Family Preview

The University of Florida is excited to welcome our families of the Class of 2024 to its thriving community. By participating in Family Preview, UF’s official orientation experience for families, we will help you successfully prepare for your student’s college transition. All family members of UF students are encouraged to participate in Preview.

In response to global health concerns, all Preview sessions for the 2020 summer are being held virtually. Family Preview will consist of helpful presentations, documents, and videos, presented in a chronological format through Canvas, UF’s e-learning platform. Participants have the opportunity to attend up to two live webinar sessions with University of Florida professionals who are equipped to answer specialized questions regarding topics such as housing, dining, academic advising, and more. Supplemental information will be provided through the Gator Parent & Family Association’s Family Blog and Chomp Chats podcast.

The goal of virtual Family Preview is to provide family members with abbreviated information relevant to their first-year student’s UF experience. Family Preview introduces family members to services which will support their student’s educational and personal goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Family Preview will occur during the same dates that your student is attending virtual Preview.
Only students should attend the student version of Preview. Families are allowed one registration per student. Please note that multiple family members can log on together to access the Family Preview content.
There is no cost associated for Family Preview; however, student Preview costs $35.
Students can register at Families will receive an email approximately 3 weeks prior to their student’s Preview session dates to register for Family Preview. Family members may also register by clicking “Register Now” below.
Once registered, you will receive emails with the email you registered with, on all updates and ways to participate.
Most information can be viewed using a standard web browser. Using reliable internet connections is recommended.

Live chats will take place using Zoom Software. Click Here to view information about Zoom.

Each participant’s audio and video will be intentionally disabled during the Zoom sessions to limit possible distractions.

Due to limited spaces in each session, we strongly encourage attending virtual Preview with your student. If you would like to request to attend a different session than your student, please email Please note that requesting a different session is not guaranteed, as space is limited.
Virtual Family Preview is designed to be as similar as possible to our traditional in-person sessions. Content should be reviewed during or prior to your scheduled session and can be completed at your own pace. Additionally, there will be two live chat sessions designed to answer all questions and engage with UF faculty and staff.
We will send a checklist via email prior to your session for ways to prepare.
As a family member that means you are a Gator Too! The Division of Student Affairs’ invites you to become a Gator Too Member and play an important role in shaping the future of the University of Florida and The Gator Nation®. How? Gator Too Membership strengthens the University of Florida, making a direct impact on the lives of UF students, helping UF in its Rise to 5! This $40, single member, $60 joint annual membership gives family members the fullest UF experience possible with special access to campus resources AND local and national perks including:

  • One-year membership to the UF Alumni Association,
  • Proud Gator Family Magnet,
  • Early event registration and more!

Click Here to Join Now!