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Orientation FAQs


1. Is Transfer Orientation mandatory?

Even though you’ve attended college already, it's important for you to know FIU's policies, requirements, services, and resources, which are covered through Transfer Orientation. Therefore, it is required of all new students, and is enforced through an Orientation Hold on your account. It will be removed once you complete both the Virtual Orientation and you meet with an Academic Advisor.

2. If I’m not sure that I’m bringing a guest, should I pre-register for them anyway?

Due to the nature of our program, all fees are non-refundable. If you register any guests and they are unable to attend, the Office of Orientation and Parent Programs will not refund the fee, but someone would be allowed to attend in their place if you like. If you do not pre-register any guests, but they then decide to attend the program, they will be able to register on-site during check-in.

3. Is there walking involved in Transfer Advising & Registration Day?

Yes, the program requires participants to walk during some portions of orientation. Efforts will be made to accommodate your needs or those of parents, family members, and guests with mobility issues or health concerns. If you know of such needs in advance, please contact our office to help us prepare for any necessary accommodations.

5. Are children allowed to attend Transfer Advising & Registration Day?

Yes, but this will be a personal family decision, as any children would be expected to remain with you or your guest at all times.