When you arrive at the University of Florida to start your program, you need to come to the University of Florida International Center (UFIC) as soon as possible. Exchange Visitor Services is located in 1765 Stadium Road, Suit 190 Hub and it is open Monday to Friday, from 8am to 5pm. We will let you know in advance when you can do your check-in.
Bring with you to UFIC your University of Florida DS-2019, passport, visa, and the complete street address where you will live in Gainesville, including apartment number and US postal code ("Zip code"). If you receive an I-515A form or an I-94 card at the port of entry, please be sure to bring that as well.
All exchange students coming to the University of Florida are responsible for maintaining legal non-immigrant status and valid insurance coverage. When checking in, you must read, sign and submit the Responsibility Form to UFIC. We will also check your documents for immigration and University of Florida purposes.
We check holds you may have which would prevent you from registering for classes. If there are holds we will explain how to clear them. Frequently, students have the "immunization" hold and the “emergency contact” hold. To clear the immunization hold, take your immunization documents to the Student Health Care Center (SHCC).
All exchange students must report their United States local home physical address (no P.O. Boxes) to the University of Florida.
In order to access the University of Florida Directory you will need to set up your GatorLink e-mail account. You can get assistance to create your e-mail account in the HUB at the Computer Help Desk. You will need your student ID card. All important information will be sent to your GatorLink e-mail account. Get your University of Florida Identification Card (Gator1Card) at the Welcome Center. You will need passport, DS-2019 form and $15.00.