Because we want our students to succeed, all undergraduate students are required to complete a UCF Orientation component prior to registering for classes. Our primary goal at Orientation is to assist students and their families with the transition to attending and experiencing UCF.
Throughout each session, students will work with advisors to plan out a class schedule, receive information on a variety of student services, explore ways to get involved with groups and events on campus, be introduced to academic policies and support services, and meet with new students (and make new friends!).
Orientation is a two-day event for all incoming Freshman students. Otherwise, all Transfer Orientations are single-day events. Students completing a fully online program from a distance (UCF Online) and some UCF Connect students complete Orientation online.
Students will have the opportunity to register for their first classes at Orientation, so it is helpful for students to review the Online Course Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog prior to attending, which can be found as part of the Before Orientation Checklist.
We encourage students to register for and attend the earliest Orientation session possible. It will ease their minds knowing everything is in order and that they are fully prepared to begin their careers at UCF. The earlier students respond to our invitation, the more-likely it is that students will receive their requested date.