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LATE ORIENTATION – August 19-21, 2014
Move-in for Orientation is August 18th.  Students will move into their assigned housing.  You must already have a housing assignment to move in on August 18th and you must be fully registered for Orientation. (You are not registered until the fees are paid).

Welcome to Orientation Registration

Please read through the information listed below carefully before registering for your orientation session.

Length of Orientation

The Student Orientation Program lasts two and a half days. Students must attend all sessions.
The Parent Program is two and a half days.

What to Expect

Orientation is an exciting time. There is a lot to accomplish in a very short period of time. Think of it as a snapshot of what you’ll experience as a student. Below are a few helpful hints to make your orientation experience enjoyable.

Weather - think hot thoughts! Tallahassee in July and August is hot, humid and often wet!
Keep this in mind when packing for your trip.

Terrain - Have you heard? FAMU sits on the highest of seven hills on over 400 acres.
Be prepared for Walking, Walking and (you guessed it) more Walking!

Days & Nights - Early mornings and late evenings are all too common during orientation.
Be prepared for a full day of events every day that you’re here. Orientation is serious business but don’t worry we’ll do our best to make sure you have fun too!

Disability Services

Orientation participants requiring accommodations for disabilities should contact the Center for Disability Access and Resources (CeDAR) at 850-599-3180 two weeks prior to your session.

Family Orientation Program

Parents/Guardians are encouraged to attend Orientation with their students. An Orientation Family Program will be held concurrently with the student program; however the family program is separate from the student program. The Orientation Family Program includes a series of presentations designed to acquaint the family and/or relatives of an incoming student with the campus and its resources. The sessions will provide an opportunity to familiarize parents/guardians with the services that are available to their student. It will also provide insight into the kinds of adjustments students and their families will face during their transition to college life.



A one-time state mandated orientation fee of $35.00 is charged to every freshman and transfer student during the first semester of enrollment. This charge will appear on the student’s account after he/she has registered for classes and must be paid with tuition.

Student Fee: $60.00 - Includes three orientation meals and snacks, bag, book and materials. Orientation housing is not available.  Students attending orientation will move into their assigned residence hall.  You must apply for housing and pay the deposit to reserve your room. Payment must be received in full in order for your reservation to be complete. Registration must be completed prior to the Orientation registration deadline for each session.

Family Member Fee: $40.00 per person -Includes sessions and materials only!  No housing is included for family members.


Orientation Registration Instructions

Please have your Student ID# before attempting to complete orientation registration. To register for Orientation click the following link: https://secure.vzorientation.com/FAMU or copy and paste the link into your browser.Once you have registered, you will immediately receive a confirmation email to the email address entered during your online registration. Please be aware that our emails sometimes are placed in bulk, spam, or junk email boxes; please remember to check those as well.