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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.


Travel Arrangements


The contact person for travel arrangements is Susan Gardner, in the Office of Graduate Education.


TEL:  (352) 273-8601                            e-mail:


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) 240-9368Map


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


9:00 am


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


1:15 pm


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