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Orientation and Swoop Camp

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New Patriot Orientation & Swoop Camp
Talons Up!
Make the most of your UT Tyler experience. Start off your Patriot experience by connecting to the people and opportunities for your success through our FREE Orientation & Swoop Camp!


What is Swoop Camp?



Get those Talons Up as you learn all about what it means to be a UT Tyler Patriot.

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Grow your love for East Texas by giving back to the community as a new member of the Patriot family.

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Meet your newest support system, from old friends, to new; we welcome you to the Patriot Family.



Learn the ropes from upperclass students who have stood in your shoes before.

What is New Patriot Orientation?

Orientation is an exciting on-campus two-day program that will introduce you to life at UT Tyler, allow you to meet other students, faculty, and staff, and learn about the resources available to help you succeed as a Patriot.

There are 8 New Patriot Orientation sessions available through May, June and July 2024. NPO programming will begin at 8:00 AM on day 1 (Thursday) with check-in and official orientation programming will end on day 2 (Friday) at approximately 11:00 AM.

Up to two (2) guests may attend New Patriot Orientation this summer. Guests age 18 years and older are $60 each. Guests under the age of 18 years are not permitted at New Patriot Orientation.

This year we are excited to offer 3 of our NPO sessions as hybrid sessions and are combined with Swoop Camp. This allows attendees to experience both programs in one week! Swoop Camp will be held Monday through Wednesday and you will attend NPO on Thursday and Friday.

The cost to attend New Patriot Orientation is assessed as your New Student Fee on your fall 2024 bill, and there is no charge to attend Swoop Camp!

Registration is required for all New Patriot Orientation sessions, and the hybrid NPO & Swoop Camp sessions. All programs have capacity limits and sessions will close once all spots are filled.

Academic Advising and Course Registration

Academic Advising and Course Registration will take place during your New Patriot Orientation session! To ensure you are advised correctly, please be sure that all transcripts and testing scores have been submitted to the university at least two weeks before your orientation session.

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These Both Sound Great!  When Are They?

New Patriot Orientation + Swoop Camp Hybrid Sessions
Session Dates Days
Session 3 June 10-14 Monday-Friday
Session 6 July 8-12 Monday-Friday
Session 8 July 22-26 Monday-Friday
New Patriot Orientation-Only Sessions
Session Dates Days
Session 1 May 30-31 Thursday-Friday
Session 2 June 6-7 Thursday-Friday
Session 4 June 20-21 Thursday-Friday
Session 5 June 27-28 Thursday-Friday
Session 7 July 18-19 Thursday-Friday