UCF Orientation Alert:

After considering the unprecedented situation of COVID-19, guidance from the state, and the health and safety of all, the decision was made to move Orientation sessions completely online. 

Learn more about what's happening: https://orientation.ucf.edu/whats_happening/

For more information about refunds, please see our refund policy: https://orientation.ucf.edu/about/refund-policy/

Family and Guest Orientation Program


With the transition to online Orientation, First Year Experience is excited to provide an update on a virtual Family and Guest Orientation program.

The Pegasus Parent Program 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. The Pegasus Parent Program aims to partner with you by providing insight into the kinds of adjustments students and their families will face during the college years. The start of a new Knight’s college journey may mean changes in relationships for students and families, but more importantly, it is an opportunity for new experiences.  We want to help you navigate the journey ahead by connecting you to resources and supporting you along the way.

For 2020, the virtual program, the Pegasus Parent Program Webinar Series and Resources will allow you to learn about all that UCF has to offer and to ask questions of other families, current students, university staff, and administrators.

Registered family members will be invited to join the online platform, “Canvas,” which is very similar to what your students will utilize for their classes, Webcourses@UCF. Not only will this give you access to the items below, but you will have an exciting opportunity to have a first-hand look at what your student’s courses will look like at UCF. Your $25 registration will include:

  • Access to an informative web-portal, known as Canvas, with campus resource content geared towards family members
  • Weekly webinars offered multiple times a week. See what is scheduled below!
  • Recordings of all webinars on Canvas in case you miss a live session
  • Monthly Q&A sessions with UCF Staff, Faculty, and Orientation Leaders (O-Team), and other UCF families
  • A 2020 Family Handbook and a 2020 Family Calendar – mailed directly to you!

We encourage you to register for the Pegasus Parent Program Webinar Series and Resources to gain access to these resources!

Click here to register today!

You will need to verify your student’s first name, last name, and NID (starts with two letters).

We will update this page with the weekly webinar schedule, Q&A sessions, and additional information soon!

Weekly Webinars and Q&A Sessions :

  • Week of May 4: Welcome & Orientation Overview
  • Week of May 11: Supporting Your New Knight
  • Week of May 18: Housing & Residence Life/Off-Campus Living
  • Week of May 25: Financial Aid & Student Accounts and Q&A sessions
  • Week of June 1: Academic Expectations
  • Week of June 8:
    • Students’ Access to Campus: The UCF ID Card and Campus Services
    • Panel with the Parent Philanthropy Council
  • Week of June 15: Parking & Transportation Services
  • Week of June 22: 21st Century Classroom with the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Week of June 29: Q&A Panel with Staff and O-Team
  • Week of July 6: Campus Safety
  • Week of July 13: Career Services and Experiential Learning
  • Week of July 20: Health and Wellness
  • Week of July 27: Q&A Panel with Staff and O-Team
  • Week of August 3:
    • Financial Aid and Student Accounts
    • Housing & Residence Life Move-in
    • Exploring the Specialized locations – UCF Downtown and Rosen
  • Week of August 10: Pegasus Parent Program and What’s Next?
  • Week of August 17: Q&A Panel with Staff and O-Team

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/

Orientation will not occur on-campus

We have partnered with the hotels listed below for a UCF rate for other on-campus events:

Holiday Inn Orlando East UCF Area (full service hotel with restaurant and bar, 1.5 miles to UCF)

1724 North Alafaya Trail

Orlando, FL 32826

407-658-9008

 

Reservations:  Holiday Inn Orlando East UCF Area (full service hotel with restaurant and bar) or call the hotel directly at 407-658-9008 and ask for the UCF Rate

The UCF Card is your student’s ID card. To obtain their card, students will need to visit the UCF Card Office. It can be used like a debit card for purchases on campus and at several UCF area restaurants. It can also be used to get into student activities such as UCF Athletics events, concerts, and various other activities.

Each family will receive a bag full of helpful materials. The bag includes a UCF calendar, a campus map, and a UCF Family Orientation Handbook which includes the services provided and contact information regarding UCF offices and resources.

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

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