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

Freshman Orientation

Transfer Student Orientation

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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 UTD!


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Students transferring from another college or university are required to attend Transfer Orientation. If you are a transfer student you can find a list of other important items to complete prior to coming to campus here.

Graduate Student Orientation

International Student Orientation

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

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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.


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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 Veteran Services 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.