College of Liberal Arts

What to Expect at Freshman Orientation

Here is a brief rundown of the academic meetings and material you will cover at Liberal Arts Orientation.  Please refer to the orientation schedule from the New Student Services Web page for a detailed agenda that includes all UT Orientation meetings and events.

Day 1

Liberal Arts College Meeting

Here you will hear from academic advisors, student leaders and faculty about how to take advantage of all the great resources and opportunities in your four years at UT Austin.

Departmental Workshop
Here you will learn about the opportunities within your major, tips for a successful first semester, and you can fill out a FIG application.

Day 2

Academic Advising
You will have an appointment with an academic advisor to talk about what classes to take and your academic goals.

Orientation Advising
You will meet with an orientation advisor to discuss how to use the registration system, classes, and to get answers from other students about have a successful first semester.

Calculus Placement Test
If you plan on taking Calculus during your first semester at UT, you will need to take the 30–45 minute placement test. Students who may need to take Calculus include, but are not limited to: Economics majors, pursuing Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Pre-Med, want to transfer to Business, want to transfer to Engineering. Ask your advisor during the department workshop if you are unsure whether or not Calculus applies to your academic plans. 

Day 3

You will go to specified rooms and register for your first semester in college.

More questions? Visit the Orientation FAQ.