First Day Resources

Welcome Back Gators!

Start the new semester off right

The resources below have been cultivated to help you, our new and returning UF Online students, explore, connect and engage with campus partners and your fellow Gators — as you kick off the start of an exciting semester!

We’ve gathered a variety of on-demand, timely resources and links to help you prepare for a successful semester and meet your fellow Gators and supporters.

Video Resources


Important Dates

Keep current on upcoming deadlines as the semester starts. Visit the UF catalog for a comprehensive list of all dates and deadlines.

Summer A/C

  • May 13 — Classes Start
  • May 13-14 — Drop/Add (at or after assigned start time)
  • May 24 — Fee Payments (University Bursar)

Summer B

  • July 1 — Classes Start
  • July 1-2 — Drop/Add (at or after assigned start time)
  • July 12 — Fee Payments (University Bursar)

More Helpful Resources

UF Computing Help Desk

Available by phone and email 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, the UF Computing Help Desk, provides technical support for issues with GatorLink, e-Learning, UF email, and more! You can contact them by phone at (352) 392-HELP (4357) or email, For additional information, visit

UF Online Plaza

The Plaza is the online community hub for all UF Online students. It allows you to network with over 4,000 fellow classmates as well as advisors, faculty, and staff. For more information or to log in visit the UF Online Plaza page

University of Florida Online OneStop

This is your go-to contact for questions related to or for the Bursar, financial aid, and enrollment. Complete this contact form to connect with a UF Online OneStop team member: Onestop Contact Form

More Tutoring Services

UF provides free tutoring services available to all students. Yes, this includes UF Online students! Remember, the best time to utilize tutoring is before you NEED help towards the end of your course. Visit for more information. Your academic advisor can also provide tutoring options based on your major.

Counseling and Wellness Center

Sometimes we feel overwhelmed, whether it be in our personal or academic lives. UF is here to help! Our Counseling and Wellness Center is made readily available to every student. To learn more about all the services they offer, visit

Center for Undergraduate Research

The UF Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) offers students extensive opportunities to become engaged in your field in ways that go beyond traditional curriculum. Scholarly work mentored by research faculty is a form of active learning that fosters critical and independent thinking, creativity, and understanding of the research process, preparing students to continue your education beyond the undergraduate level. To learn how online students can participate visit,

Career Connections Center

The career center is available to all students. They offer virtual and in-person appointments. They are a great resource whether you are planning to apply for Grad school or plan to transition into a career. For more information on all their services visit

Disability Resource Center

The Disability Resource Center works with over 5,500 Gators with disabilities. We go beyond access, remove barriers, and engage with faculty and staff to promote an inclusive campus community for all. For more information on all their services visit


UF library has a collection of resources to help you be successful in all your classes. These resources are available to all students whether you’re on campus or fully online. To see everything the libraries have to offer visit

U Matter We Care

You may find at times that you or one of your classmates feel overwhelmed. At UF you matter, and we care. If you or someone you know needs assistance, we have resources to help. For more information and resources please visit

We’re also here to help!

Please reach out to the UF Online Student Success team at, if you need any additional support.

Have a great semester!