Office of Student Transition and Retention

Office of Student Transition and Retention

As a unit of the UF Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering (HWCOE), the Office of Student Transition and Retention (STAR) embraces the belief that all of our students possess the potential to become leaders and master practitioners within the field of engineering.

Our Primary Objectives are to:
  • Create and provide student-centered services,
  • Promote the academic, professional, and personal development (APP Model) of all students,
  • Foster an inclusive and equitable learning environment within the HWCOE College and Across the UF campus.
Our Ultimate goals are to:   
  • Empower student success within the College/University,
  • Encourage students to become life-long learners,
  • Prepare students to take leadership roles addressing global challenges.
Our programs:

The STAR office offers a diverse array of student-focused programming and services that promote the holistic development of the student, academically, personally, and professionally (APP Model).

Programs offered through the STAR Office include:

  • First-Year Student Summer-Bridge programs (STEPUP) Application Opens on March 1, 2024, thru June 3, 2024,
  • Academic support services,
  • Professional development coaching,
  • Other student-focused services as part of the Office of Student Affairs.

Current & Past Corporate sponsors: