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 table below. 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 on the Orientation Dates tab to see which colleges and schools will be available during each orientation session.

Orientation Registration Open Dates

New Student Orientation Registration Open Date
August Orientation 2024Registration Open
Spring Orientation 2025CLOSED
Summer Term Orientation 2025CLOSED
Freshman Orientation 2025CLOSED


Freshman Orientation (May/June/July sessions) 2024 Registration Open Dates

Orientation Registration Open Date College/School*
March 20, 2024 @ 3 p.m. CTArchitecture, Communication, Information, Liberal Arts, PACE 
March 21, 2024  @ 3 p.m. CTBusiness, Engineering, Fine Arts, Geosciences
March 22, 2024 @ 3 p.m. CTEducation, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Social Work, UTeach ACCess 

*Students in Plan II or other dual degree programs should follow information for the primary college or school listed with their admissions acceptance.
View the schedule on the Orientation Dates tab to see which colleges and schools will be available during each orientation session. 

Freshman Orientation (May/June/July sessions) 2024 Registration Close Dates

Freshman Session DatesRegistration Close Date
Session 1May 28-30, 2024May 16 @ 11:59 p.m. CT
Session 2June 3-5, 2024May 23 @ 11:59 p.m. CT
Session 3June 10-12, 2024May 30 @ 11:59 p.m. CT
Session 4June 24-26, 2024June 13 @ 11:59 p.m. CT
Session 5July 1-3, 2024June 20 @ 11:59 p.m. CT
Session 6July 8-10, 2024June 27 @ 11:59 p.m. CT
Session 7July 15-17, 2024July 4 @ 11:59 p.m. CT


After you select your orientation session and complete the registration form, your seat for orientation will be reserved. YOUR ORIENTATION REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED. You will be automatically dropped from your session if payment is not received by 11:59 PM CT the day you register. Go to What I Owe to pay via credit card or eCheck. Your registration will be confirmed once you have paid via What I Owe.

You must be an admitted student, accepted your offer of admission and have paid your enrollment deposit in order to register for orientation. Check MyStatus to verify if you have accepted your offer of admission and paid your deposit.

If your enrollment deposit was waived, you must still accept your offer of admission via MyStatus.

Note that if your family would like to participate in Family Orientation, it is a separate registration process and program. Learn more about the Family Orientation program and register to attend.

If you are admitted to the fall term and are unable to participate in any of the May/June/July sessions, there is a virtual August orientation session. All orientation sessions provide robust programming for incoming students, including August orientation. 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 for all remaining colleges opens in late-July. Students who did not participate in a May, June or July session will be sent an email with August orientation registration information. Registration for each orientation session closes at 11:59 p.m. CST two Thursdays prior to the start of each session.


Registration Status

After registering, you can check your registration status at any time on the registration home page.


Canceling Your Registration

If you need to cancel your registration, you must do so by the registration close date two Thursdays before the start of the session you are registered for in May, June, or July. Visit your registration home page to cancel your registration.

Please note that if you cancel your orientation session, a $25 non-refundable charge will be assessed, which will be deducted from your refund amount if you have already paid for your session. You will receive a refund check in the mail within two to four weeks of cancellation. If you do not cancel within the required time period, you will not receive a refund.

If you register for a May/June/July session and fail to attend (no show), you will need to go back into the system and register the next available session. Your full payment for the May/June/July session will transfer to August Orientation but will not be refunded. Students participating in Spring, Summer School or August Orientation are not housed on campus. 

Registration for August Orientation cannot be canceled.

To cancel your session:

  • Visit your registration home page.
  • Login using your EID and password.
  • Select "Cancel Registration" on the right-hand side of your confirmation page.

IMPORTANT: If you’ve decided not to attend UT Austin, you will need to formally cancel your admission, and you will need to also cancel your orientation. Your orientation will NOT be automatically canceled if you cancel your admission. You will still be liable for any outstanding balance (this includes deferments) if you do not cancel your orientation by your orientation’s cancellation deadline.


Switching Orientation Sessions

Switching orientation sessions is not recommended. Orientation space is limited, so it is important to try to attend the session you sign up to participate in. If you need to change your session, you must do so before the registration close date. 

To switch sessions, you must:

  • Visit your registration home page.
  • Login using your EID and password.
  • Select Change/Update Session & Registration on the right-hand side of your confirmation page. Only sessions with open seats will show as available.
  • If you would like to switch to one of the available sessions, select the session and complete the registration form. Your paid orientation fee will transfer to your new session/
  • If the available sessions do not work for your schedule, you can keep your current registration and return to the confirmation page.

Please note, once you register for August Orientation, you cannot switch sessions.

IMPORTANT: You should not attempt to coordinate with another student to switch orientation sessions, even if you are both in the same college. There are several factors that determine how many spaces are available in each session and who can fill those spaces. If you cancel your registration assuming you can switch to a different session, that switch may not be possible and you could end up losing your spot.