Spring Orientation Confirmation Packet


Welcome to UCF! We received your Orientation reservation and are excited that you chose UCF to pursue your college career! Please carefully read over the information below because it contains important Orientation information, including a short checklist of things to do before Orientation and what to expect when you arrive. You can view sample schedules by clicking this link.

We encourage you to download the UCF Mobile app from the Apple or Android Store. UCF Mobile has you covered at Orientation.

General Orientation Information

  1. SUBMIT HEALTH CENTER FORMS AND RECORDS: Submit this to the Health Center so that you may register for classes at your Orientation session. Go to https://studenthealth.ucf.edu/immunizations/ or call 407-823-3707
  2. OBTAIN YOUR NID AND UCFID: You will be required to know your NID and UCFID for Orientation. Your NID is an individual Identification Number that you will use to enter MyUCF and to gain access to your individual records, as well as search and enroll for available classes each term. The University assigns your NID and UCFID at admission. Your NID password is a series of characters chosen by the student. To obtain your NID and UCFID, go to http://my.ucf.edu and follow the instructions given.
  3. SIGN UP FOR KNIGHTS EMAIL: http://www.knightsemail.ucf.edu/ to create your official UCF email account. Email is the official means of communication at UCF and you are expected to check this regularly. Prior to Orientation, UCF will send you communication regarding additional steps to prepare for your Orientation session.
  4. CHECK YOUR RECORDS FOR ANY HOLDS: Before attending your Orientation session log onto MyUCF at my.ucf.edu. After logging in, click on the Student Self Service drop down menu. Next click on the Holds & To Dos link to check any holds you may have on your records. There will be an Orientation Hold listed that will be removed once you have attended your Orientation session. If there is a Student Health Services Hold, contact the Immunizations office immediately at 407-823-3707 to complete the necessary paperwork to have this hold removed. Other holds can be resolved by contacting the number provided on the Holds & To Dos page. All holds (except Orientation holds) should be taken care of before attending your Orientation session. Having holds on your record will prevent you from registering for classes during Orientation.
  5. TAKE PLACEMENT TESTS: Depending upon your major and year at UCF, you may be required to take the Math Placement Test (available in March) and/or the Chemistry Placement Test. More information can be found at https://www.sdes.ucf.edu/placement-tests/.
  6. BRING APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTS: Bring copies of transcripts from any colleges in which you have received credit and any test scores (ACT, SAT, CLAST, and AP).
  7. KNOW WHAT TO WEAR: Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and comfortable casual attire. It’s also a good idea to bring a light jacket and a backpack or carry bag.
  8. DOWNLOAD UCF MOBILE & SOCIAL MEDIA: Make sure you download the UCF Mobile app from the Apple or Android Store, as UCF Mobile has you covered through Orientation. Also, find UCF First Year Experience on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for updates and reminders - @UCF_FYE!
  9. DON’T FORGET TO BRING: A pen or writing utensil, your Orientation parking permit (found in your confirmation emails), and a government-issued photo ID (needed to get your UCF ID card).

You are not required to pay for your classes on the day of Orientation. Upon registering for classes, it may be possible to review your fee invoice online depending on the academic calendar time line. Please check the academic calendar for the specific deadline at https://calendar.ucf.edu/. More information about paying tuition and fees is located on Student Accounts' website.

 

2020 Freshmen Students

Students

Be prepared for two very full, but rewarding days – we have a lot to cover! Your confirmed Orientation session date is listed in the confirmation email you received along with other important details. You must attend both days of Orientation to be eligible to register for classes.

Day 1: Orientation begins with check-in from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. If driving to campus, park in top deck of the Amelia I Parking Garage and proceed to Dr. Phillips Academic Commons. Enter the Amelia I Parking Garage address into your GPS for easy navigation: 441 Ronald Blocker Ave, Orlando, FL 32801.  Please arrive early! We have many activities going on during this time. The formal Orientation schedule begins at 12:00 p.m. and includes presentations and group discussions designed to help you learn all about UCF. The day will end at approximately 5 p.m. Lunch will be provided prior to the start of the Orientation schedule on Day 1 and as part of Day 2.  Dinner will not be provided.

Guests

Guest Orientation includes a series of presentations designed to orient students’ family members and other guests with the campus and its resources. The program provides the opportunity to learn about all that UCF has to offer and ask questions of current students, university staff, and administrators.

Pre-registered guests check-in with their student on the morning of the first day. If your guests did not pre-register, but would like to attend the program, they will be able to register on-site.

PLEASE BE AWARE: The guest Orientation program will run the length of the student program but students and guests will not attend all presentations together. The program is not designed for young children.

Students

Be prepared for two very full, but rewarding days – we have a lot to cover! Your confirmed Orientation session date is listed in the confirmation email you received along with other important details. You must attend both days of Orientation to be eligible to register for classes.

Day 1: Orientation begins with check-in from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. If driving to campus, park in Garage B and proceed to Ferrell Commons. Please arrive early! We have many activities going on during this time.

