At the University of Florida, our Gators have countless opportunities to challenge themselves both academically and socially while engaging in a community of higher learning. In order to assist students with their transition, UF’s New Student and Family Programs office selects approximately 40 – 50 undergraduate students to serve as the official University of Florida Orientation Leaders, better known as Preview Staffers. Through a semester of training, these students become experts in academic advising, student involvement, and community expectations. They take on the responsibility of representing the Gator Nation and starting the tradition for over 7,000 new students and 10,000 family members.
Becoming a Preview Staffer is a unique honor and a rewarding opportunity for personal and professional growth. Staffers fulfill the mission of New Student & Family Programs and the Division of Student Life through their strong commitment to assisting new students and families in their transition to the University of Florida. Since 1974, Preview Staffers have served as peer advisors, resources, and role models for Preview students and families. Through all training opportunities, the Preview Staff is responsible for a specific body of knowledge about the university and must be both interested and skillful in sharing this knowledge with orientation participants. Hundreds of qualified students apply each year and we hope that you take on this challenge.
Please click the topics below to find out more information about each part of the 2023 Preview Staff Selection Process.
Click the links below to learn about a few of our previous staffs.