Parent & Family Orientation

Parents & Families with FTIC Students

FTIC students must attend an on-campus orientation session. Meals will be included, along with coffee and danishes during morning check-in. Students must register and pay for orientation on MyUWF. Directions: Go to MyUWF, log in using your UWF ID #, search and click Orientation Registration for Undergraduate Students, select your admittance semester (ex. Fall 2015) and complete the reservation. Please note that we do not offer a sibling program during orientation. If siblings attend, their lunch will need to be paid out of pocket.

Orientation registration is only open to students starting in Spring 2015 currently. Orientation registration for students starting in Summer/Fall 2015 will open in mid-February. More information will be available in January.

How do I register for Family Orientation?

If you plan to attend orientation, you must register on your student's application in MyUWF under Guests. Guests can be parents, family members and/or siblings. There is an additional fee for parents and family members. Please note that we do not offer a sibling program during orientation. If siblings attend, their lunch will need to be paid out of pocket.

Parents & Families with Transfer Students

Transfer Advantage
Cost - $50  Transfer Advantage is an optional (but highly encouraged) next step for your enrollment at the University of West Florida.  This online session provides you with an opportunity to learn about UWF from the convenience of your home. After completing Transfer Advantage, you may contact your advisor to discuss registration and course selection options at the following link: http://uwf.edu/admissions/undergraduate/contact-us/academic-advising-directory/

Benefits:

  • UWF Bookstore coupon
  • Detailed next steps for advising and registration
  • Knowledge of campus resources

OR

Transfer Advantage PLUS
Cost - $75  Transfer Advantage PLUS is an optional (but highly encouraged) next step for your enrollment at the University of West Florida.  This half-day session provides you with an opportunity to connect with your academic advisor, learn about UWF and receive the information necessary to successfully transition to UWF.

All of the above Transfer Advantage benefits PLUS:

  • Face-to-face meeting with academic advisor
  • Interact with current students
  • Pick up Nautilus Student ID Card and take care of other campus business
  • Attend optional sessions on financial aid, dining services, campus safety, Military and Veterans Resource Center
  • Library tour
  • UWF swag


We suggest you contact and meet with your Academic Advisor as soon as possible to discuss your course selection options. This can be done at any time after you have confirmed your acceptance to UWF.  Please review the New Transfer Student - Registration & Advising Resources for additional help with the registration and advising process.

Edits to Your Registration
You may change sessions, add a guest (if applicable), or make other edits to your orientation registration even after submitting your payment. Registration 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 Student Transition Programs at (850) 473-7229 or orientation@uwf.edu. To edit your orientation registration, go to MyUWF, log in using your UWF ID #, search and click Orientation Registration for Undergraduate Student (where your completed application will appear), click on Edit My Orientation Registration, and choose your preferred orientation date.

All fees associated with orientation are non-refundable. This includes student and guest registration fees, cancellations, student and guest reservation changes, meals, overnight housing for students, tax, program materials, etc. Once your student registers for orientation, your student will be prompted to pay orientation fees. Your student's spot at orientation will be reserved upon payment completion. Orientation fees are not refundable, so be very certain before you make your reservations.

Benefits & Orientation Itinerary
During orientation, you will receive information about various campus services and opportunities, and interact with other parents, families, faculty and staff. You will receive a printed schedule of events and other materials at check-in. Registration confirmation emails with detailed information will be sent prior to your orientation.

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