2024 Freshman UT Orientation Schedules

2024 Virtual August UT Orientation Schedule-at-a-Glance

More detailed information about your orientation session will be emailed to you closer to your session.

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.

Participating in orientation is required. You are also required to participate throughout the duration of your session, unless an emergency arises. Please do not register for an orientation session if you know you will be unable to be available for the required time frame. 

If you are attending Freshman Orientation (May/June/July sessions only), you are required to stay in the residence hall for the duration of your session. For most students, orientation begins with check-in early in the morning on the first day of their session. Incoming students should plan to be attending orientation between 8 a.m. on Day 1 and 2:30 p.m. on the final day. 

On-campus housing is not provided for students attending Spring, Summer Term or August Orientation. Required components of these sessions will take place virtually. 

All orientation programs listed on the live schedule will take place in Central Standard Time. New Student Orientation information will include both self-paced Canvas Modules and live programming.

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


College Meeting

You will participate in 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. Meeting with an academic advisor is required for course registration. 


Campus Resources

There will be many opportunities to hear about programs, services, and resources throughout orientation. Connect with campus partners during Discover UT, attend the Student Organization Fair, or participate in one of the involvement events, such as traditions, mock class, or Expedition UT.


Assessments, College Credit and Placement Tests

Depending on your college, you may be required to take placement tests or assessments, including assessments for math and chemistry. Visit our FAQ page to learn more about Assessment and Placement Test requirements for Orientation. Students may also find they have already earned course credit at UT Austin by taking exams (Advanced Placement, SAT Subject Tests, SAT/ACT Writing Scores, International Baccalaureate, CLEP, etc.). Credit by exam information, including a list of accepted exams and scores, testing schedules for exams offered on campus, and the ability to contact Student Testing Services staff can be found at

Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

You can check your TSI status on your Registration Information Sheet (RIS). If you are exempt it will say "Exempt" or "Complete" on your RIS and there is no further action needed from you. If not, you will need to provide documentation of your exemption or present passing scores from the TSI Assessment before you can register for courses. For more information, email the TSI Office at


Course Registration 

Be sure to access your Registration Information Sheet prior to orientation to review any holds. Advising Holds will be cleared during your advising appointment at orientation and no action is needed. If you have an Immunization Hold, you should submit your documentation to University Health Services at least two weeks prior to your session to ensure it can be processed and resolved in time for orientation.