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Preparing for Orientation

One-Day Programs  

Orientation for most transfer students is a one-day program, held in November and January for students entering in spring, from April to July for students entering in summer, and from April to August for students entering in fall. Parents and guests are welcome to attend and discover ways to support their student during their time at UT.

Check-in

Orientation check-in begins at 7 a.m. Eastern in the Alumni Memorial Building.

Schedule Highlights

7–7:45 a.m. Check-in
8 a.m. Welcome and sessions begin
12:15 p.m. Lunch (included in student and guest fees)
1:15 p.m. Additional orientation sessions
5 p.m. Advising and course registration conclude


Transfer Student Two-Day Session (June 11–12) 

Transfer students who want a more in-depth orientation can register for a two-day orientation session June 11–12 to spend some additional time on campus and stay overnight in a residence hall.

This two-day session includes an additional small group meeting led by current students, dinner on campus, and more information on how to get involved. Students can expect to leave with newly formed relationships with other incoming transfer students as well as returning students and staff.

Students, as well as parents and guests who have reserved overnight accommodations on campus, should plan to bring full-size sheets and a pillow, blanket, washcloth, and towel. Student rooms are on a different floor from guest rooms, so pack separately.

Overnight accommodations for family members and guests are not included in the orientation program fee. See the dates and cost page for details.