First PaCE students become Gator grads

PaCE students make the most of flexibility, graduate ahead of their class

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Ten students from the first incoming PaCE cohort, who began their coursework in the Fall of 2015, will be the first to graduate, a year ahead of schedule. From running the New York City marathon to spending quality time with a senior family member, the PaCE program has given these students the ability to experience a range of opportunities while earning bachelor’s degrees at UF.

Students in PaCE, known formally as Pathway to Campus Enrollment, start their academic journeys in UF Online coursework before fully transitioning to campus to complete their undergraduate degree. As the name suggests, students are given the flexibility to work at their own pace, allowing them to create their own schedules and study from anywhere while completing coursework online.

Earning their degrees ahead of their class, this first group of PaCE pioneers will soon become Gator graduates. Read their stories below.

Stories and photos by Alexandria Ng