New Student Orientation - Everything You Need to Know
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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 “Get Ignited” and New Student Orientation is the first step in your transition to becoming a Phoenix. Get Ignited is Florida Poly’s way to help students start strong and ensure a connection with and understanding of the Florida Poly experience.

 

Incoming Students

Get Ignited is a series of activities that connect a student and their family with Florida Poly. The virtual orientation experience is required for all new degree-seeking undergraduate (first-year and transfer) students.

July 6: Virtual Orientation begins. All incoming students will be required to attend virtual orientation. An invitation to virtual orientation will be provided to all incoming students, this invitation will include information on scheduling both the Academic Advising Appointment and the Student Engagement Appointment. You will need to complete virtual orientation before arriving on campus in August.

Beginning July 6: All incoming students will meet with a success coach to directly connect with course registration information and insights.

Beginning July 6: All incoming students will meet be able to schedule time with our team of “Get Involved” mentors. These meetings will provide students with an opportunity to create a personalized student activity framework.

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, Oct. 17, on campus with your Phoenix.

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.

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.