Resources for new students, getting started at UCF.

About Our 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 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 New Graduate Student Orientation and Welcome event was held on Wednesday, August 14, 2019.

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.

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

Online Orientation Now Available!

Whether you attended our Graduate Orientation and Welcome event or plan to attend an orientation for your program or college, we know you may still have questions, so we have created our New Graduate Student Online Orientation just for you.

This optional, non-credit webcourse is provided for free to all incoming and current UCF students. The course modules will not only familiarize you with resources and services available, 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 the 2019-2020 academic year.

The New Graduate Student Online Orientation can be accessed anytime and anywhere with an internet connection, so why not log in now with your UCF NID information today at https://webcourses.ucf.edu/enroll/AX8XWL!

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.

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