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Congratulations, Spartans, and welcome to your new home at The University of Tampa!

UT is dedicated to make your transition one of a kind and offers orientation programs designed to help first-year students, transfer students, commuter students and international students successfully transition to our community. Throughout your orientation, you will be exposed to many valuable resources, interact with a variety of campus student leaders and participate in social experiences to begin to make new connections with fellow Spartans.

Our orientation program is also designed to help assist family members in participating and understanding their students' experience during this exciting time. For more information regarding Family Orientation and information on local hotels, please visit the Family Orientation website.


The new student and family orientation schedules are now available:

Schedule Summary

During your orientation program, all first-year students, transfer students and international students will participate in a variety of programs. These programs consist of presentations and workshops designed to ensure our students successfully transition to campus. Students should anticipate being involved in orientation events starting Thursday, Jan. 17, following move-in, through Friday evening, Jan. 18.

In addition to the new student orientation program, international students and transfer students on F1 visas will arrive for a special orientation prior to the regular new student orientation program. This also applies to new graduate international students within the Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies.


Students are encouraged to view Orientation Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Please contact Orientation and Family Engagement at (813) 257-1999 or with any questions.

Important Dates

Important "to do" dates and the academic calendar.


Volunteer and get quickly involved with the campus and community.
  • Orientation Service Project
    During orientation, new and continuing students will travel to a variety of volunteer agencies in the Tampa community as part of one of two annual volunteer service events coordinated by UT's PEACE (People Exploring Active Community Experiences) Volunteer Center.

Directions and Hotel

Campus map and directions to the host hotel.

General Information

Find area restaurants, shopping and campus contacts.

Orientation Leader

Orientation Leaders are a group of energetic and dedicated student who assist the Office of Student Affairs.

Orientation Leaders at The University of Tampa are a group of energetic and dedicated students who assist the Office of Student Affairs in welcoming first-year and transfer students. Orientation Leaders (OLs) have a unique role in helping implement the orientation program, and such as, they attend a required training just prior to fall orientation. Because they are some of the first faces incoming students see, their role is critical to the experience.

View Orientation Leader qualifications and application process.