Orientation offers new incoming students the opportunity to work with their academic advisor and receive information on programs, services, campus involvement and resources to begin their journey at UCF. The Office of First Year Experience (FYE), along with over 40 other departments, have successfully aided in the transition of 6,400 freshmen and over 6,500 transfer students who will have attended Orientation. In addition, over 8,500 family members of these new Knights will have had the opportunity to learn about UCF and how they can be an advocate for their son or daughter. For each Orientation, the O-Teamers greet parents and students and direct them to check-in and their morning activities. They are then introduced to The UCF Creed, traditions, resources, campus activities and their academic programs. Students meet with an academic advisor, attend a college meeting and register for classes. Furthermore, freshmen also attend a skit (performed by O-Teamers) on social responsibility and diversity issues which is followed by a debriefing session. Finally, they attend a “Get Involved” session to learn about student organizations and have the opportunity to connect with over 70 different student groups at an Ice Cream Social. To accommodate the wide variety of students who attend UCF, FYE also hosts two transfer Orientation sessions at the Rosen campus. In addition, there are three FTIC sessions in which hospitality majors can attend their second day at Rosen. At the Rosen campus, they are able to tour the facilities, meet with academic advisors and administrators and meet other students in their major. Finally, Orientation sessions occur all summer long at our multiple regional campus locations to meet the needs of our growing transfer population. As UCF becomes more diverse, FYE had addressed the needs of Hispanic family members. In 2006, the FYE staff introduced a bilingual Orientation in Spanish for those family members who only speak Spanish or prefer to speak Spanish as their primary language. This year, they offered two sessions with approximately 60 family members in attendance. The Orientation is exactly the same as the general session but spoken and written in Spanish (including the Web site, family handbook, evaluation, slideshows and all presentations). In 2008, FYE introduced the theme, “The Knighting” which will be used each year to promote Orientation to the new students. The theme embodies the Knight spirit while tying into the new program, “The Ultimate Knight,” which all FTIC students will participate in during the upcoming academic year. Orientation and The Ultimate Knight is a university-wide effort and due to the support and collaborative effort of the entire Division of SDES and numerous other university departments, new students and their family members are well prepared to make the transition to life at UCF.