Online Student Orientation

Undergraduate Students

New Online Orientation Option: Fall 2015 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. Contact your academic advisor to schedule an advising appointment to discuss registration and course selection options.

  • No specific date - Can be completed any time before the first day of classes
  • Detailed next steps for advising and registration
  • Knowledge of campus resources

Welcome to UWF Online Campus Orientation!

  • First Time In College Students (FTIC)
  • Transfer Students
  • Active-duty Students
  • Non-Degree Seeking Students
  • Transient Students, and
  • If you are a student in an "Online-Only Program" you do not need to complete orientation through Student Transition Program Orientation.

Please visit Online Student Orientation so that you have all the information you need as an online-only student.

Graduate Students

New Graduate Student Online Orientation

The University of West Florida Graduate School’s orientation for new graduate students takes place at the start of each semester. The orientation will provide you with an overview of University services and extracurricular opportunities and an understanding of what to expect academically and financially as a new UWF graduate student.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to hear from current graduate students, the Graduate Student Association, other campus organizations, as well as receive information about your nautilus card and how to purchase textbooks and parking permits.

The platform allows you to attend the orientation 100% online, at your own convenience.

Orientation Log-In Guide

MyUWF Activation Instructions: Students will use their MyUWF account to log-in to the online orientation platform.

  • If you haven't already done so, please activate your MyUWF account and obtain your username and password:
    1. Go to the MyUWF log-in web page at
    2. Click on the app titled "Activate Your Account-New to UWF"

MyUWF Log-In Instruction

  • Once you have successfully logged-in to MyUWF, find the search bar at the top of the screen. Type "Graduate Student Orientation" into the search bar and click the search button.
  • Click on the app titled "Graduate Student Orientation."

Orientation System Preferences

The virtual orientation experience is a combination of audio, video, photographs, computer graphics, and text. To help create a faster, richer experience, please check the system requirements below to see if your device is compatible:

  • It is recommended that you use a laptop or desktop computer with a Windows or MacIntosh OS X v10.5 operating system. The platform does not support tablets or mobile devices.
  • To use the system effectively, please download the latest version of Adobe Flash Player here:
  • Please make sure that your computer's speakers or headphones are turned on and working properly, as the majority of the orientation content is video based.
  • You will need to download and install an appropriate browser: Windows: Google Chrome | Mozilla Firefox | Internet Explorer/ Macintosh: Google Chrome | Safari Mozilla Firefox.