Orientation is a two-day event for all incoming Freshman students attending classes Downtown. Please read through all of the information before signing up for Orientation. Click here to view sample Orientation schedules. Learn more by viewing our Frequently Asked Questions.
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.
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: $35 Orientation fee plus $85 program cost, for a total of $120.00
Program Cost Includes: Orientation schedule & student handbook, UCF t-shirt, lunch on day 1 and day 2, facilities, and trained staff to assist with your transition.
Family/Guest Charge: $40.00 first guest, $35.00 each additional guest
Includes: Orientation schedule & family handbook, lunch on day 1 and day 2, and trained staff to answer questions.
If you are currently facing financial difficulties, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.