New Student Orientation - Everything You Need to Know

New Student Orientation

Welcome to the Phoenix family! We’re excited that you have chosen Florida Poly as your home for the next four years. 

We’re ready to welcome you to campus and New Student Orientation is the first step in your transition to becoming a Phoenix. Florida POLY New Student Orientation is Florida Poly’s way to help students start strong and ensure a connection with and understanding of the Florida Poly experience.


Incoming First Year Students

The Florida POLY Orientation program for new First-Year students includes virtual and on campus components. It is designed to acclimate new students and their guests to what it means to be a Phoenix. Students can expect to become better acquainted with the academic environment at Florida Poly, the support services available, the traditions, and the campus itself. In addition, meet other new Phoenixes, campus student leaders, faculty, and administrators.

All incoming students are encouraged to attend virtual orientation. An invitation to virtual orientation will be provided to all incoming students, this invitation will include information on scheduling the Academic Advising Appointment. To register for your virtual Pre-Orientation, please select your cohort.

Fall 2021

Summer 2021

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All incoming students will meet with a success coach to directly connect with Fall course registration information and insights. Details regarding registration will be shared during virtual Pre-Orientations. Stay tuned for more details.

Start off your academic journey at Florida Poly right and participate in the mandatory in-person Orientation. Stay tuned for more details.

Orientation Check-in. New Students attending orientation check-in will meet with their peer mentors. Stay tuned for more details.

Parent/Family Resources

As your student begins to make his or her transition to Florida Poly, we know that this will be a period of transition for you as well.

At Florida Poly, we consider parents and families to be partners in ensuring their student’s success. As partners, we look forward to working together with you to help you learn more about the college and get you involved in supporting the many programs and services Florida Poly has to offer.

Be sure to plan ahead to spend the Fall Family Day on campus with your Phoenix. More details to come.

Before You Come to Campus

Please make sure you have completed the following information before you arrive for orientation.

Work with your admissions counselor to complete your Florida Residency and Enrollment Verification.

Complete your Student Immunization History Form and Medical History Form.

If applicable, send official transcripts from all high schools and colleges previously attended to Florida Poly, Office of Admissions, 4700 Research Way, Lakeland, FL, 33805.

  • Have the appropriate testing services send AP/IB/AICE test scores to Florida Poly, Office of Admissions, 4700 Research Way, Lakeland, FL, 33805.
    • Federal code is 042634
    • SAT codes is 7303
    • ACT code is 2869

Housing application (Not required, but encouraged and space is limited)

Submit a selfie for your student ID

Activate your Florida Poly account (using the link provided in the “Welcome to Florida Poly” email you received)

Didn’t get the email, or deleted it? Request a copy of the email.

Make sure you know your university email address and password. If you are having trouble accessing your university email, contact your admissions counselor.