You will be able to sign up for orientation only after you:

  • Have been admitted to a specific college or school
  • Have satisfied your enrollment deposit (fall or summer admits only)

All incoming freshmen are required to attend an orientation.

Preparing for orientation

You are required to complete a series of pre-orientation modules prior to attending orientation. These modules contain information essential to your transition to the university. You will receive an email when you are able to access them. You may also check MyStatus, where to-do items will appear under the "What's Next" tab once the modules are available.

Note: If you do not complete the required modules, you will not be able to check in at orientation.

Registering for orientation

Online registration (by college, school or—in the case of Plan II—honors program) for students admitted to the fall semester opens Feb. 3. Students offered the Path to Admission through Co-Enrollment (PACE) program do not register by college or school, but instead for one of four orientation sessions in June designated for PACE. 

PACE

  • June 4-6
  • June 9-11
  • June 16-18
  • June 23-25

Plan II Honors Program

  • June 4-6
  • June 9-11
  • June 16-18
  • June 23-25
  • June 30-July 2
  • July 7-9

School of Architecture

  • June 30-July 2
  • July 7-9

McCombs School of Business

  • June 4-6
  • June 9-11
  • June 16-18
  • June 23-25
  • June 30-July 2
  • July 7-9

Moody College of Communication

  • June 4-6
  • June 9-11
  • June 16-18
  • June 23-25
  • June 30-July 2
  • July 7-9

College of Education

  • June 4-6
  • June 9-11
  • June 16-18
  • June 23-25

Cockrell School of Engineering

  • June 4-6
  • June 9-11
  • June 16-18
  • June 23-25
  • June 30-July 2
  • July 7-9

College of Fine Arts

  • June 4-6
  • June 9-11
  • June 16-18
  • June 23-25

Jackson School of Geosciences

  • June 9-11
  • June 23-25
  • July 7-9

College of Liberal Arts

  • June 4-6
  • June 9-11
  • June 16-18
  • June 23-25
  • June 30-July 2
  • July 7-9

College of Natural Sciences

  • June 4-6
  • June 9-11
  • June 16-18
  • June 23-25
  • June 30-July 2
  • July 7-9

School of Nursing

  • June 4-6
  • June 9-11
  • June 30-July 2

School of Social Work

  • June 23-25
  • July 7-9

School of Undergraduate Studies

  • June 4-6
  • June 9-11
  • June 16-18
  • June 23-25
  • June 30-July 2
  • July 7-9
 

Register early; space is limited and sessions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

REGISTER FOR JUNE OR JULY SESSION

An August session open to students admitted to the fall semester in any college or school will take place Aug. 20-22. (Students offered PACE may also attend the August session.) Online registration opens July 7, and continues through Aug. 14.

REGISTER FOR AUGUST SESSION

Interested in Family Orientation or in a more in-depth experience?
The university offers Family Orientation sessions that take place in conjunction with New Student Orientation. Registration for Family Orientation is a separate process; see the Family Orientation website for details.

Additionally, the Texas Exes (the university's alumni association) offers Camp Texas: a three-day extended orientation program centered on creating a smooth transition to life at UT. Registration for Camp Texas is a separate process; see the Texas Exes website for details.

Paying for orientation

The fee for orientation is $221, or $125 for sessions that do not include on-campus accommodation (such as August orientation and orientation for those admitted to a summer term). Payment must be posted to your account by the payment due date listed on your orientation status page. (Click here for the status page for the August session.)

Payment can by made using American Express, MasterCard or Discover via the status page.

Mail check or money order payments to:

The University of Texas at Austin
P.O. Box 7398
Austin, TX 78713-7398

Be sure to include your name, UT EID and the word “Orientation” on your check or money order.