Information for families with a student starting fall semester.
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Family orientation schedule (PDF)*
All residence halls will open Thursday, Aug. 27, for students cleared for curbside check-in. All other students will need to check-in for orientation in Plant Hall prior to arriving to assigned residence hall.
Family orientation begins on Friday, Aug. 28. For parents and families who sign-up for family orientation before the deadline, your name tag(s) will be found in your student's orientation check-in envelope.
Please note that if you are a parent or family member of an international student (studying on a visa), international students should arrive on Wednesday, Aug. 26, for a special international student orientation program. International students also are expected to attend all new student orientation activities Thursday, Aug. 27, through Saturday, Aug. 29.
Throughout the day on Thursday, Aug. 27, all parents and families are free to help students settle into their rooms, tour the campus or museum, pay outstanding bills, etc. Lunch and dinner are included in your family orientation fee.
On Friday, Aug. 28, is the optional family orientation program in which parents are invited to meet key administrative staff and attend presentations on Student Services, Residence Life, First Year Learning Experience, Career Services, Academic Center for Excellence and Student Health and Counseling. These programs are held at the Hilton Tampa Downtown. Lunch will be provided as part of the family orientation overall fee. Family orientation concludes on Friday, Aug. 28, after the luncheon.
Please note that the Aug. 28 family orientation program is an optional event which requires separate registration and payment.
*Please note the schedule is subject to change.