Please click on one of the following questions below to see if we might be able to answer your question regarding Preview.

In response to global health concerns, all Preview sessions for the 2020 summer are being held virtually. Students will complete components of the program through Canvas, UF’s e-learning platform, as well as meet with their advisor and small group via Zoom video/phone conferencing.
Students are being asked to sign up for specific session in order to facilitate the advising and course registration process. Even though our session will be virtual, there will be times in which you need to be present for live Zoom video conferences or phone calls.
In accordance with Florida State Statute, students are charged an orientation fee of $35.
When you make your reservation for orientation, you will have the option to pay with a credit card. Credit card is our preferred method of payment. If you choose to pay with check or money order, please make sure to print out a copy of the reservation and mail your payment to the address below. Please make sure to include your name (student first and last) and UFID on the check or money order. Personal checks or money orders can be made out to “The University of Florida”
Please send your check or money order to:
New Student and Family Programs
PO Box 114075
Gainesville, FL 32611-4075
Yes, all new students are required to complete orientation. Through orientation, students will meet with an academic advisor, have the opportunity to register for classes, and learn how to be a successful Gator in and out of the classroom.
Family members are an important role in the transition of their student. With Preview being held virtually, our family members will also be able to learn about UF and engage with our campus partners. Though there will not be a formal program, we will have a series of videos posted online about academics, financial aid, housing and more. Additionally, we will host live Q&A sessions, send out regular newsletters, and have a regular podcast series specifically designed for family members.
No. Academic advising appointments and other sessions held virtually are designed specifically for students. Family members who try to sit in an individual student’s session will be asked to leave.
In the event of a conflict with a session for which you have a registered, please log into your reservation to change your session date. Please note we will not be able to place you in a session that has closed or is filled to capacity so please make sure to register for a session you are able to attend. You can click on “Register” on the main orientation menu to view changes to your registration.
Yes, your immunization paperwork should be submitted prior to your virtual session date. Immunization paperwork can be found on the Health Compliance website (https://healthcompliance.shcc.ufl.edu/immunization-requirement/immunizations/). If you are concerned about not being able to submit your immunization paperwork on time, please e-mail our office at newstudentinfo@dso.ufl.edu.
Please click on the “Register” link and log back into the registration website to see if your payment has been processed. If you did not pay online and it has been more than 15 working days since you mailed your check and it has not been processed, please check with your bank to see if the check has cleared. If the check has cleared and we have not processed it, email us at newstudentinfo@dso.ufl.edu. Include your name, UFID, check number and name on the check or money order
Once a student registers for Preview he or she is then responsible for paying the cost in full. Refunds are available for registration cancellations at least five (5) working days prior to a session.
If you require special accommodations for orientation, please specify this on your registration. If you were unable to report this please feel free to email newstudentinfo@dso.ufl.edu. We will do our best to assist all accommodations.
If your question wasn’t answered, please feel free to reach out to us. Many of the University’s staff is currently working remotely, away from campus. Because of this, e-mailing your questions to newstudentinfo@dso.ufl.edu is the most efficient way to reach us.