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Transfer Orientation Programs

New Maverick Orientation has two different types of orientation programs to fit the unique needs of our incoming students. While all transfer students are encouraged to participate in the Transfer Experience, we know that it isn't the right fit for everyone. The Transfer Express still provides the benefits of an on-campus orientation, but will fit the needs of our more experienced students. 

Please check out the information below to learn which program is better suited for you. 

Transfer Experience

Transfer Experience is designed for those students who have basic knowledge of the collegiate environment, whose prior college experience was at 2-year institutions, and/or who are interested in the complete college experience. This full-day orientation program will give you the opportunity to connect with current transfer students as well as new students within your college or field, learn about the academic resources available for your degree program, and discover the involvement opportunities that will create your community at UT Arlington. From interactive programs to interest sessions and an involvement fair, the Transfer Experience will immerse you in the Maverick Spirit right from the start of your journey. Students also have the opportunity to participate in an overnight experience that will help them build a stronger connection to the Maverick community (Overnight experience is not available for spring semester orientations).

Click here to see the Transfer Experience Dates 


Transfer Express is designed for older students who have in-depth knowledge of the collegiate environment. The Express session will cover the basics and empower you to complete the remaining items necessary for you to not only start classes, but succeed as a Maverick.

To qualify for the Express session, students must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Transfer in 66 or more credit hours
  • Be a Full-time (30 h/w) working professional
  • 25 years of age or older

The Express schedule will give you the essential information for a new transfer student while giving you the freedom to complete necessary campus business. As the Transfer Express is only a half-day program, students are expected to review information on their own in order to ensure a successful transition into UT Arlington. Be sure to check out the Transfer Express Checklist to review campus resources and involvement opportunities that will not be covered in-detail during the Express program. 

Click here to see the Transfer Express Date/s 

Transfer Overnight Option

Prior to attending our Transfer Experience Session there is an option for students to stay overnight in Vandergriff Residence Hall and have dinner with the Maverick Orientation Leaders. After dinner you can hang out with your new friends, participate in fun games and activities or play basketball/sand volleyball with other new students and Mav OLs. The Maverick Overnight Experience is a great way to meet new people, learn more about campus life from the orientation leaders and create lasting memories. In the morning students will wake up and attend our required Transfer Experience Session.

Click here to see the Transfer Overnight Option Dates

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