Making the transition to college can be both exciting and challenging for new students (and their families). The University of Tulsa is perfectly sized to offer students new experiences and the freedom of self-discovery, while providing the comfort of a close-knit college community.
In the office of New Student Programs and Services we work all year to help students succeed quickly at The University of Tulsa and to successfully integrate into the academic, cultural and social experiences available across campus.
Our year-round student orientation programs are designed to help students quickly acclimate to college life and make connections that will support them throughout their time at TU.
Our team is available to help with any questions through email at StartTU@utulsa.edu or on the phone at 918-631-2707.
New Student Orientation
The best stories have great beginnings. Start yours off right with StartTU – our week-long experience designed to prepare new students for the challenges and opportunities that distinguishes a TU education.
StartTU links every new student with one of our exceptional Orientation Leaders. Through StartTU, new students discover pivotal information about campus life, discover campus organizations and services to help them succeed academically and professionally, and likely make some lifelong friendships along the way.
Register for StartTU (at no additional cost) through ‘CaneLink.
Spring Start Orientation
Every January we host an orientation event for students beginning their academic studies at TU in the Spring Semester. This half-day program connects new students with campus professionals, student leaders and on-site resources who can help students succeed quickly. This event is held the Saturday morning before classes begin in the Spring semester and includes both breakfast and lunch. The January half-day event is for all incoming students in the Spring semester.
Students can sign up (at no additional cost) for this event through ‘Canelink. For questions and more information, contact Aura Thomas at 918-631-2707 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transfer and Non-Traditional Student Orientation
A half-day event is offered each fall in conjunction with the broader fall orientation program for first year students. The August half-day event is typically attended by students transferring into TU, and non-traditional students beginning in the fall semester.
ImpactTU is a short-term fall leadership workshop for first-year students at The University of Tulsa.
This six-week institute highlights key skills and competencies leaders can put into practice as they transition into our campus community. This six-week program includes group discussions, presentations by students and campus leaders, weekly giveaways and a free meal at each meeting.
Students can expect to learn more about ImpactTU during Orientation and the first weeks of the new semester.