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Due to COVID-19 there have been major changes to 2020 New Student Orientation programming. All updates can be found on the COVID-19 Updates - New Student Orientation website. If you have questions or concerns please contact the Office of New Student Orientation at Our staff has transitioned to work remotely in response to COVID-19, but we are actively responding to emails. 

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. 


Day 1
Time Event
10 a.m. Check-in - Students will check in at the Osprey Fountains Residence Hall.
11 a.m. University Welcome
12:30 p.m. Lunch and Learn - Meet Faculty and Staff from your college over lunch and hear about the opportunities within your college.
1:45 p.m. Small Group Breakout - Meet your Mentor and other students in your group.
2:30 p.m. Informational Sessions - rotate through important sessions on topics such as Academic Persistence, Campus Safety, UNF's Healthy Osprey initiative, and more.
4:30 p.m. Small Group Breakout - Your mentor will take time to go over the academic advising process with you, so you'll be prepared for your appointment on day 2.
5:45 p.m. Student Dinner in Osprey Cafe
6:45 p.m. Life on Campus Panel - You've got questions, we have answers. You'll have an opportunity to ask your Housing, Dining, and general college related questions to a panel of staff and current students.
7:30 p.m. Getting Involved at UNF - hear from Osprey Life and Productions about how to Find Your Flock at UNF, and get a chance to talk to current students during the Engagement Fair to follow.
9 p.m. Block Party - Students can catch a movie in the floor lounges, hit the courts for basketball and beach volleyball, play some table top games in the game room, or swim in the Fountains pool and lazy river.


Day 2
Time Event
6:45 a.m. Room Check-out and Breakfast
7:45 a.m. Small Group Breakout - You'll meet back up with your group and your mentor will explain today's agenda.
8:30 a.m. Resource Rotation Sessions - You'll rotate through sessions on Study Abroad, Financial Preparedness, Transformational Learning Opportunities, in addition to meeting your academic advisor and registering for your first Osprey Schedule.
11:20 a.m. Osprey Kickoff - Orientation may be coming to an end, but the fun is just beginning. Learn what is coming up for Flight School, Week of Welcome, and all the other events that will take place your first week of classes.
11:40 a.m. Check-out and ID Pickup


Be sure to check your new UNF email in myWings for important orientation registration and admissions announcements. Schedule subject to change.