As a new student, you’ll need a UF identification number (UFID) to perform many necessary functions.


UF Exchange is the email service for our university and is the best way to stay in contact with your professors, advisors, and others who are here to help you stay organized.


Every new UF student is required to show proof of having health insurance and certain immunizations before getting to campus.


UF requires newly admitted students enrolled at least half-time in a degree-seeking program to have health insurance that meets certain requirements.

EITHER submit current health insurance information via the online waiver system at OR do nothing and be auto-enrolled in and billed for the UF-sponsored plan.

LEARN MORE: Gator Grad Care or UF Health Compliance Office

For those who will begin work upon arriving to Gainesville, you will need to fill out the appropriate paperwork. Talk more with your supervisor or advisor about what you will need to complete.
There is a lot to do before arriving in the US. Let us help! Explore the online orientation, Voyages, which is created for incoming international students. This program will guide you through your immigration documents and provides additional advice geared towards international students.


There are many convenient methods to get to campus in time for school or work. Whether you prefer to drive, take the bus, ride your bike or a scooter, Transportation & Parking Services can help.


Be aware of the start of classes, add/drop periods, and important dates.