Admission → Orientations

Orientations for new graduate students take place at the start of fall and spring semesters every academic year to acquaint you with UF personnel, services, policies and procedures as a newcomer to the University of Florida. Graduate students admitted for summer semesters are to attend fall orientation.

Fall 2014 New Graduate Student Orientation
Monday, August 18, 2014 (9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

9 a.m to 10 a.m.
Graduate School Welcome
Classrooms located near Reitz Union

10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Required International Student Orientation
Classrooms located near Reitz Union

10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Resource Fair
Grand Ballroom, Second Floor, Reitz Union

10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Informational Sessions
Auditorium, Second Floor, Reitz Union

10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Campus Tours
Led by Graduate Student Council volunteers
Circular Breezeway, Ground Floor, Reitz Union

Lunch available throughout the day at the Food Court, First Floor, Reitz Union

Note: Due to space limitations resulting from the renovation of the Reitz Union, the Graduate School Welcome and International Student Orientation will be streamed live to selected classrooms near the Reitz Union via video projector. Registration for New Graduate Student Orientation is highly recommended; there will be very limited seating available during the 9:00 and 10:15 sessions for students who do not preregister. The registration form will be available shortly.

Students who register for orientation will be assigned a room after completing our registration survey. Click here to register online: Register for Orientation

If you require special accommodations or have any questions, please e-mail

Fall 2014 New Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Fall 2014 SPEAK Test for International Graduate Teaching Assistants
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
4:30 p.m.
1317 Turlington Hall

Many departments and colleges also hold their own orientations for their new graduate students. Please contact yours to find out dates and times by clicking on this link: Department and Program Contacts

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For presentations, handouts, video and other materials from past orientations, please click on this link:

Orientation Archives




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