Register for Online Family Orientation

Register here for Online Family Orientation!

As social distancing and on-campus space density recommendations continue, our priority remains the health and safety of our community. In order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Family Orientation will be conducted fully online for summer 2021. 

Registration Need-to-Knows

  • New Student Orientation and Online Family Orientation programming are structured differently. New Student Orientation is a specific three-day session with content at required times
  • Online Family Orientation is flexible and self-paced
    • Content is grouped in Modules released each Monday over a four-week span of time
    • Modules are themed with pre-recorded videos and downloadable handouts
    • Registrants do not need to take time off of work to participate in Online Family Orientation
    • Registrants can identify their own pace to watch content at whatever time of the day or night that best fits their schedules
    • All content is accessible through Tuesday, August 24
  • The cost to register for Online Family Orientation is $15 per person, each registrant will have their own login access
  • You will need your student’s UT EID and College/School to register
  • Do not register your student for Online Family Orientation. Your student will participate in a separate orientation program specifically for incoming students
  • Do not register student's siblings or hoping-to-be Longhorn siblings for Online Family Orientation, it is intended only for parents/guardians
  • Online Family Orientation registrations are non-refundable


Module Release



June 4
An introduction to Online Family Orientation, understanding your student's college/school and academic advising explained
June 7
A welcome from university leadership and introductions to on-campus parent and family resources
June 14
Top 5
Historically the most attended sessions from non-academic campus departments and partners
June 21
Programming targeted to particular audience needs including panels addressing specific topics with student and parent volunteers
June 28
The Longhorn Neighborhood Resource Fair, parent volunteer send-off, UT Austin traditions and final to-do's