First Year Florida is offered every Summer B, Fall and Spring Semester. There are a variety of First Year Florida sections offered. Depending on your interests and your needs, there are a variety of options for you. Below are some examples:

  • Out of State: This section is for out-of-state Gators only. Learn not only about UF but also about Gainesville and what it means to be a Floridian while meeting and interacting with other out-of-state Gators.
  • Exploratory: This section is designed to assist student that are exploring a major or undecided.
  • First-Generation: This section is for students who are the first to attend college in their family. Special attention will be given to answering questions about different policies and procedures that students new to the college experience may have.
  • On-Campus Housing: These sections are designed so students can take classes where they live. They will have the opportunity to interact with the housing staff and other students living in their Residence Halls.
  • Online: This section is designed for University of Florida Online students. Utilizing interactive modules, videos and discussion boards, online students will learn how to utilize the University of Florida’s resources regardless of where they are located.
  • ACCESS: This section is designed for designed for Gators with disabilities to aid in a successful transition to the University of Florida. The Instructor and Peer Leader will connect students to the best resources for students with disabilities.
  • Fast Forward: This 8-week, hands-on section is designed specifically to connect first year students to UF by discussing your strengths, reviewing campus involvement, pairing you with a faculty/staff mentor and more.
  • Transfer: This section is designed for those student that have enrolled at a higher education intuition before coming the university of Florida and after completing high school.
  • PaCE: This section is designed for students in the PaCE program. The Instructor and Peer Leader will connect students to the best resources for PaCE students.
  • MFOS: This section is designed for students in the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars program. The Instructor and Peer Leader will connect students to the best resources for MFOS students.
  • PROMISE: This section is designed for students in the PROMISE program. The Instructor and Peer Leader will connect students to the best resources for PROMISE students.
  • Major/College Specific: There are a variety of sections that are offered based on your college/major. This includes a section for the college of Health & Human Performance and Pre-Pharmacy.

For time and locations, please visit the Schedule of Courses.

SPRING 2020

  • Fast Forward: This 8-week, hands-on section is designed specifically to connect first year students to UF by discussing your strengths, reviewing campus involvement, pairing you with a faculty/staff mentor and more.
  • MFOS: This section is designed for students in the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars program. The Instructor and Peer Leader will connect students to the best resources for MFOS students.
  • Innovation Academy: This section is designed for students in the Innovation Academy program. The Instructor and Peer Leader will connect students to the best resources for IA students.