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Welcome New Transfer Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of Houston-Clear Lake! The Orientation and New Student Programs (ONSP) Office is excited to welcome you to campus! You will be joining a vibrant and diverse community of students from across Texas and around the world. ONSP hosts various orientation and welcome programs to ease your transition and welcome you to UHCL.

Transfer Student Orientation (TSO) is mandatory for all new transfer students with 30 or more credit hours.

Students who fail to attend the entire required program will have a hold placed on their accounts and will not be able to enroll in classes the following semester.

Sign-Up For Transfer Student Orientation (TSO)

You must be an admitted incoming transfer student to register for TSO. Depending on which academic semester you are admitted for, we offer a specific TSO Session for you to attend. You will be notified to your UHCL student email when the orientation registration is open for your admitted semester.

Remember, all new transfer students with 30 or more credit hours must sign up for and complete the TSO program to fulfill the university orientation requirement.

When orientation registration opens for your admit semester, you simply need to log in to E-Services (your UHCL student portal) using your Student ID number and password. Select the "Orientation" tile to sign up for TSO. You will receive your Student ID number and log in information in your acceptance package shorty after admittance. If you need assistance, please contact the Office of Information Technology at (281) 283-2828 or

Attend Transfer Student Orientation (TSO)

Attending a Transfer Student Orientation (TSO) session is one of your most important first-step as you are admitted to the University of Houston-Clear Lake! These sessions are offered with a variety of dates, so you will be able to select a day that works best for your schedule.

During TSO you will: 

  • Learn campus resources, services and programs from engaging UHCL staff and faculty. 
  • Connect with Orientation Leaders and your fellow UHCL Hawks in similar academic programs. 
  • Understand college student expectations and university policies and procedures. 
  • Explore the beautiful UHCL campus. 

Sample TSO Schedule Coming Soon

TSO Registration and Session Dates

All Orientation Programs will be held in-person on UHCL's Main Campus. Times are CST.

Admitted Semester: Spring 2024

  • Saturday, January 6, 2024; 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, January 8, 2024; 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Please connect with Transfer Advising, your Academic Advisor or Academic College individually to register for your courses. Course registration is separate from the orientation event for the Spring semester. Additionally you can always contact our office for specific information and details.

Admitted Semester: Summer 2024 & Fall 2024

Registration opens March 2024

  • Summer 2024 dates to be announced

Note: You will not be able to sign up for orientation until the orientation for your admitted semester is open. Once registration is open, you will receive an email to your UHCL student email with instructions on how to register.

Family and Guest Program and Resources

Congratulations to the parents, friends and family members of our incoming UHCL Hawks! You can play an active or supportive role for your student as they transition to their academic and social life at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Our office offers various programs and resources to help better inform and prepare you to support your student.  

Family and Guest At Transfer Student Orientation (TSO)

Although we do not offer a separate Family and Guest Orientation Program during our Transfer Student Orientation or New International Student Orientation, family members and guests are welcome to join their student during orientation. The cost for this program is $35 for each family member or guest. Pre-registration and payment are preferred; however, you can also pay during check-in at the orientation session.

Register your family or guest to attend TSO!

Transfer Advising and Class Registration

It is important to note, students will not enroll in courses during Transfer Student Orientation. You also are not required to attend TSO before meeting with Transfer Advising. The Transfer Advising Office supports new transfer students with enrolling in classes, and guides them on how to navigate their online advising tools. Please contact the Transfer Advising Office at (281) 283-3068 or for questions about: 

  • Program Degree Requirements and Degree Plans
  • Transfer Advising Appointments
  • Class Registration
  • Tuition Costs and Payment

Special Accommodations

Any individual requiring an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact Orientation and New Student Programs at (281) 283-2420 or at least one week prior to the event. 


If you have any questions or concerns related to Transfer Student Orientation (TSO) that weren't answered above, please contact the Orientation and New Student Programs Office at (281) 283-2420 or We look forward to seeing you! 


  • Orientation and New Student Programs

    Phone: 281-283-2420
    Fax: 281-283-2425

    SSCB 1202
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 257
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Office hours:
    Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Please call ahead during holidays and semester breaks.