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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!

Completing Orientation

Virtual Orientation

24 hours after you've paid your $200 tuition deposit or have had it waived, log into your my.fiu.edu 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 orient@fiu.edu for assistance.

Orientation Dates

Transfer Orientation dates are specific to your admitted major. Confirm the degree program you're admitted to prior to signing up for your Transfer Orientation. You can find this information by logging into your MyFIU account, clicking on Academic Advising and then Degree Audit. If it is not the major that you intend to pursue at FIU, it is critical that you complete the Undergraduate Application Update Form.

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

Summer 2022 (Classes Start May 9)

  • The available dates for your orientation are listed in your My.FIU.edu account after you complete your virtual orientation. There are multiple dates starting in mid-May until the week before classes begin.  

Fall 2022 (Classes Start August 22)

  • The available dates for your orientation are listed in your My.FIU.edu account after you complete your virtual orientation. There are multiple dates starting in mid-May until the week before classes begin.  

Spring 2023 (Classes Start January 9)

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

Remote Transfer Orientation Information

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. Transfer Orientation is scheduled from 8 am until 3 pm. You should not be in class or at work when completing your remote Transfer Orientation. If you are not available for the entirety of the time, please reschedule your Orientation Day by e-mailing orient@fiu.edu.

  • 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 my.FIU.edu 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 your class year or select a Paws Up Pride background!

    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: iClicker and Discord
    • We will be using iClicker through your mobile device to test your knowledge and interact throughout the Orientation Day. You will be able to join once you log into the Zoom Webinar on your Orientation Day!
    • 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.
    • Check out this Beginner’s Guide to Discord  if you’re not familiar with this platform.
  • Troubleshooting/Q&A Room

    Join the OFP Troubleshooting/Q&A Room between 11 am – 3 pm (7 pm - 9 pm on an Evening Orientation session) 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 OFP22.

On-Campus Transfer Orientation Information

We can’t wait to see you at Transfer Orientation! As a friendly reminder, please make sure you review the information below to help you prepare for your Orientation Day. It is important for you to review the check-in process, parking information, and items to bring. Remember, Transfer Orientation is for students only. The program will start at 8 am and end by 3 pm. We can’t wait to see you for a fun and engaging day!

  • Check-in begins at 8:00 am in the Student Academic Success Center (SASC).
  • Enter campus from the main entrance off SW 107th Avenue via SW 16th  Street.
  • Parking is provided free of charge at any garage on campus; however, we encourage you to park in Blue or Gold Garage to be in close walking distance, in any blue or unmarked parking spot. Please register your car for your orientation session via the Orientation Parking link before coming to campus. The link will be uploaded here 24-48 hours to register.
  • Once you exit the garage, follow the PAW prints and signs to the Student Academic Success Center.
  • Please see/print our campus map or use the FIU Mobile app, which has interactive maps to help you locate the Blue Garage (PG2) and Graham Center.

Sign up

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

Request accommodations

Qualified individuals with a disability requesting an accommodation must make the request no less than five (5) working days in advance by emailing orient@fiu.edu.

Pre-Orientation Checklist

  • 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.
      • Review FIU’s immunization requirements, and submit all necessary documents/waivers to immune@fiu.edu. 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 immune@fiu.edu.
      • 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 admresidency@fiu.edu.

     

  • Student ID (One Card)

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

    *Note: This process cannot be initiated until 2 weeks prior to your Orientation Day once you receive an email from the FIU One Card Office or once you have registered for classes.

  • FIU email account
    • All fully-admitted students at FIU have access to their own personal FIU email account through PantherMail.
    • To log in to your PantherMail, visit panthermail.fiu.edu 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 Summer 22) and 22/23 FAFSA (for Fall 2022, Spring and Summer 2023) at FAFSA.gov and include FIU School Code 009635.
    2. Visit your my.fiu.edu 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 insure@fiu.edu, 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 iadmiss@fiu.edu 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 isss@fiu.edu 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:

  • 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.

2022-2023 Resource Guide