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Orientation

Orientation dates are tentative and subject to change. Registration for summer/fall dates opens in February; registration for spring dates opens in October.

Orlando Campus

Orientation session dates are available to students based on the semester in which they are enrolling. Transfer students must attend a Transfer Orientation and Freshman students must attend an Freshman Orientation. If a student is part of a special program, we encourage them to register for the dates associated with that program. Students completing a fully online program from a distance (UCF Online) are able to complete Orientation online.

If a student's program requires them to attend a specific Orientation session, only that session date will appear when the student registers online.

Costs

Type Cost
Freshman* $110
Transfer $65
Distance Learner/UCF Online $35
Guest(s) of Freshman $40 (1st guest); $30 (each additional)
Guest(s) of Transfer $25 (1st guest); $20 (each additional)
Overnight Accommodation (FTIC students only) $58.50

* Overnight Accommodations are not available for students during the August and January Freshman Orientation sessions. Due to space limitations, we are unable to offer overnight housing to parents and guests.

The cost of a session includes all printed materials (including a student handbook) and meals (depending on the length of the session). All fees associated with Orientation, including registration, meals, overnight housing (if applicable), etc, are non-refundable.

All applicable Orientation fees must be paid prior to finalizing your Orientation registration and securing your seat in a specific session. Your seat is not held in the session you select until you have paid your Orientation fees. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis according to when payment is received.

Summer Entry Dates

Date Audience Special Programs
April 1 (Friday) Transfer General (CLOSED)
May 13 (Friday) Transfer General (CLOSED)
May 20 (Friday) Transfer General (CLOSED)
May 23-24 (Monday-Tuesday) Freshman General, CAP (CLOSED)
May 25-26 (Wednesday-Thursday) Freshman General, CAP, Bilingual Guest Program (Spanish only) (CLOSED)
May 27 (Friday) Transfer Rosen only (CLOSED)
June 1-2 (Wednesday-Thursday) Freshman General, CAP, Compass and Excel students (CLOSED)
June 3 (Friday) Transfer General (CLOSED)
June 6-7 (Monday-Tuesday) Freshman General, CAP, HM at Rosen Day 2 (CLOSED)
June 9-10 (Thursday-Friday) Freshman Honors only (CLOSED)
June 13-14 (Monday-Tuesday) Freshman General, Compass and Excel students, CAP (CLOSED)
June 15-16 (Wednesday-Thursday) Freshman General, CAP, LEAD and LEARN students (CLOSED)
June 17 (Friday) Transfer General (CLOSED)
June 20-21 (Monday-Tuesday) Freshman Pegasus/SOAR/STEP only, CAP (CLOSED)
June 22 (Wednesday) Transfer General, Athletes (CLOSED)
June 23-24 (Thursday-Friday) Freshman General, CAP, Athletes (CLOSED)

Fall Entry Dates

Date Audience Special Programs
April 1 (Friday) Transfer General (CLOSED)
May 13 (Friday) Transfer General (CLOSED)
May 20 (Friday) Transfer General (CLOSED)
May 27 (Friday) Transfer Rosen only (CLOSED)
June 1-2 (Wednesday-Thursday) Freshman Compass and Excel only (CLOSED)
June 3 (Friday) Transfer General (CLOSED)
June 9-10 (Thursday-Friday) Freshman Honors only (CLOSED)
June 13-14 (Monday-Tuesday) Freshman General, Compass and Excel students (CLOSED)
June 15-16 (Wednesday-Thursday) Freshman General LEAD and LEARN students (CLOSED),
June 17 (Friday) Transfer General (CLOSED)
June 22 (Wednesday) Transfer General (CLOSED)
June 29 (Wednesday) Transfer General (CLOSED)
July 6-7 (Wednesday-Thursday) Freshman General, CAP, HM at Rosen Day 2 (CLOSED)
July 8 (Friday) Transfer General (CLOSED)
July 11-12 (Monday-Tuesday) Freshman General (CLOSED)
July 13-14 (Wednesday-Thursday) Freshman General, CAP, Bilingual Guest Program (Spanish only) (CLOSED)
July 15 (Friday) Transfer General (CLOSED)
July 18-19 (Monday-Tuesday) Freshman General, CAP, Compass and Excel students (CLOSED)
July 20-21 (Wednesday-Thursday) Freshman General (CLOSED)
July 22 (Friday) Transfer General
July 27 (Wednesday) Transfer Rosen only (CLOSED)
July 28 (Thursday) Transfer General
July 29 (Friday) Transfer General
August 12 Transfer General
August 17-18 (Wednesday-Thursday) Freshman General, CAP, Out of State, Athletes

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If you plan to attend classes at sites other than the Orlando Campus, you will be offered the option of either an on-campus session or Virtual Orientation. Students who wish to attend an on-site Orientation session at a regional campus will need to complete the online reservation form and select a session date for that campus.

All applicable Orientation fees must be paid prior to finalizing your Orientation registration and securing your seat in a specific session. Your seat is not held in the session you select until you have paid your Orientation fees. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis according to when payment is received.

Students must attend an Orientation session at a site where their major is offered. Otherwise they must attend an Orlando orientation.

Cost: $35

Summer/Fall On-Campus Dates

Campus Date Audience
Altamonte Springs TBD Concurrent Nursing
Leesburg May 10, 2016 (Tuesday) General
Ocala April 7, 2016 (Thursday) General
Sanford/Lake Mary May 4, 2016 (Wednesday) General
Sanford/Lake Mary June 8, 2016 (Wednesday) General
Sanford/Lake Mary August 3, 2016 (Wednesday) General
South Lake April 11, 2016 (Monday) General
Valencia-Osceola August 4, 2016 (Thursday) General
Valencia-West July 15, 2016 (Friday) Nursing Only
Valencia-West August 12, 2016 (Friday) Architecture Only