Next Steps eNewsletters

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Welcome to the Next Steps eNewsletter Hub. We hope this hub serves as a valuable resource for you and your family as your student transitions to The University of Texas at Austin. Here is where you can reference past issues of the 2024 Next Steps eNewsletter Series, key campus departments' contact information and a list of upcoming important dates.

The Next Steps eNewsletters are meant to supplement information you'll learn at Family Orientation. While these newsletters will introduce you to a variety of important campus departments and resources, you will be able to interact directly with department representatives, current UT parents and current UT students when you join us on the Forty Acres for Family Orientation this summer. Learn more about Family Orientation, including dates and FAQ.

We're excited to welcome you to the Longhorn family! Hook 'em!

Important Dates and Reminders

Important Dates

March 1

First Housing Contracts Offered | University Housing and Dining

The first housing contract offers for on-campus residence halls and Dobie Twenty21 are emailed. Housing contacts will continue to go out on the first and fifteenth of each month. Visit to learn more about housing options and the application process.

LLC Applications Open | University Housing and Dining

Living Learning Communities (LLCs) application pages open in the housing portal. LLCs are residential communities that introduce and integrate academic and social learning through faculty/staff involvement and holistic education. While students are not required to live in an LLC, it is a great opportunity for students looking to specifically build community within their residential area. Students living in LLCs live together in the same area of a residence hall and share experiences that reinforce the theme of their LLCs. Learn more at

March 20-22

New Student and Family Orientation Registration Opens | New Student Services

Registration opens for New Student Orientation & Family Orientation. Learn more about both programs on our website

Important reminder: they are separate programs and require separate registration. Students participate in their orientation program alongside their peer Longhorns. Parents/families will have opportunities to meet and engage with other parents/families during Family Orientation.

March 20

Texas Parents Association

Membership sign-ups for the 2024-25 academic year are open.

June 3 

Room assignment process begins for on-campus Living Learning Communities (LLCs). If your student applied and is accepted to an LLC, the housing team will assign their room. Online room selection also begins for students eligible for Honors Housing planning to live in the Quad (Andrews, Blanton, Carothers and Littlefield).

June 10 

Online room selection begins for on-campus residence halls. Room selection timeslots are assigned prior to June 10 in housing application date order. If your student is paired with a roommate, the student with the earlier room selection timeslot will select the room assignment for both students in the roommate pair based on available space.

July 1 

Mooov-In check-in scheduler opens in the housing portal for the on-campus residence halls and Dobie Twenty21. Students can change rooms themselves in the housing portal through the room swap page until July 31. Available rooms change throughout the month as students move to different spaces so continue checking and your student may see new options. If your student and their roommate would like to move together, both need to select the same room to move to. Your student won’t lose their current room until they select a new room.

July 31 

Last day for students to adjust their room assignment through the room swap page in the housing portal.

Early August 

Students living in on-campus residence halls receive their housing bill on the My Housing page. The first payment is due by the 12th class day of the fall term.

August 15

Texas Parents Association members receive their first monthly eNewsletter.

August 23

On-campus residence halls and Dobie Twenty21 open.

August 23-24 

Mooov-In for on-campus residents (early Mooov-In available starting August 19 at 3 p.m. for an additional fee of $50 per day). Visit for additional information on Mooov-In details.



Texas Parents Association

Membership sign-ups for the 2024-25 academic year are open

Register for Family Orientation

If you haven’t done so already, you are encouraged to register for your family orientation.  This program is one-day customized event and separate of your student’s orientation schedule.

Start Early! Immunization and Medical Clearance Requirements

All incoming students are required to comply with UT Austin's immunization and medical clearance requirements. These requirements must be met before students can register for classes. They play an important role in maintaining a healthy campus environment. For more information, visit or call 512-475-8301 with questions.

Pre-Orientation Checklist | New Student Services

Remind your student to review the Pre-Orientation Checklist. Some items students should aim to complete this month include setting up DUO multi-factor authentication, checking which email address they have on file, and getting connected with orientation. Students can review the entire pre-orientation checklist here:


New Parent Guide

Texas Parents will begin mailing out your copy of the New Parent Guide to your student's permanent address. Need additional assistance? Contact Texas Parents.


Meet Texas Parents

Meet Texas Parents staff and Ambassador Council members at Family Orientation.

If you are a family member of an incoming Longhorn and have not been receiving this year's Next Steps eNewsletter series, CLICK HERE to be added to our distribution list.

Find your community with the Texas Parents Association. Sign-ups for Supporting Membership is now open. Consider signing up for the membership that best fits your needs. CLICK HERE to learn more about membership levels.

Important Campus Department Contacts




Disability and Access

accommodations, equal access


Call: 512-471-6259 

Typical response time is 1-3 business days between the hours of 8 am - 5 pm. Business days do not include weekends or holidays when the university is closed.


immunizations, medical clearance

Contact Us


Parking and Transportation Services

student parking 


Call: 512-471-7275

Student Identification Cards


512 - 475 - 9400

Testing and Evaluation Services

placement testing, college credit


Call: 512-232-2662

Texas One Stop

financial aid, transcripts, scholarships, tuition


Email response times may take 5-7 business days. 

Call: 512-232-6988 

Hours of operation for phone calls are Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday 8:​30 a.​m.​- 5 p.​m., Wednesday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Call volumes may be higher during peak times.

Texas Global

international engagement efforts, explore abroad 


Call: 512-471-1211

Texas Parents