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 hybrid program experience 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 2020 (August) Information for first year students starting fall semester... more » close »

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 is now available through your MyUTampa account and must be completed to your arrival on campus.

New Student Check-In

New student check-in will be Friday, Sept. 4 and Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. During check-in, you will receive your Spartan ID card as well as other important information.

More information about move-in and check-in for residential and commuter students is too be announced. 

Throughout their move-in process, 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.

Week of Welcome (WOW!)

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

UT's COVID-19 Task Force is working hard to identify what social distance measures will need to be followed in the Fall Semester. Until we are able to make those determinations we are holding on publishing our Week of Welcome Fall 2020 Caledar. We appreciate your patience. 

In addition to the new student online orientation program and Week of Welcome, 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 2021 (January) Information for freshman students starting spring semester... more » close »

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.

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 Dec. 1 and must be completed prior to your arrival on campus.

New Student Check-In

All new students starting in the Spring Semester, both residential and commuters, are expected to check-in to the University on Friday, Jan. 15. During check-in, you will receive your Spartan ID card as well as other important information.

Starting at 9 a.m., residential students can check-in at their assigned residence hall and commuter students can check in at the Vaughn Information Desk, located in the Vaughn Center Lobby. 

Throughout the day on Friday, Jan. 15, students are encouraged to complete all check-in-related tasks as outlined in their orientation schedules.

Week of Welcome (WOW!)

During your first week on campus, all new students are encouraged to participate in Week of Welcome (WOW!). WOW! will feature programs that consist of presentations, workshops and social events designed to ensure you successfully transition to campus. Check out the main orientation page for the most recent schedule!

In addition to the new student online orientation program and Week of Welcome, 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?

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