Orientation Programs and Dates

Various UT Orientation programs are presented depending on whether you are admitted to the fall term, spring term or summer term. This page is Summer Orientation for Fall term admitted students. Looking for Spring or Summer Term Orientation? Click the Links below:

August Orientation 

August Orientation will take place virtually August 19 - 21. Additional schedule information coming soon.

See the "Registration" tab to register for August Orientation 2024.

August Orientation is for students admitted to the fall term who were unable to participate in a May/June/July orientation session and will be hosted virtually. 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 May/June/July sessions. While August Orientation will be conducted completely online, students will have the chance to connect with campus and students at Longhorn Welcome

If all May/June/July orientation sessions are full for your college, you will automatically see the option to register for August Orientation within the registration portal. Please note: All students may not see the option to register for August Orientation simultaneously as it is dependent on their specific college reaching capacity. August Orientation registration will open when all May, June and July sessions for a college are full or have passed.

Freshman Orientation

Freshman Orientation is required for students admitted to the fall term. For Freshman Orientation, different sessions are offered depending on your college or school. If you cannot participate in a May/June/July session, an August session is offered before classes begin. You only need to participate in one orientation session (either a May/June/July or an August session). 

If you are attending Freshman Orientation (May/June/July sessions only), you are required to stay on campus for the duration of your session. On-campus housing is not provided for students attending Spring, Summer Term or August Orientation.

Registration for May/June/July freshman orientation will open March 20-22, 2024 depending on your college or school. The list of specific orientation registration opening days for each college or school can be found on the Registration page. Orientation seats are limited by college and school so students will have an equal opportunity to attempt to secure a seat, regardless of which day registration opens. Try to register early, as sessions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. View the schedule below to see which colleges and schools will be available during each orientation session.

Registration for each orientation session closes at 11:59 p.m. CST two Thursdays prior to 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.

Freshman Orientation 2024 

SessionDatesColleges/Schools Participating
Session 1May 28-30, 2024
  • McCombs School of Business
  • Moody College of Communication
  • College of Education
  • Cockrell School of Engineering
  • College of Fine Arts
  • Jackson School of Geosciences
  • College of Liberal Arts 
  • PACE
  • College of Natural Science
  • UTeach ACCess
  • School of Nursing
  • Steve Hicks School of Social Work
Session 2June 3-5, 2024
  • McCombs School of Business
  • Moody College of Communication
  • College of Education
  • Cockrell School of Engineering
  • College of Fine Arts
  • Jackson School of Geosciences
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • PACE
  • College of Natural Science
Session 3June 10-12, 2024
  • School of Architecture
  • McCombs School of Business
  • Moody College of Communication
  • College of Education
    Cockrell School of Engineering
  • College of Fine Arts
  • Jackson School of Geosciences
  • School of Information
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • PACE
  • College of Natural Science
Session 4June 24-26, 2024
  • McCombs School of Business
  • Moody College of Communication
  • Cockrell School of Engineering
  • College of Fine Arts
  • Jackson School of Geosciences
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • PACE
  • College of Natural Sciences
  • UTeach ACCess
  • Steve Hicks School of Social Work
Session 5July 1-3, 2024
  • McCombs School of Business
  • Moody College of Communication
  • Cockrell School of Engineering
  • College of Fine Arts
  • Jackson School of Geosciences
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Natural Sciences
  • School of Nursing
Session 6July 8-10, 2024
  • McCombs School of Business
  • Moody College of Communication
  • College of Education
  • Cockrell School of Engineering
  • College of Fine Arts
  • Jackson School of Geosciences
  • School of Information
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Natural Science
Session 7July 15-17, 2024
  • School of Architecture
  • McCombs School of Business
  • Moody College of Communication
  • College of Education
  • Cockrell School of Engineering
  • Jackson School of Geosciences
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Natural Science
  • Steve Hicks School of Social Work