August Family Orientation

August Family Orientation takes place on Wednesday, August 22 and is for families whose students were admitted to the fall semester and were unable to attend a June/July Family Orientation session.




7:00-9:30 a.m.

Check-In and Longhorn Neighborhood

9:30-11:00 a.m.

Welcome Session

11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Afternoon Programming:

         College/School Meeting

         BBQ Lunch Buffet

         Campus Resource Presentations

2:00-2:30 p.m.

Next Steps and Closing Session

Registration Need-to-Knows:

  • Your incoming student should not register for or attend August Family Orientation as he or she will be attending a separate student orientation concurrently.
  • August Family Orientation and August Student Orientation have separate registration and payment systems.
  • The college/schools not participating in August Family Orientation are Architecture, Nursing, PACE, and Social Work. Due to size and staffing constraints, these colleges/schools prioritize meeting with students during Orientation and are unable to meet with the parents.
  • The BBQ lunch is provided for Family Orientation attendees only. Students will not attend the BBQ and are encouraged to eat lunch with fellow Student Orientation attendees. Be sure your student has money to purchase lunch.

Same-Day Registration

Online registration closed on Thursday, August 16 at 5 p.m. However, you can register on the morning of the program at the Same-Day Registration table during Check-In at Gregory Gym (GRE). Charges can be paid with cash, check or credit card and are as follows:

  • $45 per adult attendee (ages 16 and older)
  • $20 per sibling attendee (your student’s siblings ages 6 - 15)
  • Children under age 5 are complimentary, but registration is required

Change or Cancel Your Registration

Online registration charges are non-refundable. If you need to change or cancel an existing registration (including adding or removing a registrant), please reply to your registration confirmation email with your desired change.


Parking is not included in the cost of registration and is a separate process facilitated by the Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) office. For orientation parking options, click here.

Siblings & Children

August Family Orientation is designed for parents and other adult family members; however, younger siblings and relatives may attend. Childcare is not available.