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International Student
Pre-Arrival Information

Congratulations and Welcome to UF!

Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of Florida! The University of Florida is excited to welcome you to its thriving community. We are excited for you to be a part of our community and want to make sure that you have all the information to plan your journey to UF and Gainesville.

To assist with your transition the University of Florida has compiled some essential pre-arrival information here. The International student Pre-Arrival Information assists with your travel planning and preparation, your understanding of academics at UF, and help you begin exploring everything that makes UF and Gainesville such a great place to live and learn.

To ensure that you have reached the right place please be sure to check your UFL email for specific instructions on how to register for Links Online Orientation. If you were admitted to the PaCE program you should visit the First Year Page for more information about your transition.

International Student Pre-Arrival Information

The transition to the University of Florida and to the United States can seem very daunting. The International Student Pre-Arrival Information allows students to begin the process smoothly. More information is coming soon!

If you have questions at any time during the completion of your Voyages modules, please feel free to contact the Center for New Student, Parent, & Family Engagement at or by phone at 352-392-8396.

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Campus Resources

Our team in New Student & Family Programs is here to assist you with your pre-arrival planning both now and throughout your time at UF.

For questions about your visa paperwork or your immigration status, you should contact the University of Florida International Center (UFIC).  The UFIC’s department of International Student Services can assist you with the immigration process and will also be who you check-in once you arrive in Gainesville.

For information on our on-campus orientation programs please visit your specific orientation page:

First-Year Preview

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Transfer Preview

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Graduate School Orientation

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