Orion Student Center

Screenshot of new Orion Student Center

Optimized user experience: User-specific Dashboards and a collection of quick link tiles to key self-service areas.

New Orion Student Center

Coming on October 28, the new look provides numerous immediate benefits for students and applicants including:

  • Intuitive navigation: users get where they are going quickly and easily
  • Mobile device friendly: device awareness – easily view pages on any device
  • Optimized user experience: user-specific Dashboards and quick link tiles to key self-service areas

The new Orion Student Center, which was designed to be used on mobile devices, can also be used on a laptop and desktop. The new Orion Student Center is more than a mobile platform; it is responsive and recognizes the device form factor being used and adapts the layout to optimize the user’s experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why am I not seeing my usual Student Center?

    On Monday, October 28, Orion Student Center will display a fresh appearance that elevates the user experience for our students. With the latest upgrades to the student portal, Orion Student Center users will encounter a site that is easy to navigate, displays a modern view, and adapts to screen size and resolution.

    Screenshot of New Orion Student Center
  • Where are my enrollment appointment dates?

    Step 1

    • Select the Manage My Classes tile.
    Screenshot of the manage my classes tile

    Step 2

    • Your Enrollment Appointments will appear when you select the Enrollment Appointment option in the left menu.
    Screenshot of the Enrollment Appointment option

  • How do I register for classes?

    Step 1

    • Select the Manage My Classes tile.
    Screenshot of the manage my classes tile

    Step 2

    • You can access the Shopping Cart, Adding Classes, Swapping Classes, and Dropping Classes options in the left menu.
    Screenshot of shopping cart menu

  • How do I accept my offer of Financial Aid?

    Step 1

    • Select the Financial Aid tile.
    • If you have aid for multiple years, you will be given a box to select the Aid Year. If not, you will be directed to the only Aid Year available to you.
    Screenshot of the Financial Aid tile

    Step 2

    • Under the Award Summary option in the left menu, you will see any aid that has been offered to you.
    • Under the Accept/Decline option in the left menu, you will be alerted to any aid that you need to accept or decline.
    Screenshot of the Financial Aid award summary page

  • How do I search for classes?

    Step 1

    • Select the Manage My Classes tile.
    Screenshot of the Manage My Classes tile

    Step 2

    • Select the Class Search option in the left menu. It will display the class search options.
    Screenshot of the class search option

  • How do I see my holds?

    Step 1

    • Holds and To Do Items are now consolidated in the Tasks tile.
    • The tile will display the number of holds you have on your record and the number of outstanding To Do Items to submit to university offices. If you have no holds or To Do Items outstanding, the Tasks tile is view-only.
    Screenshot of the Tasks tile

    Step 2

    • Select the Holds option in the left menu and you will see the hold(s) on record. Select the hold for more information.
    Screenshot of the Student Center holds list Screenshot of the Student Center holds detail screen

  • How do I pay my tuition?

    Step 1

    • The university utilizes EZ Pay for all tuition payments. You can access a link to EZ Pay via the Bursar Account tile.
    Screenshot of the Bursar Account tile

    Step 2

    • Select the Payment Options drop down and then the Link to EZ Pay option.
    Screenshot of the Payment Options Screenshot of the Link to EZ Pay menu option in the Payment Options menu

  • How do I enroll in the short-term loan?

    Step 1

    • Select the Bursar Account tile.
    Screenshot of the Bursar Account tile

    Step 2

    • Select the Payment Options drop down and then the option for Enroll in Short Term Loan will be in the left menu.
    Screenshot of the Payment Options Screenshot of the Enroll in Short Term Loan menu option in the Payment Options menu

  • How do I update my contact information?

    Step 1

    • Select the Profile tile.
    Screenshot of the Profile tile

    Step 2

    • Options for updating contact information are listed in the left menu. Select Contact Details to view/update your phone number and/or email address. Select Addresses to view/update your physical address. Select Emergency Contacts to update your emergency contact.
    Screenshot of the Personal Details menu

  • How do I find my transcript?

