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All new undergraduate students are required to attend an orientation. Each program is designed for your specific needs.

Freshman Orientation

Freshman Orientation is required for all new undergraduate students graduating from high school in the past calendar year. If you are an incoming freshman, attending orientation is one of the first steps to getting started at UT Dallas!

Transfer Orientation

Students transferring from another college or university are required to attend Transfer Orientation. View a list of important items to complete prior to coming to campus.

Graduate Student Orientation

Graduate Student Orientation is an optional program for new graduate students.

International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation is required if you are an F-1 or J-1 visa holder, enrolling at UT Dallas for the first time.

International undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to attend Freshman Orientation or Transfer Orientation. A special meeting at these orientations will fulfill your International Student Orientation requirement.

Resources for New Students

If you have not applied to UT Dallas, please visit the Office of Admissions and Enrollment. If you have been admitted, please refer to the "Steps After Admission" page for freshmen students or transfer students for more information.

New students who are veterans, current military members, military spouses and dependents, and ROTC cadets should visit the Military and Veteran Center for additional resources.

Incoming students planning to enroll in any mathematics, computer science or foreign language may be required to take a placement test.

Contact Us

Student Transition Programs
Student Services Addition (SSA) 14.431
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
972-883-6171 (office)
972-883-6183 (fax)

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Dan Long
Student Transition Programs

Tayler Atkins
Assistant Director
Student Transition Programs
Transfer and Transition Programs

Alex Ewing
Assistant Director
Student Transition Programs
Freshman and Family Programs

Karen McAlister
Program Coordinator
Student Transition Programs
Transfer and Transition Programs

Brianna Nichols
Program Coordinator
Student Transition Programs
Freshman and Family Programs

Joanne Acevedo
Administrative Assistant II
Student Transition Programs

Administrative Assistant
Student Transition Programs

Campus Emergencies

For emergencies, contact the UT Dallas Police at 972-883-2222.

Disability Services

For persons with disabilities, please call 972-883-6171 or visit the Student AccessAbility website for information. TX Relay: 1-800-RELAYTX.