Transfer Orientation

So you plan on going to UTA next semester… Well did you know that you have to attend orientation in order to register for classes?

Well don’t worry, orientation is a fun and great opportunity for you.  During orientation you can talk to different departments and ask questions that you might have.  For instance, you can have a session with financial aid and ask questions.  Another example, is that there will be several informational sessions  from departments like Honors College or Campus Recreation. At these information sessions you can learn about what different departments offer and you can ask questions.

See! look! People having fun!
See! look! People having fun!

Also during orientation there is a student life Involvement Fair. Many of the student organizations and some academic departments will have tables and representatives present.  Fraternities,  sororities, EXCEL, the library, UTA volunteers, and other organizations will be present at the fair.  This is a great opportunity for students to be informed about what organizations do around campus.  Every student should walk around the fair and talk to a couple organizations, it will definitely help you get more involved around campus.

Involvement Fair Pro Tip: Go up to the organizations, do not wait for them to come to you. If you see an organization you find interesting go and talk to them. Many of the representatives of organizations do not want to pester people who are not interested in their organization (trust me, I do these fairs and it is as awkward for the representatives…also stop by the Maverick Transfer Connection table). So they will be hesitant to talk to you if you are just walking by.

Involvement Fair Pro Tip 2: See me!! The Maverick Transfer Connection will have a table present at the Involvement Fair.  Be sure to drop by and learn more about our program and ask any questions you might have.

Before Orientation

See your advisor: Before you come to orientation you should be advised with the appropriate advisor. If you have more than 30 hours transferring in, you should see your major advisor.  However, if  you have less than 30 hours or are undecided you will be advised in the University Advising Center in Ransom Hall (where the Maverick Transfer Connection is located…if you were wondering).  Getting advised before orientation allows the student to have the academic hold removed so they can register for classes right after orientation.

Think of questions: Of course you will have questions about transferring to UTA.  And if you haven’t been able to contact us and ask your question, Orientation is a great opportunity to ask.  Not only will you be able to ask your questions to fellow students during orientation, you can also ask some staff members during some of the sessions I mentioned earlier.

Confusing Directional Signs --- Image by © Kulka/Corbis
Confusing Directional Signs — Image by © Kulka/Corbis

Schedule your Orientation: Of course before attending orientation you will have to schedule orientation.  Click here to see the dates for orientation. In order to register for orientation either click the link at the bottom of the orientation date page or click right here.  After going to that page you will have to click the bottom “sign in to register” in order to actually register.  Keep in mind, you will not have to pay the orientation fee when you register.  The payment will go to your MyMav account and you can pay it on MyMav.

Well, that is all that I got for you.  If you have any questions comment below, contact us or the orientation office.  Hope to see you at the next orientation!