Once you’ve received confirmation of your orientation registration, you can begin to make travel plans.
Orientation activities for most students begin with check-in early in the morning on the first day of your session. This schedule varies for those attending the August Session, Spring Orientation, and Summer School Orientation.
Parking for students and families attending on-campus orientation is serviced by UT Austin’s Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) department. You will receive more information about available parking options after registering for orientation.
If applicable, arrange for transportation between the airport/bus terminal and campus. The Capital Metro Route 20 is a bus route that shuttles between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and several stops in campus. New Student Services does not arrange for transportation to campus for orientation.
If you are attending the hybrid transfer session, you are required to stay in the residence hall for the duration of your session. We do not accept roommate requests in advance.
The charge for hybrid orientation sessions covers the cost of housing.
On-campus housing is not provided for students attending Spring, Summer School or August Orientation.
Students attending Transfer Orientation have the option to arrive early and move into Jester West residence hall the night prior to the start of their orientation session for an additional fee. This option is intended to support students who are traveling to Austin from great distances. There is limited availability and registration is on a first-come, first served basis. To register and learn more, students may visit this page.
Parents and Families
On-campus housing is not provided for parents and family members during orientation sessions. They will need to make their own arrangements. A list of hotels in the area is available on the Family Orientation website.
Your family should make hotel arrangements immediately after you register for your orientation session. If your family waits to reserve a hotel they may not be able to find one with vacancies, which may force you to switch your session date.
Students with Disabilities
If you need housing accommodations due to a disability, you will indicate that when you register for your session. After you register for your session, you must contact Services for Students with Disabilities to submit the appropriate documentation and arrange for accommodations. Learn more about how to arrange accommodations.