2021 Online Family Orientation

Please note: 

  • 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

*For International Registrants: If the billing address for your credit card is showing as "Invalid Billing Address" please email familyorientation@austin.utexas.edu.


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 students and parent volunteers

June 28


The Longhorn Neighborhood Resource Fair, Parent Volunteer send-off, UT Austin traditions and final to-do's

Questions? Email FamilyOrientation@austin.utexas.edu or call the Texas Parents office Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (CT) at 512-471-2353.

All registrations are non-refundable.


Online Family Orientation Registrant

Number of parent/family members you are registering

Total: $0.00

Parent/Family Registrant Information

United States

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  • American Express
  • Discover
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