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2014 Gator Orientation (GO) Registration

New Student Orientation is designed to meet the transitional and academic needs of all incoming students. All incoming freshman students and freshman transfer students attending UHD for the first time are REQUIRED to attend a one-day orientation program before their initial semester of enrollment begins. Alternatively, you can attend the 3-day Freshman Summer Success Program (FSSP) to complete this requirement. This orientation is more in depth and students will receive a declining $300 bookstore credit for attending the 3-day session. If this requirement is not met, there will be a HOLD placed on your UHD account.

YOU MUST HAVE ATTENDED AN ADMITTED STUDENT DAY IN ORDER TO ATTEND GATOR ORIENTATION. Only students that have attended Admitted Student Day will be allowed to attended freshman orientation. For information on Admitted Student Day, please contact the Office of Admissions at (713) 221-8522. Transfer students are encouraged to attend a Transfer Admitted Students Day, however, this is not a requirement to register for orientation.

Gator Orientation will introduce incoming students to resources, peers, faculty, staff and administrators that will be instrumental in their successful journey through UHD. new students will also learn UHD traditions and be introduced to the UHD experience, which includes campus involvement opportunities, campus employment opportunities, and interacting with current UHD students to help make your adjustment to UHD and college life seamless and easy. 

The cost of orientation is $80 for students and $40 dollars for each guest above 7 years old. Students are encouraged to have parents and family members attend Gator Orientation so they can understand what attending UHD will be like and be equipped to better support you as you matriculate. Students have the option to pay their portion of the fee in advance when they register or the fee will be charged to your student account along with your tuition and fees bill. Parents and guests must pay the fee in advance of attending the orientation session with their new UHD student.

***While students and families can attend any orientation session, there are some sessions that are tailored to parents and families and one session (07/12/2014) that is tailored just for parents and families. these sessions will have separate tracks for both parents/families and the new UHD student.***

Summer Orientation Schedule

July 10, 12, 22, 25, 31 -  July 12, 2014: Parents Orientation for parents/families only (Student can accompany parents but will still have to attend an orientation prior to this date or after this date).

August 5, 12, 15, 19, 22 - August 22, 2014: Designated for Transfer Students

***June 19, July 31, and August 19 will accommodate parent/families accompanying their students. If you want to attend as a family please chose one of these dates when you register if you want to participate in a specific parent orientation track.*** students not attending with parents/families may register for these days also. 

Freshman Summer Success Program (FSSP) (3 Day Orientation) 

July 12, 2014 Kick-off and July 14 and July 16, 2014 (Saturday, Monday, Wednesday) ..75 students

July 12, 2014 Kickoff and July 15 and July 17, 2014 (Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday)..75 students


January 15, 2015: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (Freshmen and transfer students)

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