Student Transition Programs strives to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, families, and guests as we provide the framework for students to learn and develop, regardless of race, religion, ethnic origin, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation. Below are resources where you can learn more about diversity and inclusion on our campus, as well as assistance if you are struggling.

Office of Diversity and Community Engagement
The Multicultural Center
The Galerstein Gender Center
The Student Counseling Center

Undergraduate Transfer Orientation

Congratulations on your admission to UT Dallas! One of your first steps toward a successful transition to UT Dallas is to register for and attend Transfer Orientation.

The Transfer Orientation office is currently operating remotely. If you have any questions, you can reach us via email at [email protected].

Transfer Orientation for Spring 2021 admitted transfer students will be held in a completely online format. Students will complete a virtual Transfer Orientation process which will share important university policies, information, and resources, then work with academic advising to register for classes. The virtual orientation process includes two informational modules in eLearning and an interactive orientation session with other transfer students in Microsoft Teams.

Transfer Orientation Registration

Transfer Orientation registration for students entering in Spring 2021 is now available. Please see information below regarding steps to complete.

Transfer Orientation Steps to Complete

Step 1: Sign up for your virtual orientation session date using the steps below. This will be a two-hour meeting with a Transfer Student Leader where you meet other students, learn about UT Dallas resources, and can ask questions of a current transfer student. Your virtual session will be held in Microsoft Teams.

To register for a virtual orientation session:

  • Go to the Galaxy Portal and log in with your NetID and password
  • Under Orion Self-Service, click on Applicant Center
  • Click on Transfer Orientation Center. The next screen will show the Transfer Orientation FAQ page, please review these. On the left, click the Transfer Orientation Center tab.
  • Click on the Register for Transfer Orientation link
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to select from available dates and submit payment. Your Transfer Orientation registration request will be cancelled if correct payment is not immediately received.
  • Step 2: Complete two Transfer Student Orientation modules in eLearning. These modules will share important information over university policies, procedures, and resources.

    To complete the required eLearning modules:

  • Log into the UT Dallas eLearning site with your NetID and password
  • Under My Organizations select Transfer Student Orientation
  • Select the Transfer Pre-Orientation Online Module . Review the content and complete the assessment with a score of 100%.
  • Select the Transfer Orientation Online 2020 Module . Review the content and complete the assessment with a score of 100%.
  • Once you complete both eLearning modules with scores of 100% and register for a virtual session, your orientation hold will be lifted in 1-2 business days. Students will register for classes after all holds are removed and the student meets with their academic advisor.

    If you have questions or concerns, please email us at [email protected], or review our Transfer Orientation FAQ page.

    Orientation Communication

    Students who register to attend Transfer Orientation will receive session information by email. All orientation email communication will be sent to the student’s UT Dallas email address. You can set up your NetID and password here, and find more information on accessing your student email here. If you are having trouble with your NetID or email please contact the UT Dallas Help Desk.