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UF’s online Family Chat program is a great way to stay connected and informed! Join other UF family members and campus representatives for themed bi-monthly chat sessions. These live online sessions are designed to answer your specific questions and promote discussion about UF and common transition concerns you or your UF student may experience. Great discussion groups and answers to your questions are just a click away. Make sure to mark your calendar for upcoming chats.

Before you chat, check out our Family Chat Instructions and Tips here!

Click here to view transcripts from past chats.

Upcoming Chat Topics:

Starting Fresh in 2017
Tuesday, January 10
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Join us as we answer your questions about beginning a new semester and returning to campus.

Making the Grade
Thursday, January 26
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Learn tips to help your student remain academically successful and competitive.

Financial Aid Q&A
Tuesday, February 7
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Now is the time to start thinking about financial aid for the upcoming year, join us as we discuss how to aid your student in this process.

Spring Break Safety
Thursday, February 28
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
How to help make sure your sons and daughters can have a safe and fun spring break.  Join us as we answer your questions.

Thinking Ahead
Thursday, March 16
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Now that Spring Break has passed, it is time for students to start thinking about internships, advising appointments, and housing for the upcoming year.

Staying Motivated
Tuesday, March 28
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Helping your students stay motivated is not always easy. Learn and discuss ways to help support your student during their academic experience.

Wrapping up the Semester!
Thursday, April 13
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
We’ll answer your questions regarding finals, moving out of the residence halls, and preparing for summer break.


Miss a Family Chat? Interested in what UF Family Members have been chatting about? Then check out past Family Chat Conversations.

Family Chat Transcripts:

2016-2017 Academic Year

2015-2016 Academic Year

2014-2015 Academic Year