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 students, transfer students, commuter students 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.
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 and information on local hotels, please 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 Aug. 1 and must be completed prior to your arrival on campus.
New Student Check-In
All new students, both residential and commuters, are expected to check-in to the University on Friday, Aug. 23. During check-in, you will receive your Spartan ID card as well as other important information.
Residential students should plan on arriving at their assigned check-in time. You will receive information regarding your assigned check-in time in mid-July.
During your first two weeks 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.
In addition to the new student online orientation program and Week of Welcome, international students and transfer students on F1 visas will 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.
New Student Convocation
On Saturday, Aug. 24, all new students will attend New Student Convocation from 1 to 4 p.m. During this time, you will meet with the dean of your academic college, interact with faculty members and learn more about various majors within your college. For students who have not declared a major, they are encouraged to attend a New Student Convocation in the college of study which interests them. When you arrive on campus, please refer to the Week of Welcome schedule for information regarding the location of each New Student Convocation.
Students are encouraged to view Orientation Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Please contact Orientation and Family Engagement at (813) 257-1999 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.