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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:

Finding Balance
Tuesday, September 20
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Join us to discuss the many ways you can support your student in finding a healthy balance during their college life.

Gearing up for Midterms
Tuesday, October 4
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Join us to hear great ways to support your student during the midterm exams.

Staying Connected
Thursday, October 20
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Whether your student lives at home with you or you are far away in California, it is hard to know how to get involved in your college student’s life. Join us as we answer your questions and provide advice for how to stay connected and involved without your son or daughter feeling like you are watching over them.

Gearing up for Spring Semester
Thursday, November 3
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Your student is likely thinking about what classes to take next semester, which clubs and organizations to apply for, and reflecting on a great semester they've had so far. Join us to talk about what your student should be thinking about as he or she plans for Spring semester.

Home for the Holidays
Tuesday, November 15
12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.
When your student comes home for the holidays, the dynamic in the family is likely to shift. Your student has been living on his or her own for a few months and has grown accustomed to some autonomy.

Finally Finals
Thursday, December 1
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
What are things you should be discussing with your students as they finish up their first semester at UF.


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

Family Chat Transcripts:

2015-2016 Academic Year

2014-2015 Academic Year