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First Year Orientation Details

Prepare for takeoff! Find all the resources you'll need below to prepare for your trip to campus for orientation.


As a reminder, make sure you've completed the necessary items on your First Year New Student Checklist, and reach out to the New Student Orientation office if you have questions. We can't wait to meet you!

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First Year Orientation Travel Information

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First Year Orientation FAQs

First Year Orientation Schedule

It is mandatory that freshman students attend their scheduled New Student Orientation session in its entirety. Below is our tentative Orientation schedule.

Spring 2021 First-Year Orientation

  • Friday, December 4, 2020 - Virtual Programming 
  • Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - Virtual Programming


All Spring 2021 Orientation Programming will take place in a live virtual setting. Registration is required to confirm to UNF and registration is completed in myWings. A confirmation will be sent to you after you register and you'll receive the Zoom link to access the live Virtual Orientation one week prior to your session. 

Summer and Fall 2021 First-Year Orientation

Coming Soon! Registration for Summer/Fall 2021 admitted Ospreys will open on February 1, 2021. Monitor your email for notifications and updates.


Please note, all schedules are subject to change. Be sure to check your new UNF email in myWings for important orientation registration and admissions announcements.


First Year Orientation Packing List

Get ready for your overnight stay at New Student Orientation! Be sure to grab the following items before swooping into campus.


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  • Government-issued photo ID (required in order to pick up your University ID)
  • Clothing for two days
  • Pillow
  • Light blanket (We provide sheets, but the rooms get a little chilly.)
  • Toiletries
  • Towel
  • Any medication you need
  • Alarm clock
  • Cell phone charger (especially if your phone is your alarm)
  • An umbrella or raincoat (Unexpected rainstorms happen in Florida.)
  • Bathing suit (The Fountains Residence Hall, where you'll be staying, has a pool and lazy river for you to enjoy in the evening.)


We're very excited to meet you at New Student Orientation and can't wait to have you on campus! Please monitor your email for your check-in time and parking details.


If you have any questions, please contact our office at or (904) 620-1722.

First Year Student Resources

Check out the below links to help you navigate your transition to UNF via UNF's website:


Office of First-Year Advising

Information on academic advising and subject tutoring.


Student Financial Services

Information about paying fees, deadlines, and hours of operation.


UNF Dining Services

Information on meal memberships and dining locations.


Financial Aid

Information and forms for applying for financial aid.



Online resource for academic and student records, email, financial aid, paying fees, student updates, and much more.


Medical Compliance

Information and forms about clearing your medical compliance records.


Parent and Family Orientation Program

Information and reservations regarding the Parent Orientation Program that runs concurrently with the Student Orientation Program.


Parking Services

Information about parking on campus and obtaining a parking decal.


Osprey Life and Productions

Information about student programs, clubs, and organizations on campus.


UNF Bookstore

Information and access to the UNF Bookstore online where you can get the best deals on textbooks, UNF gear, class supplies, gifts, and more!


University Housing

Information about living on campus. You can also download Housing contracts.