Voyages is now available. If you have not already set up your GatorLink user account, you will need to set up that account before you will be able to log in. The videos below review what you will see in Voyages, as well as the steps necessary to set-up your GatorLink. If you are not able to review the GatorLink video, you can set-up a GatorLink account by going to Login.ufl.edu and selecting "Create Account" on the right-hand side of the screen. Once you have set-up your GatorLink account, you can log in your Voyages by going to lss.at.ufl.edu and selecting the "e-learning login" link on the left side. Once you are loged in, Voyages, International Pre-Arrival Orientation on the top of the screen.
Set-up your GatorLink account: The following video will guide you through how to set-up your GatorLink account. You’ll use your GatorLink username and password to access the full Voyages program, as well as other online UF resources, such as your e-mail and student records.
Plan your travel arrangements: The Transition to UF module within Voyages will cover information to help you plan how you will arrive in Gainesville. Where should I fly into? What should I pack? How do I complete my immigration paperwork? Where do I check-in once I arrive to Gainesville? These are all questions that will be answered within this module.
Get to know ISIS and Sakai: ISIS (Integrated Student Information System) is UF’s online student records system, and is where you can review your record, check your holds, register for class, and more. Sakai is UF’s e-learning platform which many instructors will utilize to send class announcements and have students submit work. Within the Understanding Academics module in Voyages, there are videos that cover the basics of using both systems. Make sure you watch both videos so that you can become familiar with both systems.
Check your holds: A hold is a restriction on your student records that prevents you from being able to register for classes. The How to Use ISIS video will instruct you on how to check and clear your holds.
Find Housing: There are a number of options for finding housing in Gainesville. The Settling in to Gainesville section of Voyages covers both UF’s on-campus housing options and UF’s Office of Off-Campus Life, which has a free housing locator you can use to find housing options off-campus.
Video Instructions for setting up your GatorLink account
Tips for Navigating Voyages
Technology Advice: If you are using Sakai on a PC, it is recommended that you use Mozilla Firefox over other internet browsers, such as Google Chrome or Internet Explorer. Mac users should only use Mozilla Firefox rather than Safari, because Sakai is not supported through Safari. Firefox can be downloaded for free. To optimize your viewing experience, follow these easy steps. Once you start your first module, you will see a "back to start" link on the top right-hand side of the module. If you right click on that link and select "open in new window," your Voyages will open in a new window and allow you to navigate through the modules unencumbered from additional navigation menus.
Troubleshooting: If at any time during the completion of your Voyages modules you have questions please feel free to contact New Student & Family Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 352-392-8396.
The Dean of Students Office creates a culture of care for students, their families, faculty and staff by providing exemplary programs and services to enhance students' acdemic and personal success. We are here to assist you with your pre-arrival planning and throughout your time at UF.
For questions about your visa paperwork or your immigration status, you should contact the University of Florida International Center (UFIC). The UFIC's department of International Student Services can assist you with the immigration process and will also be who you check-in with once you arrive in Gainesville.
For information on our in\ person orientation programs, undergraduate freshman and transfer students should refer to Preview page on this website, and graduate students should reference the Graduate Schools website.