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Orientation

You’re a Gator and it’s a big deal!

Let’s take a moment to celebrate your acceptance to the University of Florida. We are tremendously lucky to have you join our campus community. Whether, you are embarking on the college experience for the first time, transitioning to a new place, or continuing your studies we look forward to helping you be successful from day one. Our team partners with academic units and campus resources from across the university to ensure we are providing tailor-made experiences for students. Each program is unique to your admissions or program delivery. Below and on each program page, you will find additional details about what to expect, offering type, goals, and answers to many frequently asked questions.

Should you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Freshman Preview Orientation

The Preview program is designed to assist new students with their transition to the University of Florida. As a part of Preview, students will register for their first semester classes.

Admit Type: Freshman
Summer B, Fall, Innovation Academy & Pathways to Campus Enrollment (PaCE)

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Transfer Preview Orientation

The Transfer Preview program is designed to assist students with their transition to the University of Florida. As a part of Transfer Preview, students will meet with their college academic advisor to register for their first semester classes.

Admit Type: Transfer
Summer A/C, Summer B, Fall, Spring

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UF Online Links Orientation

LINKS ORIENTATION IS DELIVERED VIRTUALLY

The Links Orientation is designed to assist new UF Online students with their transition to the University of Florida. As a part of Links, students will become acquainted with UF’s policies, procedures and programs.

Admit Type: UF Online
Summer A/C, Summer B, Fall, Spring

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Graduate Platform Orientation

PLATFORM ORIENTATION IS DELIVERED VIRTUALLY

Platform is an online orientation program that is uniquely created for Graduate Students. Whether students are coming internationally or an alum of the University, the graduate student experience is filled with different challenges. Platform is designed to support students in their journey to becoming successful in their field of study and has developed various resources to help in your venture.

Admit Type: Graduate Student
Summer A/C, Summer B, Fall, Spring

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Voyages International Pre-Arrival Orientation

VOYAGES ORIENTATION IS DELIVERED VIRTUALLY

Voyages is an online pre-arrival orientation program that is specific for international students of all admit levels. Voyages assists with travel planning and preparation, understanding of academics at UF, and help students begin exploring everything that makes UF and Gainesville, FL such a great place to live and learn.

Admit Type: All International Students
Summer A/C, Summer B, Fall, Spring

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Family Preview Orientation

The Family Preview program runs parallel to the new student and transfer Preview programs and is designed to assist new families understand the Gator Student Experience. Family Preview will introduce families to services, resources, and opportunities offered by the University of Florida.

Admit Type: Freshman & Transfer
Summer A/C, Summer B, Fall, Innovation Academy & Pathways to Campus Enrollment (PaCE)

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Gator First-Year Experience

Transitioning to a new place can be filled with many emotions! New Student & Family Programs, in collaboration with various campus departments and academic areas, strives to support you inside and outside of the classroom. There are many milestones in your first year; below are just some of the events that you will want to mark on your calendar.

First Year Florida

Jump-start your Gator experience and register for First Year Florida, UF’s signature transition course.
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Family Weekend

Join us to celebrate Always Orange, Forever Blue, the place to be for Gator families to be this fall!
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Great Gator Welcome

Meet new people, get connected to the Gator student experience, explore campus, and have some fun!
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Virtual Student Union

Your digital hub for need-to-know resources, programs, services, and student events in one place.

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