If you are admitted to The University of Texas at Austin for the Summer/Fall 2013, please mark your calendar to attend the August Orientation Events planned for you by the International Office. Although these events are optional, we encourage you to attend as they provide opportunities to meet other students and University staff, as well as to gather information to help you adjust to living in Austin and being a student at The University!
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Welcome Weekend begins with the International Student Orientation Program on Friday, August 16th. This fun and interactive event begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 2:30 a.m. This is your opportunity to meet other international students and make connections with various departments on campus. The highlight of this day is the Welcome Lunch and Information Fair. Welcome Weekend continues on August 17th & 18th with tours of campus, tours of Austin, a shopping trip, and an excursion to a local park. All Saturday and Sunday events will take place at the International Office (IO). See below for details:
Friday, August 16th
Saturday, August 17th
Sunday, August 18th
If you would like to experience orientation in a classroom setting, Learning about UT 101, 102 & 103 sessions are for you! These are a series of information sessions regarding topics of interest to new students. Attendance is optional. You are welcome to attend any session that is of interest to you. These sessions will take place in the TX Union Theatre (UNB).
**Topics are subject to change. Click here for topic descriptions. A final detailed schedule will be available in August. **
Social events are the best part of any program! We hope that you will find time in your busy arrival schedule to join us for fun, food, and recreation! In addition to the fun-filled Welcome Weekend, there will be and opportunity to meet other students for movies, swimming, ice cream, or simply socializing. See below for events:
**Events are subject to change. A final detailed schedule will be available in August**
When do I need to arrive in Austin?
The answer to this frequently asked question depends upon your choice of orientation options, your housing needs, your immunization requirements, your budget, and many other factors. The program is designed for you to receive an orientation whenever you arrive.
If it is important to you to participate in the entire orientation program, you may choose to arrive on Monday, August 12th, or before. A sample schedule:
If it is important to you to arrive as late as possible and still register at the earliest possible opportunity (August 23rd), you will need to arrive during the day on August 20th. This should allow sufficient time to complete the required IBC, as well as the health & TB testing prior to August 23rd.