First Year Experience
Ready to become a Knight? Make sure your first stop is First Year Experience (FYE). With resources aimed at student success and opportunities to get engaged in the UCF community, FYE provides students and family members the support they need to make a smooth transition into UCF. From Orientation for new students to the Pegasus Parent Program and beyond, FYE is here to help.
Prior to starting classes, all new students are required to complete Orientation, which is offered throughout the summer, fall and spring semesters. Orientation provides freshmen, transfer students, family members and online learners with opportunities to connect with academic advisors, gain information about campus and student success resources, and register for classes. For more information, please visit the Orientation website.
LINK (Learning and Interacting with New Knights) is an incentive-based program to help FTIC (first-time-in-college) and transfer students get involved on campus. LINK is designed to get students out of their rooms and into the UCF community. With events from academic and learning programs to interaction and community-building workshops, there is something to help every student feel right at home.
Through Orientation, the First Year Experience Office assists first-time-in-college and transfer students in making a successful transition in and outside the classroom.
UCF's Orientation Team, or O-Team, is comprised of current undergraduate students who are dedicated to the university and to helping others. O-Team members assist in the facilitation of all Freshman, or First Time in College (FTIC), and Transfer student Orientation sessions. O-Teamers are trained as campus experts to transition new Knights and their guests into the UCF community and assist with academic advising and class registration.
First Year Experience employs over 70 students in various leadership roles. Getting involved and serving in these roles can benefit you beyond your time at UCF. It’s a great way to apply your lessons and experiences from your major classes to responsibilities outside of the classroom.