Orientation is required for all new UCF students. UCF’s Orientation experience provides information for all incoming students to be successful, both inside and outside of the classroom. As an admitted student for Spring 2023, you will be able to begin onboarding process/pre-orientation after paying your enrollment deposit. We are excited for you to learn more about UCF and prepare for your time as a knight!
Orientation dates for Spring 2023 admitted FTIC students:
UCF Downtown is located in Downtown Orlando in the heart of the city. UCF Downtown places a strong emphasis on innovative technology to engage students in a 21st-century learning environment and houses the academic offices and numerous classes for the following majors:
UCF's main campus has been home to the university since 1968. This campus is located in east Orlando and it's safe to say that it does not disappoint in natural beauty, so this is the place to go if you're looking to be one with nature for a while. Here, you can find 800 acres of nature from woodlands to lakes and even an arboretum. Overall, there's plenty of open space to help you feel just as fulfilled by your school both inside and outside the classroom.
Once you are admitted to the university, you are able to begin your Orientation experience!
If you ever have questions about what you need to do before your Orientation session, you can always refer to your Task List, which you can access once you create your Orientation account. Your task list is a list of action items that you need to complete as a new student at the university. These items must be completed BEFORE you select an Orientation date:
Once these items are complete, you will be able to begin your Orientation reservation!
If you are receiving an error message while creating your Orientation account, it could be because of one of several reasons, or a combination of them:
If none of these apply to you, please reach out to our office so we can further assist and troubleshoot. You are more than welcome to reach out to our office via phone (407-823-5105) or email (email@example.com).
If you have created an Orientation account, you can log back into it by going here: https://secure.vzorientation.com/ucf/signin.aspx.
We strongly encourage students to sign up for the earliest Orientation session that works for them! Additionally, we are releasing Orientation dates on a rolling, staggering basis. Once the session dates currently being shown in the accounts of students begin to fill up, we will release more. You are more than welcome to reach out to our office via phone (407-823-5105) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any additional questions or concerns pertaining to dates and date selection.
We are releasing Orientation dates on a rolling, staggering basis. Once the session dates currently being shown in the accounts of students begin to fill up, we will release more. You are more than welcome to reach out to our office via phone (407-823-5105) or email (email@example.com) if you have any additional questions or concerns pertaining to dates and date selection.
Once you create your Orientation reservation, you will be able to refer to your Task List to see what needs to be completed prior to attending your in-person Orientation session!
During Orientation, students will do a number of things:
Of course! We offer an optional Family & Guest Orientation program for all family members, guests, or supporters who would like to attend.
The Family a& Guest Orientation will take place on the same day(s) and times as students' Orientation and provides family and supportive others the opportunity to learn from and ask questions of university staff and administrators, current students, and other families. In addition to the in-person Orientation, families will also have access to an online portal (similar to students' Pre-Orientation course) with campus resource content geared towards family members.
Registration is required and limited for this programming and can be done when the student is registering themselves for their Orientation session. Additionally, all attendees of the Family & Guest Orientation must pay their Orientation fee ($70 for FTIC sessions, $45 for Transfer sessions).
Read more about the Family & Guest Orientation here: https://orientation.ucf.edu/parents/
For the best experience we recommend that you bring:
We also recommend that you wear comfortable shoes you can walk in – you’re about to have a busy day!
No overnight accommodations are being offered for First Time in College (FTIC) or transfer students attending Orientation at UCF. Students (and any family or guests who are attending the Family & Guest Orientation program) are responsible for arranging their own off-campus accommodations.
No. Guests (parents, siblings, friends, etc.) who are attending the Family & Guest Orientation program are responsible for arranging their own off-campus accommodations.
Students and families attending Orientation are asked to park in Parking Garage A, located at 12491 University Blvd, Orlando, FL 32816.
Before arriving, make sure to put your Orientation Parking Permit in your car's dashboard. You are permitted to park on the second floor or above within the garage. This permit will be emailed to you one week out from your scheduled Orientation date. If you registered a family member or guest for the Family & Guest Orientation program as well, they will receive the parking permit in an email one week out from your scheduled Orientation date as well.
Yes! Meals are provided for all registered attendees, both students and family/guest members.
At FTIC sessions, the following meals are included in your Orientation cost:
If you are an First Time in College (FTIC) student, you are required to take the Math Placement Test. We understand that some entering FTIC students may have already earned college-level math credits through accelerated options such as AP/IB/dual enrollment. However, as an FTIC student, according to the University Testing Center (who administers the test) and university policy, you must still take the UCF Math Placement Test. One example of why this is important is because it’s common for students to change their major after entering UCF. A student may change their major to one that requires higher level math at which time having taken the Math Placement Test will now benefit them. The only section required is the algebra practice test and algebra test. Students will not be required to retake any classes for which they have already earned appropriate college-level math credit. There are no exceptions and there is not an “opt-out” option.
We strongly encourage students who are interested in changing their major to do so PRIOR to attending Orientation. The reason being: we want to make sure you are meeting with the correct academic college and academic advisor(s) during your session and are registering for the correct classes pertaining to the major you want to pursue.
To change your major, follow the directions here: https://assets.sdes.ucf.edu/public/ro-assets/change_of_major_instructions.pdf.
After Orientation, you should refer to your Task List to see what needs to be completed after attending your in-person Orientation session!
Pre-Orientation is an online course with information to help you prepare for your transition to UCF and your official Orientation experience. It has sections on:
When you log into your Orientation reservation, you will see your Task List. Task 6 is related to Pre-Orientation and will have the link to access it. Please make sure to select STUDENT on the login page and then use your UCFID and Knights (the one ending in @knights.ucf.edu) to finish the process. If you are having any issues with your UCFID, make sure you are manually typing in the numbers rather than using copy/paste. You can then used your preferred name when creating an account.
Please note: your Pre-Orientation account is separate from your Orientation reservation, as well as myUCF.
If they are having issues logging in, make sure you have done the following:
If you need any additional help, feel free to reach out to our office via phone (407-823-5105) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) - we are happy to help!