Welcome to the Psychology Department at the University of Florida! Many of our current graduate students are keenly aware of the difficulties that can be involved in moving to a new city and starting a new academic career in the transition from undergraduate to graduate school. Not only that, but there are many tasks you must do, for the first time, in the first few weeks after you arrive in Gainesville. As you get situated, talk to other students about life in Gainesville and how they navigated a new community. Our students have been through this and are happy to help. Also, review the materials from our Department Orientation and UF Orientation for reminders about setting up computer accounts, changing your residency, deadlines for fee payments, etc. It’s easy to lose track of the details. Most importantly, remember that the faculty and staff care about your success and want to help you succeed not just in making the transition to UF and Gainesville but in achieving your career goals.