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 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.
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.
Interactive Podcast series designed for conversations to enhance the Gator Family Experience.
Monthly newsletter for parents and families to stay in the loop with all of campus happenings.
Please click on one of the following questions below to see if we might be able to answer your question regarding Preview.
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.