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Office of New Student Orientation

UNF Freshman Orientation

We are so excited that you chose UNF! Before taking flight, we'll teach you everything you need to know to be a UNF Osprey.

See the information below about the First-Year Orientation program, what to expect, orientation dates and how to register. Learn all about the New Student Orientation experience and how faculty, staff and current student leaders are ready to welcome you to the Nest. Swoop!

Orientation registration for summer and fall students opens at the end of October the prior year. We will send notifications through email when reservations open, so monitor your inbox! 

First-Year Orientation Dates

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

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.

Spring 2024 First-Year Orientation Sessions

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

December 1, 2023

January 5, 2024

Made Your Decision? Get Started!

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Confirm your attendance to UNF by registering for your New Student Orientation.

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Begin completing your First-Year New Student Orientation Checklist. You'll want to give yourself time to complete this, so don't wait too long! 

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Review the First-Year Orientation details to find your overnight packing list, schedule, travel instructions and everything you'll need to have a great time at orientation!

First-Year Orientation Overview

UNF's First-Year Orientation is designed to provide you with key tools and resources necessary to have a successful academic career at UNF. Registering for and attending First-Year Orientation is a requirement for all incoming first-year students.

  • What to Expect
    • Find Your Flock - Connect with your First-Year Experience Mentor, who will guide you through orientation. As one of UNF's top current students, they are prepared to answer your questions. You'll also meet other new Ospreys!
    • College Sessions - Meet faculty and staff from your college and learn about the transformational learning opportunities available to you. It's a great way to get involved outside the classroom.
    • Academic Advising - Meet your academic advisor and discuss your degree goals, course selection and plan for your first year at UNF.
    • Academic Support - Hear from Student Academic Success Services (SASS) about tutoring, peer-guided study groups and other services you can use to help you thrive in in the classroom.
    • Course Registration - After meeting with your academic advisor, we'll teach you how to enroll in classes and help you register for your first term at UNF.
    • Life as a UNF Osprey - Learn all about what makes UNF unique. We'll teach you our traditions, introduce you to organizations and clubs and discuss the recreational perks of being a UNF Osprey.

    Parent or family member want to learn more too? See the Parent and Family Orientation website for more details and how they can register for Parent and Family Orientation.

  • Online Orientation
    Your smooth transition to UNF is our highest priority! We have created an introductory Online Orientation to help you learn some about UNF, before you participate in your First-Year New Student Orientation. To view the Online Orientation, simply log into your myWings account, and follow these steps
  • Next Steps Guide Course

    To assist with your transition to UNF and help you complete your First-Year New Student Checklist, you will be given access to the "Next Steps Guide For New Students" course in Canvas, within your myWings account. This will occur within 24 hours of registering for New Student Orientation.

First-Year Friday Events

We can’t quite fit all UNF has to offer into New Student Orientation, but we hope you will join us for our First-Year Fridays to get connected with the Nest! 

Every Friday during the first few weeks of fall term, we have events planned for you to explore UNF and connect with other Ospreys. We’ll send you upcoming sessions week so you won’t miss out, and you can also view the schedule below.