Ph.D. Program

Ph.D. Visitation Days

Each year, the College invites potential Ph.D. students to visit and explore our program in more depth, meet graduate faculty and current doctoral students, tour the facilities at Weimer Hall and get a glimpse of Gainesville in the winter.

For the top applicants who wish to participate, the College will pay for travel, housing and food.

Below is a preliminary schedule of events. For more information, contact Dr. Debbie Treise, senior associate dean for the Graduate Studies and Research Division, at

Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018

Arrive in Gainesville, transportation to the J. Wayne Reitz Student Union

6:45: Debbie Treise will meet you in the Union lobby to escort you to the reception

7:00-8:30: Reception, second floor atrium Weimer Hall (attendees, current doctoral students, faculty) (dress business casual)

Monday, Feb. 26, 2018

(Dress for the day events is business or business casual)

8:00-9:00: Breakfast served in Weimer 3032 (attendees, Grad Division Staff and Debbie Treise)

9:00-9:30: Building tour (current doctoral student Matt Cretul)

9:30-11:30: Meet faculty, hear their research areas, attendee presentations in 3032

11:30-12:00: Break (if time allows)

12-00-1:30: Lunch Weimer 3032 (attendees, faculty, current doctoral students)

1:30-2:00: Dean Diane McFarlin and Executive Associate Dean Spiro Kiousis

2:00-4:30: Meet with grad faculty individually

4:30: Back to hotel to relax

6:30: Pick up for dinner at hotel – dress is casual (attendees, department chairs)

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018

Breakfast on your own

8:30-9:30 Meet with faculty, if needed

9:30: Depending on departing flights, optional campus driving tour, Continuum housing tour

Transportation to airport