Family Orientation

A family at Family Orientation 2016

Welcome to the Longhorn family! Here's what's next:

Register for Spring Online Family Orientation!

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. 
To help contain the spread of COVID-19 in our community, Spring Online Family Orientation 2021 will be conducted online instead of in person. In these unprecedented times, UT Austin’s commitment to the importance of acclimating parents and families of incoming freshman and transfer students to UT Austin is unwavering. 
Here’s what’s next: 
Register for Spring Online Family Orientation 2021. Texas Parents has made the program free of charge for the parents and families of our students entering Spring 2021 in hopes it will be one less thing impacting current circumstances. There is work to be done, information to share and relationships to build; let’s get going! Register here