#UT22, don’t look like the babies on campus. You are strong. Wise. Gifted. Well, as soon as you read this list, you’ll be gifted.
Here’s your present: all the knowledge you need to survive orientation:
It’s okay if you don’t meet your best friend.
Maybe you just couldn’t see them in the dim halls of Jester West.
#ut22 don’t panic if you dont make friends durin orientation! I didnt either and it’s ok! it’s a v rushed time in a new environment n being shy is totally normal. u WILL make friends n have a great time during the school year! (and my DMs are always open for advice/friendships!)— mannyjammie (@emansoriano19) June 11, 2018
The forced activities are funny with the right people.
Everyone knows you don’t want to watch a skit about the dangers of cliques. The audience members make the show.
So during freshman orientation, there was comedian at this welcome event or whatever.— David Sikabwe (@thustweetsdavid) June 8, 2018
He was near the end of his set, and he said "Fellas, you ever been making love to your girl...?"
I whispered to the guy next to me, "No."— David Sikabwe (@thustweetsdavid) June 8, 2018
Turns out, I was louder than I thought. Everyone around me started laughing.
The comedian cut his set off there. I felt so bad.
So, if you're a comedian who performed at UT Austin in the summer of 2015, I apologize.
The “demon” song. Learn it.
You need to know it to graduate. Check your degree audit.
me the first time they made us sing the eyes of texas at orientation and i pretended like i knew the words pic.twitter.com/9EBqA9Q3FR— (@empathized) April 24, 2018
Hey #UT22, be prepared to hum "The Eyes of Texas" in the shower during Orientation. That song will FOREVER HAUNT YOU, LONGHORN BB.— Krystal (@krystalmaecruz) June 5, 2018
Leave your woes in the Jester Wendy’s.
The Union Wendy’s couldn’t take the pressure anymore. RIP.
my only memory from orientation is crying in Wendy’s about my bf who had broken up w me 2 days earlier hehehe— andi (@andilynnf) June 5, 2018
Watch your step.
Construction is a mess, but the buildings are just as messy.
It’s almost 1 am and I’m sitting here thinking about how I fell down some jester west stairs at orientation almost exactly a year ago— Grace (@graceacalvert) May 24, 2018
Save that meal card.
It’s still good when the school year starts. You’ll need all the JCL mini corn dogs you can carry.
blessed that the orientation meal card works again— (@thegreatbridges) August 23, 2017
Comm. majors be warned: Dean Keeton.
That uphill climb. We are stronger than engineering majors.
But most importantly, have fun at orientation.
It’s the cheapest thing UT will offer you.
#UT22 advice time from an old UT19 gal: take your time, go to all the orientation programs, strike up conversations with random people, be extra. who you were in high school doesn’t matter. you’ll never ever regret having done the most.— alice (@alikanitz) June 5, 2018