New Student Orientation is your first step to becoming a full-fledged Falcon. In order to have the best possible experience, below you will find information regarding fees, FAQs, what to do before and after orientation, and family/guest details. This will ensure you are fully prepared for our program.

If you have questions regarding our orientation program, please contact us at (432) 552-2651 or orientation@utpb.edu

Transfer Orientation Dates

Transfers have the option to attend a one-day in-person session or an online session. If attending in person, transfers will need to complete pre-orientation online modules before their session date.

Spring 2023:

  • In-person: Thurs. January 12
  • Online orientation (opens December 2022)

Before Orientation

All students are required to register for orientation. Admitted students will receive an email invitation with a direct link to register via your application status portal once registration opens. Sessions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis once registration opens. Admitted students are encouraged to register quickly to guarantee their session.

New Student Orientation FAQs

  • When will I receive an invitation to orientation? Transfer students will receive their invitation to orientation after they have been admitted to the university and registration is available.
  • Am I required to attend orientation? It is mandatory for transfer students to complete orientation.
  • When is orientation? Orientation occurs at various times throughout the year. Students entering in the summer or fall semesters will complete a summer orientation program in May through August. Students entering in the spring semester will complete an orientation program in January.
  • How much does Orientation cost? All incoming transfers will be charged a $75 orientation fee. The cost of orientation is assessed in your first-semester bill.
  • What will I do during orientation? Students will learn about campus policies and procedures, and resources, and make new friends. You’ll also have the opportunity to register for classes if you haven’t already done so.
  • What is the orientation schedule? A full schedule of transfer orientation will be posted to this site no later than mid-April.
  • Can family members participate in orientation? Yes! We encourage family members to join in-person sessions. Please make sure you register guests with you.
  • Will I register for my classes during orientation? As a transfer student, you have the benefit of being able to register for classes before you complete orientation. We do recommend the sooner you enroll the better options you will have. Simply email advising@utpb.edu to schedule an appointment with an advisor.
  • Do I need to have completed the TSI requirements prior to orientation? TSI requirements need to be completed prior to registration for classes. If you plan on being advised and registered for classes during orientation, TSI requirements need to be completed prior to orientation. If you are unsure of your TSI status, please contact the Registrar's Office at (432) 552-2635. You can schedule your test date online. Contact the Testing Services & Academic Accommodations Department at (432) 552-2630 for questions about TSI testing and fees.
  • Is payment for classes required during orientation? You cannot pay for classes until bills post. Please contact the Office of Accounting at (432) 552-2706 for additional information.