Is Orientation Mandatory?

Yes. All incoming freshman, transfer and international students must complete orientation prior to enrolling in classes.

What if I cannot attend Orientation?

All new students must attend orientation session. We recommend you attend the program associated with your major. If you have additional questions about the date, please contact the orientation department at

Are my parents required to stay during FIRST Days?

No. Parents are encouraged to remain during the events on August 6th but may department when those events have concluded. 

How much does Orientation cost

Orientation is included in your $300 non-refundable enrollment fee.

If I register for Orientation and decide to cancel my admission to B-CU, can I get a refund?

The enrollment fee is non-refundable. Deciding not to attend Bethune- Cookman University does not qualify you to receive a refund.

When do I have to pay my enrollment fee?

To solidify your Orientation reservation and to receive a detailed communication from the Orientation staff, you must pay your $300 enrollment as a part of the eight step enrollment process under the New Student tab Wildcat Web.

What is the deadline to register for Orientation?


Where will I stay?

If you have completed all the necessary tasks for Residence Life, you will residing in your permanent residence hall for the academic year when you arrive on campus. For any questions, please contact Residence Life. 

Will my food be included?

Due to the focus of Orientation being move in, there will be no meal provided. Students will have access to the dining hall through their meal plans. 

Can I bring more than two people with me?

Due to limited space, we ask that you do not bring more than two family members with you

Where will my guests stay during Orientation?

Parents and guests are responsible for their own overnight accommodations. Some area hotels do offer discounts and/or hold rooms for Orientation. For a list of discounted rooms see our Hotel Page.

If I have additional questions, who do I contact?

Please email the Orientation team at