First Time in College (FTIC) Orientation
Fall 2014 FTIC Students
You will attend a two-day session and stay on campus in the Martin residence hall. Student housing is required, but parents and families are responsible for their own lodging. To complete your orientation requirement, you must stay for the entire orientation. If you leave orientation early, you will not have your orientation hold lifted, and you will be required to attend another orientation before the start of the semester.
Below are the approximate end times for each group on each day. *Please do not make plane reservations prior to 6:30 p.m. for departures.
Students - Day 1: 11 p.m. (overnight)
Parents & Families - Day 1: 6 p.m.
Students, Parents & Families - Day 2: 4 p.m.
During orientation, you will receive information about various campus services and opportunities; meet with an academic advisor to create your class schedule; register for classes; and interact with other students, faculty and staff.
You must register for orientation on my.uwf.edu. Directions: Go to MyUWF, log in using your UWF ID #, search and click Orientation Registration for Undergraduate Students, and complete the application.
The Office of Family Programs, which is housed in Student Transition Programs, operates a separate, concurrent, two-day program specifically for parents and families. Orientation is not mandatory for parents and guests, but we strongly encourage you to attend. If you plan to attend orientation, you must register on your student's application under guests. Guests can be parents, family members or siblings. Keep in mind that there is an additional fee for guests.
Edits to Your Registration
You may change sessions, add a guest or make other edits to your orientation registration even after submitting your payment; however, Orientation Fees are non-refundable. Edits to your orientation registration may be completed up to one week prior to your orientation session on MyUWF. If you request edits to your registration less than one week prior to your orientation, you must consult with the Student Transition Programs at (850) 473-7229 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To edit your orientation registration, go to MyUWF, log in using your UWF ID #, search and click Orientation Registration for Undergraduate Students (where your completed application will appear), click on Edit My Orientation Registration, and choose your preferred orientation date.
Directions-Plan Your Route
Directions to the Martin Residence Hall
Check-In and Parking
Fall 2014 FTIC Students, Parents & Families
Follow the Orientation Check-In signs when you arrive on campus. Students will check in, register and drop their belonings off at Martin Hall in Building 920, Parking Lot Y. Students are required to stay overnight in Martin Hall with a roommate. Once your student has unloaded and been dropped off, parents and families need to check in at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts (CFPA), Building 82, Parking Lot M. Parents and families are responsible for their own accommodations.
Be sure to bring your photo ID (ex. Driver's License, Passport, or State/Government issued photo ID), pillow, extra-long sheets and blanket/comforter for a twin-size bed, towel and wash cloth, clothes for Day 2, close-toed shoes and athletic clothes for the Recreation Center activities, comfortable shoes (tennis shoes) for walking, toiletries, alarm clock, umbrella, and immunization information (if records have not yet been submitted).
Students, parents and families attending orientation will receive a printed schedule of events and other materials at check-in. Registration confirmation emails with detailed information will be sent two weeks prior to your on-campus orientation.
Costs for FTIC 2 Day Session
Student Orientation Fee: $50
Nautilus ID Card Fee: $10
Food/Lodging/Required Materials: $95
Siblings Ages 5-16 (2 Days): $40
Siblings Ages 4 and Under: FREE (no registration needed)
Student housing is required, but parents and families are responsible for their own lodging.