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Title: Introductions


1
Welcome!
  • Introductions
  • Welcome from our Graduate Coordinator-Dr. Moore
  • Computer Information-Dennis Brown
  • HOS Graduate Student Club Christian Christensen
    Melanie Pajon
  • Important information-Curtis Smyder

2
Important Info., Registration and Forms
  • Curtis Smyder
  • Academic Support Services Coordinator

3
Introduction
  • Welcome!
  • UF ID Card
  • Parking
  • Student Information
  • Gatorlink
  • Registration/Courses
  • Forms
  • General Information
  • Health Insurance
  • Assistantships/Waivers
  • Questions and Answers

4
UF ID Card
  • Important!
  • Sporting events
  • Gym
  • Bus services
  • http//www.gator1.ufl.edu/

5
Parking
  • You will need a Commuter Decal
  • Parking on campus
  • http//www.parking.ufl.edu/
  • Parking Map http//www.parking.ufl.edu/pages/maps
    .asp
  • Bus services
  • http//www.go-rts.com/
  • Link to realtime bus locator http//ufl.transloc.
    com/

6
Gatorlink
  • An GatorLink email account is required and
    important to receive UF and department messages
  • Make sure to send me your GatorLink email address

7
Student Information
  • On-stop source for student information
    I.S.I.S-Interactive Student Information System
  • http//www.isis.ufl.edu
  • Deadlines, course schedules, financial aid, etc.

8
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9
Registration
  • How it works
  • Course Numbers
  • Section Numbers
  • What I do
  • Departmentally controlled courses
  • i.e. research hours, special topics, independent
    study

10
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11
Registration, contd
  • Credit requirements
  • Assistantship
  • 9 credits Fall and Spring
  • 6 credits Summer
  • Course selection
  • Advisor
  • Committee
  • Graduate Coordinator

12
Required Courses
  • 12 credit hours of formal course work required in
    your major
  • HOS and courses listed in the graduate catalog
    under Horticulture
  • Required Courses
  • Seminar Preparation (Fall) HOS 6934-Williamson/Hub
    er
  • Seminar (Spring) HOS 6931-Chase

13
Forms
  • Supervisory Committee
  • Program of Study
  • Admission to Candidacy (PhD)
  • Final Exam Form

14
Forms-Supervisory Committee
  • What is it?
  • Committee is formed to serve as a guide for your
    research and program of study
  • What if I change my mind?
  • Changes can be made to your committee up until
    the semester in which you graduate

15
Forms-Supervisory Committee cont.
  • Ph.D minimum 4 members total, 2 members must be
    within the HOS Graduate Faculty and 1 member must
    be outside the HOS Graduate Faculty, one member
    must be from the minor department, if there is a
    minor declared
  • Masters minimum 3 members total, 1 member must
    be within the HOS Graduate Faculty and one member
    must be from the minor department, if there is a
    minor declared
  • Minors require 12-24 credits of courses at the
    5000 level or higher

16
Forms-Supervisory Committee cont.
  • How do I form my committee
  • Meet with your advisor first, before contacting
    potential committee members
  • Identify professors with your same research
    interests
  • Get to know the faculty members
  • Procedures
  • Send me an email with the names of the members of
    the committee

17
Program of StudyForm
  • What is it?
  • Course work for the length of your study
  • How is it done?
  • The form can be downloaded from our website
    http//www.hos.ufl.edu/sites/default/files/users/c
    urtisr/Program20of20study2022C62C12_1.pdf
  • Set committee meeting to discuss your courses
  • After your program of study has been decided and
    the form filled out, turn the form to me with
    all signatures
  • What if I change my mind?
  • Changes are easily made with a letter from your
    advisor

18
Your name and Degree
HOS prefixed courses or those listed in the
catalog under Horticulture
19
If you are working on a minor, those courses go
here.
All other course work
Do not forget to sign and have your committee sign
20
Forms-Supervisory Committee cont.
  • The program of study must be completed by your
    third semester!
  • Failure to meet this deadline will result on a
    hold on your record

21
Forms-other
  • Final Exam Forms
  • Needed for final exam/defense
  • Procedures
  • Stop by my office and I will print it our for you

22
Deadlines- Departmental
  • Project proposals - Due by the end of your 2nd
    term for M.S. students and 3rd term for Ph.D.
    students
  • Admission to Candidacy (Ph.D.)
  • By the end of two years
  • Failure to meet these deadlines will result in a
    registration hold being placed on your record!

23
Deadlines- UF
Where do I find them? http//www.isis.ufl.edu Bo
okmark in your packets http//gradschool.rgp.ufl.e
du/ These are YOUR responsibility Current
Deadlines for the Spring 2014 Semester Fees for
those not on assistantship are due January 17,
2014 at 330PM Fees for those on assistantship
or fellowship are due on March 14, 2014.
24
General Information
  • Desk Assignments
  • If you dont have a desk assigned yet, please see
    me and Ill assign you one.
  • Please review desk policy
  • Keys for graduate student offices and labs can
    be obtained from the Chairs office.
  • Checks are automatically deposited into your bank
    account via direct deposit.

25
Health Insurance
  • GatorGradCare Health Insurance
  • If you qualify be sure to sign up for
    GatorGradCare.
  • http//www.hr.ufl.edu/benefits/gatorgradcare/defau
    lt.asp
  • The deadline to enroll in GatorGradCare is
    January 30, 2014!

26
Tuition Waivers
  • Are currently being entered. Those students on
    assistantship or fellowship have an automatic fee
    deferment until March 14, 2014.
  • If you want to pay early contact University
    Financial Services or visit this website
    http//www.fa.ufl.edu/bursar/current-students/tuit
    ion-and-fees-2013-14/
  • If you have any questions about your waiver,
    please come see me.

27
Questions/Assistance
  • Advisor
  • Curtis Smyder, Academic Support Services
    Coordinator
  • Dr. Moore, Graduate Coordinator

28
  • Any Questions?
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