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Family Orientation

The University of Tampa community is pleased to present Family Orientation to our Class of 2022 parents, family and guardians.

While your students attend their first day of orientation, you are encouraged to attend Family Orientation. This optional morning program will introduce you to the University’s resources and tools to help your student successfully transition to UT.


The Family Orientation schedule is now available.

Schedule Summary

All residence halls open on Thursday, Jan. 17, for our residential first-year and transfer students. Commuter first-year and transfer students will need to check in for orientation at the Vaughn Center Information Desk, located in the Vaughn Center.

Please note that if you are a parent, family member or guardian of an international student (studying on a visa), international students should arrive on Wednesday, Jan. 16, for a special International Student Orientation program. International students are expected to attend all new student orientation activities Thursday, Jan. 17, through Friday, Jan. 18.

Parents, family members or guardians are free to help students settle into their residence hall rooms on Thursday, Jan. 17, prior to their mandatory floor meeting, which will take place at 7 p.m. In addition to settling into their residence hall rooms, you and your students may elect to tour the campus or visit our historical Plant Hall Museum.

The Family Orientation program will take place on Friday, Jan. 18. This is an optional program which is intended for our family members only. During the Friday program, parents, family members and guardians are invited to meet key administrative staff and attend a variety of presentations focused on helping your student be successful at The University of Tampa. A continental breakfast will be provided.


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