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A message from our office..

The Office of Orientation & Transition strives to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for our University of Utah community, which includes new and current students. We strongly condemn recent violent acts of police brutality and the unjust murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Bernardo Palacios-Carbaja, and so many more. We unequivocally denounce the culture of white supremacy that breeds racial injustices.

Our office strives to embody four core values. One core value is to advocate for social justice. We recognize that we have not embodied this value to its broadest extent. This ends here. We can do better. We must do better. We will do better. We are working to determine concrete steps as we embrace our roles as engaged agents of anti-racism. We will continue to share this journey and welcome ideas from our campus community.

We stand in solidarity with black and brown communities, our students, and campus partners who share the desire to dismantle systems of power that produce systemic and institutionalized racism.

Black Lives Matter.

Published: June 17, 2020 @ 12:01pm


Course Registration - July 6, 2020

The University of Utah has made an official announcement concerning course registration for fall 2020. As of Monday, June 15th all course registration will be paused until Monday, July 6th. The University does not make this decision lightly as we know it impacts all incoming and current students. 

As you may know, the University of Utah plans to return to campus in fall 2020 with a mix of online and in-person instruction. As we navigate this change, it has become apparent that the ways in which we structure our courses must be reimagined. We are committed to providing an exceptional and safe experience for all students.

New students registering for fall 2020 will not be able to do so until July 6th. The Office of Orientation & Transition will continue to facilitate the virtual New Student Orientation experience outlined on our website. Students will be able to use Schedule Builder to add classes to their CIS shopping cart in preparation for July 6th. Please refer to your Virtual Orientation Canvas course for an overview of this process.

We will continue to provide updates on this procedural change as we receive them from the Office of the Registrar. We understand that this change can be overwhelming. The Office of Orientation & Transition will continue to support our incoming students as they prepare for the fall.

Published: June 15, 2020 @ 3:55pm


To the Class of 2024:

Welcome to the University of Utah! We are so excited for you to join us on campus this fall. The University of Utah is a vibrant and unique institution with limitless room for you to learn, grow, and become who you have always wanted to be. Right now, our campus is quiet, but remains resilient in the face of uncertainty. The novel coronavirus has impacted our campus community in many ways. The safety of our students and campus community remains our top priority. As such, New Student Orientation (NSO) will be transitioning to a fully online experience

The updated cost of New Student Orientation is $30. As you have already registered for NSO and paid the original $60 fee, you will be automatically refunded $30 to your original payment method. Due to the large number of refunds being issued you may not see your refund for a few weeks, if you do not receive a refund by the end of April please contact us and we will assist.New Student Orientation as a virtual experience might seem overwhelming as a first-step. Rest assured, the Office of Orientation & Transition is here to support and guide you through the process. While our office is currently operating remotely, we are happy to assist via email regarding any questions and concerns. You can reach us at

Stay safe and be well. 

Published: April 15, 2020 @ 10:00am


The Office of Orientation & Transition

In accordance with the University’s recommendations for maintaining social distancing, the Office of Orientation & Transition will be meeting your needs virtually until further notice. While our physical office space will be closed to foot traffic, we are available via phone (801) 581-7069 and email (

Published: March 16, 2020 @ 9:00am

Last Updated: 6/26/20