The formal Orientation schedule begins at 12:00 p.m. and includes presentations and group discussions designed to help you learn all about UCF. The day will end at approximately 6:15 p.m. Make sure to grab lunch before 12:00 p.m. since it is not part of the formal schedule. Dinner is also not included on the formal schedule. That being said, you will be provided $20 KnightCash for use throughout the two day schedule on meals.

Day 2: The second day will begin at 8:00 a.m. This day will include planning your first semester schedule followed by registration. Lunch is included as a part of the program, and your day will end between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Guests

Guest Orientation includes a series of presentations designed to orient students’ family members and other guests with the campus and its resources. The program provides the opportunity to learn about all that UCF has to offer and ask questions of current students, university staff, and administrators.

Pre-registered guests check-in with their student on the morning of the first day. If your guests did not pre-register, but would like to attend the program, they will be able to register on-site.

PLEASE BE AWARE: The guest Orientation program will run the length of the student program but students and guests will not attend all presentations together. The program is not designed for young children.

MATH PLACEMENT EXAM

Every major at UCF requires at least one college-level math course; therefore, all students must take the Math Placement Test (MPT). The MPT is an assessment of math skills that students have acquired and is designed to determine proficiency level and placement for math courses.

Although the MPT must be completed no later than the Friday before the start of your first semester at UCF, we strongly recommend students complete the MPT prior to attending Orientation. It will be available in March. Students who have their MPT results available at Orientation will be able to receive assistance from their academic advisor to select the most appropriate math course. Students who have not taken the MPT by their scheduled Orientation date should expect a delay in registering for a math course at UCF. For more information about the Math Placement Test, visit https://utc.sdes.ucf.edu/math/.

CHEMISTRY PLACEMENT EXAM

It is highly encouraged, and possibly required, for you to take the Chemistry Placement Test depending on your major. Placement results will determine which Chemistry course is appropriate for your comprehension level. For more information, visit https://sciences.ucf.edu/chemistry/chemistry-placement/.

 

2020 Transfer Students

In addition to attending an in-person Orientation, you must complete the entire Virtual Orientation and pass all quizzes to register for classes. More information can be found at https://orientation.ucf.edu/resources/virtual-orientation/.

Students

Check-in for your On-Campus Orientation is from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. If driving to campus, park in top deck of the Amelia I Parking Garage and proceed to Dr. Phillips Academic Commons. Enter the Amelia I Parking Garage address into your GPS for easy navigation: 441 Ronald Blocker Ave, Orlando, FL 32801. Please arrive early! You must attend the entire session in order to be eligible to register for classes. Lunch is included as part of your on-campus session. Your day will end between 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

All students must submit health and immunization records before arriving for On-Campus Orientation. There will not be sufficient time to turn these in unless you visit the Health Center before coming to Orientation. Without your immunization hold lifted, you will not be able to register for classes.

Guests

Guest Orientation includes a series of presentations designed to orient students’ family members and other guests with the campus and its resources. The program provides the opportunity to learn about all that UCF has to offer and ask questions of current students, university staff, and administrators.

The family program is not designed for young children. Most of the family program is separate from the student program.

Pre-registered guests will check-in with their student in the morning. If your guests did not pre-register, but would like to attend the program, they will be able to register on-site. Lunch is included with the family fee. The Guest Orientation Program runs the length of the student program but is SEPARATE from the student program.

Student Veterans

Information coming soon!

Students

Check-in for your On-Campus Orientation is from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. If driving to campus, park in Garage B and proceed to Ferrell Commons for check-in. Please arrive early! You must attend the entire session in order to be eligible to register for classes. Lunch is included as part of your on-campus session. Your day will end between 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

All students must submit health and immunization records before arriving for On-Campus Orientation. There will not be sufficient time to turn these in unless you visit the Health Center before coming to Orientation. Without your immunization hold lifted, you will not be able to register for classes.

Guests

Guest Orientation includes a series of presentations designed to orient students’ family members and other guests with the campus and its resources. The program provides the opportunity to learn about all that UCF has to offer and ask questions of current students, university staff, and administrators.

The family program is not designed for young children. After the Orientation Welcome, all guests will be guided to a separate program from their students.

Pre-registered guests will check-in with their student in the morning. If your guests did not pre-register, but would like to attend the program, they will be able to register on-site. Lunch is included with the family fee. The Guest Orientation Program runs the length of the student program but is SEPARATE from the student program.

Student Veterans

Students who have served in the military begin their Orientation day at the Veterans Academic Resource Center (VARC). There you will learn about the unique services and programs that UCF offers exclusively to all of its Student Veterans, including GI Bill certification for those using their educational benefits. A representative from the VARC will contact you about times and location. After starting your day at the VARC, you will join your fellow new Knights for academic advising and schedule planning. If you have questions about your meeting at the VARC, they can be reached at 407-823-5877.