Welcome Class of 2027

Our Class of 2027 orientation will be here before you know it! We hope the following information will be helpful to you and alleviate some of your apprehension as to the where, when, and what is expected of you those first few days.

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Please plan to be settled in Gainesville by August 2, 2023.

We hope you are having an enjoyable and restful summer! Everyone in the College of Medicine and the Office of Student Affairs is planning and eagerly looking forward to your arrival.

We have compiled a list of information that all incoming medical students should know, and a list of requirements. It is important that you read all items carefully to ensure that you provide all documentation by the posted deadlines. Missing forms, fees or information could hold up your registration and matriculation!  All required forms are available for you to complete and return by e-mail.

Official College of Medicine Orientation will begin Wednesday, August 2, 2023 and extend through Friday, August 4, 2023. 

  • Check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the George T. Harrell, M.D. Medical Education Building.
  • Dress code – All students should wear appropriate business attire; as we have scheduled a formal photograph to be taken. Business attire means suit jacket/pants with button down shirt and tie; tailored pants/blouse; tailored dress, or skirt/blouse.

Please submit all forms to the Canvas course titled “GatorDocs: Class of 2027”. Refer to the Canvas page to ensure that all forms are turned in, all fees are paid, and deadlines are met.

Pre-Orientation Forms

Disability Insurance

The College of Medicine requires medical students to carry Disability Insurance.

Health Agreement

This form is signed only once. It contains a list of agreements that all medical students adhere to in order to be in good standing with the College of Medicine.

Health Insurance Verification

This must be completed each year. (Submit once coverage is in place. Please attach a copy of your insurance card to the completed form.)

Immunization History Form

Prior to the start of medical school, you MUST provide proof of immunizations. Records not submitted on the “Immunization History Form” will not be accepted. You will not be able to start classes until all documentation is received.
Deadline: Three (3) weeks prior to registration

Getting to Know You

In order to help you become well acquainted with your classmates, OSA will compile a class directory, “Getting To Know You”, with pictures and miscellaneous information about each student. Please complete the Getting To Know You form.

Contact Information

Is it extremely important that you keep the Student Affairs Office informed of any address and/or Email change you might have between now and Orientation. If you change your address and/or Email, please let our office know, in addition to changing information on One.UF.

Where do I go for?

Student Privacy Information

UF ensures the confidentiality of student records in accordance with the provisions of federal, state, and university regulations, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).

Financial Aid and Tuition

The University of Florida does not send bills for tuition/fees. It is the responsibility of each student to assess fees correctly and pay on time.

Housing – Off Campus

Make the most of your UF experience by using resources and services that are especially designed with the off-campus student in mind.


This is the link to your file. You will have access to your grades, your schedule as well as being able to change your address and pay your fees.

Practical Advice from Dr. Shelley Collins

Practical Advice from the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Dr. Shelley Collins


Quick glance to help find frequently asked questions.

Registration Questions

For medical school registration questions regarding classes, contact Denise Chichester

Residency Questions

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Telephone: (352) 392-1365
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All faculty, staff and students at the University of Florida are required to have a University ID number and picture ID badges.

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