Family Orientation

Parents and families are invited to attend UT's orientation activities.

Spring 2015 (January)

Information for families with a student starting spring semester.

View the comprehensive Family Orientation schedule.

The official program for parents and families begins on Friday, Jan. 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. An optional breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. Please note, if you are a parent or a family member of an international student (studying on a visa), international students should arrive on Wednesday, Jan. 14. A special international student orientation program will be held on Thursday, Jan. 15, to which you are invited. International students also are expected to attend all new student orientation activities on Friday, Jan. 16.

Fall 2015 (August)

Information for families with a student starting fall semester.

 

DATES ARE TENTATIVE. FINAL DATES WILL BE POSTED SOON.

The comprehensive Family Orientation schedule will be posted July 1

 

Schedule Summary:

All residence halls will open Wednesday, Aug. 26, for students cleared for curbside check-in. All other students will need to check-in for orientation in Plant Hall prior to arriving to assigned residence hall.

The official program for all parents and families begins on Wednesday, Aug. 26. For parents and families who sign-up for family orientation before the deadline, you name tag(s) will be found in your student's orientation check-in envelope.

Please note that if you are a parent or family member of an international student (studying on a visa), international students should arrive on Tuesday, Aug. 25. A special international student orientation program will be held Tuesday, Aug. 25, to which you are also invited. International students also are expected to attend all new student orientation activities Wednesday, Aug. 26, through Friday, Aug. 28.

Throughout the day on Wednesday, Aug. 26, all parents and families are free to help students settle into their rooms, tour the campus or museum, pay outstanding bills, etc. Lunch and dinner are provided (regardless of registration for family orientation on Aug. 26). There is also a special Family Welcome Reception at the Hilton Downtown Tampa 7-8 p.m which is open to all parents regardless of registration for the family orientation on Aug 26. 

On Thursday, Aug. 27, is the optional Family Orientation program in which parents are invited to meet key administrative staff and attend presentations on Student Services, Residence Life, First Year Learning Experience, Career Services, Academic Center for Excellence and Student Health and Counseling. These programs are held at the Hilton Downtown Tampa. Lunch will be provided. Families may also return to campus to bid their students farewell. 

Please note that the Aug. 27 family orientation program is an optional event which requires separate registration.