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Orientation Schedule

Spring 2020

2020 Spring 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, January 9, 2020 (Check-in is mandatory for all new students)

TimeSessionLocation
8 a.m. – 1 p.m. New Student Check-In
(Undergraduate and Graduate Students)
Clemente Center
After check-in and move-in
Noon–5 p.m.

Complete advising (if needed)

 
8 a.m.–Noon

Math Placement Test

Crawford Building, Room 111

3–5 p.m.

Advanced Math Placement Test

Crawford Building, Room 210

10 a.m.
11 a.m.
Noon

Campus Tours Meet outside the Clemente Center 10 minutes prior to each tour time

Friday, January 10, 2020 (All sessions are mandatory)

TimeSessionLocation
8–9 a.m. Breakfast (Snacks and refreshments provided) Gleason Performing Arts Center
9–9:15 a.m. Welcome to Florida Tech —Dean of Students Gleason Performing Arts Center
9:15–9:45 a.m. Campus Services 101 Gleason Performing Arts Center
9:45–10 a.m. Health Center/CAPS Gleason Performing Arts Center
10–10:30 a.m. Financial Aid and Student Financial Services Gleason Performing Arts Center
10:30–11 a.m. Get Involved/Honor Societies Gleason Performing Arts Center
11 a.m.–Noon

International Student Orientation
(Mandatory for International Students)

(Domestic students may visit their First and Second-Year Experience (FSYE) advisor at this time or take a campus tour.)

Gleason Performing Arts Center
Noon–1 p.m. Lunch Panther Dining Hall
1–1:40 p.m.

Breakout Session (pick one)

Music Programs Crawford Building, Room 112
Career Services Crawford Building, Room 210
Academic Support Center/Office of Disability Services Academic Support Center Office, Evans Library
Campus Recreation Clemente Center Lobby
Campus Services/Health Insurance Crawford Building, Room 402
Security/Title IX Crawford Building, Room 403
Surviving Your First Week in the U.S.
(Required for International Students)
Crawford Building, Room 404
Transfer Student Session
(Required for Transfer Students)
Crawford Building, Room 111
Library Services for Graduate Students Evans Library, P133

 

1:50–2:30 p.m.

Breakout Session (pick one)

Music Programs Crawford Building, Room 112
Federal Work-Study (FWS) Crawford Building, Room 210
Academic Support Center/Office of Disability Services Academic Support Center Office, Evans Library
Campus Recreation Clemente Center lobby
Campus Services/Health Insurance Crawford Building, Room 402
Security/Title IX Crawford Building, Room 403
Surviving Your First Week in the U.S.
(Required for International Students)
Crawford Building, Room 404
Library Services for Graduate Students Evans Library, P133

 

2:30–5 p.m.

Advising/Course Registration

* (if you have not picked classes or need to speak with your advisor)

Crawford Green

*Rain location: Hartley Room, 2nd floor Denius Student Center

6–9 p.m.

Electronic Carnival Games

*Open to all new students! You are invited to join us for a night of electronic carnival games, lawn games, free food and much more!

Crawford Green

*Rain location: Hartley Room, 2nd floor Denius Student Center

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

(Aquaculture, Conservation Biology & Ecology, General Biology, Marine Biology, Molecular Biology, Premed) 

Olin Life Sciences Building  101 
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  116
See Kevin Johnson 
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   116
See Kevin Johnson 
Ocean Engineering (OES)  Link Building   106
See Stephen Wood 
Oceanography (OES)  Link Building   116
See Kevin Johnson  
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  302
Humanities & Communication  Crawford Building  302
Psychology (All Majors)  Harris Commons 2nd floor, main office

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

* Dates coming soon!

 

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.