Resources for new students, getting started at UCF.

About Our Graduate Orientation

Congratulations on your recent admission to one of our graduate programs at UCF. This section will help you get started, as will orientation programs offered by your individual college or program. We look forward to serving you at this important juncture of your academic and professional pursuits.

The College of Graduate Studies holds one in person orientation that occurs at the beginning of the fall semester. This orientation is not mandatory but is encouraged.  The Fall 2019 orientation will be held on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, in the Pegasus Ballroom. Students admitted in the spring or summer semesters are welcome to attend this orientation.

Keep in mind that several colleges and programs also offer their own separate Orientations (which in many cases is mandatory).  Please check with your program about any orientation events specific to your program or college.

If you have any questions, please contact gradorientation@ucf.edu.

2018 Event Agenda

Please check back for times for 2019 orientation

Events to take place in the UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom unless noted
Meet and Greet – 7:45 am – 8:15 am

Speakers will begin at 8:15 am

8:15am – 9:45am


Advice, Tips, Policies for Graduate Students

Graduate Student Association

Academic Integrity

Graduate Faculty Panel

9:45am – 11:10am

Office of Student Financial Assistance

UCF Police

UCF Library

Graduate Student Center, Pathways to Success

Current Student Panel

Information Fair – 11:10am – 12:30pm – Key West Ballroom

Students with Assistantship or Fellowship Session – 12:30pm – 1:15pm – Pegasus Ballroom

Health Insurance Session – 1:15pm – 2:00pm – Pegasus Ballroom

Campus Tours – 1:00pm or 2:30pm – Graduate Student Center, Colbourn Hall 146

Immigration Sessions for New 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.

GTA Training New for a graduate teaching associate
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