Congratulations on being admitted into the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program! You are joining a group of students at the University of Florida who are, like you, the first in their families to attend college. Our students come from every part of Florida, are in all majors and programs, and are involved in student organizations, research, athletics and other organizations to name a few. We hope you will accept your invitation to join the Gator Nation and the MFOS Program and see where UF can take you.

Welcome to MFOS!

Bienvenido a MFOS!





Hear from some of our current scholars and alumni on what it means to a part of the MFOS Family.


Join us for a Zoom info session!

MFOSTuesday, April 23rd from 6-7 PM
MFOSWednesday, April 24th from 6-7 PM
MFOSWednesday, May 1st from 6-7 PM
MFOSTuesday, May 7th from 6-7 PM

If you are unable to attend any of the zoom events listed above, please contact the MFOS Team at with any questions you may have.



MFOS New Scholar Orientation (separate from Preview) is your introduction to MFOS—we’ll discuss requirements of the program, talk about campus resources that will be useful during your time at UF, and give you an opportunity to meet other scholars, your peer mentor, and members of the MFOS staff! This orientation is mandatory for all incoming scholars, so please let us know if you have a pre-arranged conflict on that day.


Summer B 2024: Sunday, June 30th

Fall 2024: Sunday, August 18th

Innovation Academy Spring 2025: Date and Time TBD

First Year Florida

All scholars are required to take SLS 1102, First-Year Florida. This course is your introduction to UF, and will help you transition successfully to UF! You will be able to register for this course at Preview.*

*Even if you have credit for SLS 1102 from dual enrollment, etc., you MUST take it again at UF. You can take this course during Summer, Fall or Spring semester, and can take any section, including GEB 2015, Warrington Welcome.

Peer Mentor

You will be assigned a mentor during your first semester at UF. Information on your MFOS mentor pairing will be communicated prior to New Scholar Orientation.

Make this your opportunity! Join the Camp MFOS Summer program.

Congratulations on your acceptance into the University of Florida and welcome to the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars family! To support your transition to campus this summer, we invite you to consider participating in the MFOS Summer Bridge program (Camp MFOS). Camp MFOS is a comprehensive pre-college experience for incoming MFOS scholars. Participants will connect with fellow incoming and current UF students, more about UF resources and enhance pathways for collegiate success though daily engagement opportunities and experiences.