Orientation Programs and Dates

Various 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 School Orientation

May 31, 2022

Registration now open

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. 

Summer Transfer Orientation

June/July 2022

Registration now open

Transfer Orientation is for students admitted to the fall term. Transfer students can complete orientation virtually during any of the three June/July sessions, or can choose to attend in-person during the third session (July 21-22). Both programming options will feature a day and a half of programming culminating in registering for your first semester of classes at UT Austin.

For Transfer 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 will be offered before classes begin.

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. 

Summer 2022 Transfer Orientation Sessions

Session Dates Format
Session 1 Jun 30-Jul 1 Virtual Only
Session 2 Jul 14-15 Virtual Only
Session 3 Jul 21-22 Virtual or In-Person Option




Cockrell School of Engineering

Session 2, Session 3, August Orientation

College of Education

Session 1, Session 3, August Orientation

College of Fine Arts

Session 3, August Orientation

College of Liberal Arts

Session 1, Session 2, Session 3, August Orientation

College of Natural Sciences

Session 3, August Orientation

Jackson School of Geosciences

Session 3

McCombs School of Business

Session 2, Session 3, August Orientation

Moody College of Communication

Session 1, Session 2, Session 3, August Orientation

School of Architecture

Session 3

School of Information

Session 3

School of Nursing

Session 3

School of Social Work

Session 3, August Orientation


August Orientation 

August 15-16 (class registration August 18)

August Orientation, which will be hosted virtually, is for students admitted to the fall term who were unable to participate in a June/July orientation session. 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.

Spring Orientation

2023 Info Coming Soon

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.