 3: July 15-16; August Orientation: August 17-18

College of Education

Session 1: June 24-25; Session 3: July 15-16; August Orientation: August 17-18

College of Fine Arts

Session 3: July 15-16; August Orientation: August 17-18

College of Liberal Arts

Session 1: June 24-25; Session 2: July 8-9; Session 3: July 15-16; August Orientation: August 17-18

College of Natural Sciences

Session 3: July 15-16; August Orientation: August 17-18

Jackson School of Geosciences

Session 3: July 15-16; August Orientation: August 17-18

McCombs School of Business

Session 2: July 8-9; Session 3: July 15-16; August Orientation: August 17-18

Moody College of Communication

Session 1: June 24-25; Session 2: July 8-9; Session 3: July 15-16; August Orientation: August 17-18

School of Architecture

Session 2: July 8-9; August Orientation: August 17-18

School of Information

Session 3: July 15-16; August Orientation: August 17-18

School of Nursing

Session 3: July 15-16; August Orientation: August 17-18

School of Social Work

Session 3: July 15-16; August Orientation: August 17-18

August Orientation 

August 17-18, 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 in Spring 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.