This checklist contains all important tasks that should be completed prior to attending PaCE Preview. There are also a couple of extra steps for those overachievers looking to get ahead start after their PaCE Preview.


Click the boxes below to learn more about the steps to becoming a Gator.

As a new student, you will need a UF identification number (UFID) to perform many necessary functions. You may locate your UFID by clicking on the inverted arrow next to your name on your application status page. Please log in using your Coalition user name and password.


A few days after you are admitted you will receive an automated email that will prompt you to create your Gator digital identity. This account name is public and is used as your access to most UF information systems as well as will become your UF email address. You only get one opportunity, so make it count.

ACTIVATE: Link sent via email

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.


Financial aid is awarded on a first come, first served basis. The priority deadline was December 15th. If you have not applied yet, apply as early as possible to be considered for the most and best aid available.



Mail your signed PaCE contract and $200 tuition deposit in the form of a check or money order postmarked by May 1. This deposit is nonrefundable and will be applied to your UF account.

The UF Office of Admissions
PO Box 114000
Gainesville, FL 32611-4000

Preview is your official orientation to UF and is the first tradition of every Gator. It is an on campus experience that introduces students to academic, social and community opportunities. This is when students will register for their classes. Registration details will be sent periodically starting in late February 2018.

REGISTER: Preview Registration


Off Campus Life (OCL) assists students with their off campus housing search and transition to living in the Gainesville community.


CALL: (352) 392-1207

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


LEARN MORE: (352) 294-2925

To streamline your Preview experience and obtain your Gator 1 card, upload a clear head/shoulders photo of yourself at least 48 hours before arriving Preview at the Gator 1 Preview Express website. Your Gator 1 card is your official campus photo ID that allows you
access to many campus services.


LEARN MORE: (352) 392-8343

Send final high school and/or college transcripts before July 31. Your school may not automatically do this.

The UF Office of Admissions
PO Box 114000
Gainesville, FL 32611-4000

There is more to your first year than meets the eye.  While Preview will help you hit the ground running there is more to accomplish.  From academics to social events take time to explore what the New Student and Family Programs team does to ensure that you make UF your home.

LEARN MORE: Transition Programs

The academic transition can be filled with questions .  While Preview will help you answer many of your questions it might be helpful to learn more about the academic process. The Academic Achievement Center is the hub for Freshman in their transition to the academic journey.