How to Help Your Student Prepare for Orientation at Full Sail
Is your student ready to embark on their college journey and take that next big step in their life?
If they are considering Full Sail University for higher education, it's important to know that we provide a week-long orientation to all new incoming students. This in-depth and informative series of events helps students transition from high school to college and empowers them with the tools and resources they will need to succeed.
Preparing for Orientation
As a parent or family member, you are highly encouraged to attend Full Sail's Orientation Week with your student, and there are several steps you and your student can take to prepare for this event.
- Preparing for five full days of activities in the morning and afternoon each day
- Browsing the fullsail.edu website
- Reviewing the campus map to get a basic lay of the land before visiting campus
- Making a list of questions to ask about the university and how it can best serve your student
- Bringing a notebook or tablet for notetaking
How Full Sail’s Orientation Works
Full Sail’s Orientation is a comprehensive event designed to cover all the bases in terms of preparing students for college success. It is structured to ensure each student, regardless of their degree program, receives a customized experience based on their background, interests, and goals.
During this week-long introduction, students will:
- Receive their student badge and a parking pass (if applicable)
- Check in and register with various departments
- Enjoy meet-and-greet opportunities with program directors, course directors, and fellow students from their specific degree program
- Listen to informative presentations from faculty, staff, and students
- Attend networking summits to learn more about on-campus clubs and organizations and connect with likeminded students.
- Receive Project LaunchBox, a technology suite which includes their Mac laptop and software they’ll need for their specific degree program
- Have the opportunity to explore the unique Full Sail campus on a tour
Keep in mind that students enrolling in the Game Development, Interactive Technology Bachelor’s – Game Design Track, Simulation & Visualization, and Computer Science programs will also be required to complete a math assessment as part of their orientation.
The Parent-Specific Workshop at Orientation
During Orientation Week, Full Sail hosts a workshop specifically geared toward parents and other family members.
Topics covered in this session include:
- An overview of the Full Sail experience
- Information on how to support students in their transition to college life
- Resources students can take advantage of for support on campus
While Full Sail provides numerous student support services, it is encouraged that parents and family members also support their student’s college education to ensure they are thriving both academically and personally. This workshop will outline how parents can be involved without overstepping, as well as strategies parents can use to help their student succeed.