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UT Tyler New Patriot Orientation

Transfer Students

Students transferring from another college or university should attend Transfer New Patriot Orientation.

When is Transfer New Patriot Orientation for 2019?

Spring 2019 New Patriot Orientation for ALL students entering during spring 2019:
Jan. 11

Transfer New Patriot Orientation for students entering during summer or fall 2019:
May 17
Aug. 2

Aug 22 (Transfer & International Students) 

Will I be getting anything to notify me when registration is available?

All transfer students who have been officially accepted to UT Tyler will receive an email to their Patriots email account inviting them to register for New Patriot Orientation when the registration opens.

If you have not activated your Patriots email account, visit the IT Support website for instructions.

May I bring parents and/or family members or other guests with me to Transfer New Patriot Orientation?

Yes, we hope you will. You may include them with your registration.

Do I need to register in advance for New Patriot Orientation?

Students and guests can register online when we open the link for registration. Once you have submitted your registration form all confirmation emails will be sent to your Patriot email account.

How much does Transfer New Patriot Orientation cost?

There is no cost for transfer students to attend.

The non-refundable fee for parents/family members and guests attending Transfer New Patriot Orientation is $20 per adult and $10 for family members and guests 16 and under. To submit payment for parent/family members and guest fees, contact Student Business Services at 903.566.7227. Payment can be made over the phone using a debit or credit card, or by mailing a check or money order to the following address.

New Student Programs
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, TX 75799

Will I be advised during Transfer New Patriot Orientation?

No. Advising and registration does not currently take place as part of the orientation schedule. Advising and registration can be scheduled before or after orientation. To set up your advising and registration appointment, please call the Academic Advising Center at 903.565.5718.

Is Transfer New Patriot Orientation mandatory?

New Patriot Orientation is NOT mandatory for transfer students, but we highly recommend that you attend.

If you are transferring in from another college or university with less than 30 credit hours (not including dual credit) and you are first time-full time student, you will be required to attend orientation and can choose between attending a freshman or transfer session.

What will I do at Transfer New Patriot Orientation?

Transfer New Patriot Orientation will provide you with an opportunity to learn about the services and resources available at UT Tyler, meet key staff members, tour the campus, and learn more about required policies related to being a student.

If you have further questions or concerns contact the Office of New Student & Family Programs at 903.565.5645.


You may view the tentative Transfer Orientation schedule online. Please note that an official schedule will be provided during check-in.

How do I change my Transfer New Patriot Orientation session?

Students can change their orientation session by contacting the Office of New Student & Family Programs at orientation@uttyler.edu or 903.565.5645.

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