Update: Due to lingering COVID-19, we are switching to the Virtual Junior Preview format for fall 2021. SURF will remain as an on-campus program in the UF Residence Halls for Summer 2022. The application deadline is now extended; however, faculty and department review begins September 27. Students who attend Virtual Junior Preview will continue to have increased opportunity for SURF offers & Ph.D. admission, APPLY NOW!
Junior Preview is a prospective Ph.D. student recruiting campus visit program hosted across all engineering departments at the University of Florida by the Office of Graduate Recruitment and Undergraduate Research and volunteers from Engineering Graduate Student Council, GradNSBE, GradSHPE, and GradSWE.
Students applying for a fall 2023 engineering Ph.D. degree at the University of Florida will be considered for the Virtual Junior Preview. Students must submit a brief application, unofficial transcripts, resume, statement of Ph.D. interest to UF, and optional letters of recommendation for consideration. The Junior Preview provides the opportunity for a select group of prospective engineering Ph.D. students to have an early visit to campus. Time is spent visiting an engineering department of interest, meeting current graduate students, talking to faculty, participating in social events, and virtually seeing the campus and Gainesville.