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. 

  Fall 2022

The date for next year's New Student Orientation will be posted here when it becomes available.

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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

New Student Orientation 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, students will meet campus student leaders, faculty, and administrators.

All incoming students are encouraged to attend virtual pre-orientation. During these 45 minute sessions, learn about scheduling an academic advising appointment and connect with important campus resources.  

 

Registration is closed. If you missed the events and have questions, please email jmyers@floridapoly.edu

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. 

All undergraduate students are required to attend new student fall orientation. A primary goal during orientation is to assist students and their families with the transition to attending and experiencing Florida Poly. The New Student Orientation team is dedicated to ensuring our new students are supported throughout their first semesters as a Phoenix. During orientation, you will learn about the Florida Poly curriculum and expectations, receive information on a variety of student services, explore ways to get involved with groups and events on campus, meet faculty and staff who will support your academic journey, and make new friends while starting the foundation of your Florida Poly school spirit.

Registration for orientation is closed. If you did not register, please email jmyers@floridapoly.edu to be placed on the orientation roster.

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 Family Day on campus with your Phoenix.

Check out the webpage devoted exclusively to new parents and families to learn how you can stay connected.

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

Learn more about the housing options on campus, including how you can submit your application.

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 by mistake? 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.

Required Online Trainings

This online course is partnered with HazingPrevention.org to provide evidence-based, best practices that teach you how to recognize, prevent and report hazing. Click here for more information.

All new Florida Poly students are required to complete a Hazing Prevention course prior to the start of classes each August. The online course, which takes about 45 minutes to complete, includes information on how to recognize, prevent, and report hazing. Students should log into the course using their university username and password. The course is required by state law and University Policy 3.0062P: Anti Hazing Policy.

This online course is partnered with Get Inclusive to provide training on a variety of topics.  This training includes topics on Identity and Inclusion, Alcohol and Other Drugs, Consent and Sexual Violence. We want each student to have the knowledge and skills to be a safe, understanding and enjoy an inclusive community.  It is our goal to provide information that helps to create a safe living, learning, and working environment.

The training will be sent with a personalized link sent directly to your Florida Poly email address. You must use your Florida Poly email and the direct link as each link is set to each individual. The training module is self-paced and will take around 40-45 minutes to complete.

For technical support, please contact support@getinclusive.com. 

 

Contact Us

Questions? Feel free to reach out with questions.

Course Registration registrar@floridapoly.edu 863-874-8540
Accessibility Accommodations studentdevelopment@floridapoly.edu  863-874-4776
Financial Aid financialaid@floridapoly.edu   863-874-4774
Meal Plans  auxserv@floridapoly.edu 863-874-8440
Parking and Transportation  parking@floridapoly.edu 863-874-8440
Student Development studentdevelopment@floridapoly.edu  863-874-4776
 Residential Life  residentiallife@floridapoly.edu 863-874-8763
 Student Business Services  sbs@floridapoly.edu 863-874-8406