Information for families with a student starting fall semester.
Registration for Family Orientation will be available starting Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
Family orientation schedule
All residence halls will open Thursday, Aug. 25, 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.
Throughout the day on Thursday, Aug. 25, all parents and families are free to help students settle into their residence hall rooms, tour the campus or museum or take a legacy photograph. Lunch and dinner are included in your family orientation fee.
On Friday, Aug. 26, an optional Family Orientation program is provided at the Hilton Tampa Downtown. For parents and families who sign-up for this optional program before the deadline, your name tag(s) will be found in your student's orientation check-in envelope. On Friday, families are invited to meet key administrative staff and attend presentations on Student Services, Residence Life, First Year Learning Experience, Career Services, Academic Success Center and Student Health and Counseling. Lunch will be provided as part of the family orientation fee.
Family orientation concludes on Friday, Aug. 26, after the luncheon.
Please note that the Aug. 26 family orientation program is an optional event which requires separate registration and payment.
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. 24, for a special international student orientation program. International students also are expected to attend all new student orientation activities Thursday, Aug. 25, through Sunday, Aug. 28.
*Please note the schedule is subject to change.