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Gator Families

Welcome to the Gator Family

As your student becomes a Gator, you too are becoming a vital part of the Gator Community. At the University of Florida, we strongly believe that family members provide crucial support for the new experiences students encounter during college. The beginning of a college career often brings changes in relationships with family and friends. Welcoming, understanding, and adjusting to these changes is an exciting challenge for all involved. New Student and Family Programs exists to help new students and their families with this transition and growth.



From important academic and financial updates to tips for visiting campus, we have you covered.

Learn More: Family Newsletter



Get up-to-date information and all the pathways you need to assist your Gator create success at UF.

Learn More: Stay Connected



College is made up of moments. We help ensure there are opportunities to connect with your Gator.

Learn More: Family Weekend

Fall Family Weekend!

September 12th – 15th, 2024


Staying Connected

Families play an important role in the lives of students. We know when families are empowered, engaged and in the know, our students will have higher rates of academic success and a greater connection to their Gator Student Experience. Please click the links below to learn more about ways you can stay connected.


Chomp Chats

Interactive Podcast series designed for conversations to enhance the Gator Family Experience.
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Family Blog

A platform to give families an opportunity to share stories and experiences.
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Our Instagram account designed to keep you and your new Gator up to date on all the events, programs, and updates happening in our office. Learn More


Gator Family Portal

Web based portal to ask questions, give tips, read articles, stay informed, and encourage others.
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Support the Student Experience

The Division of Student Life’s programs and services support all students on their journey to become Gator grads and through the Gator Parent & Family Fund, families like yours help provide incredible resources not covered by tuition.