Freshmen Orientation

Are you ready begin your splash at orientation? Freshmen students must attend an on-campus orientation session. To complete your orientation requirement, you must stay for the entire orientation session. If you leave orientation early, you will not have your orientation hold removed, and you may not be able to register for classes.


Starting & WhoDate
Spring: International January 4th
Spring: Freshmen January 5th
Summer/Fall: Freshmen - Argo Elite May 31st-June 1st
Summer/Fall: Freshmen June 7th-8th
Summer/Fall: Grit (Summer Bridge) June 12th-13th
Summer/Fall: Freshmen June 21st-22nd
Fall: Freshmen  July 12th-13th
Fall: Freshmen July 19th-20th
Summer/Fall: International August 20th-21st
Fall: Freshmen August 22nd-23rd*

*This session is currently reserved for out-of-state students and students living more than 300 miles away from campus. By this session all students will have been able to move into their on- or off-campus housing arrangements. However, these students can also select from other sessions. If you are interested in this session, please contact us at (850) 473-7229 or to request to be added to this session.

Non-Traditional Freshmen Students - If you are an incoming freshmen student who is over the age of 21, married, active military, or a veteran and prefer not to attend a traditional two-day orientation session, please contact our office at (850) 473-7229 or to discuss alternative orientation accommodations.



All costs associated with orientation are non-refundable. As part of your orientation registration you will be required to pay all associated fees. Your spot at orientation will be reserved upon registration and payment completion. Orientation fees vary based off session type. All fees cover operation costs, program materials, meals, and your UWF Nautilus Student ID Card. 

2018 Spring Orientation Session Fee Breakdown
Spring 2018 Costs
 Freshmen 1-Day Session
Total Cost $80
Detailed Breakdown   
Sales Tax  $1.40
Housing  Not Provided
Food  $18.60
Orientation Fee  $50
Nautilus Card  $10


2018 Summer Orientation Session Fee Breakdown
2018 Summer/Fall Fees
 Freshmen 2-Day Sessions
Total Cost $135
Detailed Breakdown   
Sales Tax  $5.24
Housing  $25
Food  $44.76
Orientation Fee  $50
Nautilus Card  $10



Preparing for Orientation

Orientation Registration

To register for orientation, go to your MyUWF, search and click "Orientation Registration for Undergraduate Students", select your entry semester (e.g., Fall 2018) and complete your registration. 


Please your trip to campus for orientation by visiting Undergraduate Admissions webpage for travel information.

Check-In & Parking

Detailed check-in and parking information will be provided prior to your selected session via email.  Regardless of session, students should bring a photo ID (e.g., Driver's License, Passport, or State/Government issued photo ID), rain gear, and immunization information (if records have not yet been submitted). You will receive a printed schedule of events and other materials at check-in. If you are staying on-campus for your session, we will also provide a detailed packing list before you arrive.


Submit your Mandatory Immunization Health History Form to the Student Health Center. You can find information about immunizations needed at The Health Center must receive this information prior to your orientation so the immunization hold can be removed from your records. Please make sure that the form is completed correctly.