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Phone  (850) 599-3869

New Student Orientation
444 Gamble Street
Suite 216
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

Welcome to Summer B Session Orientation Registration

Summer B Session - June 20-22, 2017
Online registration closes on June 12th

Residence Halls Open June 19, 2017

Please read all instructions before attempting to register.

Length of Orientation

·         The Student Orientation Program lasts two and a half (2 ½) days.

·         Students must attend all sessions.

·         The Parent Program lasts two (2) days. The Parent Orientation is Optional


Who Should Attend

·         All freshman students admitted for the summer. 

·         Access Summer Bridge Program

·         CEDAR Summer Program


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 June is HOT, humid and often wet! 

·         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

The Orientation Family Program includes a series of sessions and presentations designed specifically for parents/family members.

·         Family members will become familiar with the campus and its resources.

·         Learn about the services that are available to their student

·         Gain insight into the kinds of adjustments students and their families will face during their transition to college life.

·         Parents/Guardians are encouraged to attend Orientation with their students, however it is not mandatory.

·         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: $75.00 - Includes orientation meals and snacks, bag and materials. No housing is included; students must sign up for summer housing through the University Housing Office.

·         Family Member Fee: $70.00 per person - Includes orientation meals and snacks, bag and materials. No housing is included for family members.


Orientation Registration Instructions

·         Please have your 9 digit student ID# before attempting to complete Orientation registration.

·         You are not registered until you have paid in full.

·         Once you have registered, you will immediately receive a confirmation email.

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


To register for Orientation click the following link: https://secure.vzorientation.com/FAMU