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First-Year New Student Checklist

Please review each tab below and complete all items unless they are specified as optional. If you have questions please email for assistance. 

Set Up Your myWings Account

Setting up and becoming familiar with your UNF myWings account is essential to your success as a new student. Your myWings account is your access to all your personal student information, course registration, Canvas access to classes, financial aid, bill pay, and so much more.


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Accessing Your UNF myWings Account for the First Time


  1. Go to myWings or click the myWings logo at the top right of any UNF webpage
  2. Click "Login Help" located under the Login to myWings button
  3. Enter your N-Number (located on your UNF admissions letter)
  4. Complete the security features and create a password
  5. Return to myWings and click Login to myWings button
  6. Enter N-Number and Password
  7. Begin prompts for setting up DUO UNF Two-Factor Authentication (for specific DUO instructions visit the UNF Two-Factor Authentication website)


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Setting Up Your UNF Osprey Email

Check your Osprey Email often for updates and important information from the Office of Admissions, Financial Aid, New Student Orientation, First-Year Advising, and other UNF Departments and Faculty.


STEPS: Login to myWings > select the Email tile > set the Time Zone for Eastern Standard Time > Outlook will then automatically configure your new student email account.

First-Year Orientation Registration

As a first-year new student you'll make your confirmation to UNF by registering for your New Student Orientation. Orientation is a requirement for all incoming first-year Ospreys. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at Having issues logging into your myWings account, visit the myWings How-to Videos help page.


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Registering for Orientation in myWings


  1. Log into your myWings account using your UNF "N" number and password
  2. Click on the What's Next? box
  3. Click on the Register for Orientation link
  4. Read and follow ALL the instructions on the page
  5. Select the term you are entering UNF and then your preferred available orientation session
  6. Submit your payment for your orientation session, and pay the amount in full
  7. Once payment is completely submitted your spot will be reserved, and you will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours

In the event you need to change your scheduled Orientation date (please note a space may not be available in the session preferred) just follow the instructions above and select from the available dates. For Parent and Family Orientation reservation changes please contact the UNF Parent and Family Programs office at 904-620-1567.


IMPORTANT: Please check all schedules (work, vacations, graduation, AP test dates, etc.) before making an Orientation reservation. Also remember the Freshman Orientation Program is MANDATORY for incoming students. You must be present for the ENTIRE program. Once your reservation has been confirmed it may be difficult to choose another date with an open seat. Please also have your credit or debit card ready for payment when making your reservation.


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Have a Family Member Who Is Planning to Attend?

Parent and Family Orientation

Parent and family members have a separate reservation process. Once you have registered for New Student Orientation in myWings, please direct your family members to the Parent and Family Orientation Registration page to reserve their spot. Attendance is not required, but highly recommended.


STEPS: After you have completed your student New Student Orientation registration in myWings, make a note of your selected orientation session date, and send your family members to the Parent and Family Orientation - Make a Reservation website.

Residency Declaration

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Complete Your Residency Declaration for In-State Tuition

Declare your Florida residency to qualify for in-state tuition rates. Please note, this must be completed even if you graduated from a Florida high school.


STEPS: Login to myWings > select the "What's Next" tile > choose Declare Residency for Tuition Purposes and complete the form.


Have questions about completing your Residency Declaration? Please contact the One-Stop Student Services office at or by using one of the appointment methods on the One Stop Student Services website. Pro Tip! Your residency declaration must be completed for tuition classification purposes, it does not designate whether you live on or off campus while you are a student at UNF. 


One-Stop's Contact Procedures

Registration Holds

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Complete Your Student Holds to be Registration Ready at Orientation

Please give yourself several weeks to complete these holds, some holds such as Immunization holds can take 7-10 business days to process once received.


STEPS: Login to myWings > select the "Holds" tile > preview your holds then scroll to bottom of preview list and select "Learn How To Remove Holds" link at bottom of menu > to resolve each hold, select the "click here" link next to each one.


Questions about your hold? Please reference the contact information listed for that specific hold in the Registration Holds page in myWings. Holds may appear on your account for many reasons, and the UNF office that has issued your hold will be able to assist you further.

Pre-Enrollment Educational Programs

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Health and Safety Awareness

The Informed Ospreys Program is a campus safety program all students must complete prior to enrollment at UNF. You'll have an Informed Ospreys Program hold on your account until you complete the course. The course must be completed in order to register for classes. The course takes about 4 hours to complete and students should finish the entire course before attending orientation. The hold typically takes 24 hours to fall off the holds list after completion.


STEPS: Login to mywings > select the Training & Development tile > click on Ospreys Ascend and begin your trainings


For questions about the Informed Ospreys Program requirement, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at

Math Placement Information

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Math Placement Testing

Your placement in a UNF math course is based on many factors, including: your intended major, dual-enrollment course work, accelerated mechanisms, and most importantly your score on the UNF Math Placement Test. You will meet with your Academic Advisor at orientation to discuss your placement test score and other components that will help you select a math course that best supports your academic goals.


Please complete the UNF Math Placement test from home via remote proctoring. Once you have registered for New Student Orientation you will gain access to the Math Placement Test 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. Scores will automatically report to UNF on behalf of the student. Please visit the "Next Steps Guide for New Students" course in Canvas for test exemption requirements.



