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Office of New Student Orientation

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. 

#1 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.

Accessing Your UNF myWings Account for the First Time

  • Go to myWings or click the myWings logo at the top right of any UNF webpage
  • Click "Login Help" located under the Login to myWings button
  • Enter your N-Number (located on your UNF admissions letter)
  • Complete the security features and create a password
  • Return to myWings and click Login to myWings button
  • Enter N-Number and password

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.

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.

#2 Admissions Deposit

Submit Your Admissions Deposit

Before registering for New Student Orientation, you will need to submit your admissions deposit.

Only first-time-in-college (FTIC) students beginning Summer 2024 or subsequent terms: Save your spot by submitting your admissions deposit, or deposit waiver if applicable, in your applicant portal. Upon registration for courses, this deposit will be credited toward your first term's bill.* The admissions deposit will not be refunded if you choose to not attend UNF.

*If you change your application term, the deposit will not be credited toward the new term's bill. However, you will not need to submit another deposit. 

If you are unable to pay this fee due to financial reasons, please reach out to the Lauren Viar at


#3 Register for Orientation

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

Registering for Orientation in myWings

  • Log into your myWings portal
  • Choose Student on side menu
  • Select Student Resources, and then Banner Self-Service
  • Click on Admissions
  • Choose Orientation Registration


    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.

    Please Note: Check all schedules (work, vacations, graduation, AP test dates, etc.) before making an Orientation reservation. Also remember the Freshman Orientation Program is MANDATORY for freshmen 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.

Online Pre-Orientation

Before attending orientation on campus, it is mandatory for all new students to complete the online pre-orientation. The online pre-orientation is designed to introduce you to important information, resources, and policies that will help you transition smoothly to UNF.  To access the online pre-orientation, please click on the link below.  Failure to complete the online pre-orientation before attending orientation on campus may affect your ability to register for classes.

Please refer to the email you received after registering for New Student Orientation for the link.

If you encounter any technical issues or have questions about the online pre-orientation, please contact us at

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 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 webpage.

#4 Residency Declaration

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.

  • Log into your myWings portal
  • Choose Student on side menu
  • Select Records
  • Click on Residency Declaration

At least two Florida IDs/documentation must be submitted, with dates that evidence the 12-month qualifying period. View the list of valid IDs on the Residency Documentation webpage.

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 webpage. Osprey 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.  

#5 Registration Holds

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.

  • Log into your myWings portal and check the My Actions box for holds

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 if you have questions. 

#6 Math Placement Information

Your placement in a UNF math course is based on many factors, including: your intended major, dual-enrollment course work, accelerated mechanisms, test scores and your GPA. During your New Student Orientation, you will meet with an academic advisor from First-Year Advising, and they will let you know which math course you've placed into based on the factors listed above. 

Students will not be asked to take a math placement test prior to attending New Student Orientation.  

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

#7 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 Osprey 1card (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 the Office of Student Life to get notifications about UNF events, freebies, and more ways to get involved on campus!



myWings is UNF's web portal, providing a single point of entry to web-based services such as UNF email, 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.

  • Log into your myWings portal
  • Choose Student on side menu
  • Select Student Resources, and then Banner Self-Service
  • Click on Personal Information
  • Select UNF Communications Sent

Complete SOLO: Student Online Learning Orientation

The completion of SOLO is critical to your success in online courses! 

SOLO was created with you in mind and is an introduction to online learning at UNF that addresses effective online learning strategies and provides tips for using Canvas. It also highlights services and resources that support your academic journey.

You can self-enroll in SOLO on Canvas to get started.  If you have not self-enrolled in a Canvas course, detailed instructions are available in FAQs for Students on UNF Online's SOLO website.

SOLO has multiple modules and a final survey. All content must be reviewed, and the final survey must be submitted to receive a completion score. SOLO is pass/fail. You do not have to complete SOLO all at once. You can save your work and return later.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact UNF Online at or (904) 620-3577.

Health and Safety Awareness

The Informed Ospreys Program is a campus safety program all students must complete. This will launch on your student account after attending Orientation and takes about four hours to complete. You'll have an Informed Ospreys Program hold on your account until you complete the course.The hold typically takes 24 hours to fall off the holds list after completion. 

  • Login to myWings 
  • Select Student on the side menu
  • 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

Planning to Live On-campus? 

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 webpage, and submit your housing contract on the Housing and Residence Life webpage 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, within myWings.

On-campus Dining and Meal Memberships

All first-time-in-college students 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. 

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