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

UT is dedicated to making your transition one of a kind and offers orientation programs designed to help first-year, transfer, commuter, and international students successfully transition to our community. Throughout your orientation, you will be exposed to many valuable resources, interact with various campus student leaders and participate in social experiences to begin making new connections with fellow Spartans.

Your future starts here! Complete Your Online Orientation Program!

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 for all new incoming students (residents, commuters and transfers) starting in Fall 2024 will become available on Aug. 1. You can access online orientation through your MyUTampa account, and it must be completed prior to your arrival on campus.

Fall 2024 Week of Welcome

Week of Welcome (WOW!) is designed specifically to help our new students as they transition to the University and we are excited to welcome our new Spartans to campus! The Fall 2024 Week of Welcome will take place from Friday, Aug. 23, to Monday, Sept. 2.

Our Week of Welcome schedule is available through the Guidebook app. This interactive app allows you to set your own schedule, view Tampa weather, find important campus contact information, receive event changes in real-time, and more!

The Fall Week of Welcome schedule will be available via Guidebook in early August! Download Guidebook via Google Play or the App Store. Once the app is downloaded search The University of Tampa Office of Orientation and Family Engagement to download our guide space to access the schedule. 

Live Virtual New Student Q&A Session

Transitioning to college life can be tough, but our staff and student leaders are here to support you! The Fall 2024 Summer Virtual Session will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2024, at 7 p.m. EST. Spartans, please check your UT email account at the end of June for information on how to join this program!

Week of Welcome Mentors

Not sure what to expect when you arrive on campus? New students are encouraged to register to be assigned a Week of Welcome mentor! Week of Welcome mentors are student leaders who are excited to help you as you begin your UT journey. These student leaders will answer your questions and provide you with university resources to help in your transition to campus. 

New students who register for this program will be contacted by their mentor the first week of July through their UT Spartan email. 


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

First-Year Orientation
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Congratulations, Spartans, and welcome to your new home at UT!

First-Year Student Orientation
Transfer Orientation
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We are excited for you to begin your journey as a UT Spartan!

Transfer Student Orientation
International Orientation
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The Office of International Programs welcomes you to your new home at UT!

International Student Orientation
Family Orientation
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Families of incoming new students are invited to join us!

Family Orientation
Graduate and Continuing Studies
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Families of incoming new students are invited to join us!

Graduate and Continuing Studies Orientation
Student Leadership Opportunities
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Find out more information on becoming a WOW Leader or UT Diplomat.

Current Student Leadership Opportunities