Freshmen Orientation will be conducted the week prior to school starting in the fall. Freshmen Orientation is designed to help transition our new midshipmen to life at the University of Florida as a midshipmen and college student. Incoming midshipmen should be physically fit and prepared to be challenged. Past activities include tours of Navy ships at Mayport, swim qualifications, obstacle courses, leadership reaction courses, and the opportunity to speak with serving Navy officers. Freshmen Orientation is NOT boot camp, but it will be physically challenging and strenuous. At the end of the week all participants will feel accomplished and ready to begin their careers as midshipmen at the University of Florida.
Please view our physical fitness standards to have an understanding of these expectations: