Orientation is your chance to get acquainted with UCF’s services, meet an advisor, and register for classes. For more information, contact the Orientation Office at orientation.ucf.edu or 407-823-5105.
FAQs Related to Freshmen
Can I choose which Open House sessions to attend?
You will choose your own sessions based upon the times they are offered. Many of our sessions do not repeat, and some even overlap, so you’ll have to decide which sessions best suit your interests. While activities are scheduled through 2:45 p.m., we advise that you arrive early and stay for the entire event to make the most of your visit.
Does UCF have a gym on campus?
Yes! All students have access to our 149,000-square-foot facility with fitness equipment, a track, multipurpose courts and a climbing wall, plus outdoor amenities like sand volleyball courts, a leisure pool, a lap pool and intramural sports fields.
The UCF Recreation and Wellness Center (RWC) comprises many programs, such as intramural sports, sport clubs, outdoor adventure, fitness and aquatics. The RWC is open to all students; paid memberships are available for non-students.
For students with disabilities: If you are in need of special accommodations to participate, please visit the Adaptive Recreation page.Visit the Recreation and Wellness Center Website
Does UCF provide food or drinks for a campus visit or Open House?
It’s not part of the program, but UCF does have several options on and near the campus. There are plenty of places to get a drink and eat on campus too. It gets warm in Florida, so be sure to bring some water with you.See Where to Eat On Campus
How can I get involved with UCF’s Student Government Association (SGA)?
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How many clubs and organizations are there at UCF?
What are some takeaways from the Admitted Student Open House?
The faculty is incredible. It’s no surprise. We’ve assembled professors from across the university to facilitate information sessions and develop special classroom lectures. You’ll get a unique sneak peek into what a typical college class really is like.
Everyone is so friendly. From our staff to our students, we’re all here to help. It’s easy to strike up a conversation or bond over common interests. We love UCF, and we want you to, too.
I learned so much. There’s a lot to know about going to college. Our informative sessions are led by experts and designed to arm you with tips and tools to be successful in your transition to UCF. You’ll leave knowing more than when you arrived.
It really was fun! Our Admitted Student Open Houses are two of our most anticipated events of the year. After the day’s over, we’re sure you’ll say, “I’m glad I came.”
I belong at UCF! That’s the goal, isn’t it? To know where you belong? We want you to walk away confident that you made the right decision in becoming a UCF Knight. We’ll paint a picture of life at UCF so complete that you’ll either love us or… not. And that’s ok too.
But we’re sure you’ll love us. So reserve your spot at an Admitted Student Open House.
What do I wear for a campus tour or Open House, and how do I get around?
It’s usually hot in Florida. Dress in layers to adjust to the changes in temperature from the heat outside to the air-conditioned buildings. There will be a lot of walking and Florida is sometimes rainy, so wear comfortable shoes and bring an umbrella — just in case. Shuttle service is not offered during Open House events.
What is Honor Your Knighthood?
Honor Your Knighthood assists new UCF students in developing an understanding of the importance UCF places on subject matters related to Academic Integrity, Alcohol Awareness and Sexual Assault Prevention.
Through the completion of three individual online modules, UCF students will begin to demonstrate tenets associated with the UCF Creed of integrity, scholarship, community, creativity and excellence. UCF is committed to student safety and success both inside and outside the classroom. All incoming UCF students are required to complete these online modules prior to the first day of class.
Admitted students will see the Honor Your Knighthood modules as requirements on their myUCF To-Do List. It can take up to three weeks for the requirement to be removed after successful completion of the modules.
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What is the Student Union?
Known as the “heart of campus,” the Student Union sits at the center of UCF’s main Campus. The Student Union provides space for students and members of the UCF community to study, socialize, eat, host events, attend meetings and engage in campus life.Visit the Student Union Website
Who can I call if I get lost on my way to campus?
A hotline with directions to campus is available 24/7 by calling 407-882-0909.
Does UCF have an “accelerated” or “guaranteed admission” medical program?
UCF does not have an accelerated medical program; however, first-time-in-college (FTIC) students are eligible to apply for the Burnett Medical Scholars Program. This intensive academic program facilitates the articulation between graduates of UCF’s Burnett Honors College and the UCF College of Medicine. Students must meet all eligibility and performance requirements for both the Burnett Honors College and the Medical Scholars Program.Learn More About The Burnett Honors College