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Transfer Orientation

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

Whether you are transferring from a local community college, an in-state four-year institution or an out-of-state four-year institution, we are excited for you to begin your journey as a UT Spartan! We know that you have prior college experience, and UT has designed your orientation program to meet your needs and help you be successful during your transition to your new campus.

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.


The new transfer student orientation schedule-at-a-glance will be available in mid-July 2016.

Schedule Summary

During your orientation program, all transfer students will receive detailed information about the University's academic policies and the many services available on campus. Students are also strongly encouraged to review academic policies and procedures, as well as specific degree program requirements in the University Catalog. Transfer students are also strongly encouraged to participate in additional orientation programs starting Thursday, Aug. 25, following move in, through Sunday evening, Aug. 28.

In addition to the new transfer student orientation program, 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.


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

Fall 2016 (August)

Information for transfer students starting in the fall.

Transfer Orientation Schedule* *Please note schedule subject to change

Schedule Summary:

All residence halls will open Thursday, Aug. 25. Residential students are asked to go to their assigned residence halls if cleared for curbside check-in.

Commuter students who are cleared before Aug. 3 are welcome to check-in for orientation in the Grand Salon on Aug. 25 from 12 – 3 p.m. After 4:30 p.m., all cleared students' orientation check-in (undergraduate, domestic, residential and commuter) will be held at the Vaughn Center Information Desk.

All students cleared on Aug. 3 or later must first check-in for orientation in Fletcher Lounge before arriving at their assigned residence halls. Fletcher Lounge will open Aug. 25 at 9:30 a.m. Following check-in for orientation, students are welcome to move into their assigned residence hall at the stated times by the students’ last name found on the orientation schedule. Please don't forget to bring your photo ID to complete the check-in process!

Students may spend time waiting if they arrive before their assigned time.

Throughout the day on Thursday, Aug. 25, students are encouraged to complete all check-in related tasks as outlined on their check-in envelope. These times will be announced later this summer. A mandatory residence hall floor meeting will occur in the evening for all residential students followed by a social program for all students.

On Friday, Aug. 26, students are required to attend the transfer orientation program. This program provides essential information about academic and co-curricular topics and allows students to meet key University faculty and staff.

Each evening, social activities will be sponsored by our social Greek letter organizations, Student Productions, Athletics or Residence Hall Association.

Spring 2017 (January)

Information for transfer students starting in the spring.

Schedule: Spring Transfer Orientation Schedule

We look forward to seeing you in January!

All new residential students are required to check in from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, at the Vaughn Center Information Desk. Commuter and late orientation check-in is Friday, Jan. 15, from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Vaughn Center information desk. The final orientation schedule will be available to you at that time.

Throughout the day on Thursday, Jan. 14, and Friday, Jan. 15, 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. 15,
all transfer students are expected to attend transfer program from 1–3 p.m. held in Cass Gym.