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. See the descriptions below to find the orientation program you should participate in.

Summer Term Orientation

2024 Info Coming Soon

Summer Term Orientation is for students admitted to a summer term. Summer Term Orientation will take place online. Orientation will include self-guided informational modules and a virtual interaction with your college for academic information and advising.

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. Find your college/school below to see which orientation sessions you can participate in. If you cannot participate in a June/July session, an August session is offered before classes begin. You only need to participate in one orientation session (either a June/July or an August session). 

If you are attending Freshman Orientation (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.

Space is limited, so try to register early as sessions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration for each orientation session closes at 11:59 p.m. CST two Thursdays days before 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. 

Registration for 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 secure a seat, regardless of which day registration opens. View the schedule below to see which colleges and schools will be available during each orientation session.

Freshman Orientation 2024 

Session 1 - May 28-30
Colleges/School Participating: 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, Psychology, PACE, College of Natural Science, UTeach ACCess, School of Nursing, Steve Hicks School of Social Work

Session 2 - June 3-5
Colleges/Schools Participating: 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, Psychology, PACE, College of Natural Science

Session 3 - June 10-12
Colleges/Schools Participating: 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, Psychology, PACE, College of Natural Science

Session 4 - June 24-26
Colleges/Schools Participating: McCombs School of Business, Moody College of Communication, Cockrell School of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, Jackson School of Geosciences, College of Liberal Arts, Psychology, PACE, College of Natural Sciences, UTeach ACCess, Steve Hicks School of Social Work

Session 5 - July 1-3
Colleges/Schools Participating: McCombs School of Business, Moody College of Communication, Cockrell School of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, Jackson School of Geosciences, College of Liberal Arts, Psychology, College of Natural Sciences, School of Nursing

Session 6 - July 8-10
Colleges/Schools Participating: 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, Psychology, College of Natural Science

Session 7 - July 15-17
Colleges/Schools Participating: 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, Psychology, College of Natural Science

August Orientation 

2024 Info Coming Soon

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

August Orientation is for students admitted to the fall term who were unable to participate in a 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 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 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 June and July sessions for a college are full or have passed.

Spring Orientation

2025 Dates TBD

Spring Orientation information can be found here. Spring Orientation is required for students admitted to the spring term. Spring Orientation is followed by Spring Welcome. Spring Welcome is a series of events and programs to welcome you to UT Austin and help you transition to your new home. 

On-campus housing is not provided during Spring Orientation. If you have questions or need more information, contact University Housing and Dining.

Spring Family Orientation

Spring Family Orientation information can be found here. Spring Family Orientation is optional and will be completely virtual. The robust programming is designed to introduce you to the university, as well as resources and tools to help you help your student successfully transition to UT.