Freshman orientation is the first step in helping you transition from high school to college.

Before you move to Gainesville - June if you will enroll in the fall, November if you will enroll in the spring, and May if you will enroll in the Summer B term - you will be invited to come to campus for Preview, the mandatory orientation program for all new students.

Preview is designed to acquaint you with university resources. We know that coming to college is a big step. It helps to have some time to get to know your way around campus.

Staff will orient you to campus landmarks and buildings. You also will be introduced to university protocols - the do's and don'ts of freshman life - academic, institutional and social. In no time at all, you will become a part of and take pride in the UF community.

One of the most exciting aspects of Preview is registering for your first term. You will receive a personal academic advising session before you register, where you will learn about academic requirements and the procedures for registration.

Preview will provide orientation materials such as the schedule of courses and an undergraduate advising manual, meals for one day, and academic advising. Detailed information will be mailed to you as your entry to UF approaches.

Before you arrive on campus, explore the Preview site for information and resources that will ensure you are prepared.

Preview Orientation


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