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Our standard New Student Orientation is a two-day program, unless otherwise noted. Students starting Summer or Fall 2021 will participate virtually. Here’s how it will work:
We do offer other one day or a basic self-paced options.
Registration for New Student Orientation is completed in your myWings account. Simply log into myWings, select the What's Next tile, and choose Register for Orientation. Reservations are accepted on a first come first serve basis.
Once you have successfully registered you will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours.
Please check your high school graduation date, rehearsals, and family vacation schedules before registering for your session. You may switch sessions after your initial registration, if necessary, but only to another session that has availability.
To change your orientation session, log in to myWings, select the What's Next tile, and choose Register for Orientation. After selecting your term and new session, click "Submit" to update your registration (no additional payment required). You'll receive a confirmation email within 24 hours confirming your new session selection.
Registration for New Student Orientation opens on October 30 of each year. The sessions fill on a first come first serve basis, so changing your session after your initial registration may fewer session selections.
You can choose from two orientation options:
Option 1: Standard Orientation — $100
Our Standard Orientation option
gives you an interactive orientation experience, includ
a dedicated First-year Experience Mentor who will assist with
course registration, what to expect at UNF and give you their tips to be a successful student.
During this experience you’ll meet individually with an academic advisor to craft your perfect class schedule and register for your classes. We’ll walk you through all your next steps from buying books and parking passes to how to use
our academic and wellness resources
Students who choose this option will receive various communications about course registration, student involvement opportunities, important financial aid information and dates. They will also receive invitations to future events hosted on-campus and priority course registration.
If you are experienc
financial hardship, please email us at
. Our team will work with you to make sure you get the orientation experience you want!
Option 2:Option 2: Basic Orientation — $35
The Basic Orientation option give you access to a library of informational videos.
Students who pick this option will receive basic communications.
Students wishing to choose this option will need to contact the Office of New Student Orientation to set it up.
While both orientation options provide incoming students the basic information they need, the Standard Orientation option is recommended.
The interactive programming and hands-on approach of the Standard Orientation option have been optimized for incoming freshman to ensure a smooth transition into UNF and student success as an Osprey.
Yes. Siblings are more than welcome to attend with their families, and we ask that they be registered along with the parent on the Parent and Family Orientation Registration page. On select session dates we will be offering special programming for siblings, ages 9-16, please visit the Sibling Orientation website for more details.
The Math Placement Exam is a UNF remotely proctored test, and it is required for incoming new students. If you are currently enrolled in or have completed College Algebra through Dual Enrollment then you are considered exempt from the Math Placement Exam. You may also be exempt based on your chosen major. For more information visit our Math Placement Exam website.
Students who have registered for New Student Orientation will have access to the Math Placement course in Canvas located in myWings (note, it may take up to 24 hours after you have registered for the course to show in Canvas).
If you have received credit for College Algebra through Dual Enrollment credit then you are considered exempt from the Math Placement Exam.
Students who have registered for New Student Orientation will have access to the Writing Placement Exam course in Canvas located in myWings (note, it may take up to 24 hours after you have registered for the course to show in Canvas). Completing the Writing Placement will help you better understand your writing level compared to UNF Writing Course standards.
Yes. Overnight accommodations are provided for students attending the two-day overnight program. Housing accommodations are only provided to students at this time, Parent and Family members will need to make off-campus accommodations.
Single-day sessions do not include overnight accommodations.
Yes. Any holds on your student account will keep you from registering for courses.
Be sure to clear your student holds to ensure your will be registration ready at your New Student Orientation. Please note, some holds such as Immunization Records holds require you to submit documentation which can take 2-3 to process once submitted.
Login to myWings > select the Holds tile > view your holds, to complete holds, scroll to "Learn How To Remove Holds" link at bottom of menu > to reconcile each hold, select the "click here" link next to each hold.
While we do not have time built into orientation programming for students to purchase meal memberships, you may do so at any time through your myWings account. Simply log in to myWings, select the Student Tools tile, choose Meal Memberships from the menu, and select "Manage Meal Membership" to begin selection and purchase process. For more information and questions about meal memberships, please contact Dining Services at (904) 620-2543.
Students may pay online with an e-check or credit card on the myWings web portal only. Students may also pay tuition and fees by cash or check in the Student Financial Services Office Hicks Hall, Building 53/Room 1100, by mail, or by the drop box located outside of the Student Financial Services Office.
Please note: payments for tuition must be received in our office by the published payment deadline to be considered on time. Postmarks are not accepted. Payments placed in the drop box after the close of business will be assessed a $100 late payment fee.
For more information please visit the Student Financial Services website.
Important Housing and Residence Life dates