Gator Design and Construction @ Santa Fe

An innovative collection of degree programs. This program allows a cohort of students to begin their coursework at Santa Fe College and gain early admission to UF.


Gator Design and Construction @ Santa Fe students have unique opportunities that closely bond them to each other, to the UF campus, and to their chosen field of study.

Advantages for students participating in Gator Design and Construction @ Santa Fe include:

  • A close connection to the UF College of Design, Construction & Planning
  • A supportive cohort of fellow students in the program
  • Smaller class sizes
  • Access to GDC UF advisors who will meet with them regularly at Santa Fe College
  • Exposure to potential employers and faculty through information sessions, seminars, and courses
  • Access to all UF services once admitted as a UF student
  • Access to the UF at SF Center, a hub for UF on the Santa Fe campus
  • Participation in UF College of Design, Construction and Planning events
  • Participation in any of the UF student organizations (once admitted to UF)

  • Participants in the Design Programs who meet minimal tracking requirements will obtain UF status after the second semester.
  • Participants in the Construction Management Program who meet minimal tracking requirements will obtain UF status after the first semester.

Students are evaluated for this program after first being considered for freshman admission to UF. Students invited to this program must apply through the freshman admissions process. The deadline for freshman applications to UF is November 1st.

Degree Programs Participating

Bachelor of Design, Architecture

The School of Architecture provides an excellent educational experience for students entering the profession of architecture. The primary mission of the School is to teach students the means by which they can be responsive to human needs in creating the built environment. Our students must be perceptive, skilled and inventive – capable of acting in a responsible manner in today’s profession, while continuing to learn throughout their lives so as to realize a visionary profession for the future. The most important facet of this educational mission is to instill in our students a strong social consciousness and a desire to be active participants in improving the quality of their communities.

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