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.
Aug. 20-21, 2019
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. Registration for August Orientation opens on July 25, 2019.
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 starting July 1, 2019. For more information, contact the University Housing and Dining.
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.
Registration opens on March 6, 2019. Register no later than 11:59 p.m. (CT) on your session’s registration deadline. Space is limited, so register early as sessions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. You will need to go to the registration page to see which sessions still have space available.
- Session 1: June 27-28, registration closes on June 17, 2019
- Session 2: July 11-12, registration closes on July 1, 2019
- Session 3: July 18-19, registration closes on July 14, 2019 <- extended deadline
|College or School||Orientation Dates|
|School of Architecture||July 11-12|
|McCombs School of Business||June 27-28, July 11-12|
|Moody College of Communication||June 27-28, July 11-12, July 18-19|
|College of Education||June 27-28|
|Cockrell School of Engineering||June 27-28, July 11-12|
|College of Fine Arts||June 27-28|
|Jackson School of Geosciences||July 18-19|
|College of Liberal Arts||June 27-28, July 11-12, July 18-19|
|College of Natural Sciences||June 27-28, July 11-12|
|School of Nursing||July 18-19|
|Steve Hicks School of Social Work||July 18-19|
TBD January 2020
Spring Orientation is for students admitted to the spring semester. Spring Orientation is required for students admitted to the spring semester.
Spring Orientation is followed by Spring Welcome Week. Spring Welcome Week 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
June 3, 2019 (in-person portion)
Summer School Orientation is for students admitted to a summer session. Registration opens on April 8, 2019.
Summer School Orientation is comprised of two required components. One component will be online and the other component is in-person on campus. The online components should be completed prior to the in-person event and instructions will be sent no later than May 15, 2019.
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.