When is Spring Orientation?
Spring Orientation is scheduled for Monday, January 6, 2014.
Is Orientation mandatory for freshman?
Yes, all new freshman students admitted for the spring semester are required to register to attend Spring Orientation.
Is Orientation mandatory for transfers?
No, but it is highly recommended. All students must be academically advised prior to registering for classes.
Do I need to register for orientation?
Yes. The registration link will be available at www.utorientation.com starting November 1, 2013.
Is a fee required to attend Spring Orientation?
No additional fee is required to attend, but you will need to register for Spring Orientation.
How can I access a schedule of events for Spring Orientation?
A program schedule will be available starting on November 1, 2013.
When can I register for classes?
Registration for new and readmitted students begins on Tuesday, January 7. Refer to your Registration Information Sheet to view your available access times.
Are there immunization requirements I have to meet before I can register for classes?
Yes! Entering UT Austin students are automatically barred from registering for classes until University Health Services (UHS) has received and processed acceptable documentation that they have had a meningococcal (bacterial meningitis) vaccine that was administered during the five year period prior to, but no later than 10 days before, the first day of classes of the semester they will enter UT Austin. Some exclusions and exemptions apply. The first class day is Monday, January 13, 2014 for the spring.
Please make all attempts to submit your documentation to UHS at least two weeks before your registration date. As added assurance against registration delays, make a copy of the documents you send to UHS, and bring it with you to Orientation.
Go to http://www.healthyhorns.utexas.edu/requiredvaccine/ for details about exclusions and possible exemptions, acceptable documentation to prove vaccination or exemption, how to submit your documentation, and how to check whether it has been processed by UHS.
International students have additional medical clearance requirements. Find them at http://www.healthyhorns.utexas.edu/internationalstudents.html.
When do spring classes begin?
Monday, January 13, 2014.
Are housing accommodations and meals provided?
No accommodations are provided through New Student Services. However, if you have a confirmed Housing contract, contact the Division of Housing and Food Services for more information.
Is parking provided during Spring Orientation?
Parking is available at a hourly rate per entry at the UT Austin garages. Specific information regarding UT Parking Garages and hourly rates can be found at http://www.utexas.edu/parking.
Will I be able to take placement tests?
If you need to sign up for placement tests or have questions regarding placement testing, contact the CTL/Student Testing Services Web site at CTL-Student Testing Services or by telephone at 512-232-2662. You MUST get a high assurance EID during orientation before taking any placement or credit by examinations.
What if I need accommodations due to a disability?
If you have a documented disability and require special assistance during orientation testing, contact Services for Students with Disabilities at 512-471-6259 and CTL-Student Testing Services at 512-232-2662 at least two weeks before your assigned session to make arrangements.
For orientation questions, contact New Student Services via e-mail or by telephone at 512-471-3304. NSS is open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.