The transition to college life can be both an exciting and challenging time. Your new student transition experience will help you successfully prepare for your college transition. Together, we will take the University of Florida to new heights.
First, there is Preview, a required, robust virtual program, focused on providing you the core resources to start your Gator journey. Then you will be invited to participate in Gator Nation Visit Days (GNV Days), an optional one-day in-person transition program to help you get connected and learn about all the campus has to offer.
Students & Families will register for a 1-day session in May or June. Each session will consist of live Zoom meetings that engage incoming students with their peers, an academic advisor, and help them register for classes. Students should be available from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. PM EDT for their Preview date. Family Preview will take place during the week of their students’ session and have live and recorded options for families to engage and ask questions.
Ensure that you have your active GatorLink username and password – for assistance, please visit gatorlink.ufl.edu.
Note: if you are setting up your GatorLink account for the first time, you may have to wait 1-business day before being able to register for Preview.
Log into the registration system via the Preview registration system.
Select an available session that best fits your schedule.
Pay your Preview costs with a major credit card through our online registration system – cash payments will not be accepted.
Review your registration confirmation which will be emailed to you once all Preview costs are paid in full and prior to your Preview session.
For your Preview you will need access to the internet in order to register for classes. Computer access is ideal, but smartphones will often times work.
Once you log in to the registration system you will be provided with different dates based on your individual admissions decision; you will be given a variety of dates to choose from.
|ADMIT TYPE & TERM||PROGRAM LENGTH||DATE(S)|
|Freshman Summer B 2021||One Day||May – June | Various Dates|
|Freshman Fall 2021||One Day||May – June | Various Dates|
|Freshman PaCE 2021||One Day||May – June | Various Dates|
|HS/AA Admits 2021||Two Day||June | Various Dates|
|Freshman Spring 2022 (IA)||One Day||May – June | Various Dates|
Please click on one of the following questions below to see if we might be able to answer your question regarding Preview.
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.
Virtual chats, hosted by UF Online, exclusively for new PaCE admits to assist in answering questions about PaCE.
Jump-start your Gator experience and register for First Year Florida, UF’s signature first-year experience course.
A formal invitation will be sent to you later in the summer to attend your official welcome to the UF community of scholars.