New Student Orientation

Welcome to Fall 2020 Orientation Registration

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

Orientation Dates

Session I – August 16-18, 2020  – Students Move- In on August 15th
School of Business and Industry (Including Economics Majors)
School of the Environment
School of Journalism and Graphic Communication
College of Agriculture and Food Sciences
College of Education
College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities - *The following majors are included:
*Music *Fine Arts *English
*Visual Arts, Humanities and Theatre
*Political Science * History *Social Work
* African American Studies
*Psychology *Sociology *Criminal Justice * Undecided Majors


Session II – August 19-21, 2020  – Students Move- In on August 18th
School of Allied Health Sciences
School of Architecture Engineering Technology
School of Nursing
FAMU/FSU College of Engineering
College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Science and Technology - *The following majors are included:
*Physics *Biology *Chemistry  *Mathematics
*Computer Information Sciences *Pre-Dentistry  *Pre-Medicine


Housing Move-In Dates
Move-in for Orientation is August 15th or August 18th. This is dependent upon your orientation date. (Please refer to the orientation dates listed above).  Students will move into their assigned housing. 
You must already have a housing assignment to move in and you must be fully registered for Orientation. (You are not registered until orientation fees are paid).



Length of Orientation
The Student Orientation Program lasts 2 ½ days. Students must attend the entire session.  Orientation is MANDATORY for all students.

The Parent/Family Member Program is two and a half days. Parent/Family Member Orientation is optional. Only one individual will be allowed to attend orientation with their student due to COVID-19.

Non-registered individuals will not be allowed to attend orientations sessions/events and cannot receive printed or published materials.

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 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. ONLY ONE (1) FAMILY MEMBER WILL BE ALLOWED TO REGISTER AND ATTEND ORIENTATION DUE TO COVID-19. 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.

Non-registered individuals will not be allowed to attend orientations sessions/events and cannot receive printed or published materials.


A one-time mandatory 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. Please DO NOT mail this payment or include it into the Housing/Admissions deposit. The mandatory orientation fee will automatically be withdrawn from the students account during his or her first semester.

Additional Fees: (Upfront Cost- Paid through the VZorientation portal- NO MONEY ORDERS are accepted)

Student Fee: $45.00 - Includes orientation meals and snacks, bag and materials. 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 orientation meals, snacks, bag and materials. No housing is included for family members.


Orientation Registration Instructions

Before attempting to complete Orientation registration, please have your Student ID#. To register for Orientation click the following link:  or copy and paste the link into your browser.

Once you have registered, you and your guest will immediately receive a confirmation email to the email address entered during your online registration. Your space is not reserved until you have paid in full. 

*****Please be aware that our emails sometimes are placed in bulk, spam, or junk email boxes. Please check those as well. 


Contact Info

444 Gamble Street
Suite 216
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

P: (850) 599-3869