Freshman Family Orientation

This one-day program introduces you to university leadership, professional staff, parent volunteers and current students who will share important information and advice. Upon arrival, you and your student will be directed to separate check-in locations. At the end of the day, you’ll reconnect to enjoy a barbecue dinner (vegetarian option available). Afterwards, you’ll send your Longhorn on his or her way to complete Freshman Student Orientation.

While Freshman Family Orientation is optional, we strongly encourage you to attend. You’ll go home feeling more connected to the university and equipped with conversation topics to better support your student as your family continues preparation for the transition in August.

Session Dates

Freshman Family Orientation takes place on Monday, the first day of your student's three-day orientation. 

  • June 4
  • June 11
  • June 18
  • June 25
  • July 9
  • July 16
  • July 23


Time Event
7:15-9:15 a.m. Check-In and Longhorn Neighborhood
9:30-10:15 a.m. Welcome Session
10:30-11:45 a.m. Meet Your Student's College or School
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Lunch on your own
12:45-1:30 p.m. Afternoon Kick-Off
1:40-4:50 p.m. Afternoon Choice Sessions
5:15-6:30 p.m. BBQ Dinner with your student
6:15-7:30 p.m. Farewell Reception hosted by Texas Athletics

Click here to review the Freshman Family Orientation program schedule, including descriptions of the Afternoon Choice Sessions.

Siblings & Children

Freshman Family Orientation is designed for parents and other adult family members; however, younger siblings and relatives may attend. Childcare is not available and children will attend the same programming as adults.