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Congratulations, Spartans, and welcome to your new home at The University of Tampa!

UT is dedicated to make your transition one of a kind and offers orientation programs designed to help first-year students, transfer students, commuter students and international students successfully transition to our community. Throughout your orientation, you will be exposed to many valuable resources, interact with a variety of campus student leaders and participate in social experiences to begin to make new connections with fellow Spartans.

Our orientation program is also designed to help assist family members in participating and understanding their students' experience during this exciting time. For more information regarding registering for Family Orientation and information on the host hotel, please visit the Family Orientation website.


The 2016 Fall Orientation schedules are now available:

Fall First-Year Student Orientation Schedule
Baccalaureate Experience Room Location Schedule
Fall Transfer Student Orientation Schedule
Fall International Student Orientation Schedule At A Glance
Fall Family Orientation Schedule

Schedule Summary

During your orientation program, all first-year students, transfer students and international students will participate in a variety of mandatory programs. These programs consist of seminar classes, presentations and workshops designed to ensure our students successfully transition to campus. Students should anticipate being involved in orientation events starting Thursday, Aug. 25, following move-in, through Sunday evening, Aug. 28.

In addition to the new student orientation program, international students and transfer students on F1 visas will arrive for a special orientation prior to the regular new student orientation program. This also applies to new graduate international students within the Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies.

Register Today for Spartan Saturday

As a part of the Fall Orientation program, students will have the opportunity to participate in Spartan Saturday on Aug. 27. Access the registration form to sign up for one of three activities listed below. Registration deadline has been extended until Wednesday, Aug. 24!

Spartan Saturday Event Descriptions

Into the Streets
Join the PEACE Volunteer Center for a fun morning of community service on Saturday, Aug. 27. There are a number of nonprofit organizations in the Tampa Bay area that rely on the constant support of volunteers. This is a great opportunity for new students to meet and work with continuing students, as well as faculty and staff. Please bring a reusable water bottle that you can fill up before leaving UT.

Check-in will begin at 8:15 a.m., and buses will leave at 9 a.m. to transport students to various volunteer sites. Students will return to campus by 1 p.m.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the PEACE Volunteer Center at

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Come out and enjoy a variety of sporting, competitive and recreational activities. This event will feature a competition in a variety of games including soccer, ultimate Frisbee, flag football, corn hole, as well as other exciting and wacky events! Please bring a reusable water bottle that you can refill throughout the day's activities.

Check-in will begin at 10 a.m., and the event will end at 1 p.m.

Art in the Park

Hosted by the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement, Life Skills and Wellness, travel with us as we visit and tour the Tampa Museum of Art. Along the way, participants will:

  • Explore Curtis Hixon Park
  • Get to know campus student leaders and ask all your UT questions
  • Visit and tour the Tampa Museum of Art
  • Have fun, explore your new city and build lasting relationships

Please bring a reusable water bottle that you can fill up before leaving UT.


Please contact Orientation and Family Engagement at (813) 257-1999 or with any questions.

Important Dates

Important "to do" dates and the academic calendar.


Volunteer and get quickly involved with the campus and community.
  • Orientation Service Project
    During orientation, new and continuing students will travel to a variety of volunteer agencies in the Tampa community as part of one of two annual volunteer service events coordinated by UT's PEACE (People Exploring Active Community Experiences) Volunteer Center.

Directions and Hotel

Campus map and directions to the host hotel.

General Information

Find area restaurants, shopping and campus contacts.