2020 Grad Student Orientation

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Welcome to the University of Florida!

We are delighted to have you join us and look forward to seeing you this fall! We have a long history of developing the best and brightest materials science and nuclear engineers in the country. We are a growing and inclusive department, and one that you will be proud to call your alma mater.

With COVID-19 precautions in mind, we have designed a series of four monthly Grad Student Orientation Zoom meetings to assist in your transition to the university.

Welcome to UF Zoom Meeting – Thursday, June 18, 2020

Download the WELCOME TO UF slide presentation

Orientation Zoom Meeting – Thursday, July 9, 2020

Download the ORIENTATION slide presentation

Download the MSE GRAD HANDBOOK OVERVIEW slide presentation

Download the NE GRAD HANDBOOK OVERVIEW slide presentation

Access the video recording of the Orientation Zoom Meeting

Town Hall Zoom Meeting – Thursday, August 13, 2020

Download the TOWN HALL slide presentation

Update/Check-in Zoom Meeting – Thursday, September 10, 2020

Check out the other activities we have planned for summer break!

Take a break and join us on the fourth Tuesday of June, July and August

3 – 4 p.m.

Summertime Teatime Schedule:

August 25: “Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?”

Pet photo contest art



1) No categories – be creative!
2) One submission per person
3) Email a photo of your pet to Nekia Jones. All images must be submitted by 5 p.m., Thursday, July 16 to be eligible to win.

Winner will receive confirmation that their pet actually is the cutest thing in the whole wide world.

And the winner is … ZUKO (photo courtesy of his human, Daniel Nguyen)