  1. Login to myWings.
  2. Select the Canvas tile.
  3. On Your Canvas Dashboard select the Math Placement Test course.
  4. Read instructions carefully and follow the guide to download the remote proctoring software.
  5. Continue to start test.

If you have any questions or concerns about the Math Placement, please contact the First-Year Advising Office at or (904) 620-1012.

Prepare to Attend UNF

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Planning to Live On-Campus? - Housing and Residence Life

UNF has several options for on-campus housing. Living on-campus is optional but highly recommended. Find all things housing on the Housing and Residence Life website, and submit your housing contract on the Housing and Residence Life website using the myHousing portal to request a room.


For more information about how to complete your contract visit the UNF Housing FAQs page, or check out the "Next Steps Guide for New Students" course in Canvas.


STEPS: Login to myWings > select the Canvas tile > select the "Next Steps Guide for New Students" course.


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On-Campus Dining & Meal Memberships

All First-time in college students that are living on campus are required to have a meal membership. Meal memberships are optional for off-campus or "commuter" students but they are a great way to save money when dining on-campus.


To view all meal membership options visit Meal memberships are purchased through your myWings account.


STEPS:  myWings > select the "What's Next" tile > choose "Purchase a Meal Membership"


Tip! Are you starting in the summer as a freshmen? Make sure to only select a membership for the summer B term.


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Financial Preparedness



It is not required, but we highly recommend that all students submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to see if you qualify for grants, loans, and Federal work study. Visit the FAFSA website at Please note, some UNF scholarships may require a FAFSA be on file for awards to be assessed.


STEPS: Visit the FAFSA website at to apply.


Tip! If you are entering in the summer term you can file an additional FAFSA for the current financial aid year to help you qualify for funds to cover your summer expenses.


Florida Prepaid

If you have Florida Prepaid, please make sure your account is in good standing and that all your information on the FL Prepaid account is correct, especially your social security number.


A few days after you register for classes at orientation, you'll see your Florida Prepaid payment show on your student bill as a "pending payment." For more information about your UNF Bill and Florida Prepaid visit our Student Financial Services FL Prepaid Program website.


Florida Bright Futures

Please review the UNF Bright Futures website for eligibility and requirements for FL Bright Futures awards. Not seeing your anticipated award? Please check to make sure you have completed your Residency Declaration to verity in-state tuition eligibility and that you have selected UNF as your preferred institution on the Florida's Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) website.


If you have questions about your state aid eligibility, or about selecting UNF as your preferred institution, please call OSFA at 1-888-827-2004.



Review the UNF Scholarship opportunities and requirements on the UNF Scholarships website. Some scholarships are automatically awarded at time of application based on merit and financial need, and others require additional applications. Once awarded, your scholarship(s) are applied to your UNF financial aid awards package and are available for review in your myWings account. Please note, if you're awarded a private scholarship you will need to take your check to the One-Stop Student Services office.


STEPS: myWings> select the "Financial Aid" tile > choose "Financial Aid Awards" > and select to view by term.


Questions about scholarships? Check out the Financial Aid FAQs website.

Post Orientation

Final "TO DO" items:

  • Purchase your Parking Permit (available 24 hours after you have registered for courses).
  • Purchase or Rent your textbooks.
  • Add "Ozzie Bucks" to your UNF Osprey1card (optional but great for being ready to print in the library).
  • Check out the WOW (Week of Welcome) schedule for events and activities.
  • Pay Tuition by Payment Deadline. Financial Aid Important Dates listed online.
  • Submit final OFFICIAL transcripts, showing your final grades and graduation to One-Stop Student Services.
  • If you took AP, IB, or AICE courses make sure your score reports are sent to One-Stop Student Services.
  • Review your financial aid status in myWings and make final decisions on accepting or declining loan offers. Please visit the Critical Steps to Financial Aid website for more instructions.
  • Follow Osprey Life and Productions to get notifications about UNF events, freebies, and more ways to get involved on campus!

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MyWings is UNF's web portal, providing a single point of entry to web-based services such as UNF e-mail, Canvas, Student Update, as well as Student Self Service functions. Student Self Service gives you access to Registration, Student Records, and Financial Aid. With myWings you have the power to manage many aspects of your Student account.


The Parent Portal provides students the opportunity to release important information to their parents; and it provides parents a secure location where they can see details about their student's account.

UNF Email and the UNF Communication System

Email is our primary form of communication. You should check your UNF email regularly for important information and updates. If you forward your UNF email you may not receive important announcements and communications.


The communications sent to you will be archived and made accessible through myWings. You may retrieve these archived emails, letters, and attachments by following the steps below.


STEPS: Login to myWings > select the Student Records tile > choose Personal Information > select My UNF Communications.

Orientation Resources

At orientation you received a wealth of information from our UNF student resources. Below is a list of links to the resources you learned about and for a more in-depth review of the information we covered at orientation, please check out the New Student Orientation course in Canvas.


One Stop Student ServicesOffice of First-Year AdvisingHousing and Residence LifeUNF Bookstore


UNF Dining Services (Meal Memberships)University Police DepartmentUNF Athletics and Osprey Nation