Family Orientation

A family at Family Orientation 2016

The Texas Parents office, the Division of Student Affairs and the rest of the University of Texas at Austin community are pleased to present orientation programming to the parents and family members of our incoming freshman and transfer students.

We recognize the vital role that you as parents and family members play in your student’s successful transition to university life. It is important for you to gain knowledge that will reinforce a sense of family support in your student’s education. To achieve this, you are encouraged to attend Family Orientation, programming that will introduce you to the university and to resources that support your student’s successful transition to UT Austin.

Family Orientation is a separate program that takes place on the first day of your student's orientation program. Registration is required to attend.

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A family checking in at Freshman Family Orientation

August Family Orientation

Parents and families of incoming freshman and students transferring from another institution are welcome to attend August Family Orientation.

A family attending Family Orientation

Freshman Family Orientation

Parents and families of incoming freshman students should attend Freshman Family Orientation.

Families attending Transfer Family Orientation

Transfer Family Orientation

Parents and families of incoming students transferring from another institution should attend Transfer Family Orientation.