For Parents

Parents (and other adult family members) who are interested in attending Orientation with their students are strongly encouraged to do so. For students attending a session at the Orlando campus, a Family Orientation program is held concurrently with the student program; however the family program is separate from the student program.

The Family Orientation session provides an opportunity to learn about all that UCF has to offer and to ask questions of other families, current students, university staff, and administrators. It also provides insight into the kinds of adjustments students and their families will face during the college years.

There is a cost associated with each adult family member attending, which includes the price of a meal. Please visit our Dates and Costs page for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I stay on campus with my student?

There are no overnight housing accommodations for students during the Spring orientation sessions.

All parents attending all orientations must make their own accommodations (ask for the UCF Orientation Rate):

What materials will I be given during Orientation?

Each family will receive a parent bag full of helpful materials. The bag includes an orientation newspaper, a parent calendar, a campus map, and a UCF family handbook which includes the services provided and contact information regarding UCF offices and resources.

What should I bring for Orientation?

Family members should bring a jacket, an umbrella, and extra paper to take notes. They should also remind students to bring any required health forms, transcripts, or other materials they may need (see our Checklist page).

Where are outstanding Orientation charges paid?

Acceptable forms of payment are checks, money orders, and most major credit cards. Orientation payment must be received prior to reserving your seat in your desired orientation session. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis according to when payment is received. Registration requests will only be processed once payment is received.

Forms of Payment

  • Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover are accepted with a 2 percent convenience fee.
  • Checks may be mailed to the First Year Experience office with the student’s UCFID listed in the Memo line.

Mail payments to the following:

University of Central Florida
First Year Experience
ATTN: Payment Processing
P.O. Box 163240
Orlando, FL 32816-3240

Where are outstanding non-Orientation charges paid?

Acceptable forms of payment are checks, money orders, and most major credit cards. Students can review their account and make an online credit card or e-check payment via our secure website, my.ucf.edu.

Forms of Payment

  • MasterCard, American Express, and Discover are accepted with a 2 percent convenience fee.
  • Visa is not accepted.
  • E-check payments may be made without a convenience fee.
  • Checks may be mailed or dropped off at payment locations.

Mail payments to the following:

University of Central Florida
Student Account Services
ATTN: Payment Processing
P.O. Box 160115
Orlando, FL 32816-0115

Address overnight mail (FedEx, UPS, etc.) to the following:

University of Central Florida
Student Account Services
ATTN: Payment Processing
4365 Andromeda Loop North
Millican Hall, Room 109
Orlando, FL 32816-0115

What is the UCF Card?

The UCF Card is your student's ID card. To obtain their card, students will need to visit the UCF Card Office. It can be used like a debit card for purchases on campus and at several UCF area restaurants. It can also be used to get into student activities such as UCF Athletics events, concerts, and various other activities.