Resources for new students, getting started at UCF.

About Graduate Orientation

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

The College of Graduate Studies Orientation is not mandatory but encouraged. Keep in mind that several colleges and programs also offer their own separate Orientations, which are in many cases mandatory.  Please check with your program about any orientation events specific to your program or college.

New Graduate Student Online Orientation

Our optional, 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 added to this webcourse but students must accept the invite in their webcourse portal.

Spring 2023 New Student Live Orientation Sessions

Two live orientation sessions will be offered virtually via Zoom on January 4 and 5. These sessions will introduce new students to campus as well as the experiences and expectations for graduate students at UCF. More information and links are forthcoming.

If you have any questions, please contact 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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