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First-Year Student Orientation

Congratulations, Spartans, and welcome to your new home at The University of Tampa! We are excited that you have chosen to be a part of the UT community. Your undergraduate experience begins here with orientation.

We know that coming to college for the first time is an exciting and important time. UT is dedicated to making sure your transition is one of a kind and offers a two-day program to help you successfully transition into our community. From your first semester to subsequent years at UT, our orientation program will provide you with information on how to be successful at our University, expose you to University resources, and connect you to new and current students. In addition, our orientation team, comprised of dedicated and enthusiastic student leaders, will assist you throughout the program, help you navigate the campus and answer questions you may have about UT.

If you are a family member of a new student joining the University community, 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, see Family Orientation.

Contact

Orientation and Family Engagement
(813) 257-1999
orientation@ut.edu

Fall 2019 (August)

Information for first year students starting fall semester...

Congratulations Spartans, and welcome to your new home at The University of Tampa! We are excited that you have chosen to be a part of the UT community. Your undergraduate experience begins here with orientation.

We know that coming to college for the first time is an exciting and important time. UT is dedicated to ensuring your transition is a successful one and offers a hybrid orientation experience to support your transition into our community. From your first semester to subsequent years at UT, our online orientation and Welcome Week program will provide you with information on how to succeed at our University, expose you to University resources, and connect you to new and current students. In addition, our orientation team, comprised of dedicated and enthusiastic student leaders, will assist you throughout the program, help you navigate the campus and answer questions you may have about UT.

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, visit the Family Orientation webpage.

Your fUTure starts here!

As a new student, you will have the opportunity to get to know your campus prior to your arrival by completing UT's online orientation program. This program has been specifically designed with YOU in mind! From navigating academics to getting involved on campus, this program will help you familiarize yourself with the many resources available to you as a Spartan. The online orientation program will be available beginning Aug. 1 and must be completed prior to your arrival on campus.

New Student Check-In

All new students, both residential and commuters, are expected to check-in to the University on Friday, Aug. 23. During check-in, you will receive your Spartan ID card as well as other important information.

Residential students should plan on arriving at their assigned check-in time. You will receive information regarding your assigned check-in time in mid-July.

Throughout the day on Friday, Aug. 23, students are encouraged to complete all check-in related tasks as outlined in the online orientation program. A mandatory residence hall floor meeting will occur in the evening for all residential students followed by a social program for all students.

Welcome Week

During your first two weeks on campus, all new students are encouraged to participate in Welcome Week. Welcome Week will feature programs that consist of presentations, workshops and social events designed to ensure you successfully transition to campus.

In addition to the new student online orientation program and Welcome Week, international students will arrive for a special new international student 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.

Questions?

Students are encouraged to view Orientation Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Please contact Orientation and Family Engagement at (813) 257-1999 or orientation@ut.edu with any questions.

Spring 2019 (January)

Information for freshman students starting spring semester...

Congratulations, Spartans, and welcome to your new home at The University of Tampa (UT)! We are excited that you have chosen to be a part of the UT community. Your undergraduate experience begins here with orientation.

We know that coming to college for the first time is an exciting and important time. UT is dedicated to making sure your transition is one of a kind and offers a two-day program to help you successfully transition into our community. From your first semester to subsequent years at UT, our orientation program will provide you with information on how to be successful at our University, expose you to University resources, and connect you to new and current students. In addition, our orientation team, comprised of dedicated and enthusiastic student leaders, will assist you throughout the program, help you navigate the campus and answer questions you may have about UT.

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 Family Orientation visit the Family Orientation website.

Schedule

Spring Orientation will take place Jan. 17–18, 2019. The new student schedule-at-a-glance will be available in mid-November 2018.

Schedule Summary

During your orientation program, all first-year 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, Jan. 17, following move in, through Friday evening, Jan. 18.

All new residential and commuter students are required to check in from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Vaughn Center Information Desk. Late orientation check-in is Friday, Jan. 18, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Vaughn Center Information Desk.

Throughout the day on Thursday, Jan. 17, and Friday, Jan. 18, students are encouraged to complete all check-in-related tasks as outlined in their orientation schedules. There will be an orientation program occurring on Friday, Jan. 18 for all new first-year students. Students will be engaging in orientation-related activities during this time.

Evening events are scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 19.

Questions?

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