STEPUP Program Structure

STEPUP Program Structure



STEPUP has two major components.  A six-week summer component and an eight-month, non-residential component during the fall and spring semesters of the freshman year. 

The STEPUP Experience:

The STEPUP experience is designed to build a strong freshman student cohort with program participants that will last throughout their undergraduate experience at UF.  Students choose their summer schedules from an array of program workshops and classes, attend networking events with faculty and corporate speakers, attend onsite tours to engineering facilities, as well as, other academic, professional, and personal development activities/events throughout the summer and fall/spring semesters.  The full STEPUP summer experience includes:

Sample list of classes, workshops & activities: 

***Computer simulation class will be substituted with a professional development workshop***

Important Dates

Orientation July 1, 2023, (Parents & Students: 8 AM – 12 PM)
First Day of Classes July 3, 2023
Last Day of Class August 11, 2023


Program Fees

  • STEPUP Experience An application fee of $500.00 will be required for program participants “AFTER” they have been officially admitted into the STEPUP program 

Classes, Books, Etc.

  • Books – Summer – TBD.
  • All Fall/Spring tuition, fees, books, etc., are to be covered by the student.