If you plan to attend classes at a UCF Connect location, you will be offered the option of either: an on-campus session or Virtual Orientation. 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 virtual orientation, met with your Academic Advisor, and completed KnightsPrep. You will then be cleared to register for classes.
Students who wish to attend an on-site orientation session at a Connect campus will need to complete the online reservation form and select a session date for that campus.
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.
Orientation dates are tentative and subject to change. Registration for summer/fall entry opens in February; registration for spring entry opens in mid-October.
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 one-time payment that covers the cost of the session. Your seat is not held in the session you select until you have paid your Orientation fees. 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 “UCF First Year Experience” and be sure to list your UCFID number in the memo line. Registration requests will only be processed once payment is received. All fees associated with Orientation are non-refundable.
Student Charge: $35
Please note there is not guest program associated with the Connect Center Orientation program.
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.