The Interview Process
The interviews for 2015 are February 1-3 and March 8-10.
Specific information will also be posted for each IDP interview date. This will be a private web-page, and the URL will be provided to you during the week before your interview.
The contact person for travel arrangements is Susan Gardner, in the Office of Graduate Education.
TEL: (352) 273-8601 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you will be flying, we will send you a confirmation number for an e-ticket. Be sure to bring your driver’s license or other form of picture ID to the airport, and arrive at the airport early enough to go through security screening.
Hotel: Visitors from out of town will be staying at the Hampton Inn & Suites in downtown Gainesville, which is located at 101 S.E. 1st Avenue. Reservations will be made for you by Susan Gardner. Hotel contact information: Phone (352) 240-9300; Fax (352) 240-9368; Map
Transportation: Students arriving at the Gainesville airport will be greeted by a member of the IDP Admissions Committee and driven to the hotel by the faculty member or by a courtesy van. If for any reason nobody is there to meet your flight (e.g., your flight is very late), please take a taxi to the hotel and get a receipt for reimbursement. Most students traveling by air will be departing on Tuesday, and transportation to the airport will be provided by van departing from the Health Science Center at 3:30 pm. Please be ready to leave at the designated time.
Meals: Meals will be provided Sunday evening through Tuesday lunch.
Hotel Check-out: Please allow yourself sufficient time on Tuesday morning to have breakfast at the hotel, check out, and board the shuttle bus with your luggage by 8:00 am. You will leave your luggage in R2-215 for storage until your departure.
Arrive in Gainesville, ideally by 5:00 p.m.
Student Reception – Current students will host a dinner for interviewees at Harry’s, which is across the street from the hotel. Please meet the IDP students in the hotel lobby at 6:45pm.
Before 8:00 am
Breakfast at hotel
8:00 am Shuttle bus departs hotel for Campus
8:15 am Welcome and organizational meeting
11:00 am Concentration meetings 1 and 2
12:00 pm Lunch with IDP-BMS faculty
1:30 pm Concentration meetings 3 through 6
6:45 pm Shuttle bus departs for hotel Hampton Inn & Suites downtown Gainesville.
Before 8:00 am Breakfast at hotel, check-out
8:00 am Shuttle bus departs hotel for UF Campus
8:15 am Organizational meeting
8:30 am Interview 1
9:30 am Interview 2
10:30 am break/bus between campuses if necessary
11:00 am Interview 3
12:15 noon Lunch with current students
2:45pm Additional faculty meetings/free time
3:45pm Exit meeting with admissions faculty and staff
4:30 pm Shuttle bus departs for the airport