The first stop in your college experience will be orientation. All first time in college and dual enrollment students are required to attend orientation in person, but don’t worry – it’s going to be fun!

The orientation information on this page is for dual enrollment and first time college students. If you are a transfer or out-of-district student, you will receive orientation online through your MyCF portal.

What to expect at Orientation

Orientation will be a half-day event. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Learn amazing tips to help you be successful at CF.
  • Meet your advisor and register for the semester – yes, you’ll walk away with your first set of classes!
  • Explore your campus with a guided tour.
  • Get your CF ID and parking pass.
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How to pick an Orientation session

After you receive an email with your Patriots mail account information, here’s how to choose an orientation session:

  • Click on the Start Smart tab on your MyCF portal.
  • Complete and submit the orientation form.
  • Select your orientation session.

How to prepare for Orientation

We know you’re excited, but wait! You’ll need to do these before you come:

  • Submit any AP, IB, or AICE credits to Enrollment Services.
  • If you have ACT, SAT, or PERT scores and you haven’t already submitted them, please do so.
  • Bring a photo ID and know the tag number of your car (for your parking pass).
  • Complete the FAFSA application if you plan to use financial aid.
  • Check your major on the Academics tab of your MyCF portal to make sure it is accurate.

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Join the team!

Are you interested in being part of the team that organizes orientation? We’re always interested in hiring motivated students. Contact Jessyca Thibault at thibaulj@cf.edu for more information.

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