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Welcome, New Students and Families!

Allow us to be among the first to welcome you to Gainesville and wish you a huge "mazel tov" on your acceptance!

UF Hillel is here to help you learn about the Jewish student experience at University of Florida and Santa Fa, share opportunities to get involved before and when you get to Gainesville, and provide connections for new Jewish students and their parents to meet each other.

Above all, we want to get to know you and be a resource to you throughout your time in Gainesville, especially as a first year student. 

If you are an incoming Jewish student or the parent of an incoming Jewish student,

please share your contact information with the UF Hillel team by clicking on the button below! 

UF Hillel Jewish Roommate Finder

The search for the ideal roommate is daunting, stressful, and filled with uncertainty. UF Hillel has put together a Jewish Roommate Finder Google Form for Jewish students to fill out if they are looking to connect with other Jewish students looking for a roommate for the upcoming school year.


A few things to note:

  1. This is geared toward incoming undergraduate, graduate, and transfer students to UF and Santa Fe.

  2. Students must fill out the Roommate Finder Form in order to receive access to the information from the other respondents.

  3. Students should fill out this form, not parents.

  4. UF Hillel is NOT matching students. We are simply opening up a designated space for students to connect with other students, both of whom are searching for Jewish roommates.

  5. Students will be responsible for reaching out to other students using the contact information they provide in the form. Again, they will not receive recommendations from UF Hillel and will not receive email notifications about new responses to the form from others.

  6. Upon submitting the complete form, students will be given access to the spreadsheet with other respondent information within 2 business days (weekdays).

  7. It has to be said...UF Hillel is not responsible for any incompatible roommate matches that emerge from information in this spreadsheet, nor will we get involved in facilitating communication between two students or their families.

Visit UF Hillel

Heading to Gainesville for Preview? Are you a high school student on your college tour? Already admitted, but still deciding if UF is the right school for you?


UF Hillel would love to meet you! 

Our building is open to visitors on most weekdays between 10am and 5pm. If you would like to stop by and learn more about UF Hillel, we encourage you to schedule your visit with us in advance so we can make sure we will be here to greet you. 

Please fill out the form below and a member of our staff or student ambassador team will email you within 2 business days to make arrangements for your visit.

2024 Fall Open Houses

New and returning students and their families are invited to drop by UF Hillel during Fall move-in weekend. No RSVP needed!


2024 Fall Open House Dates

Thursday, August 15: 11 AM - 3 PM

Friday, August 16: 11 AM - 3 PM

Saturday, August 17: 11 AM - 3 PM

Sunday, August 18: 12 PM- 3 PM

During Open House you will...

Meet the UF Hillel professional staff

Hear tips and tricks from Jewish upperclassmen

Learn about opportunities to get involved at Hillel and on campus

Connect with other incoming Jewish students and families

Cool off with light refreshments and a clean restroom (!)

Grab FREE Gator gear (t-shirt alert!) for the whole family!

For Parents


UF Parents of Jewish Gators Facebook Group



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