Complete these nine steps for an easy transition to UF

  1. Your UFID
    You received your University of Florida Identification Number (UFID) when you submitted your application. Your UFID appears on all university records and transactions instead of your social security number.Your UFID number appears on your Gator1 ID card along with your picture and will identify you and verify your UF student status. Carry you Gator1 Card with you everywhere; it is your entry to most UF facilities and events.
  2. Create a GatorLink Account
    GatorLink provides your computer identity at the university and access to a variety of FREE campus computing services such as email (""). Create a Gatorlink Account
  3. Make Your Admission Official
    Your admission is valid only for a specific term, college and major. Admission is conditional until UF receives your final transcripts and validates successful completion of all conditions noted in your admission letter. Notify the Office of Admissions of any changes in the coursework you planned to complete before enrolling at UF. Any changes from what you indicated on your application could affect your admission.
  4. Apply for Campus Housing
    If you have not completed arrangements for campus housing, contact the Department of Housing and Residence Education immediately.
  5. Attend Transfer Orientation
    You will receive an appointment for orientation, academic advising and registration. All new transfer students must attend a one-day orientation to discuss academic requirements, receive academic advising from your college adviser and register for your courses. If you cannot attend, you must contact the Dean of Students Office at (352) 392-8396.
  6. Required Immunizations
    UF requires all new students to show proof of immunizations prior to attending UF Preview/orientation. In order to register for classes, students must submit a completed UF Mandatory Immunization Health History form . NOTE: If needed, these immunizations may be obtained from the Student Health Care Center on the UF campus in Gainesville.
  7. Proof of Insurance
    All domestic students and international students who are enrolled at least half time in a degree-seeking program are required to provide proof of health insurance that meets or exceeds UF's guidelines or they will be automatically enrolled in the default student insurance plan. More information
  8. Explore Financial Aid
    All questions regarding financial assistance such as need-based scholarships, grants, loans and work-study should be directed to the Office of Student Financial Affairs.
  9. Send UF Your Transcripts
    You must make arrangements to send your final transcripts to the Office of Admissions, P. O. Box 114000, Gainesville, FL 32611-4000.

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