New Students

New Students

Welcome to the Gator Engineering community!

Congratulations on your acceptance into Gator Engineering! We wish you a warm welcome, and look forward to furthering your success as a Gator. Below you will find helpful information on getting started, and you will also find a little about what we think makes Gator Engineering so unique! Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

New Student Resources

Preview Prep

Get a head start on your career as a Gator Engineer. Discover opportunities, meet your advisor, and chat with our Engineering Preview Peer Leaders as you chart your course for fall and beyond. Most importantly, you will be well-prepared.

New Student FAQ’s

Check out answers to commonly asked questions for our new Gator Engineers.

Need more information?

First Year students can reach us at:

Transfer students should contact their major department:

All other undergraduate students: Contact us.

Summer Bridge Programs for Incoming Students

The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering Office of Student Affairs offers a variety of undergraduate support programs for our students through our Office of Student Transition and Retention, or STAR office, including our Freshman Summer Bridge Programs.

First Year Advising Program

Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering advisors will help you plan your academic program of study, explore majors and develop your professional goals, and are continually developing new strategies that contribute to the success of our Gator Engineers and the UF community.

Excelerate Program

Excelerate is a limited enrollment program that recognizes talented students and provides them an opportunity to accelerate completion of their engineering degree. Students take six weeks of Calculus I and either a general education or engineering design course in Summer B of their first year. This allows students to begin the Fall of their first year with Calculus II. Students are able to make a smoother transition to College by getting acclimated to campus resources and class rigor during the summer.

Engineering Peer Advisors

If you have questions about what courses to take in your first semester at UF, our Undergraduate Catalog has a suggested plan for each major in the College on Engineering. Regardless of major, most Gator Engineers are required to take similar critical tracking courses in their first 4 semesters. To see a suggested schedule for first year students, please look over the Exploring Engineering Studies plan in our Exploring Engineering Undergraduate Catalog

Attributes of a Gator Engineer

Gator Engineers are Creative, Leaders, have Integrity, strive for Professional Excellence and Service the Global Community. These attributes embody the college’s hopes of all students and faculty, and they make Gator Engineers well sought-after by top employers and graduate schools.

Connect with Gator Engineering

Gator Engineering students are connected to our alumni, employers, and to each other. Follow Gator Engineering on FacebookTwitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and find out more about the college through the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering website.

What is Gator Engineering?

Gator Engineering is the oldest and largest college of engineering in the state of Florida. Watch our videos highlighting the college and each of our departments.

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Our diverse campus is filled with opportunities for curricular and extracurricular activities, and offers a wide variety of support services for students while at the University of Florida.