The Interview Process
The interviews for 2014 are January 26- 28 and February 23 – 25.
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 8:30 am. You will leave your luggage with the Office of Graduate Education.
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 –
9:00 am IDP Symposium –
11:00 am Tour of campus
12:15 pm Lunch with IDP faculty and current students
1:15 pm Shuttle bus departs
1:30 pm Poster Session – BMS Bldg. Lobby
3:00 pm – 4:30pm Advanced Concentration presentations
5:00 pm Reception with IDP Faculty and Current Students–HPNP Bldg.
6:45 pm Shuttle bus departs for hotel Hampton Inn & Suites downtown Gainesville.
Before 8:30 am Breakfast at hotel, check-out
8:30 am Shuttle bus departs hotel for UF Campus.
9:00 am Organizational meeting
9:20 am Shuttle bus departs for Cancer/Genetics Bldg.
9:30 am 1st Interview
10:30 am 2nd Interview
11:25 am Shuttle bus departs Cancer/Genetics Bldg.
11:30am – 12:30 pm Lunch with current students
12:20pm Shuttle bus departs for Cancer/Genetics Bldg.
12:30 pm 3rd Interview
1:30 pm 4th Interview
2:30 pm Shuttle bus departs Cancer/Genetics Bldg.
2:45 pm Exit meeting Admissions faculty and staff
3:30 pm Shuttle bus departs for the airport