1. Familiarize yourself with the UCF campus map:
The UCF campus map can be found online, and it is important to become familiar with it before attending orientation. The map includes all of the buildings on campus as well as where they are located. This will help you get around more easily once classes start.
2. Register for classes:
Registration for classes opens up in early May for the following fall semester, and it is important to register early to get the best selection of classes. You can find more information about registering for classes on the UCF website.
3. Get your student ID card:
Your student ID card is your key to everything at UCF, from getting into your dorm room to using campus services. You can pick up your student ID card at the Knight Card Services office, which is located in the Student Union. More information about obtaining your student ID card can be found on the UCF website.
4. Learn about campus resources and services:
UCF offers a variety of resources and services that can help you succeed while attending school. These resources and services include tutoring, counselling, disability services, and more. You can find out more about these resources and services on the UCF website or by speaking with an advisor during orientation.
5. Attend your orientation session and/or schedule a one-on-one meeting with an advisor:
Orientation is a required event for new students, and it is a great opportunity to learn about UCF, meet other students, and speak with advisors about your academic planning. If you are unable to attend orientation in person, you can always schedule a one-on-one meeting with an advisor instead. More information about orientation and scheduling appointments with advisors can be found on the UCF website.
6. Tour the campus and find your classrooms:
Touring the campus is a great way to become familiar with UCF before classes start. During orientation, you will have the opportunity to tour the campus with other new students as well as find out where your classrooms are located. You can also find maps of the campus online.
7. Purchase textbooks and course materials:
Textbooks and course materials can be expensive, but there are ways to save money on them. You can purchase textbooks online through the UCF bookstore or rent them from other sources such as Amazon or Chegg. Additionally, some professors post course materials online for free.
8. Connect with other students via social media or at events on campus:
UCF has a variety of social media groups that you can join to connect with other students. Additionally, there are always events happening on campus, so be sure to check the calendar of events to see what’s happening.
9. Start studying for exams:
Exams can be stressful, but it is important to start studying early and give yourself plenty of time to prepare. UCF offers a variety of resources to help you study for exams, such as tutoring and study groups. You can find more information about these resources on the UCF website.