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First-Year Orientation

Undergraduate Orientation 

Orientation is a fun and learning program that is critical to your success as a new First-Year student. You can expect to:

  • Learn about academic policies and requirements
  • get familiar with campus buildings/landmarks 
  • Hear about resources and involvement opportunities
  • Make connections with other new students
  • Meet with an Academic Advisor to understand the classes you should be taking
  • Register for your first semester of classes 

Orientation is mandatory for all undergraduate students. Register for Orientation today.

Completing Orientation

Virtual Orientation

24 hours after you've paid your $200 tuition deposit or have had it waived, log into your account, click the Orientation tile. Here you will see more information and be connected to the portal to begin your Virtual Orientation. Upon completion, you will be charged $35.

Follow these suggestions to successfully complete your Virtual Orientation:

  • Any pop-up blockers within your Internet browser must be turned off in order to access the Virtual Orientation.
  • Let all videos play through on their own...if you try to skip ahead, it will not let you continue.
  • You can stop and restart where you left off by going back to the link in your MyFIU account.
  • Stay active within the Virtual Orientation to ensure that you don't time out of the system and lose your progress.
  • If you've followed these suggestions, but are still having technical difficulties, send an email with your name, Panther ID, a detailed description of the problem and any relevant screen shots to for assistance.

Orientation Dates

Note: Registration for Orientation is first-come, first-served and sessions will close once they've reached their maximum capacity. On-Campus sessions have limited capacity.

Spring 2022 (Classes Start January 10)

  • Choose between a remote Zoom session or an on-campus at MMC or BBC session based on your preference, major, and availability.
  • On-campus sessions:
    • These sessions are for students only (no family members/guests) due to capacity limitations.
    • Face coverings are encouraged.
    • A day-of symptom/exposure pre-screening checklist will be required for all attendees.
  • Sign up for your orientation session through your account.

Early Fall 2022 (Classes Start June 20)

  • The format for your orientation is still pending. Details and dates for your term will be available in by February 1, 2022.  There will be multiple dates starting in May until the week before classes begin for you to attend. 

Fall 2022 (Classes Start August 22)

  • The format for your orientation is still pending. Details and dates for your term will be available in by March 1, 2022.  There will be multiple dates starting in May until the week before classes begin for you to attend.


Choose between a remote Zoom session or an on-campus at MMC or BBC session based on your preference, major, and availability for the Spring 2022 Orientation session. 

To sign up, log into your account and click on the Orientation Tile.

When signing up, you can add names and email addresses of family members who want to stay connected to your FIU Panther family! For details see Parent & Family Orientation.

Request accommodations

Individuals with a disability requesting an accommodation must make the request no less than five (5) working days in advance by emailing

Pre-Orientation Check List

  • Resolve holds

    Check your “Tasks” tile in MyFIU for any of the holds. Holds must be resolved before attending orientation.

    • The Orientation Hold will be removed once you meet with an Academic Advisor at orientation.
    • Immunizations Hold.
    • Admissions Hold for undetermined residency.
      • If you have an Admissions/Residency hold, additional details about requirements can be found on the OneStop Enrollment Services website.
      • Using Web Upload through your MyFIU is the preferred method to submit your initial residency documents. To do so:
        1. Follow instructions to Submit Forms Online
        2. Choose a department: Admissions
        3. Choose form name: Residency Docs Florida (Initial)
        4. Upload your documents and save
      • For questions or additional assistance with residency, please email
  • Student ID (One Card)

    Upload your picture and government-issued ID to the FIU One Card Office. Make sure you follow all directions*. Uploading your picture is required to obtain your FIU One Card when you return to campus. Call 305-348-2273 or e-mail with any questions.

    *Note: This cannot be done until you've signed up for an Orientation Day or registered for your classes.

  • FIU email account
    • All fully-admitted students at FIU have access to their own personal FIU email account through PantherMail, powered by Google.
    • To log in to your PantherMail, visit and type in your FIU username (the first part of your FIU email account, ex. rpanth065) and password, which is the same as your MyFIU password.
  • Financial aid
    1. Complete your 21/22 FAFSA (for Spring and Summer 22) at and include FIU School Code 009635
    2. Visit your to check your Tasks tile for any pending Financial Aid items.
    3. If you have been selected for verification, click on the Federal Verification Link; all verification documents must be submitted via ProVerify
    4. Your financial aid will not be processed until verification is completed.
    5. For questions or additional assistance with Financial Aid, Contact OneStop.
  • International students (on F1/J1 Visas)
    1. You are required to have health insurance. An Insurance Hold will be placed on your account until proof of insurance is shown.
      • More information about health insurance requirements can be found on the Health Compliance website.
      • If you need assistance with an Insurance Hold, contact Health Compliance via email at, phone (305) 348-2688 or fax (305) 348-3336 from 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
      • Processing time to 24-48 business hours.
    2. Ensure that you’ve completed the Declaration Certification of Finances Form to register for your classes. For assistance email or contact them via WhatsApp at +1-786-702-0031.
    3. You are required to attend an International Student Services Session conducted by the Office of International Student and Scholar Services(ISSS).
      • This is separate from First-Year Orientation.
      • You can find more details on the ISSS website.
      • If you have questions, email or access the ISSS Virtual Office Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 12:00pm and 3:00pm to 4:00pm.
  • Apply for Housing

    On-campus housing fills up quickly, so get your application in early. Visit the Housing & Residential Life website!

  • Orientation payment

    All outstanding orientation charges must be paid in full prior to attending your scheduled session.

Orientation Resource Guide

Download your Orientation Resource Guide, which contains information about university resources, services, and support systems.

2021-2022 Resource Guide