The UF Graduate School coordinates Fall and Spring orientation activities to provide new graduate students with a summary of what to expect from your academic experience at the University of Florida and your personal life in Gainesville. Updated: December 13, 2018.




New Graduate Student Orientation - Friday, January 4, 2019

Located in the Carleton Auditorium


New Graduate Student Orientation will include an overview of graduate education at UF, international student orientation, and two brief information sessions by student organizations.

Please register for our orientation via Eventbrite.




Graduate School Welcome - 9:00 - 9:45 AM

Information sessions by student organizations (GSC & OGAP) - 9:45 - 10:20 AM

Break - 10:20 - 10:30 AM

International Student Orientation (with the International Center and Counseling & Wellness Center) - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM



 Teaching Assistant Orientation - held each Fall semester

TA orientation will cover the formal requirements of being a Teaching Assistant at the University of Florida, with presentations on a variety of topics, including confidentiality of student records, classroom challenges and accommodations, and sexual harassment prevention. 

 TA Orientation Program from Fall 2018




Online Tools

Orientation to Academic Life

In addition to our in-person orientation activities, you can get acquainted with academic life and campus structure at UF through our new orientation webpages, organized by topic. You can learn more about:


Additional Resources

  • If you are an international student, the online orientation called Voyages provides information on visa requirements, housing, banking, local shopping and more.
  • If you have questions about student life and related campus organizations to facilitate your transition to UF prior to your arrival to Gainesville, visit the Graduate Online Orientation website.
  • If you have questions about satisfactory progress, your advisor, and milestones for meeting your program’s academic requirements, your graduate program can provide essential transition and orientation information for you as well. 


Congratulations again on your acceptance to UF! We look forward to working with you throughout your graduate career and hope you have a smooth transition into your graduate program.