Freshmen – Orlando (Main) Campus

Orientation is a two-day event for all incoming Freshman students attending classes at the Orlando/Main 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.

If you are part of a special program, we encourage you to register for the dates associated with that program. If your program requires you to attend a specific Orientation session, only that session date will appear when you access the online Orientation session registration portal.

Spring 2019 Entry Dates

Dates Population(s)
January 4, 2019
Students who are unable to attend the December Orientation


All Orientation registrations require a one-time payment that covers the cost of the session, any 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 your Orientation fees. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis according to when payment is received. All fees 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 your orientation fees. 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 Fee: $120.00
Includes: Orientation schedule & student handbook, UCF t-shirt, lunch and dinner on day 1, breakfast and lunch on day 2, and trained staff to assist with your transition.

Student Overnight Accommodations (optional): $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. See below for more details.

Family/Guest Fee: $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 Overnight Housing

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. Overnight accommodations are not available during the August session or the Spring sessions (November–January). Due to space limitations, we are unable to provide overnight accommodations to guests of students. For information on local hotels, visit

Family Program

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. This cost includes the price of meals. See the “Costs” section above for additional information.

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