New Student Programs - The University of Tulsa


Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.




Hardesty Hall, Office 3140

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 and connections of a close-knit community.

We work all year to help students succeed quickly at TU and to take their first steps into the academic, cultural and social experiences available across campus.

Everything we do is designed to help students transition to the routine and challenges of college life, and to make many connections that will support them throughout their time at TU.

This fall New Student Orientation will take place Wednesday, August 18 – Sunday, August 22.

Our team is available to help with any questions through email at or on the phone at 918-631-3041.

  • New Student Orientation

    The best stories have great beginnings. Start yours off right with our week-long experience designed to prepare new students for the challenges and opportunities that distinguish a TU education.

    In anticipation of the Fall 2021 semester, we’re recommending that new students and their families set aside the week of August 15-21 for New Student Orientation. This five-day experience is filled with creative fun, personal connections, and practical tips for getting ahead at TU.  (Note for parents trying to plan ahead: the welcome events and programming for parents and family members have traditionally been held only on the first day.)

    New Student Orientation links every new student with one of our exceptional Peer Mentors. Through this 4-day experience new students learn 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.  Learn more. 

  • Transfer and Non-Traditional Student Orientation

    A half-day event is offered each semester in conjunction with the broader fall orientation program for first-year students. This abbreviated program focuses on topics, materials, and campus resources that research demonstrates will be helpful to students transferring into TU. This half-day event is typically attended by students transferring into TU with more than 30 hours of credit, and non-traditional students beginning in the fall semester.


  • 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.