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Outreach Recruiting Programs

Programs for Middle and High School Students

Throughout the year, the Office of Admissions encourages middle and high school students and their parents to visit campus and talk with admissions counselors. We sponsor these events to help prospective students determine how UF's tremendous academic resources can help them reach their potential and achieve their dreams. Each event is an excellent way to plan admission to the university.

Annual Recruitment Conference

Our annual Student Recruitment Conference invites students (grades 8 -11) and an adult guest of their choice to the University of Florida campus for a comprehensive overview of the admissions process, a taste of campus life, and access to academic guidance and opportunities. This experience provides students with the opportunity to speak directly with current students and faculty, as well as college and department personnel.

UF Shadow Days

This program gives high school juniors and seniors the "Gator for a day" experience when they shadow current UF students to class and around campus. This allows these scholars to learn about educational opportunities and student life at the university. Shadow Day lets you experience for yourself what it is like to be a college student here at UF. You have the opportunity to attend UF classes and see all of campus, including UF's Welcome Center, residence halls, the bookstore, dining halls, the O'Connell Center and the "Swamp." Campus clubs and organizations provide entertainment for our participants, showcasing their skills and talents.

Learn More About Being A Gator For A Day

Community Outreach

The UF Office of Admissions is committed to providing students and families the information on how to access higher education. The Community Outreach Program is designed to introduce and connect area students, parents and local community leaders to the necessary tools and resources available in the surrounding community and at the University of Florida that guide students to college. The Office of Admissions will provide groups presentations that focus on the college search and admission process. Our student ambassadors are also available and can provide presentations on the UF experience, student life and more. They will give you a real world view of how students balance and maintain academic, leadership and professional success towards their degree and career. If would like to learn more about this program, please contact the Office of Admissions, Outreach at 352-392-9960 or email freshman@ufl.edu

Admitted Students

  • Destination Gainesville/Destination UF
  • This invite only reception is designed for newly admitted high school students. As you are welcomed to the Gator Nation, you will have a chance to meet other newly admitted students from your area, local alumni, current UF students and UF faculty and staff. This is your opportunity to ask questions and ensure that your transition into Gainesville and becoming a Gator is a smooth one. Receptions are held in 4-12 cities in the United States.

  • Admissions Ambassadors

    The Office of Admissions student ambassadors assist in the promotion of the University of Florida to prospective students and their families. They collaborate with staff in developing student recruitment efforts, conduct informational presentations, campus explorations visits, panel discussions, phone-a-thons, online chat sessions, community service and regional, local and hometown high school visits across the nation.

    Ambassadors can develop leadership, communication, marketing and event planning skills as student recruiters. If you are interested in our ambassador services or in becoming an ambassador, connect today!