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.
Your fUTure starts here! Online Orientation opens Dec. 1!
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 Spring 2023 will be available Dec 1.You can access online orientation through yourMyUTampa account, and it must be completed prior to your arrival on campus.
New Resident Students
Residential move-in for new students will be taking place Jan. 12-13. The Office of Residence Life will share additional information regarding room assignments and how to sign up for a move-in appointment in December. Once students arrive on campus, they are encouraged to participate in Week of Welcome (WOW!) from Jan. 13-17.
New Commuter Students
New Student Commuter Check-In
New students who will be living off-campus will need to check in to orientation to receive their Spartan ID card and other important information. Check-in for new commuter students will take place on the second floor of the Vaughn Center, in the Spartan Club. Please visit back for specific dates and times of Commuter Check-In.
New Student Commuter Tips and Tricks Video
The University recognizes that commuter students have different needs as they transition to campus than residential students. Commuter students are encouraged to view the New Student Commuter Tips and Trick video in addition to completing the online orientation.
Spring 2023 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! Spring 2023 Week of Welcome will take place Friday, Jan. 13 to Tuesday, Jan. 17.
Our Week of Welcome schedule is made 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 Spring 2023 Week of Welcome schedule will be available via Guidebook starting Tuesday, Dec. 20.
Live Virtual New Student Q&A Session
Transitioning to college life can be tough—but our staff and student leaders are here for support! Join us onThursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. ESTfor alive chatall about what to expect when you arrive on campus.
Representatives from various departments on campus will join our student leaders to help you prepare for your arrival on campus. From questions about scheduling, knowing where to find your classes, and what it is like to live on campus, this information session is one you do not want to miss. After a brief presentation by our team, you’ll have the chance to join in and ask questions!
If you can’t make it to the session—don’t worry! We will record the presentation and live chat so you access it at a later time.