Before Orientation

Begin your splash today by registering for virtual orientation and completing your next steps.

Orientation is the first of many traditions for new Argos. Once you have confirmed your offer of admission to UWF, you may register for virtual orientation. Let's get started with what you need to know before you start preparing to complete your virtual orientation.

Orientation Formats

All Freshmen: Orientation is the first tradition for every new Argo. You will meet virtually with an academic advisor to develop your class schedule, learn about UWF resources, discover involvement opportunities and meet other new students. Incoming freshmen must complete their virtual orientation experience to register for classes.

Transfer: Are you a transfer student with more than 12 credit hours earned after high school graduation? Select the online orientation session designed specifically for transfer students. This provides you with detailed next steps for advising and registration, introduces you to UWF resources and can be completed anytime before classes start.


Orientation registration for Summer and Fall 2020 opened Dec. 2. Orientation registration must be completed online at MyUWF. Your spot at orientation will be reserved upon completion of registration and payment. To register:

  1. Go to MyUWF.
  2. Log in using the UWF ID provided in your admission letter. 
  3. Search for and select Orientation Registration for Undergraduates.
  4. Create your registration by entering your UWF ID and all contact information. Be sure to include your preferred email address. Email is our main form of communication.
  5. Fill out the requested information completely. Once a session date fills to capacity, it is closed.
  6. Click Save at the end of the form.
  7. Pay your orientation fee. See Costs. We accept Visa and Mastercard. We do not accept American Express or Discover.

You will receive a confirmation email before your orientation session. Once you submit your orientation registration and payment, your space is reserved for the session you selected.

Update Your Registration

You may change sessions, add a parent or family member, or make other edits to your orientation registration even after submitting payment. Edits to your orientation registration may be completed up to one week before your orientation session. To make updates:

  1. Go to MyUWF.
  2. Log in using the UWF ID provided in your admission letter. 
  3. Search for and select Orientation Registration for Undergraduates
  4. Select Edit My Orientation Registration.
  5. Make any needed updates. 
  6. Click Save at the end of the form.

If you need to request edits to your registration less than one week before your orientation session, you must contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 850.473.7229 or

Already signed up? Please note: If you have confirmed and registered for orientation, changing your anticipated entry semester may affect your orientation session and/or costs. Please contact or 850.473.7229 to learn more.

Next Steps

Your next step is to review the Preparation Checklist to ensure that you are ready for orientation and class registration.

Preparation Checklist

Change of Major

If you need to change your major, please complete the Admissions Application Major Change Form.