Students entering a totally-online degree program are required to complete a Virtual Orientation. Students in the following programs will not be required to attend orientation in person and instead will interact with their advisor by phone or email.
Students should select the appropriate Online Programs option prior to advancing to the Date selection page when registering for Orientation. Processing online reservations takes up to three (3) business days. Once your registration and payment have been processed, you will be sent instructions on how to access Virtual Orientation.
Instructions for academic advising are included within the online Orientation program and are major-specific. Make sure to fully review the online Orientation and follow all steps as they are outlined to complete Orientation requirements. After fulfilling all components of Orientation, you will be eligible to register for classes.
Registration for Orientation for summer/fall entry opens in February; registration for spring entry opens in mid-October.
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
Confirmation Email: Following verification of your reservation and receipt of your fee payment, we will process your request and email you a confirmation email. This email will include your Virtual Orientation instructions and the status of your immunization records. If you have not received your email within two days of completing your registration please contact us.
Orientation Checklist: Review our checklist page and make note of anything left to complete.
Advising Appointment: Before registering for classes, you must complete academic advising. The process to complete this step varies upon major. Instructions are contained within the Virtual Orientation modules. After completing academic advising, you will receive clearance for course registration.