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 4-6
An introduction to Online Family Orientation, understanding your student's college/school and academic advising explained
June 7-13
A welcome from university leadership and introductions to on-campus parent and family resources
June 14-20
Top 5
Historically the most attended sessions from non-academic campus departments and partners
June 21-27
Programming targeted to particular audience needs including panels addressing specific topics with student and parent volunteers
June 28-July 4
The Longhorn Neighborhood Resource Fair, parent volunteer send-off, UT Austin traditions and final to-do's