Family and Guest Orientation Program


First Year Experience is excited to welcome all of our parents and family members to the UCF community! You are a vital part of your student’s transition to the University and we value the support you will provide throughout their time at UCF. This starts with the Family and Guest Orientation Program.

The Family & Guest Orientation, a virtual program, allows you to learn about all that UCF has to offer and to ask questions of other families, current students, university staff, and administrators.

  • Access to an informative web-portal, known as Canvas Free for Teachers, with campus resource content geared towards family members
  • Weekly webinars (all scheduled in EST) – check out the schedule here.
  • Recordings of all webinars on Canvas Free for Teachers in case you miss a live session
  • Resource videos from numerous UCF campus departments highlighting their services for you to share with your student
  • Q&A sessions with UCF Staff, Faculty, Orientation Leaders (O-Team), and other UCF families
  • A 2021 Family Calendar – mailed directly to you!

We encourage you to register for the virtual Family & Guest Orientation to gain access to these resources! Use the link below. You will need to provide your student’s first name, last name, and NID.

Register Now

Please note: Only students are required to be available during their registered Orientation date. The virtual Guest Orientation schedule does not align with students’ registered Orientation date.

Registered family members will be invited to join the online platform, “Canvas Free for Teachers,” which is very similar to what your students will utilize for their classes, Webcourses@UCF.

All parents and family members are encouraged to sign up for the Pegasus Parent Post monthly newsletter at https://fye.sdes.ucf.edu/parents/newsletter/

In 2021, First Year Experience is offering a virtual Guest Orientation.  This will include access to campus resource content, weekly webinars, and a 2021 Family Calendar mailed directly to you. You can register here.

 

 

No, parents and family members do not have access to their students' UCF Webcourses.  The virtual Guest Orientation relies on “Canvas Free for Teachers,” which is very similar to what your students will utilize for their classes, Webcourses@UCF.  However, these platforms are not linked in any way.

 

UCF, in following the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), does not allow accounts to be linked with your student’s Webcourses@UCF account.

Once registered for the Virtual Guest Orientation, families will receive access to the "Canvas Free for Teachers" resource in May to watch live webinars, past recorded webinars, and read about our UCF resources. If you have missed past Family Orientation Panel webinars, no worries! All previous live webinars have been recorded for your convenience.

You will receive a separate invitation to create your account from notifications@instructure.com after registering for the Virtual Guest Orientation. If you do not receive an invitation from Canvas Free for Teachers, email UCFparents@ucf.edu. We recommend saving the Canvas Free for Teachers link or bookmarking it to your computer for easy access after you created your account: www.instructure.com/canvas/login/free-for-teacher.

Only students are required to be available during their registered Orientation date. The family program does not align with the students’ registered Orientation date.  There are webinars scheduled throughout the summer. Check out the schedule here

You can re-watch past webinars anytime through your Canvas Free for Teachers account. Once you have logged in, follow these steps:  Modules > Webinars > “Week of…”  

If you would like to register, you may do so here or by emailing ucfparents@ucf.edu. 

All parents and family members are encouraged to sign up for the Pegasus Parent Post monthly newsletter at https://fye.sdes.ucf.edu/parents/newsletter/

Family Weekend occurs every fall semester: https://fye.sdes.ucf.edu/familyweekend/

You may be interested in the Parent & Family Philanthropy Council: https://www.ucffoundation.org/parent-council

Acceptable forms of payment are checks, money orders, and most major credit cards. Orientation payment must be received prior to reserving your seat in your desired Orientation session. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis according to when payment is received. Registration requests will only be processed once payment is received.

Forms of Payment

  • Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover are accepted with a $1 convenience fee.
  • Checks may be mailed to University of Central Florida with the student’s UCFID listed in the Memo line.

Mail payments to the following:

University of Central Florida
First Year Experience
ATTN: Payment Processing
P.O. Box 163240
Orlando, FL 32816-3240

Acceptable forms of payment are checks, money orders, and most major credit cards. Students can review their account and make an online credit card or e-check payment via our secure website, my.ucf.edu.

Forms of Payment

  • MasterCard, American Express, and Discover are accepted with a 2 percent convenience fee.
  • Visa is not accepted.
  • E-check payments may be made without a convenience fee.
  • Checks may be mailed or dropped off at payment locations.

Mail payments to the following:

University of Central Florida
Student Account Services
ATTN: Payment Processing
P.O. Box 160115
Orlando, FL 32816-0115

Address overnight mail (FedEx, UPS, etc.) to the following:

University of Central Florida
Student Account Services
ATTN: Payment Processing
4365 Andromeda Loop North
Millican Hall, Room 109
Orlando, FL 32816-0115