Pre-Arrival Checklist

Get ready for orientation and classes by completing these steps. Take note—more than a few of them are required to access university technology. Please check with your Graduate Coordinator to see if your department requires anything additional.

Review Schedule Information

Download the UT Orientation app iPhone and Android to create your own schedule. View the schedule here.

Set up Duo Authentication

In an effort to increase security, multi-factor authentication (Duo) will be required to access most online services that require a UT EID login.

Steps to Set Up DUO

  • Once downloaded, click on link.
  • Log in using your UT EID and password.
  • Follow the instructions to register your device.
  • Download the Duo Mobile app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to your device.
  • When asked to pair your device using the Duo Mobile app, you can use either a QR code or code, both are provided during the registration process.

After DUO is set up, you will have access to Zoom as well as other UT online services. 

You can learn more about how to set up DUO here. Visit the IT@UT website for more information.

Specify an Email Account in UTMail

UTMail is a branded G Suite service that provides eligible members of the University of Texas at Austin community with a University-affiliated email address. Click here to get a UT email account.

Check Your Email Address

You will be receiving lots of emails from the university, so check to make sure the email address you have listed is still the correct one. You should update your email address to one you will have access to throughout the summer.  Follow the steps below:

  • Go to
  • On the left-hand side, click on 'PERSONAL INFO'
  • From the drop-down menu, click 'My Addresses'
  • In the section labeled 'Student Records - Email Address', change email here
  • Once new email is entered, click on 'Update This Address' in this section.

Set Up UTexas Zoom Account

You will need an official UTexas Zoom account. Follow this link to set up Zoom on your mobile device or computer.

Some students experience trouble when trying to create their UTZoom account. If you have a personal account in Zoom, it automatically logs you into your personal account. If you encounter this, then you will need to click on your profile in Zoom, scroll down under the "Options" and select "Switch Account" to successfully set your UTZoom.

Students with Disabilities

If you have a disability and need accommodations, you will indicate that when you register for orientation. You may indicate the need for the following accommodations:

  • Interpreting or captioning services
  • Accessible copies of orientation materials

Learn more about how to arrange accommodations during the academic year.