Parent & Family Orientation

Parents & Families with Fall 2014 FTIC Students
The Office of Family Programs, which is housed in Student Transition Programs, operates a separate, concurrent, two-day program specifically for parents and families. This program is optional, but strongly encouraged.

Students will stay on campus in a residence hall with a roommate. Students are not permitted to stay in locations off campus during orientation. The cost for the overnight stay is included in the student orientation registration charge. Parents and families are responsible for their own accommodations. Please visit our website at Lodging for a listing of hotels and motels in the Pensacola area.

Parents and families will have the opportunity to meet university administrators and faculty, and learn about academic programs, policies, facilities, and services. Although it is a separate program, there will be opportunities for students, parents and families to learn new information within a few joint sessions.

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 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. 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 the Student Transition Programs at (850) 473-7229 or

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.

During orientation, you will receive information about various campus services and opportunities, and interact with other parents, families, faculty and staff.

Orientation Itinerary
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.

Summer 2014
Guests (1 Day): $34.41
Guest fees include lunch, program materials, tax and orientation programming costs.

Fall 2014
Transfer Students' Guests (1 Day):
Program/Materials/Food: $60
Siblings Ages 5-16: $10
Siblings Ages 4 and Under: FREE (no registration needed)

FTIC Students' Guests (2 Days):
Program/Materials/Food: $95
Siblings 5-16: $40
Siblings Ages 4 and Under: FREE (no registration needed)
Guest fees include 4 meals, coffee, water and snacks.