Transfer Orientation

UT requires all new transfer students to attend an orientation program designed specifically for transfers. During this mandatory orientation program, transfer students will receive detailed information about academic policies and the many services available at UT. Students are also strongly encouraged to review academic policies and procedures, as well as specific degree program requirements in the University Catalog.

Students who do not attend orientation will have a registration hold placed on their individual accounts. Those with a hold will not be able to register for classes for the following semester until they visit the Academic Advising Office in Plant Hall, room 336.

Spring 2015 (January)

Information for transfer students starting in the spring.

View the comprehensive orientation schedule: Spring Transfer Orientation Schedule

 We look forward to seeing you in January!

All new residential students are required to check in from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Vaughn Center Information Desk. Commuter and late orientation check-in is Friday, Jan. 16, from 8:30 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. 15, and Friday, Jan. 16, 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. 16,
all transfer students are expected to attend transfer program from 1–3 p.m. held in Cass Gym.

Evening events are scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 18, and Sunday, Jan. 19. Friday, Jan. 23, is the PEACE Community Service Project  Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. This is an opportunity for students to work alongside faculty members, staff and other students on community service projects in the Tampa Bay area. Advance registration is required. We encourage you to sign up for our most popular orientation program.

Fall 2015 (August)

Information for transfer students starting in the fall.

The comprehensive Transfer Orientation schedule will be posted July 1. 

Schedule Summary:

All residence halls will open Thursday, Aug. 27. Residential students are asked to go to their assigned residence halls for curbside check-in if cleared before Aug. 3.

Commuter students who are cleared before Aug. 3 are welcome to check-in for orientation in the Grand Salon on Aug. 27 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. 27 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. 27, 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. 28, 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.