Orientation

Orientation

Orientation
Resources for new students, getting started at UCF.
Orientation
 
 

Congratulations on your admission to a UCF graduate program! We look forward to serving you at this important time of your academic and professional pursuits.

The College of Graduate Studies Orientation is not mandatory but encouraged for all incoming graduate students. We especially recommend this orientation for students who are new to UCF, including our out of state and international students. Separate orientations are offered each term for in-person and UCF Online programs that are targeted at helping each group to start their academic journey strong.

Note: Many colleges and programs also offer their own separate orientations, which are sometimes mandatory. Please check with your graduate program about any orientation events specific to your program or college.

New Student Orientation

New graduate students are invited to take part in a campus-wide orientation that provides an overview of university resources and things you need to know to hit the ground running on day one of your new graduate program. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and network with fellow graduate students, administrators, and Attending live university orientation sessions is recommended but not required.

Each term, This campus-wide orientation will be offered in two formats. One for students in in-person programs (programs meeting face to face) and one for students in UCF Online programs (Fully virtual). These dedicated sessions are designed to provide to best information possible for each group to succeed in their program format and fee structure. Not sure if your program is a UCF Online program? Check Here

New Graduate Student Orientation
(In Person Programs)

Fall 2024

Monday, August 5, 2024
8:30 – 1:30 pm
Pegasus Ballroom, UCF Student Union
Main Campus

Spring 2025

Friday, January 5, 2025
2 – 4 pm Via Zoom

Registration TBD

New Graduate Student Orientation
(UCF Online Programs)

Fall 2024

Tuesday, August 6, 2024
9 am – 12 pm

Zoom,
Registration Required

Spring 2025

Friday, January 5, 2025
12 – 2 pm Via Zoom

Registration TBD

Note: At this orientation, we will go over the process for enrolling and registering for classes. However, each program enrolls their students uniquely. Speak to your program director for more specific information.

Other Orientation Resources

Pathways to Success: Your First Year

Our non-credit webcourse “Pathways to Success: Your First Year” is provided for free to all incoming UCF students. The course modules will not only familiarize you with resources and services but also explain some of the expectations for UCF graduate students.

You do not need to complete the course in one sitting and we hope you’ll refer to it whenever you have questions throughout your first year. New students will automatically be offered admission to this webcourse but students must accept the invite in their webcourse portal. Completion of the webcourse is voluntary and not required.

Not in the Webcourse? Check your Webcourses homepage to accept it or email gradorientation@ucf.edu.

International Students

International students are also required to complete a MANDATORY immigration orientation session. New students to the university will receive an email with instructions on how to register for one of the sessions.
For more information, please contact UCF Global at intlorientations@ucf.edu.

GTA Training

New graduate teaching associate, assistants and graders (GTAs) are also required to complete GTA Training, offered by the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL). For more information visit the GTA webpage.

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