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Family
Orientation

Supporting Gators Together

The University of Florida is excited to welcome the families of our newest Gators to its thriving community. Family transition experiences will help you successfully prepare for your student’s college transition. While Family Preview is optional, all family members of UF students are encouraged to participate in Preview.

First, there is Family Preview, a highly-encouraged, robust virtual program, focused on providing students the core resources to start their Gator journey. Then students and families will be invited to participate in Gator Nation Visit Days (GNV Days), an optional one-day in-person transition program to help students and families get connected and learn about all the campus has to offer.


Family Preview

Family Preview will consist of helpful presentations, documents, and videos, presented in a chronological format through Canvas, UF’s e-learning platform. Participants have the opportunity to attend a live webinar session with University of Florida professionals who are equipped to answer specialized questions regarding topics such as housing, dining, academic advising, and more. The goal of virtual Family Preview is to provide family members with abbreviated information relevant to their first-year student’s UF experience. Family Preview introduces family members to services that will support their student’s educational and personal goals.

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Register?

Family Members will
register as a part of the
student registration.

STUDENT REGISTRATION SYSTEM



Supplemental Information

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. Which is why our virtual Family Preview program is supplemented by Gator Parent & Family Association connection opportunities. 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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Newsletter

Monthly newsletter for parents and families to stay in the loop with all of campus happenings.
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Facebook Groups

Grad Year based forums to answer questions, give tips, highlight news, and encourage others.
Learn More


Frequently Asked Questions

Please click on one of the following questions below to see if we might be able to answer your question regarding Preview.

Family Preview consists of 4 live webinars (Live Chats) that take place during the same week as your student’s Preview. Live Chats will be held Monday – Thursday between the hours of 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Registered family members will receive access to their Family Preview Learning Module the Friday before their student’s scheduled Preview.
Family Preview consists of 4 live webinars (Live Chats) that take place during the same week as your student’s Preview. Live Chats will be held Monday – Thursday between the hours of 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Registered family members will receive access to their Family Preview Learning Module the Friday before their student’s scheduled Preview.
Family Preview costs $35 per family.
Students should add Family Members to their existing Preview registration.
Once registered, you will receive emails (to the email listed during registration) with all updates and ways to participate.
Most information can be viewed using a standard web browser. Using reliable internet connections is recommended.

Live Chats will take place using Zoom Software. Click Here to view information about Zoom.

Each participant’s audio and video will be intentionally disabled during the Zoom sessions to limit possible distractions.

Due to limited spaces in each session, we strongly encourage attending virtual Preview with your student. If you would like to request to attend a different session than your student, please email IHaveAGator@ufl.edu. Please note that requesting a different session is not guaranteed, as space is limited.
Virtual Family Preview is designed to be as similar as possible to our traditional in-person sessions. Content should be reviewed during or prior to your scheduled session and can be completed at your own pace. Additionally, there will be Live Chat sessions designed to answer all questions and engage with UF faculty and staff.
We will send a checklist via email prior to your session for ways to prepare.

Gator Nation
Visit Days

REGISTRATION COMING APRIL 2021

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