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Our Fall 2020 Class

As you prepare to settle into life as a UCF Online student, we wanted to take the time to wish you a warm welcome, and prepare you with additional information and resources to help you succeed at the start of your journey with us. On this page you’ll find useful tips, advice, links and contact details to ensure you are well equipped to hit the ground running this term. Don’t forget, your success coach is here to help support and guide you along the way, so make sure you reach out to them at any point you need assistance. We wish you all the best for the start of your first class. Charge On!


New Student Virtual Events

Aug 23 | 4 PM – 7 PM
Meet with Registered Student Organizations online. What’s the best way to get involved? Talking to people who are! Come check out all of the student organizations you can join here at UCF by clicking any club on KnightConnect, and you will be taken to a room where you can meet their members!

Aug 26 | 7 PM

Log on @ 7 PM | Opener 7:30 PM | 8 PM Headliner
Log in to KnightConnect with NID and NID password to gain access to the event. Direct access link is available through KnightConnect’s Home page].

Aug 27 | 7:45 PM

Log in @ 7:45 PM ; 8 PM Start time
Log in to KnightConnect with NID and NID password to gain access to the event. Direct access link is available through KnightConnect’s Home page.

Aug 29 | 8:45 PM – 10 PM

Log in to KnightConnect with NID and NID password to gain access to the event. Direct access link is available through KnightConnect’s Home page.

Aug 27 – Aug 31 | On Demand

ScreenU Alcohol provides personalized feedback to students about their alcohol use, risk for experiencing negative consequences, and links students to the resources and support needed to help them be successful academically and beyond. All answers are anonymous. Once complete send your certificate of completion to wellness@ucf.edu for a chance to win a prize bag. Three winners will be chosen at random.

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New Semester Checklist

First Week of Every Semester

  • If you have not done so, get your Student ID from Card Services.
  • Complete the Academic Engagement Activity for each of your courses before the end of the first week.
    • The Academic Engagement Activity differs for each course. Your instructor may have you complete an assignment, take a quiz or reply to a discussion. If you cannot find the Academic Engagement Activity, contact your instructor.
  • Add, drop or swap any courses through myUCF before the end of the first week. The deadlines for adding, dropping and swapping online courses are listed on the Academic Calendar.
  • Review the syllabus or calendar in Webcourses@UCF to plan for upcoming assignments.

During the Semester

  • Check your financial aid status in myUCF. After you have completed the Academic Engagement Activity, you can check the status of your verification under View My Financial Aid Eligible Courses in the Student Center. If a course is not listed, contact your instructor to verify that you have completed the Academic Engagement Activity.
  • Log in to Webcourses@UCF regularly to keep up-to-date on your courses.
  • Keep an eye out for any Holds or To-Dos on your account in myUCF.
  • Know when the withdrawal deadline is by checking the Academic Calendar.
  • Check myUCF for your Enrollment Appointment. The Enrollment Appointment determines when you are permitted to enroll in courses for the next semester.
  • Review the myKnight Audit to help you decide which online courses to take for the upcoming semester.
  • Contact your Success Coach to plan for your upcoming semester. This may include advising for course management, financial assistance, academic support and other areas of interest.
  • Start planning your online course list for the next semester.
  • If necessary, use the resources at SARC Online for online tutoring sessions or workshops.
Questions about any of the above items?

Contact your UCF Online Success Coach for support today

Your Success Coach

As a UCF Online student, you have direct access to a success coach throughout your entire student journey. Your coach is there to provide nonacademic support and guidance to help ensure you succeed on the pathway to graduation.


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Why UCF Online Students Need the UCF Mobile App

Be more connected than before with the UCF Mobile App. Through the UCF Online persona, access to UCF is at your fingertips wherever you go.

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UCF Mobile

Show Your School Spirit

A Show your UCF school spirit with mobile and desktop wallpapers, Facebook cover photos and profile picture frames, and Zoom backgrounds. Download these UCF-themed graphics and share the university’s vision of limitless possibilities.

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Gear Upgrades

Rock ’Em, an apparel company started in 2011 by UCF student Rob Starkman, recently released several UCF-themed designs for the Armor Up, Knights fundraiser. The face coverings are made of three layers of cotton polyester.

For every fundraising face-covering sold, $5 will go to the UCF Student Emergency Fund.

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Armor Up, Knights!

You play an important role in preventing the spread of COVID-19. So, let’s work together. Take a few extra daily precautions to show your commitment to the health and well-being of our campus community.

Ready to lead the charge in protecting our kingdom?

Take the Pledge

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charge on through the semester!