Family Orientation

A family at Family Orientation 2016

Welcome to the Longhorn family! 


UT Austin respects the important role our students’ parents and families have played in their journeys to becoming Longhorns and recognizes that there is still exciting work ahead. 
It is important for you to become informed and connected in a way that will reinforce a sense of family support in your student’s collegiate career as he or she sets out to change the world. Traditionally, the Texas Parents department holds a day-long spring Family Orientation program* on campus for parents and families to be introduced to resources, hear from amazing faculty and staff and learn how to best support their Longhorns’ successful transition to university life, specifically at UT Austin. 
*The format of Summer Orientation 2021 (e.g., virtual, in-person) has not yet been determined. UT will make the decision based on local, state and national safety guidelines.  Additional information will be detailed on this website, when available.