New Student Orientation

Group of incoming Longhorns at New Student Orientation

Welcome, new Longhorns! We're excited for you to join the Longhorn family.

The next step in your journey is to participate in New Student Orientation, where you'll get better acquainted with academic and campus resources, meet your fellow new Longhorns and register for classes. It’s all at orientation, and it’s required for incoming students.

We're looking forward to helping you get in the "Longhorn State of Mind" at New Student Orientation!

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Freshman Orientation

The next step in your journey is to participate in New Student Orientation, where you'll get academic resources, campus resources and register for classes, and hopefully make new friends along the way.

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Transfer Orientation

The next step in your journey is to participate in New Student Orientation, where you'll get academic resources, campus resources and register for classes, and hopefully make new friends along the way.

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Family Orientation

While your student is attending New Student Orientation, it's also your time to get into a Longhorn State of Mind. Family Orientation is a program designed to help our incoming families get acquainted with the University.

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Spring Orientation

Spring Orientation is mandatory for students starting their Longhorn journey in the Spring term. You'll get better acquainted with academic and campus resources and register for classes, and hopefully make new friends along the way.

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Experiential Orientation (TEXPO)

Students can choose one of our one-day programs packed with fun and engaging activities to introduce them to the city of Austin and assist with their transition to The University of Texas at Austin. Space is limited. Registration for TEXPO 2024 will open in the spring.

Request Accommodations

If you need accommodations for orientation, you can find information about how to request accommodations at the link below.

International Students

In addition to orientation, international students (non-U.S. citizens and non-permanent residents) are also required to check-in with Texas Global.

Camp Texas

Each year the Texas Exes transform the lives of students through experiences like Camp Texas that foster connections with other students, professors, administrators and UT traditions.

Graduate Student Orientation

Each fall, the Graduate School presents an orientation designed specifically for new graduate students.

Be an Orientation Advisor

Orientation Advisors (OA) are an integral part of the New Student Orientation experience. If you are looking for a fun and rewarding leadership opportunity, then consider applying to become an OA.