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First Year Student Orientation

The orientation programs are designed to help you learn your way around campus, discover ways to get involved in student life, meet faculty and staff, and make new friends.

Spring 2017 (January)

Information for freshman students starting fall 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 four-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

The schedule at a glance for the Spring Orientation program is now available.

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. 12, following move in, through Friday evening, Jan. 13.

All new residential students are required to check in from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Vaughn Center Information Desk. Commuter and late orientation check-in is Friday, Jan. 13, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Vaughn Center information desk.

Throughout the day on Thursday, Jan. 12, and Friday, Jan. 13, students are encouraged to complete all check-in-related tasks as outlined on their check-in envelopes. There will be a transfer program occurring on Friday, Jan. 13, and First-Year Seminar for all new first-year students. Attendance is required in the First-Year Seminar course; time missed during the orientation period will be considered a course absence. Students will be meeting their faculty instructors, covering academic course materials and engaging in orientation-related activities.

Evening events are scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 14, and Sunday, Jan. 15.

Questions?

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

Fall 2017 (August)

Information for first year students starting fall 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 four-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 registering for Family Orientation and information on the host hotel, visit the Family Orientation website.

Schedule

Fall 2017 orientation will take place August 24 - 27, 2017. The schedule at a glance for the Fall 2017 orientation program will be available in Summer 2017.

Schedule Summary

During your orientation program, all first-year students will participate in a variety of programs. These programs consist of presentations and workshops designed to ensure our students successfully transition to campus.

In addition to the new student orientation program, international students 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.

Questions?

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