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.

August Orientation 

August 14-16, 2023

Registration is currently OPEN. See the "Registration" tab for more details and to register for August Orientation.

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.


Transfer Orientation

June/July Transfer Orientation sessions have concluded and registration is no longer available at this time. 

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. Both programming options will feature a day and a half of programming culminating in registering for your first semester of classes at UT Austin.

Students participating in transfer orientation virtually will be able to connect with other students during their sessions through fun virtual socials and events. They will receive information for campus organizations they can join, as well as interact with orientation advisors (OAs) who are fellow UT Austin students. OAs receive training with schools/colleges to assist students with the class registration process during orientation.

Students can start building relationships with their classmates online even before orientation. We encourage you to join the official  Transfer Students Facebook group. 

Students who complete their orientation requirement virtually will also have the chance to connect with campus and students in-person at Longhorn Welcome.

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 10 days before the start of each session (see the dates below). 

Transfer OrientationDatesRegistration Close Date
Session 1 (Virtual)June 29-30, 2023June 18
Session 2 (Virtual)July 13-14, 2023July 2
Session 3 (Virtual or In-Person Option) July 20-21, 2023July 9


ArchitectureSession 3 (July 20-21)
BusinessSession 2 (July 13-14); Session 3 (July 20-21)
CommunicationSession 1 (June 29-30); Session 2 (July 13-14); Session 3 (July 20-21)
EducationSession 1 (June 29-30); Session 3 (July 20-21)
EngineeringSession 2 (July 13-14); Session 3 (July 20-21)
Fine ArtsSession 3 (July 20-21)
GeosciencesSession 3 (July 20-21)
InformationSession 3 (July 20-21)
Liberal ArtsSession 1 (June 29-30); Session 3 (July 20-21)
Natural SciencesSession 3 (July 20-21)
NursingSession 3 (July 20-21)
Social WorkSession 3 (July 20-21)


Spring Orientation 2024

2024 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.


Summer Term Orientation 2024

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.