The Gator Family Connection
September 2020
From the Gator Parent Family Association:

Welcome back Gator Families! The hustle and bustle of the Fall Semester is upon us! As we start a new year, we are excited to have your students back on campus. There are so many resources at the University of Florida and we hope that you and your student both take advantage of all that we have to offer.

The Gator Parent and Family Association serves as your connection to the University. Parents and family members play a vital role in student success and we are happy to have you as a part of our Gator Family. The Family Association is dedicated to providing you with both accurate and timely information. The newsletter is how we will send out any safety concern information, university updates, and general information designed to keep you informed. 

As the semester moves forward, feel free to reach out to our office with any questions, comments, or concerns by emailing IHaveAGator@ufl.edu. We love to hear from you!
  
Have a great day, stay safe, and Go Gators!
  
Sincerely, 
The Gator Parent and Family Association
The Great Gator Welcome is your official kick-off to your time as a University of Florida student. From Move-In through the first days of classes, campus departments and student organizations will host events with opportunities for you to meet new people, get connected to the Gator student experience, explore campus, and just have fun!

Learn more about the Great Gator Welcome by visiting our website.

And for the most up-to-date information, download the GatorWay guide here!
UF is committed to providing the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19. Below are several helpful links:


With daily updates, please continue to monitor these pages, to ensure safety for all of the Gator community.
SAVE THE DATE
OCTOBER 22 – 25, 2020

Save the date for Fall Family Weekend 2020! We cannot wait for you to join us at the University of Florida for a great event and some quality time with your Gator! Fall Family Weekend 2020 was PREVIOUSLY scheduled for September 10-13. Due to global health concerns, Family Weekend is now October 22-25, 2020.

Additional details including registration information will be announced mid-September. Information will be shared in our Family Connection Newsletter and on our official Family Facebook Groups.

For the most up-to-date information regarding Fall Family Weekend 2020, visit our website.

For any questions, concerns, or comments you can email IHaveAGator@ufl.edu.
New Chomp Chats podcast episodes available now
wherever you get podcasts!

Chomp Chats were created to support and educate Gator Families by providing information on community and campus resources, promoting healthy student/family relationships, and proactively addressing questions and concerns. 

More information about Chomp Chats will be located our website!
Connect with other Gator families in our class specific
Gator Family Facebook groups!

Gator Family Facebook groups are designed to build community among family members in the Gator Parent & Family Association. Design solely for parents and family members, these class-based forums are meant to answer questions, give tips, highlight news, encourage others, and make new friends. Each group consist of family ambassadors and staff members from the University who are willing and ready to answer questions.

Join a Family Facebook group today by visiting our website.
The University of Florida's Career Showcase, sponsored by the Career Connections Center, is the largest career fair in the Southeast!

September 21-24, 2020 from 9 AM - 4 PM

Hundreds of employers will be at this year's fall event looking to fill various opportunities from internships to full-time positions. Wherever your student's interests lie, there is a variety of employers from diverse industries who will come to the University of Florida to network specifically with our students. To see more on the event and what employers will be present, visit their website

The Career Connections Center also offers numerous resources and services to support students in the time leading up to and even after Career Showcase, such as complimentary LinkedIn headshots, resume critiques, and workshops on topics like interview skills, resume building, and internship search. More information on these workshops can be found here.

For questions, contact the Career Events staff at (352) 273-2331 or CCCCareerFairs@ufsa.ufl.edu.

Ensure you and all family members stay connected with us. To join the Gator Parent and Family Association click here!