Spring Family Orientation

As the parent or family member of a student, you play a crucial role in your student’s successful transition to UT Austin. Spring Family Orientation is a half-day program that introduces you to the resources unique to UT Austin and provides expectations for your student’s experience.

Spring Family Orientation takes place while your student attends the first day of their Spring Orientation program. Upon arrival, students and families will be directed to separate check-in locations, both located in the Student Activity Center (SAC). You will not reconnect with your student during Spring Family Orientation. Although Spring Family Orientation is only a half-day program, you will not be permitted to participate in the remaining Spring Student Orientation programming.

Spring Family Orientation is held on Monday, January 14, 2019. Click here to register!

While Spring Family Orientation is optional, we strongly encourage you to attend. You’ll go home feeling more connected to the university and equipped with conversational topics to connect more deeply with your student as your family continues preparation for the transition this semester.

Same-Day Registration

Online registration will close on Wednesday, January 9 at 5 p.m. However, you can register on the morning of the program at the Same-Day Registration table during Check-In at the Student Activity Center (SAC). Charges can be paid with cash, check or credit card.

Change or Cancel Your Registration

Registration charges are non-refundable and non-transferable. 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.

Abbreviated Schedule

Time Activity
7:30 a.m. Check-in, Optional Campus Tour
8:00 a.m. Longhorn Neighborhood Resource Fair
9:30 a.m. Welcome Session
10:10 a.m. Student Panel
10:30 p.m. Student Transition and Campus Resources
12:40 p.m. Parent and Family Campus Resources
12:45 p.m. Lunch and Dining Tour


Parking is not included in the cost of registration and is a separate process facilitated by the Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) office. The nearest on-campus parking garage is Brazos Garage and the daily rate will apply.

Siblings & Children

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