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  • Orientation

    Congratulations on your recent admission to one of our graduate programs at UCF. This section will help you get started, as will orientation programs offered by your individual college or program. We look forward to serving you at this important juncture of your academic and professional pursuits.

    The College of Graduate Studies holds one in person orientation that occurs at the beginning of the fall semester.  Students admitted in the spring or summer semesters are welcome to attend this orientation.

    The Fall 2017 New Graduate Student and Welcome Event was held on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, in the UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom.

    Keep in mind that several colleges and programs also offer their own separate Orientations (which in many cases is mandatory).  Please check with your program about any orientation events specific to your program or college.

     

    Fall 2017 Event Agenda

    Please note: the following topics and times are subject to change. 

    Please check back for updates.

    All events to take place in the UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom
    August 9, 2017

    7:45 am - 2:20 pm

    Meet and Greet - 7:45 am - 8:00 am 

    Speakers will begin at 8:00 am

    ACADEMIC SERVICES SESSIONS 

    8:00 am - 10:00 am

    Introduction and Welcome

    Graduate Student Success

    UCF Libraries

    Graduate Student Center / Pathways to Success

    University Writing Center

    Office of Student Financial Assistance

    Academic Integrity

    STUDENT EXPERIENCE SESSIONS

    10:00 am - 11:40 am

    UCF Police

    Career Services

    Counseling and Psychological Services

    Faculty Panel

    Current Student Panel

    INFORMATION SESSIONS

    11:40 am - 2:20 pm

    Information Fair - 11:40 am - 12:50 pm

    Students with Assistantships or Fellowships Information Session - 12:50 pm - 1:35 pm

    Health Insurance Information Session - 1:35 pm - 2:20 pm

    Immigration Sessions for New International Students

    International students are also required to complete a MANDATORY immigration orientation session. New students to the university will receive an email with instructions on how to register for one of the sessions. For more information, please contact the International Services Center at international@ucf.edu.

    GTA Training

    New graduate teaching associate, assistants and graders (GTAs) are also required to complete GTA Training, offered by the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL). For more information visit the GTA webpage.

    GSA Campus Tours

    GSA will be offering two sessions of campus tours for interested students. The tours will begin in the Graduate Student Center, 146 Colbourn Hall and will be at 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm. If you are interested in participating, please RSVP at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/lUIT0oxaLpCvTq2k2

  • Graduate Orientation Resources


  • Role of UCF College of Graduate Studies

    Role of UCF College of Graduate Studies

    Overview of the roles and functions of the UCF College of Graduate Studies.

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  • 2016 Incoming Graduate Student Tips

    2016 Incoming Graduate Student Tips

    Video of tips for incoming UCF graduate students from current graduate students and faculty at the university.

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    2016 Graduate Financial Assistance

    2016 Graduate Financial Assistance

    Information on funding for UCF graduate students.

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    2016 Pathways to Success

    2016 Pathways to Success

    Overview of the Pathways to Success program which offers free development opportunities for UCF graduate students.

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  • Past Orientation Videos


  • Video - Part 1

    Video - Part 1

    Dr. Ross Hinkle, Interim Vice Provost and Dean of the University of Central Florida College of...

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    Video - Part 2

    Video - Part 2

    Dr. Max Poole, Senior Associate Dean of the University of Central Florida College of Graduate Studies,...

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    Video - Part 3

    Video - Part 3

    Chad Billington speaks on behalf of the Graduate Student Center and the Pathways to Success Workshops...

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  • Video - Part 4

    Video - Part 4

    Dr. Mark Hall, Director of the University Writing Center, speaks about the Writing Center's resources for...

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    Video - Part 5

    Video - Part 5

    Ric Colon, Senior Financial Aid Advisor, speaks about Graduate Student Financial Assistance at the Fall 2013...

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    Video - Part 6

    Video - Part 6

    Renee Cole Montgomery, Outreach Librarian, speaks about the library resources available to graduate students at the...

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  • Video - Part 7

    Video - Part 7

    Dr. Max Poole, Senior Associate Dean of the University of Central Florida College of Graduate Studies,...

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    Video - Part 8

    Video - Part 8

    Monette Shwoerer, President of the UCF Graduate Student Association, speaks about the multiple ways to get...

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    Video - Part 9

    Video - Part 9

    Dr. Karen Hofmann, Director of UCF's Counseling and Psychological Services, speaks about the resources available to...

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  • Video - Student Tips

    Video - Student Tips

    Video of tips for incoming UCF graduate students from current graduate students at the university.

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    Video - Faculty Tips

    Video - Faculty Tips

    Video of tips for incoming UCF graduate students from graduate faculty at the university.

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The University of Central Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, specialist, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Central Florida.

Please note the commission's expectation that contact occur only if there is evidence to support significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. For other information about UCF’s SACSCOC accreditation, please contact the university's SACSCOC liaison in UCF's Office of Academic Affairs.

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