New Student Orientation

Welcome to Summer B Freshman Orientation Registration

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


Please visit to complete the pre-orientation program prior to registering for your orientation session. You will need to use your iRattler username and password to log in.

Parent/Family Members are strongly encouraged to create a Guest Account to learn about the university resources and services available to your student.

Orientation Dates

In-Person Orientation Session
Summer B -  June 16-18, 2021   Students Move-In on June 15th
Session includes Summer Bridge Access Program


Virtual Summer Orientation Session Option
Monday, June 14, 2021


Length of Orientation

In-Person Orientation Session
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 (2) days Wednesday & Thursday. Parent/Family Member Orientation is optional. Only one (1) 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.

Virtual Orientation Session

The Virtual Option Orientation Session lasts one hour and thirty minutes (1 ½).


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 Parent/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. Family orientation will occur for 2 days (Wednesday & Thursday). It will conclude on Thursday evening. ONLY ONE (1) FAMILY MEMBER WILL BE ALLOWED TO REGISTER AND ATTEND ORIENTATION DUE TO COVID-19.

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: $50.00 - 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: $40.00 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:




Contact Info

444 Gamble Street
Suite 216
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

P: (850) 599-3869