First Year Transition Programs

 ¡ADELANTE!

ADELANTE is a two-day early arrival program during the summer that focuses on the successful high school to college transition of incoming Hispanic-Latinx students. The program’s emphasis is on academic success, community building, personal and professional development, and networking with peers, faculty, staff, and alumni from across campus.

APIA Early Arrival Initiative

The APIA Affairs Early Arrival Initiative is a two-day initiative from August 15-16 for incoming UF students who have self-identify as Asian Pacific Islander Desi. Through community, departmental, and faculty partnerships, students will have the opportunity to network with the APID/A community within the UF and Gainesville area. The program is intended to help students begin to find a sense of belonging at UF and equips them with knowledge of campus resources necessary for their academic and personal success.

PAACT

PAACT (Pledging to Advance Academic Capacity Together) is a three-day program that focuses on the successful transition of incoming Black first-year students. The program’s emphasis is on academic success, community building, personal and professional development, and networking with peers, faculty, staff, and alumni. The PAACT program was initiated in 1998, and has been known for the caliber of student leaders that not only succeed in the program, but also succeed at the university level and beyond. As a student in the PAACT Program, you will have an opportunity to learn about university resources first hand and gain guidance and advice from faculty, alumni, current students, and career professionals. The goal of the PAACT program is to ensure that students arrive and thrive as they enter the University of Florida.