Office of New Student Orientation Programs

Program Dates (Spring 2017 Admits)

Click here to see the Spring 2017 invitation postcard.

Students admitted for the 2017 Spring semester (Classes beginning in January)

 Orientation registration for spring admits will open on October 11th, 2016 on the New Student tab in the myUT portal.  All new students admitted for spring semester are strongly encouraged to attend an on-campus orientation. Two dates are available:

  • Friday, December 2nd
  • Thursday, January 5th

The program is an all-day event (check in is 8:30-9:30 a.m. with the program beginning promptly at 9:30 a.m. and will conclude at 5:00 p.m.). Students will receive valuable information about University resources, as well as register for classes with advisors from their academic college:

9:30 a.m.       Welcome and Continental Breakfast                                   

9:45 a.m.       Words of Advice from UT students

                       Learn about available academic resources and campus services from our student panel

10:00 a.m.     Traditions  

                    Learn some of our traditions as you become a member of the Rocket community                                  

10:20 a.m.     Rocket Solution Central presentation                                                  

                       Rocket Solution Central services: Student Accounts, Financial Aid and myUT portal information

11:00 a.m.    Lunch                                                                                

12:00 p.m.    Information Fair                                                                                 

                      Ask questions/obtain information from UT departments and affiliates

12:40 p.m.    Travel to College Meetings                            

                      Students will be divided by academic college and escorted to college meetings

Afternoon Sessions

12:45 - 5:00 p.m.   Academic College Meetings                                                         

                                 Advising & Registration for Students 

1:45 - 2:45 p.m.    Rocket Resources and Refreshments

                           Join the Dean of Students and a panel of campus representatives to hear about the available resources              

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.     Closing Session                                                                                    

                                Meet your Success Coach

                                Rocket Solution Central: Individual counseling sessions regarding account/billing/financial aid

                                Student and guest evaluations

                                Rocket Card and t-shirt pick up

Online Orientation

Students who are unable to attend an in-person program have the option of completing their orientation requirement online. They should select the online option during the reservation process.

  • After completing online orientation, take any required UT Placement Tests. Call your admitted college to determine which placement tests to take and to schedule an advising appointment.
  • Preferred Web Browser: Mozilla Firefox 5.0, Google Chrome, or Internet Explorer Version 7. All of these Browsers can be downloaded for FREE through the Internet. 

For questions or assistance, please contact us at 419.530.1267.

Last Updated: 11/29/16