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. We expect you to stay for the duration of your session and attend all the programs we've planned for you, including evening programs.

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


You will check in early on the morning of the first day of your session. You will receive detailed check-in and parking instructions via email prior to your session.

For Transfer Orientation (June/July session), student veterans will attend the Student Veteran Pre-Orientation Program in the morning after checking in with New Student Services.


College Meeting

You will attend a 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 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

During the opening session, you will get to hear about the resources we have on campus that support health and wellness (Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC), University Health Services (UHS)), campus safety (University of Texas Police Department (UTPD), Campus Safety Office), and information about core curriculum requirements and flags (Transfer Year Experience (TYE) Program). There will be other resources available to you such as a resource fair, a session on the transition to college academics from Sanger Learning Center and the opportunity to take a campus tour.


Evening Social Activities

In the evening, you will have the opportunity to connect with other new Longhorns at events such as bowling and peer advising.


Student ID Distribution

You’ll have the opportunity to visit the ID Center in the Flawn Academic Center (FAC) to pick up your student ID. You must show a valid, non-expired, official, government-issued photo ID. High school ID cards do not meet this requirement.

The student ID card costs $10. You will be billed via the university’s online system.


UT EID Upgrade

New students are required to upgrade their UT EIDs. Upgrading your EID allows you to activate your Financial Aid Notification (FAN) and to conduct other important university business. If you are not able to upgrade your EID at orientaion, you will still be able to register for classes, but you should upgrade your EID as soon as you return to campus.



If you're attending a June/July session, you'll have until midnight on the last day of your session to register for classes. Some colleges host their own course registration session, while others have their students meet in the Flawn Academic Center. Either way, there will be academic advisors and peer advisors (Orientation Advisors) on hand to help with any questions or issues that arise. 

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.

Learn more about what to expect when you register for classes at orientation.



June and July Orientation 

If you stayed in the residence hall during orientation (optional), you must return your key to the front desk and check out. If you do not return your room key, you will be charged $75 for a lock change and you will receive a registration bar that will prevent you from adding and dropping 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!