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

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

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

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

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

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.

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. 

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. 

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

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.

Please email the Orientation team at

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