    Official Transcripts

    • Official transcript requests can still be completed within Galaxy using the Order Official Transcript link under the Orion Self-Service (Student) folder.
    Screenshot of the Order Official Transcript option in Galaxy

    Unofficial Transcripts

    Unofficial transcripts can be found in the Student Center Dashboard.

    1. Select the My Academics tile.
    2. Select the View My Transcript option.
    Screenshot of the My Academics tile Screenshot of the View My Transcript option

  • How do I see my class schedule?

    Step 1

    • Select the Manage My Classes tile.
    Screenshot of the Manage My Classes tile

    Step 2

    • Your Class Schedule will appear as the first option in the left menu. Your weekly schedule will appear as the second option in the left menu.
    Screenshot of the View My Classes menu option

  • Where are my grades?

    Step 1

    • Select the My Academics tile.
    Screenshot of the My Academics tile

    Step 2

    • Your grades will appear in the left menu.
    Screenshot of the View My Grades option

  • Where is my final exam schedule?

    Step 1

    • Select the Manage My Classes tile.
    Screenshot of the Manage My Classes tile

    Step 2

    • Your Exam Schedule will appear in the left menu.
    Screenshot of the Exam Schedule option

  • Will employees see the new appearance of Orion Student Center when logging in to Orion?

    No, only students will be able to see the new Orion Student Center. Faculty and staff will still continue to see the same version of Orion. In future phases we hope to have an administrative view of the new Orion Student Center for faculty/staff who need to assist students.

Common Elements Used with Student Center Dashboard

Screenshot of new Orion Student Center header banner
screenshot of new Orion Student Center menu button on banner

Select to see a list of available actions for the current window. The Sign Out command is always available under this menu.

screenshot of new Orion Student Center back button on banner

Select the back icon to go back to your most recently used page (shown next to the icon).

Tile Contents

Screenshot of My Academics Tile

My Academics

  • Course History
  • Make a Plan Change/View Plan Change Status
  • View Grades
  • FERPA Confidentiality options
  • Request Unofficial Transcripts
  • View Degree Audit Report
  • Enrollment Verifications
  • View Transfer Credit
Screenshot of Manage My Classes Tile

Manage My Classes

  • View Current Classes
  • View Weekly Schedule
  • Schedule Planner
  • Enrollment Shopping Cart
  • Add Class
  • Swap Classes
  • Drop Classes
  • View Enrollment Appointment
  • Class Search
  • Browse Course Catalog
  • Texas Common Course Numbers
  • Exam Schedule
  • Bookstore link to order books
Screenshot of Bursar Account Tile

Bursar Account

  • View Account Balance
  • Payment Options
    • Short Term Loans
    • Link to EZPay
    • Flywire – International Wire Transfers
  • Account Statement
  • My Refunds
  • Tuition Estimates
Screenshot of Financial Aid Tile

Financial Aid

  • Awards
  • Awards Summary
  • Accept/Decline Awards
  • Financial Aid Summary
  • Cost of Attendance
  • Financial Aid Website
  • Financial Aid Forms
Screenshot of Tasks Tile

Tasks

  • To Do List (checklist items and activity guides)
  • Holds
  • Completed Agreements
Screenshot of Communications tile

Communications

  • List of emails sent to your UTD email address
Screenshot of Graduation Tile

Graduation

  • Apply for Graduation
  • View Graduation Status
  • My Academic Requirements
  • Print Graduation Embassy Letters
  • Print Graduation Verification Letters
Screenshot of Helpful Links Tile

Helpful Links

  • Campus Email
  • Academic Calendar
  • eLearning
  • Tuition Information
  • EZPay
  • Campus Map
  • Apply for Financial Aid
  • National Student Clearinghouse
  • Scholarship Information
  • Academic Catalog
  • Majors and Degrees
  • Apply For Housing
  • Coursebook
  • UTD Transfer Equivalent System
Screenshot of Profile Tile

Profile

  • View Names on Record
  • View/Update Email Addresses
  • View/Update Phone Numbers
  • View/Update Addresses
  • View/Update Emergency Contacts
  • View/Update Ethnicity
  • View Other Demographic Information