Transfer Orientation

Orientation is a fun and educational program that is critical to your success as a new Transfer 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, so be sure to take the steps below as soon as you can!

Congratulations on your acceptance! Attend Transfer Orientation!

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

Completing 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.

Transfer Orientation Dates

Spring 2024 Admitted Students

The available dates for your Orientation are still pending. Details and dates for your term will be available for sign up by October 1 on your portal. There will be multiple dates for transfer students in November and December.

Transfer Orientation Details

Get ready for an interactive and engaging Remote Transfer Orientation experience! During this time, you will have the opportunity to chat with your peers, meet your peer advisor and academic advisor, along with learning important information about FIU! As a friendly reminder, please make sure you review the items below to be fully prepared for your remote Transfer Orientation.

Remote Transfer Orientation via Zoom is a one-day program. Check-in for the program begins from 8:30 – 9:00 am and ends no later than 4:00 p.m.

Using Zoom 

You will be using both Zoom Webinar and Zoom Meetings on our orientation day. We recommend using a desktop, laptop or tablet with headphones for the best interface. Prior to attending a webinar or meeting, you must first download the Zoom application.

  • After launching Zoom, select “Sign in with SSO.”
  • Type “FIU” for the company domain.
  • Sign in with your username  and the password from your account/FIU email.
  • After you sign in, review your email for the Transfer Orientation Zoom link that was sent to you separately. You will not see this meeting scheduled in your Zoom account.
  • Consider showing off your Panther Pride with one of our Zoom backgrounds by downloading an Orientation background. Choose which one you would like as a fun background and be in the Panther spirit!

When you join a Zoom meeting hosted by another user, you are considered an attendee. Below are some additional resources to help you login, understand Zoom attendee functions, test your internet connection, audio and/or video. 

 Panther Connections: Discord

  • To encourage more connections between orientation attendees, we have launched an optional Discord Server for your session. You will be able to join once you see the link on Zoom! Within the Server, you will see Text Channels where you can introduce yourself in those relevant to you, even prior to your Orientation Day.
  • Check out this Beginner’s Guide to Discord if you’re not familiar with this platform. *Note that all posts should be respectful and are subject to FIU’s Student Conduct and Honor Code.

Troubleshooting/Q&A Room

Join the OFP Troubleshooting/Q&A Room between 1 pm – 5 pm on your Orientation Day if you have any issues or questions that can’t be solved in your Academic Advising room.  The Zoom Meeting ID is OFP23.

Pre-Orientation Checklist

Get prepared before attending Orientation. Follow the steps below to ensure a smooth transition to FIU!

  • 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 for health compliance records.
      • Review FIU’s immunization requirements, and submit all necessary documents/waivers to Processing time is 24-48 business hours.
      • Did you grow up or attend school in the state of Florida? You have records on file with the Florida Department of Health Immunization Registry, also known as Florida SHOTS. If you would like FIU to search for your records in the registry, please complete this consent form.
      • If you need assistance with Immunization holds, contact Health Compliance via email at
      • Previous schools may not transfer this information.
    • 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 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
  • Mandatory – Submit Official Records/Transcripts

    Submit ALL final official transcripts from any college or university you’ve attended along with advanced placement (AP),  CLEP, IB, or any other exam score. Visit Submit Transcripts for detailed instructions on how to submit all types of transcripts, foreign credits, etc. We encourage you to review your Transfer Credit Report through to confirm all your previous schools, AA degree (if applicable), and exam scores are listed. Please direct all questions to

  • Mandatory – Upload photo for FIU OneCard

    You are required to upload your photo and government-issued ID to the FIU One Card Office prior to your Orientation date. You will be allowed to upload your photo closer to your orientation date and will receive a communication directly from One Card. Make sure you follow all directions, and that your photo meets all required criteria. Your FIU One Card will be distributed at Orientation. Visit our website or email with any questions.

  • Access your FIU student email account
    • All fully admitted students at FIU have access to their own personal FIU email account through Microsoft 365.
    • To log in to your email, visit and type in your FIU username (the first part of your FIU email account, ex. rpant065) and password, which is the same as your MyFIU password.
  • Financial aid
    1. Complete your 22/23 FAFSA (Early Fall/Summer 2023) and your 23/24 FAFSA (Fall 2023) 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 J1/F1 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 9am - 5pm, 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
    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.
  • Arrange for Housing

    There are several properties that cater to the needs of transfer students:

  • Sign Up for Panther Camp!

    Panther Camp provides incoming FIU students with the opportunity to transition to FIU in an exciting and engaging way! Meet new students, create lasting memories, and get ready to embark on a new journey at FIU. Sign up today!

  • 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.

2023-2024 Resource Guide