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Transfer Students

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.

Our mandatory orientation process is broken down into 3 simple steps to help you find your way around campus and ensure you have a fun, exciting transition to life as a Hawk. Completing the process in these steps will ensure you are prepared for your first semester.

Step 1 – Complete Mandatory Orientation Launchpad Online Pre-Orientation Modules

Step 2 – Schedule Advising & Registration Appointment

Step 3 – Sign Up To Attend Mandatory New Student Orientation

Transfer Student Orientation (TSO) is the mandatory New Student Orientation program 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 receive an email to your UHCL application email when 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 fulfil 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 your New Student Orientation program. You will receive your Student ID number and login information in your acceptance package shortly 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.

At TSO, you will: 

  • Learn campus resources, services, and programs by engaging with UHCL staff and faculty.
  • Connect with Orientation Leaders and your fellow UHCL Hawks in similar academic programs.
  • Recognize university and community resources relating to Title IX and mental health.
  • Discuss college student expectations and university policies and procedures.
  • Explore the beautiful UHCL campus. 
  • Review degree plans and overview course registration process with college academic advisors.

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: Summer & Fall 2024

  • Friday May 31, 2024; 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Monday June 24, 2024; 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday July 13, 2024; 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday July 30, 2024; 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Please connect with Transfer Advising, your Academic Advisor or Academic College individually to register for your courses. Course registration is separate from the Transfer Student Orientation program. 

Registration now open via E-Services.

Admitted Semester: Spring 2025

Registration opens October 2024

  • Spring 2025 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 and 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 program, family members and guests are welcome to join their students during orientation. The cost for this program is $40 for each family member or guest (guests under 12 are not charged). The charge can be paid before orientation or at check-in on the day of the session.

Register your family or guest to attend TSO!

Advising and Class Registration

It is important to note, that 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 about the orientation process or the Transfer Student Orientation program 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.