For Incoming Freshman Families

A Message from the Director of Texas Parents

Dear Class of 2026 Parents and Families,

On behalf of The University of Texas at Austin, welcome to the Longhorn Family! Yes, that welcome is extended to you along with your newly admitted student. You have played an integral role in your student’s pursuit of becoming a Longhorn and soon, a new journey will begin for both of you. Over the next four years, you will find an expansive Longhorn Family that includes administrators, faculty, staff, alumni, supporters and fellow parents/families who stand ready to help you support your student.

In the coming months, you and your student may feel like you are straddling two worlds with high school wrapping up and college peeking around the corner. There will be a lot to celebrate in your student’s high school world and our best advice for your family is to focus on those milestones and enjoy the moment.

There is a lot to learn as you prepare for your student’s time on the Forty Acres. Texas Parents is a fully-staffed department in the Division of Student Affairs dedicated to helping all UT Austin parents/families from enrollment to graduation. Our immediate goal is to equip you with information and resources between now and August that will aid in your student's successful transition to UT Austin. We'll accomplish this through eNewsletters, and mailed New Parent Guide, this website and Family Orientation.

I encourage you to explore the resources listed on this page as well as those found on the Resources for All Undergraduate Families page as they are most often sought out by incoming parents/families. If you do not find what you need, please contact our office; we are happy to assist!

Beginning in April please take a moment to sign up for the Texas Parents Association. Your membership will allow us to communicate important information to you in the coming months and throughout your Longhorn's journey.

Congratulations on your Longhorn’s acceptance into the Class of 2026! We know what an exciting time this is for your student and how proud you must be. We look forward to getting to know you and your family over the next four years. 

Susie Smith
Director, Texas Parents

Campus Services

On-Campus Housing Process

The application process for on-campus housing and payment information.

Mooov-In Information

The official move in event for the on-campus residence halls.

On-Campus Student Parking Permits

Information about permits available to students.

University Health Services

Health services information for parents/families.

Immunizations and Medical Clearance Requirements for Entering Students

Details about the meningococcal vaccine requirement and other requirements.


An online educational program that all incoming students under age 21 must complete.

Services for Students with Disabilities

Includes accommodations for the classroom, course load, exams and more.

Counseling and Mental Health Center

Information for parents/families.

Academic Blue Student Health Insurance

A student health insurance plan sponsored by The University of Texas System and offered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.

Upgrade UT EID

Obtaining a student ID card or upgrading your student's UT EID are done through the UT ID Center.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Texas One Stop

A website for everything related to registering for classes, financial aid, paying bills, ordering transcripts and more!

FERPA Information

Information on FERPA and the consent form for the Office of Scholarship & Financial Aid to disclose specific information regarding student financial aid records to parents/families.


Authorization for parents/guardians to make payments on your student's behalf.

What is the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)?

And how does it affect parents/families?