Parent & Family Orientation
Parents & Families with FTIC Students
FTIC students must attend an on-campus orientation session. Lunch will be included, along with coffee and danishes during morning check-in. FTIC Students starting in Spring 2015 will be able to register for Orientation beginning October 15, 2014.
Spring 2015 Orientation Dates
December 4, 2014, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
January 5, 2015, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Parents & Families with Transfer Students
Transfer Orientation for students starting in Spring 2015 is an option (but highly encouraged) next step for your enrollment at the University of West Florida. UWF offers a variety of orientation options, including face-to-face or online, that provide you with an opportunity to connect with your academic advisor, learn about UWF and receive the information necessary to successfully transition to UWF. You may choose to complete the online program and finish up face-to-face during our Transfer Express half-day program or the online-only option and contact your advisor to discuss registration and course selection options at the following link: http://uwf.edu/admissions/undergraduate/life-at-uwf/student-next-steps/academic-advising-directory/
UWF's Transfer Student Orientation options include:
Online Orientation and Transfer Express
Cost - $60 ($10 is included in this fee for your Nautilus ID Card.) The Transfer Express program includes a campus welcome, visit to the Nautilus ID Card Office and a meeting with your Academic Advisor in your College of study. You may also take care of any other business while you are on campus. Transfer Express will be held on January 5, 2015, 8 a.m.-12 Noon.
Online Orientation ONLY
Cost - $50
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.
- To view Advising PINs, go to https://confluence.uwf.edu/display/public/Viewing+pins+in+MyUWF.
- To view your Degree Audit, go to http://confluence.uwf.edu/display/public/Viewing+a+degree+audit.
- To read the UWF Student Guide, go to https://confluence.uwf.edu/display/public/Student+Guide.
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. 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 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.
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.
During orientation, you will receive information about various campus services and opportunities, and interact with other parents, families, faculty and staff.
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 prior to your orientation.