Information for New Graduate Students

Information for New Graduate Students

Welcome to the ECE Florida graduate program!

We are glad you have decided to join our program. Use these important links to acquaint yourself with ECE Florida.

  1. The Graduate Guidelines: This booklet contains the rules and regulations of our degree programs. Please familiarize yourself with the part that applies to your degree.
  2. Fall 2020 ECE New Student Graduate Advising Information Video by Cynthia Turner, ECE Graduate Student Advisor
  3. Spring 2021 Master of Science Graduate Orientation, with Cynthia Turner, ECE Graduate Student Advisor and Dr. Y.K. Yoon, Faculty Graduate Coordinator
  4. The Research Divisions page, which includes links to the five major divisions and contact information for the area chairs
  5. The graduate Course Schedule, which lists important academic dates and course offerings for the semester
  6. The ECE graduate academic calendar (Canvas), which is updated regularly to reflect university and departmental critical dates.

Check-In Procedures

Use the virtual lobby and online questionnaire for students to speak with your advisor:

Check Canvas announcements for Cynthia’s weekly advising hours

Classes start on Monday, August 31.

Important dates for the Fall 2020 semester here
Complete the check-in form Link
Students on GA/TA/GSPA Only Confirm with ECE Payroll that all paperwork is complete
International Students on Campus Only Check-in with the International Center
UF Graduate School virtual Fall 2020 orientation, August 13-24 Details here:
ECE Department Mandatory orientation Friday, August 21, at 9:00 a.m., via Zoom.
Zoom Meeting Link:
The ECE graduate advisors will conduct virtual Q&A sessions for new students. Attendance is required for all new graduate students. There are two sessions available for Master’s students—students are required to attend one. Before attending a Q&A session, you must view the New Student Graduate Advising Information Video.
Master’s Student Q&A Session 1 –
Monday, Aug. 24, 2-3 pm
Zoom Meeting Link
Master’s Student Q&A Session 2 –
Wednesday, Aug. 26 9-10 am
Zoom Meeting Link
PhD Student Q&A – Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2-3 pm Zoom Meeting Link

You’ll get all the information you need about registering for classes, areas of specialization, degree requirements, and other academic questions at the orientation and Q&A events.


  • General questions can be sent to the Graduate Academic Advisor Larsen Hall 230.  New students can sign up for general question and answer sessions with the graduate advisor here.
  • Dr. Y.K. Yoon is the Graduate Coordinator and directs our graduate program. Dr. Yoon’s office is located in LAR 225. He will be available to meet with students who have questions about the degree program.
  • ECE Payroll and Personnel Office is located in Larsen 226. Their phone number is (352) 392-9742, or they can be reached by email. The Payroll and Personnel Office will assist you to register for employment, for research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and fellowships. If you have accepted a research or teaching assistant ship for the Fall semester, you must visit, in person, the Personnel and Payroll Office before August 1. Failure to do so will negatively impact your assistantship status.

We all wish you much success during your studies and beyond.

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