First Year Florida is a one-credit-hour class designed to help first-year students with their transition to the University of Florida. Limited to less than 25 students, FYF is co-taught by a UF faculty or staff member and an undergraduate peer leader.
Specific objectives for students taking First Year Florida include the development of:
- skills for academic and personal success
- an appreciation for and commitment to being a part of a diverse learning community, and
- the personal, social, emotional, and intellectual skills necessary for involvement in leadership and service throughout the student's career in the university community.
First Year Florida students will be more engaged and involved in their college experience, achieve an awareness of the diverse world they live in, and obtain knowledge of resources to help them be successful.