Family and Guest Orientation Program


First Year Experience is excited to welcome all our parents, family members, and guests 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 allows you to learn about all that UCF has to offer and to ask questions of other families, current students, university staff, and administrators. Please check back here for updates. Dates for Spring 2023 Orientation and reservations will be available at a later date in Fall 2022. The Family & Guest Orientation will run concurrently with the date your student selects.

Please note:

  • Only students are required to be available during their reserved Orientation date.
  • Family & Guest Orientation is optional.
  • Due to physical space capacities, there is a limit to the number of registered spots for families and guests at each Orientation date. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis according to when payment is received. If you experience any issues when registering, please contact our office.

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/.

Yes, UCF offers a Family & Guest Orientation. Dates are able to be selected via the student's Orientation account anytime after March 14, 2022.

 

Look no further!

Click HERE to view the FTIC (first time in college) Family & Guest Fall 2022 In-Person Orientation Schedule.

Click HERE to view the Transfer Family & Guest Fall 2022 In-Person Orientation Schedule.

Haga clic aquí si vas a asistir a nuestra Orientación para Familiares e Invitados hispanohablantes para estudiantes que es su primera vez en la universidad el jueves 11 de agosto hasta el viernes 12 de agosto.

UCF’s Family & Guest Orientation is offered for support systems of both first time in college (FTIC) and transfer students. The program for each is centered around providing parents, families, and guests important information about UCF’s processes, policies, and campus resources. You will have time to meet university staff, ask questions, and tackle any “to-do” list items before your student begins classes at UCF. The program will be structured around various presentations and group conversations, all related to setting you and your student up for success as you begin the transition to the UCF family.

UCF’s Family & Guest Orientation is offered for support systems of both first time in college (FTIC) and transfer students.

Please note: due to physical space capacities, there is a limit to the number of registered spots for families and guests at each Orientation date. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis according to when payment is received. Sessions will occur May through August, with additional dates being released for reservations based on demand.

FTIC (first time in college) sessions:

  • Thursday, May 26 – Friday, May 27 (Summer & Fall)
  • Tuesday, May 31 – Wednesday, June 1 (Summer & Fall)
  • Tuesday, May 31 – Wednesday, June 1 (Summer & Fall) – Downtown
  • Thursday, June 2 – Friday, June 3 (Summer & Fall)
  • Monday, June 6 – Tuesday, June 7 (Summer & Fall)
  • Thursday, June 9 – Friday, June 10 (Summer & Fall) – Honors College only 
  • Monday, June 13 – Tuesday, June 14 (Summer & Fall)
  • Wednesday, June 15 – Thursday, June 16 (Summer & Fall)
  • Monday, June 20 – Tuesday, June 21 (Summer & Fall)
  • Thursday, June 23 – Friday, June 24 (Summer & Fall)
  • Thursday, June 23 – Friday, June 24 (Summer & Fall) – Downtown
  • Monday, July 11 – Tuesday, July 12 (Fall)
  • Monday, July 11 – Tuesday, July 12 (Fall) – Downtown
  • Monday, July 18 – Tuesday, July 19 (Fall)
  • Wednesday, July 20 – Thursday, July 21 (Fall)
  • Monday, July 25 – Tuesday, July 26 (Fall)
  • Monday, July 25 – Tuesday, July 26 (Fall) – Downtown
  • Thursday, August 11 – Friday, August 12 (Fall)
  • Monday, August 15 – Tuesday, August 16 (Fall)
  • Monday, August 15 – Tuesday, August 16 (Fall) – Downtown

Transfer sessions:

  • Wednesday, May 11 (Summer)
  • Thursday, May 12 (Summer)
  • Friday, May 13 (Summer)
  • Friday, May 13 (Summer) – Downtown 
  • Wednesday, June 8 (Summer & Fall)
  • Friday, June 17 (Summer & Fall)
  • Friday, June 17 (Summer & Fall) – Downtown
  • Wednesday, June 22 (Summer & Fall)
  • Wednesday, June 22 (Summer & Fall) – Downtown
  • Wednesday, July 13 (Fall)
  • Friday, July 15 (Fall)
  • Friday, July 15 (Fall) – Downtown
  • Friday, July 22 (Fall)
  • Wednesday, July 27 (Fall)
  • Thursday, July 28 (Fall)
  • Friday, July 29 (Fall)
  • Friday, July 29 (Fall) – Downtown
  • Monday, August 8 (Fall)
  • Tuesday, August 9 (Fall)
  • Wednesday, August 17 (Fall)
  • Wednesday, August 17 (Fall) – Downtown
  • Thursday, August 18 (Fall)
  • Friday, August 19 (Fall)
  • Friday, August 19 (Fall) – Downtown

Yes! While the Family & Guest Orientation program is designed for adult support systems of students, we know sometimes it is hard to find childcare and siblings might need to join. Anyone 10 ages and above will need to pay the session fee, but anyone under the age of 10 is free to join. If you choose to bring a sibling/child who is 10 years or older, please make sure to add them to your student’s official Orientation reservation.

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

We encourage people who will be support systems for students as they start at UCF to come to Orientation. This can be parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbors down the street, etc. – we know every family looks different, so whoever makes sense for your student is welcome!

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

No. Guests (parents, siblings, friends, etc.) who are attending the Family & Guest Orientation program are responsible for arranging their own off-campus accommodations.