Get Oriented

The New Student Orientation week, August 18-26, 2018, is the time for first-year and transfer students to get their bearings and prepare for the year ahead.

Welcome to New College!

Congratulations, and welcome to your new home! At New College, there are several events that will help you prepare to navigate our academic program and allow you the opportunity to meet the new friends and network that will get you to your graduation day.

Spring New Student and Transfer Orientation: Jan. 23, 2019

At New College, a special extended New Student and Transfer Orientation will help you prepare to navigate our academic program. No matter what path you’re coming to us from, you’ve charted the right course to your future with New College and Orientation is the first step. Orientation is a requirement at New College, and students should plan on attending the whole week of activities.

Check your New College email account

Once you’ve deposited, you’ll receive an email from our IT department with instructions. In your inbox, you’ll find really important emails – including the link to the online orientation forms. If you have any questions, you can reach the Orientation Team at or by calling 941-487-4996.

Accommodation Requests:

The Office of Student Disability Services would like to extend our congratulations to you on your admission to the New College of Florida!  For students with disabilities requiring accommodations during Orientation, requests can be sent through . Student Disability Services and Orientation will work in collaboration to ensure the implementation of required accommodations.

Please note that Student Affairs does not provide individual golf cart rides to students as an accommodation, however, students with mobility-related disabilities may request golf cart rides ahead of time for special events during Orientation, such as Campus Tours.


Visit the New College Residential Life page to sign up for housing. Select “Applying for Housing?” and follow the prompts to “sign up.” You must use your New College of Florida student email address to sign up. Be sure to register as a “new student.”

Note that in order to apply for housing, you’ll also need to complete the housing contract and your meal plan agreement.If you are applying to a Living Learning Community, you will need to fill out a separate application under “specialty housing” only after you complete the Housing Application.

You can register for housing any time, but you will not find out your room assignment until all of your online orientation paperwork has been completed.


  • ALL orientation online forms (email instructions and link can be found in your NCF email account. Email with questions on how to access them.

Remember to submit:

  • Financial Aid Forms
  • Final High School Transcript
  • Final Dual Enrollment Transcripts (if applicable)
  • Final College Transcripts (if applicable)

Orientation Registration

The spring student orientation registration fee is $35. There is no Parent and Family Orientation available for Spring orientation.

Parents and families are welcome to come to “Parent and Family Orientation,” for Fall Orientation. The fall student orientation registration fee is $145; each parent or family member that attends Parent and Family Orientation events must register at a cost of $50/person. If you have questions, please email or call 941-487-4112.

You will not receive the orientation registration link until you have completed all of your required orientation paperwork.

Important Information and Campus Resources


2018-2019 Estimated Cost of Attendance
Meal Plans
Packing List


Financial aid awards will be mailed beginning in the spring. To obtain a complete award, be sure you have filed the 2018-2019 FAFSA at Release the FAFSA to New College using code #039574.

Were you selected for Verification when you filed the FAFSA? If so, you will need to submit additional items to the Financial Aid office. Your SAR (Student Aid Report) will have an asterisk next to the EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) if you were selected. Your award letter will also be stamped “Selected for Verification.” Please see relevant information and forms here.

Are you an in-state student and wondering about state aid? You can obtain information here and also at the State of Florida website.

Once you receive your Financial Aid Award Letter, if you’d like to estimate your bottom line costs, you can use our online Payment Worksheet.

Interested in any outside scholarships we are aware of? Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter at New College of Florida Financial Aid for complete postings. You can also check our Private Scholarship page for any listings of local scholarships.

Contemplating student loans? There is very good information here about budgeting and calculating payments.

Additional Resources

Paying for your College Education
Learn what is needed by the Business Office to discuss your account with your parents or others; how and when to pay for your education.

Just the Facts Brochure 
Helpful information related to financial aid, payments and billing, terminology and more.

Residential Life
Welcome home. Click to find the answers to your commonly asked questions and see photos and floor plans of the residence halls.

Course Offerings
View current and past course offerings to see all the exciting possibilities, as well as the 2018-2019 academic calendar.

Academic Advising
Learn how to choose your classes and get your academic advisor.

Student Life
Learn about the many first-year programs, student activities, student groups and volunteer opportunities on and off-campus.

Life after New College
Learn much more about the many doors that open for our graduates.

Campus Police
Review important safety information and learn about the services Campus Police provides to the New College community.

Information Technology
Learn more about your New College email address, computer specifications and the wireless networks on campus.

Get Connected, Stay Connected
Meet your admissions counselor, information for guidance counselors, join our Facebook group, meet our Student Admissions Representatives (STARs), and find out when we are coming to a town near you.

Disability Services
For general information on support services for students with disabilities.

Off-Campus Study and Study Abroad
It is never too early to start planning for a semester or year abroad or at another U.S. institution. Learn more about planning for success, academically and financially.

Center for Career Engagement and Opportunity
The Center for Career Engagement and Opportunity at New College is a robust, centralized department featuring services and resources focusing on career development and career readiness for New College of Florida students and alumnae/i.

Learn more about our library services and be sure to take a moment and Meet our Librarians!

More Information

Orientation Schedule

Orientation week is busy. Check here to get the latest schedule.

Read more here

Orientation Leaders

Meet your Fall 2018 Orientation Leaders

Read more here