Undergraduate Orientation

Welcome to the Panther Family! Once you have received your acceptance letter and have paid your $200 Tuition Deposit, or have had it waived, you will need to complete Orientation.

Orientation is a program of fun and learning that is critical to your success as a new Freshman or 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 for all undergraduate students is a two-step process. See more at the drop-downs below!

Orientation Process

  • Step 1 - 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 Admissions tile and select the Virtual Orientation link on the left side of the screen. Here you will see more information and be connected to the portal to begin your Virtual Orientation. Upon completion, you will be charged $35 unless you're admitted to a fully-online degree program. If you paid your Tuition Deposit this fee will be covered automatically. All outstanding orientation fees must be paid prior to your class registration.

    Please follow these suggestions to successfully complete your Virtual Orientation:

    • You will not be able to access your Virtual Orientation for 24 hours after you've paid the $200 tuition deposit or have had it waived.
    • 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 my.FIU.edu 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 e-mail with your name, Panther ID, a detailed description of the problem and any relevant screen shots to orient@fiu.edu for assistance.
  • Step 2 - Academic Advising

    Once you've completed the Virtual Orientation, in order to have your hold removed and register for classes, you will need to meet with an Academic Advisor. Students in fully-online degree programs should make an appointment with your Academic Advisor via your Panther Success Network.

    All others will want to sign up for an On-Campus Orientation program. Details about dates, how to sign-up and what you should do to prepare is accessible at the links below based upon whether you were admitted as a Freshman or Transfer student. Please click them for additional information.



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Orientation Resource Guide

During your scheduled on-campus orientation you will receive a printed version of our Orientation Resource Guide. Click below to access the online version of our guide, which contains information about university resources, services, and supports.

2019-2020 Resource Guide


Orientation and Family Programs
MMC – Graham Center 189
BBC – Wolfe University Center 129

Phone 305-348-6414
SMS Text 305-783-3180
Email orient@fiu.edu
Live Chat Via Button

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm