Summer 2020 Cancellations & Updates

COVID-19 Notifications

Summer 2020 Cancellations & Updates

April 20, 2020

At this time, all summer program applicants should have received an email with the status of the program(s) they applied to. 

Global Health Institute (GHI) and Florida Youth Institute (FYI) will move to an online program for summer 2020.

All other programs have been cancelled for summer 2020, include Student Science Training Program (SSTP), Research Explorations (REX), Research Immersion in Science and Engineering (RISE), Gator Vet Met, and Gator Computing Program.

If you applied for a summer program this year, we would like to sincerely thank you. We hope that many of our applicants will reapply for next summer. We wish everyone a safe and healthy summer. - UF CPET

April 9, 2020 - All on-campus camps cancelled due to UF mandates. 

On Wednesday April 8th we were notified that UF will not hold any on-campus conferences or events through July of 2020.  At this time our team is finalizing how we will handle these cancellations and if an on-line or altnernate program option is available.  Applicants to each individual program will be notified of how this will effect their applications.

We expect notifications to go out no later than April 15th, 2020. 

April 2, 2020 

Please see below updates, the only change at this time are: 

Global Health Institute - Implementing an on-line format for the summer with future on-campus event.  Details will be sent to applicants shortly. 

March 19, 2020

The University of Florida has advised that all academic courses for Summer A term ( May 11 - June 19) will be delivered online.  See below updates to our March 13th notice (listed below) for further actions that are being taken at this time, all other issues/concerns are the same and waiting for further updates from University of Florida leadership.

Programs Still Scheduled As Normal & Being Monitored for Adjustments as New Information is Available from University Leadership

Student Science Training Program

Research Explorations (REx)

Florida Youth Institute (Acceptance Notifications will be delayed from original timeline)

Gator Vet Program

Global Health Institute


Programs Being Considered for Alternate Dates or Formats for Summer 2020

Gator Computing Program is no longer accepting new applications at this time and will contact current applicants with any updates on the status of this program.  They are considering alternate dates later in the summer.

Research Immersion in Science & Engineering (RISE)


Programs Cancelled for 2020, Resuming Summer 2021

CATALySES Teacher Program

Summer Research Explorations (SRE) Teacher Programs

SEEK, partnership with the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs

Please note that application fees are non-refundable as we are still reviewing and considering every applicant for consideration and participation in our programs.  Should programs be cancelled all together for 2020, we will provide options for current accepted applicants to participate in Summer 2021, regardless of the grade-level requirements.  Further details on this will be distributed as more information is available and we confirm our Summer 2020 program calendar.

March 13, 2020

Regarding the Coronavirus and the UF CPET Summer Programs:

The Center for Precollegiate Education & Training, as a center with the University of Florida, is closely monitoring the Coronavirus.  We will be following all directives set forth by the University of Florida regarding our upcoming programs.  You can find the most up to date policies and communications from the University of Florida on their website here: http://www.ufl.edu/health-updates/

The safety of our students and staff are the number 1 concern, so will be continuing to follow the updates and respond as directed from the university. 

At this time we are accepting summer program applications and reviewing applications as normal, however we have extended the deadline for most programs to April 15th.  Once application review is complete and we send final notice of acceptance to students we will include  detailed information on our financial policies should our programs be affected by coronavirus.

Please check the above link regularly, and we will be sure to contact all applicants/accepted students as soon as any new updates are provided that would cause us to change any course of our programming.

If you have any other specific questions, please feel free to email us at cpet@cpet.ufl.edu.  Please allow up to 3 business days for a response. 





  • Florida Youth Institute - CLOSED, no more applications being accepted