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

UT is dedicated to make 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 a variety of campus student leaders and participate in social experiences to begin to make new connections with fellow Spartans.

The University of Tampa currently follows the Spartan Shield Health and Safety plan. Information on COVID-19 safety and education is now readily available. 

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 for students starting in Fall 2021 will be available beginning Aug. 1. You can access online orientation through your MyUTampa account, and it must be completed prior to your arrival on campus.

New Spartans: Connect to Your New Campus Today!

On behalf of the offices of Student Leadership and Engagement and Orientation and Family Engagement, we are excited to have you join the UT community! When you arrive on campus, you will have the opportunity to get involved in over 200 student clubs and organizations. To help you learn more about these opportunities, you are invited to complete this brief questionnaire. When completing the questionnaire, you can also request to be paired with a Week of Welcome leader mentor. Throughout the summer, your mentor will reach out to you to answer your questions about campus life, move-in and beginning your first semester of college!

ATTENTION FAMILIES: Register Today for Family Orientation!

Families of incoming new students are invited to join us for an informational and engaging 90-minute program on Tuesday, Aug. 3, from 5-6:30 p.m. EST. The program will include a welcome from our University president, provost and feature campus administrators who will share information about UT to assist you with your student's transition to campus. This event is free for families to attend, but pre-registration is required.

COVID-19 Vaccination Partnership

The University is partnering with the local Walmart to provide students access to the COVID-19 vaccine. To register for this program, call (813) 254-6309 and press option 2. Transportation will be provided to students.

Fall 2021 Week of Welcome

During their transition to campus, all new students are encouraged to participate in Week of Welcome (WOW!) from Aug. 25-Sept. 6. WOW! will feature programs that consist of presentations, workshops and social events designed to ensure you successfully transition to campus. All in-person WOW! events uphold the Spartan Shield policies set forth by the University. 

Want to learn about all the amazing opportunities during Week of Welcome (WOW!)? Check out the Fall 2021 Week of Welcome schedule that will be available in early August. 

In addition to the new student online orientation program and Week of Welcome, international students and transfer students on F1 visas 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. Check out information regarding new student orientation.

Spring 2022 Week of Welcome

Welcome to The University of Tampa! Information regarding the Spring 2022 Week of Welcome program will be available beginning Nov. 1.


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.

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First-Year Orientation

Congratulations, Spartans, and welcome to your new home at UT!

First-Year Student Orientation

Transfer Orientation

We are excited for you to begin your journey as a UT Spartan!

Transfer Student Orientation

International Orientation

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

International Student Orientation

Family Orientation

Families of incoming new students are invited to join us!

Family Orientation

Graduate and Continuing Studies

Families of incoming new students are invited to join us!

Graduate and Continuing Studies Student Orientation

Current Student Leadership Opportunities

Find out more information on becoming a WOW Leader or UT Diplomat.

Current Student Leadership Opportunities