At UF, You Can Expect to Connect with Students
- You Can Expect the Best
- You Can Expect a Supportive Network
- You Can Expect Ambassadors to Make Great Things Happen
- You Can Expect Quality Education at an Affordable Cost
- You Can Expect Cultural Enrichment
- You Can Expect Achievement
Gator For A Day
Hosted and administered by the Admissions Volunteer Ambassadors, Gator For A day gives high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to experience what it is like to be a student at the University of Florida.
Students will be given the opportunity to sit in on classes, learn about our numerous campus organizations and activities, and explore the many things that our campus has to offer. This enriching experience allows students to gain insight on why it is truly "Great to be a Florida Gator!"
Shadowing is offered Monday-Friday during the fall and spring semesters, excluding university holidays. To participate in Gator For A Day, students must have a 3.7 unweighted GPA or higher and complete and return the following forms below three weeks prior to the intended visits.
Students and counselors should fax their completed forms to the
Univeristy of Florida Office of Admissions 201 Criser Hall POBox 114000 Gainesville, FL 32611 Ph: 352-392-1365 Fax: 352-392-2115
Thank you for your interest in Gator for a Day! Due to a high volume of applicants, Gator for a Day spots have been filled for the 2012-2013 school year. Applications for Gator for a Day will be available again beginning fall 2013. If you are interested in visiting campus before this time, we encourage you to sign up for one of our student-led campus tours. Sign up for a tour.
The UF Experience Excursion
The Outreach Ambassador Program conducts on-campus UF Experience Excursions to select groups that visit the University of Florida. Excursions can consist of student panel discussions, an opportunity to explore our beautiful campus and one-on-one discussion about the life of a UF Gator student.For more information on how to schedule your excursion, email the OAP Advisor or the Outreach Ambassadors Program.
About Our Student Ambassadors
The Office of Admissions' student ambassadors assist in the promotion of the University of Florida to prospective students and their families. They collaborate with staff in developing student recruitment efforts, conduct informational presentations, campus explorations visits, panel discussions, phone-a-thons, online chat sessions, community service and regional, local and hometown high school visits across the nation. Ambassadors can develop leadership, communication, marketing and event planning skills as student recruiters.
Recruitment programs invite prospective applicants to visit campus, where they meet with admission officers, academic advisers and financial aid counselors to determine how UF's tremendous academic resources can help them achieve their academic dreams.Admissions Volunteer Ambassadors
Admissions Volunteer Ambassadors (AVA) are selected through an application and interview process and act as official representatives of the Office of Admissions. They serve prospective and current students at the University of Florida and the UF community through recruitment efforts, admissions support, and campus and community representation.How to Apply to Become a Volunteer Ambassador
If you are a current UF student who is interested in serving as an AVA, you must have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and be in good standing with the university. Our application and interview take place in the spring of each year. Interested students should complete and return the AVA Application to 201 Criser Hall by the deadline.
For more information about AVA and their services, email Admissions Volunteer Ambassadors.How to Apply to be a Gator For A Day Ambassador
Want to share your enthusiasm for UF with others? This is an exciting opportunity to allow prospective high school juniors and seniors from all parts of the country shadow you for a day on campus and see the life of a UF Gator. You will be an ambassador for your University and the Office of Admissions. The requirements are a 3.0 cumulative GPA, no academic and/or disciplinary probations and a passion for UF. Interested students should complete and return the Gator For A Day Ambassador Application to 201 Criser Hall by Friday, April 12, 2013, by 5:00 pm. Selected applicants will be notified by phone and/or email of interviews.
For more information about this opportunity, email Admissions Volunteer Ambassadors.Outreach Ambassadors Program
The Outreach Ambassador Program (OAP) is committed to increasing diversity at University of Florida. OAP maintains lasting relationships with regional-hometown high schools, serve as aliaison for the younger student community, and provide information to future Gators around the nation. They also conduct informational presentations, provide the UF on-campus experience excursions and other outreach efforts to inform high school students what college life is really about.
For more information about OAP, email the Outreach Ambassadors Program.