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Transfer Student Orientation FAQs

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  • Is Orientation mandatory?

    Yes. Orientation is mandatory for transfer students. We understand you have been through the college process previous to attending UNF, but please note that many business practices, policies, and procedures are different than the institution from which you are transferring. We feel it is important you attend the Transfer Orientation program to ensure you have a smooth transition to our institution. If you are unable to attend a scheduled orientation session, please contact

  • How long does Orientation take place?

    Orientation check-in begins at 8 a.m. and the program takes place from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The afternoon is then yours to take care of any University business such as meeting with an advisor, touring the UNF campus, getting your student identification card (Osprey 1Card), etc.

  • How do I register for Orientation?
    •  Log into your myWings portal
    • Choose Student on side menu
    • Select Student Resources, and then Banner Self-Service
    • Click on Admissions
    • Choose Orientation Registration
  • What if I can't attend any of the scheduled sessions?

    We have a Online Orientation program and you are welcome to participate. The Online Orientation link is located in myWings under the What's Next tile.

  • Is there a cost to attend the Orientation program?

    Yes. All incoming transfer and post-baccalaureate students pay a $35 Orientation fee and a $15 associated program cost when you pay your your first term's tuition and fees. You do not pay for this fee before or at the Orientation program - it will be placed onto your first semester student bill automatically. Transfer and post-baccalaureate students are responsible for the orientation fee regardless of attendance.

  • Can I purchase my books at Orientation?

    There is no set time during the Transfer Student Orientation to purchase books, but at the conclusion of the Orientation program, students may purchase their textbooks at the UNF Bookstore in the Student Union or via the UNF Bookstore website

    Students may also wait until the first week of classes to purchase or rent textbooks. Please Note: fall textbooks may not be available in the campus bookstore on the day of your orientation session, as they do not generally go on sale until July 1st.

  • Can I make and appointment to meet with an academic advisor prior to attending Orientation?

    Yes. We encourage you to meet with an academic advisor before attending orientation. You may find the contact information for the colleges and First-Year Advising offices at the Academic Advising webpage. You will need to meet with your academic advisor to have the academic advising registration hold from your account lifted. You must attend Transfer Student Orientation in order to register for classes when registration begins.

  • When can I register for classes?

    Each student is assigned a Registration Time Ticket telling you the date and time you may begin registration through your myWings account. To view your Registration Time Ticket:

    • Log into your myWings portal
    • Choose Student on side menu
    • Select Student Resources, and then Registration
    You will not be able to register if you have holds on your account.
  • When do classes begin?

    To view the current term and future term start and end dates, please check the Academic Calendar.

  • Is there anything that would keep me from registering for classes?

    Yes. Any holds on your student account will keep you from registering for courses. Please check your UNF myWings account to view all holds.

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

    The most common hold placed on students is an Immunization Hold indicating you have not completed submitting and clearing your Health Immunization Records. Further information can be found by visiting the Health Immunization page. If you need to confirm your records have been received and cleared, please contact the Office of Medical Compliance at (904) 620-2175.

  • How does the UNF meal membership work?

    UNF's meal memberships have been designed to accommodate the various needs of our students. With our meal memberships, you have options ranging from 10 to unlimited meals per week plans. Your Osprey 1Card Student ID is automatically connected to your meal membership. You can swipe for meals or use your Dining Dollars in the Osprey Cafe and other on-campus dining locations. General dining and pricing information can be found by visiting the Dining Services website.

    Not planning to live on campus? There are commuter meal membership options for you as well; read more at: 

  • Can I purchase a meal membership during the Orientation Program?

    While we do not have time built into orientation programming for students to purchase meal memberships, you may do so at any time online: 

    For more information and questions about meal memberships, please contact Dining Services at (904) 620-2543.

  • When is my tuition due?

    Tuition and Fee information can be found on the UNF Controller's webpage. For current payment deadline information, please visit the Payment Deadline webpage.

  • Where do I pay tuition?

    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 which is located in 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 webpage.

  • Can I pay my tuition with a credit card?

    Yes and no. Yes, you can pay with a credit card online. There is a non refundable convenience fee of 2.3% of the total transaction. However, at this time students are not able to pay with a credit card in the Student Financial Services Office. You can pay with cash, check or money order in the Student Financial Services Office.

  • Can I pay my tuition with a debit card?

    Yes. There is a non refundable convenience fee of 2.3% of the total transaction. However, at this time students are not able to pay with a debit card in the Cashier's Office. You can pay with cash, check or money order in the Cashier's Office.

  • Can I have my car on campus?

    Yes. Students parking on campus must have a valid parking permit. Semester and annual parking permits are available for purchase from Parking Services. Daily parking permits may also be purchased at Pay-by-Plate kiosks.

  • When and how can I purchase my parking permit?

    Parking permits may be purchased online for your convenience through the Parking Services webpage.

    Please Note: students are not able to purchase parking permits until after they have registered for classes. Students who are entering the summer semester purchase a term parking permit beginning in May. Students who are entering the fall semester will be able to purchase a parking permit online beginning in August.

  • What is the cost of a UNF parking permit?

    There are several different options for you to choose from. Please see the Parking Services webpage for a full listing of available options to choose what is right for you.