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.


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.


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 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. Registration for Transfer Orientation 2021 will open in Spring 2021.

Summer 2021 Transfer Orientation Sessions

Session 1 June 24-25, 2021
Session 2 July 8-9, 2021
Session 3 July 15-16, 2021

College by Session

Orientation  Session College
Session 1 (June 27-28, 2021)                                                                           Communication, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Liberal Arts, COLA Psychology
Session 2 (July 11-12, 2021) Architecture, Business, Communication,Engineering, Liberal Arts, COLA Psychology, Natural Sciences
Session 3 (July 18-19, 2021) Business,Communication, Education, Engineering, Geosciences, Information, Liberal Arts, COLA Psychology, Nursing, Social Work
August Orientation (August 17-18, 2021) Architecture, Business, Communication, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Geosciences, Information, Liberal Arts, COLA Psychology, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Social Work


Summer School Orientation

TBD 2021

Summer School Orientation is for students admitted to a summer session. Registration for Summer School Orientation is now closed. 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.


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.