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.

Spring Orientation

January 4, 2023

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.


Summer School Orientation

2023 Info Coming Soon

Registration is CLOSED

Summer School Orientation is for students admitted to a summer term. Summer School 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

2023 Info Coming Soon

Registration CLOSED

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).

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 12:01 a.m. CST 10 calendar 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. 


August Orientation 

2023 Info Coming Soon

Registration CLOSED

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 August 19-27. 

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. Registration for August Orientation will open for all students by late-July.