New Scholars

Welcome to the University of Florida and to the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program! We are excited to for you to begin your Gator journey. Please mark your calendars for our mandatory orientation sessions for Summer B and Fall admitted students.

This orientation program runs in addition to the university’s required Preview (UF new student orientation). At MFOS orientation, students learn about the program requirements, and they have the opportunity to meet key members of the Advisory Committee. In addition, Student Financial Affairs shares information about budgeting and scholars meet their peer mentor. Included in the orientation are team building activities so scholars can interact with one another. We suggest bringing a pen, notebook, and wearing casual clothes.

New scholars only attend once; either Summer B or Fall depending on which semester you begin at UF. The session is purposefully the day before classes begin so scholars should not need to make an extra trip to campus for this orientation.


2020 Dates TBD

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have:

352-392-1265 or