Office of New Student Orientation Programs

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I register for orientation?

2. Can I register for orientation over the phone?

Orientation registration must be submitted online by logging in to the myUT portal.

3. Do I have to attend orientation?

Yes, orientation is mandatory for all transfer students.

4. What do I have to bring to orientation?

5. Where do I park?

6. What should I wear?

Dress is casual. We will be indoors and outdoors, so check the forecast before you leave and be prepared! Some of the rooms are cooler than others, so dress appropriately.

7. Can I bring a guest with me?

Of course! We encourage parents and guests to attend as well. Students may bring up to two guests as part of their fee, and any additional guests will be charged $20 the day of the program.

8. Can my guest(s) come with me to my advising session?

Unfortunately, no. You will meet with professional staff in your academic college to ensure that you make an appropriate schedule.

9. I cannot attend any of the session dates. Are there other options?

Call our office to discuss other options. We will work with you to find a session that fits your schedule.

10. What do I do if I have to work?

Please make arrangements with your employer. We can provide documentation that you attended or plan to attend orientation.

11. Am I required to stay on campus for the entire program?

All components of the program are mandatory. If you leave at any time during the program, you will not be able to register for classes.

12. When will I be finished?

Plan to spend the entire day on campus, until 5 p.m.

13. What if I want to change my major or have questions about my transfer credits?

14. What if I want to change my session date?

You can make changes to your reservation any time up until 72 hours before your scheduled orientation date. Log back in to the online reservation system and select a different session in the "Dates" section. Once a different date is selected, your previous "spot" becomes available to other students.

15. What placement tests am I required to take?



Last Updated: 10/1/18