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UT Tyler New Patriot Orientation

Freshman Students

What is New Patriot Orientation?
Orientation is an informative and fun program that provides incoming students with excellent opportunities to meet people, make new friends, and learn what it takes to be successful at UT Tyler. Students learn about academic resources, how to navigate campus, and what UT Tyler expects of our students.

When is New Patriot Orientation?

The final orientation for students entering in summer or fall 2014 is Wednesday, August 20

How do I register for New Patriot Orientation?

Registration is currently open. Students and guests can register together here. All admitted freshmen will receive a brochure in the mail letting them know about the orientation program and how to sign up. 

Where will I stay during New Patriot Orientation?
Students attending the August 20 orientation will stay in their fall housing assignment. Details about move-in will be sent once you have registered for orientation. 

How much does New Patriot Orientation cost?
Students: The cost of orientation is assessed on your student bill. All incoming freshmen will be charged a one-time New Student Programs fee of $75. This fee covers orientation, as well the costs of programming intended to support freshman students during their first year.

Guests: There is no cost to attend the August 20 orientation. 

What will I do at New Patriot Orientation?
New Patriot Orientation will:
Inform new students of campus policies and procedures.
Help with the academic and social transition to UT Tyler.
Prepare students to make reasoned and well-informed choices and,
Foster a sense of community by acclimating future Patriots to the UT Tyler campus and surrounding community.

What is the New Patriot Orientation schedule?   

All registered students will receive an email the week prior to the orientation. This email will include a detailed schedule, campus map and information on where to go once you arrive on campus. 

An overview of the August 20 schedule is included below. 

Check-In 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Welcome 9:00 a.m.
Morning sessions 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Meet your college 10:30 a.m.
Morning & afternoon sessions 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Closing & lunch  12:15 p.m.
Campus tour (optional)  12:45 p.m.

What should I wear to New Patriot Orientation?
Be prepared to travel to different places around our beautiful campus. Wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing for being outside at times. Suggested attire might be sneakers, shorts or loose pants, and a short-sleeved shirt. The buildings can be cold so we also suggest bringing a jacket. 

Can family members attend New Patriot Orientation?
Yes! Please make sure you register your guests. 

Do I need to attend all the New Patriot Orientation activities?
Yes. If you attend orientation it is important to attend all of the activities offered.

Will I register for my classes at New Patriot Orientation?
Advising and registration is offered before students attend orientation. In fact, all new students are required to meet with an academic advisor prior to attending orientation. To set up your advising and registration appointment please call the Academic Advising Center at 903.565.5718.

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