Office of Student Transition and Retention

Promoting Student Success!

The Office of Student Transition and Retention (STAR) is a unit within the UF Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering.  The STAR office sponsors K-12 and first-year student transition programming to promote student interest, persistence and graduation in engineering.  

Our Vision:

UF Students have the potential for success in their pursuit of the engineering degree and will remain motivated to do so provided the proper support system. The STAR office aims to empower the UF engineering student by assisting them in developing the academic, personal and professional development skills needed to successfully navigate through their first year of college, and persist in the major until graduation.

Our Mission:

  • To increase interest in the field of engineering among K-12 students through educational field trips and experiential learning activities.
  • To reduce student attrition from the major through programs and initiatives that support successful transition into the University and retention within the College.
  • To foster and sustain a college learning environment that promotes the holistic growth and development of all students, irrespective of race, ethnicity, religious background, age, sexual orientation or mental/physical abilities.

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