Orientation is a two-day event for all incoming Freshman students attending classes at the Downtown Campus. Please read through all of the information before signing up for Orientation. Click here to view sample Orientation schedules.
Orientation session dates are available based on the semester in which you are enrolling. Orientation dates are tentative and subject to change. Registration for summer/fall entry opens in February; registration for spring entry opens in mid-October.
Freshman/FTIC students must submit the $200 Enrollment Deposit prior to registering for Orientation.
Please note that Downtown Campus Orientation will occur at UCF’s Main Orlando campus this year.
All Orientation registrations require a payment that includes the Orientation fee ($35) as well as the costs to host the session ($85) including facilities, printed materials, and meals (depending on the length of the session). Your seat is not held in the session you select until you have paid for your Orientation. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis according to when payment is received. All costs associated with Orientation are non-refundable.
The entire cost to attend Orientation must either be paid online by credit card or by mail with check or money order 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 for your Orientation. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis according to when payment is received. Please make all checks payable to “UCF First Year Experience” and be sure to list your UCFID number in the memo line. Registration requests will only be processed once payment is received.
Student Charge: $120.00 ($35 fee plus $85 program cost)
Includes: Orientation fee ($35), Orientation schedule & student handbook, UCF t-shirt, KnightCash to be used for lunch on day 1 and day 2, facilities, and trained staff to assist with your transition.
Student Overnight Accommodations (optional): $37.13 per night
Students are able to chose to stay on UCF’s Orlando (Main) campus either the night before or the night during Orientation. Charge is $37.13 per night ($33 overnight housing charge plus $2.15 sales tax and $1.98 tourist development tax). See below for more details.
Family/Guest Charge: $40.00 first guest, $35.00 each additional guest
Includes: Orientation schedule & family handbook, KnightCash to be used for lunch on day 1 and day 2, and trained staff to answer questions.
On-campus housing is only available for students during Summer and Fall entry Freshman/FTIC sessions (May–July) who wish to stay in one of the residence halls for an additional fee. There is no meal included with the overnight accommodations. You will need to bring your own sheets (extra-long twin), pillow, towels, soap, alarm clock, and personal items. Overnight accommodations are not available during the August session or the Spring sessions (November–January).
Due to space limitations, we are unable to offer overnight accommodations to guests of students. For information on local hotels, visit orientation.ucf.edu/parents.
Parents (and other adult family members) who are interested in attending Orientation with their students are strongly encouraged to do so. The Family Orientation program is held concurrently with the student program; however, the family program is separate from the student program.
If your family would like to attend, there is also a cost associated with each adult attending. See the “Costs” section above for additional information.