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Orientation Schedule

Summer 2020 (**only for students starting Summer 2020)

May 14 - 15, 2020

Summer 2020 Orientation Schedule

  • All Domestic Students must bring some form of a picture ID and their printed Panther Pass with them to check-in.
  • All International Students must bring their passport, I-20 and their printed Panther Pass with them to check-in.
  • ALL Students (regardless of whether they have registered or not) will need to check in on Thursday. All students will be required to complete Panther Pass and bring a printed pass with them to check-in.
  • Upon arrival, students will be provided with a checklist of items that will need to be completed to ensure they are ready for classes. The process can take as little as 20 minutes or as long as five hours, depending on the status of Panther Pass.

Thursday, May 14, 2020 (all new Undergraduate and Graduate students)

TimeSessionLocation
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Orientation Check-In, Domestic and International Students
(Housing directions will be given here)
L3Harris Commons, Room 305
9 a.m. –5 p.m.

Academic Advising

**Please note:
Only those students taking a 6-week class (May 11–June 19) should meet with their advisor
prior to May 11. All other students enrolled in 8-week (May 18–July 10) and/or 11-week
(May 18–July 31) courses can meet with their advisor up until May 15.

Undergraduate students who wish to take the advanced physics exam and the advanced chemistry exam should contact those respective departments.

See Advising Section Below
1:30–3:30 p.m.

Advanced Math Placement Test

Crawford Building, Room 230

3–5 p.m.

Ground School Exam
(For FAA pilot certificates only)

Florida Tech Flight Deck A106

Friday, May 15, 2020 (all new Undergraduate and Graduate students)

TimeSessionLocation
8–Noon Writing Samples Crawford Building, Room 230
9 a.m.–4 p.m. Orientation Check-In, Domestic and International Students
(Housing directions will be given here)
L3Harris Commons, Room 305
9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Mathematics Placement Exams Make-Up Crawford Building, Room 111
9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Academic Advising

**Please note:

Only those students taking a 6-week courses should meet with their advisor prior to May 11.
All students taking 8-, 9- or 11-week courses can meet with their advisor prior to or during Summer 2020 Orientation.

See Advising Section Below
1–3 p.m.

International Student Orientation

**Mandatory for all International Students

L3Harris Commons, Room 244

ACADEMIC ADVISING MEETING LOCATIONS

*All new students (first-time-in-college AND transfers) with less than 60 credit hours will go to the First and Second Year Experience office for advising.

The office is located on the south side of Wood Hall, right next to the tennis courts. Please arrive between the times listed above to meet with your advisor.

All other students, report as indicated below:

College of Aeronautics
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All Skurla Hall 2nd floor, main office 
College of Business
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All Babcock Oaks 2nd floor
College of Engineering & Science
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Aerospace Engineering  Olin Engineering Complex  250
See Dr. Fleming 
Biochemistry  Olin Physical Sciences Center  103 
Biomedical Engineering  Link Building  3rd floor 

Biological Sciences

(General Biology, Marine Biology, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Marine Conservation, Molecular Biology,
Premed)

Link Building

102
See Ralph Turingan

Chemical Engineering  Olin Engineering Complex  252 
Chemistry  Olin Physical Sciences Center  103 
Civil Engineering  Olin Engineering Complex  208 
Computer Information Systems
(M.S. only) 
Harris Center for Science and Engineering  327 
Computer Science   Harris Center for Science and Engineering  327 
Construction Management  Olin Engineering Complex  302
See Dr. Bleakley 
Cybersecurity (M.S. only)  Harris Center for Science and Engineering  327 
Electrical Engineering & Computer Engineering  Olin Engineering Complex  348 
Environmental Science (OES)  Link Building  102
See Steven Lazarus
General Engineering  Olin Engineering Complex  344 
General Science  Shephard Building  101 
Human-Centered Design  Harris Center for Science and Engineering   327 
Interdisciplinary Science/Military Science  Shephard Building  101 
Mathematical Sciences
(Applied Math, Biomath, Operations Research) 
Crawford Building  203 
Mechanical Engineering  Olin Engineering Complex   258
See Dr. Mingareev 
Meteorology (OES)  Link Building   102
See Steven Lazarus
Ocean Engineering (OES)  Link Building   102
See Stephen Wood 
Oceanography (OES)  Link Building   102
See Steven Lazarus
Physics/Premedical Physics  Olin Physical Sciences Center  335
See Dr. Palotai 
Planetary Science  Olin Physical Sciences Center  335
See Dr. Palotai 
Science/Math Education
(Undergraduate) 
Shephard Building  101 
Science/Math Education
(Gradaute) 
Shephard Building  101 
Software Engineering  Harris Center for Science and Engineering   327 

Space Sciences
(Astronomy/Astrophysics, Astrobiology, Solar/Earth/Planetary) 

Olin Physical Sciences Center   335
See Dr. Palotai 
Sustainability Studies  Shephard Building   101
Systems Engineering  Olin Engineering Complex   307 
College of Psychology & Liberal Arts
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General Studies  Crawford Building  607
Humanities & Communication  Crawford Building  607
Psychology (All Majors)  L3Harris Commons 206

Fall 2020 (**Mandatory for all students starting Fall 2020)

Fall 2020 Orientation will take place from August 10th - August 14th, 2020. (Information and schedules will be posted in Summer 2020)

*Attending the ENTIRE week (stated below by type of student) of New Student Orientation is MANDATORY for ALL NEW FALL students.

International Students: Check-In will take place Monday, August 10, 2020. Move-In will continue until 5pm. The International Student Reception will begin at 5pm.

Domestic Students: Check-In will take place Tuesday, August 11, 2020 between 8am-1pm. Move-In will continue until the first mandatory event at 5pm.

 

Spring 2021

*Date will be announced in Fall 2020

  • All Domestic Students must bring some form of a picture ID and their printed Panther Pass with them to check-in.
  • All International Students must bring their passport, I-20 and their printed Panther Pass with them to check-in.
  • ALL Students (regardless of whether they have registered or not) will need to check in on Thursday. All students will be required to complete Panther Pass and bring a printed pass with them to check-in.
  • Upon arrival, students will be provided with a checklist of items that will need to be completed to ensure they are ready for classes. The process can take as little as 20 minutes or as long as five hours, depending on the status of Panther Pass.