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Transfer Orientation

Orientation is a fun and learning 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. Register for Orientation today.

Steps to Register

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.

Transfer Orientation Days are specific to your admitted major. Confirm the degree program you're admitted to prior to signing up for your Orientation Day. 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.

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 a very limited capacity and walk-ins will not be accepted.

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 My.FIU.edu account.

Summer B 2022 (Classes Start June 21)

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

Fall 2022 (Classes Start August 23)

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

Sign up

To sign up, log into your my.fiu.edu 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

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 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 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 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 onecard@fiu.edu 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 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 Fall 21, Spring and Summer 22) 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 9am to 12pm and 2:30pm to 4:30pm.
  • 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.

2021-2022 Resource Guide