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/

Transfer Students – Connect Campus

If you plan to attend classes at a UCF Connect location, you will complete an Online Orientation, unless you are majoring in Nursing or Architecture (on-campus event required). After you have selected an Orientation session, please contact your UCF Connect campus office to schedule an appointment to meet with an Academic Advisor. The university Orientation requirements are fulfilled once you have completed either an onsite or Online Orientation, met with your Academic Advisor, and completed KnightsPrep. You will then be cleared to register for classes.

Who can complete Orientation at a UCF Connect Campus?

Only incoming transfer students who are planning to take classes at a Connect Campus are eligible to complete Orientation through UCF Connect. For Spring 2020, the following campuses will offer Orientation for the majors listed:

Campus Majors Offered for Orientation
Altamonte Springs Concurrent Nursing
Cocoa Elementary Education
Daytona Photography
South Lake Elementary Education
Valencia Osceola Biomedical Sciences and Elementary Education
Valencia West Concurrent Nursing and Elementary Education

Virtual Orientation

Students who choose the Virtual Orientation option must complete the online reservation form and select the Virtual Orientation option for the session date. Processing online reservations takes up to three (3) business days. Once your registration and payment have been processed, you will be emailed instructions on how to access Virtual Orientation and KnightsPrep.

In-Person Connect Center Orientation Dates

Orientation dates are tentative and subject to change. Registration for summer/fall entry opens in February; registration for spring entry opens in mid-October.

Summer/Fall 2020 Entry Dates

Students majoring in Nursing will attend Orientation at a Connect campus will need to complete the online reservation form and select a session date for that campus.

Summer/Fall 2020 Orientation dates will be released in mid-February.

Whether you decide to attend an on-site session or complete a Virtual Orientation session, the cost to attend an Orientation session at a Connect campus is covered by a one-time fee. Your registration request will be processed only if the $35 orientation charge is received.


All Orientation registrations require a payment that covers the Orientation fee ($35). Your seat is not held in the session you select until you have paid your Orientation fee. The entire cost to attend Orientation must either be paid online by credit card or by mail with check or money order prior to finalizing your Orientation registration and securing your seat in a specific session. Your seat is not held in the session you select until you have paid your Orientation fees. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis according to when payment is received. Please make all checks payable to “University of Central Florida” and be sure to list your UCFID number in the memo line. Registration requests will only be processed once payment is received. All charges associated with Orientation are non-refundable.

Student Charge: $35 Orientation fee

Please note there is not guest program associated with the Connect Center Orientation program.

If you are currently facing financial difficulties, please email us at fye@ucf.edu.

After Registration

Confirmation Packet: Following verification of your reservation and receipt of payment, we will process your request. After processing, you will receive a confirmation email that outlines detailed information about the Orientation session chosen. If you have not received your confirmation email the week prior to your scheduled Orientation session, please contact us.

Orientation Checklist: Before attending Orientation, there are some important tasks that should be completed to help make the transition to UCF easier. Review our checklist page and make note of anything left to complete.

Click here for Orientation Costs and to register.