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CISE New Graduate Student Information

Welcome to the University of Florida! We are glad that you have chosen to join the CISE Department. Please check back often for updates.

CISE will present the New Graduate Student Orientation on Aug. 20, 2018

Date Time Room Disposition
Wednesday, Aug. 20 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. CSE A101 MS New Student Orientation
Wednesday, Aug. 20 noon to 2 p.m. CSE E404 Ph.D. New Student Orientation

This page is intended to assist in your transition to Gainesville. While we hope that you find everything that you need here, we realize that there may be information that you are looking for that may not be listed.

CISE Graduate Handbook

This booklet contains rules and regulations of our degree programs and should be used in conjunction with our CISE help pages. Please familiarize yourself with the portion that pertains to the degree that you are seeking.

General questions can be sent to Adrienne L. Cook, Graduate Academic Adviser, at or please stop by and see her at E405 CSE Building.

Important Information

New Graduate School Student Orientation

SPEAK Test Information


Career Resource Center Overview (PowerPoint Download)

Counseling & Wellness Center Orientation (PDF)

Checklist for Beginning Your Studies at UF

Immunization Information — IMPORTANT — Please contact the Student Health Center if you have questions regarding immunizations. You will not be able to register for courses until you have completed and sent in this form.

  • Graduate Student Health Insurance
  • If you have been offered a Graduate Teaching/Research Assistantship, you will receive information from our Human Resources personnel via email well before your contract period begins. This will include forms and a list of items needed before you can be placed on the payroll. Please note that there are strict deadlines associated with this process. Due to additional federal regulations for foreign nationals, it can take 8-10 weeks from the contract start date to receive your first paycheck.
  • Create your GatorLink Account — your official UF email account.
  • UF Map - Find your way around campus
  • Bookstore and Welcome Center
  • Graduate Catalog

CISE Graduate Program

Teaching Assistant Information

General Gainesville Information


Public Transportation and Campus Parking


The UF International Center has an excellent chapter in their handbook that will help you with housing issues.

Living in Gainesville