You just got your congratulatory email and letter in the mail. Your family beams with pride. You’re so ready for the excitement of college. But what happens next?
First of all, throw yourself a dance party and shout your acceptance from the mountain top (or in this day and age, on all of your social media platforms). Getting accepted to Florida Tech is an amazing accomplishment and you should celebrate this happy occasion!
After the celebrating has died down a little, it’s time to get to work. Not work work, but fun work—we promise.
Activate TRACKS account and Complete Panther Pass
This part might sound a little boring, but it’s super important! Once you’ve been accepted to Florida Tech, you’ll be receiving emails about TRACKS and Panther Pass. You’re not an official Panther until you complete these tasks, so make sure you read these notifications and follow the instructions.
“Like” the Class of 2018 Facebook Page
Learn more about the university and connect with fellow students through our Florida Tech Class of 2018 Facebook page. We share interesting news, pictures and blogs, as well have Florida Tech gear giveaways! Get in the loop and “like” the page today.
Complete Your College Ensemble with Florida Tech Gear
Who doesn’t love a good college hoodie? Before you get to campus, show your Panther Pride with new some new gear. Our online college bookstore has a variety of cool things including shirts, mugs, decals and dorm room accessories. Check it out!
Tweet and Instagram Our Hashtag #FITBound
Join the conversation and connect with your fellow classmates on Twitter and Instagram using #FITBound right now. Who knows—maybe you’ll find your future BFF or roommate this way. Crazier things have happened!
Cruise the Orientation Website
You’ll be receiving orientation emails towards the end of the summer, but if you want to get ahead, take a gander at our orientation website. There you can find useful information on what to bring to school, your orientation leaders and a bunch of answers to your frequently asked questions.
Create Your Own Countdown Clock
The wait until college can sometimes feel excruciatingly long. August can never come soon enough. Why don’t you make a countdown clock to help wind down the days? We have a clock on the Countdown to College page, but you can get your own for your blog or website. Create your own clock here.
Where’s Pete? Photo Contest
Our mascot, Pete the Panther, is a pretty cool guy. In the summer, he goes on all sorts of adventures with Florida Tech students, faculty, staff and alumni. Snap a photo with him on your next trip and we’ll share it on our Facebook and Pinterest pages. The best picture wins a fantastic mystery prize! Let’s get started.
Make a List of Clubs You Want to Join
Let’s face it—college isn’t all about academics. Your social life is important, too. At Florida Tech, we have over 150 clubs and organizations for you to join. That’s right: 150. And they’re all unique. Look at these examples:
Read Up On Our Student Blogs
The best people to describe the university are our Panthers. Get the inside scoop through their own experiences by clicking here.
Plan Day Trips and Weekend Excursions Around Florida
Florida Tech is pretty fortunate when it comes to weather and amazing locales. There’s always something fun to do around here! Go shopping in Downtown Melbourne, take a theme park trip to Orlando, experience a professional sports game in Tampa or discover the great nightlife in Miami.
So there you have it! We know waiting for college can be difficult, but hopefully these things will tie you over until the big day. Happy summer!