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Orientation FAQs


1. Is Transfer Orientation mandatory?

Transfer Orientation is strongly recommended for all new students, and is required for those who have an Advising Hold on their accounts. Also, even though you’ve attended college already, FIU has many particular policies, requirements, services, and resources that you may not be familiar with, and these will be covered through Transfer Orientation.


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.