Dates & Costs
Orientation dates are tentative and subject to change. Registration for summer/fall dates opens in February; registration for spring dates opens in October.
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. Transfer students completing a fully online program from a distance (including UCF Online) are able to complete Orientation online.
Freshman students must submit the $200 Enrollment Deposit prior to registering for Orientation.
If a student’s program requires them to attend a specific Orientation session, only that session date will appear when the student registers online.
|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 Accommodations (FTIC students only)*||$74.25**|
* Overnight housing is for FTIC students during sessions running May–July. Due to limited space, we are not able to accommodate guests in on-campus overnight housing. For information on local hotels, visit orientation.ucf.edu/parents.
** $74.25 charge is inclusive of two nights on campus (the night before and the night of the first day of the Orientation program); $66 overnight housing charge plus $4.29 sales tax and $3.96 tourist development tax.
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.
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 complete Orientation through a UCF Connect campus (in person or online) will need to complete the online reservation form. Nursing and Architecture students accepted into those programs should select a session date for that campus. All other students are to choose the UCF Connect campus virtual orientation.
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.