A participant from 2012 working at the bench.

A participant from 2012 working at the bench.

Will it be possible for me to miss some of the program in order to attend a family reunion, another school-related camp, etc.?

Due to the program’s rigorous scheduling, departures from the program are discouraged.  It is difficult for the student to keep up with expected assignments and research if they miss any part of the program. Students will receive a mid-summer break (usually the third week-end of the program) during which the majority of students go home.  If a onetime event, such as a family wedding, will be occurring during the program please talk to Christy Rodkin, SSTP Coordinator, for permission.

What are transportation options to and from Gainesville?

Gainesville has a local regional airport. American Eagle Airlines, Delta Connection/ASA and US Airways Express/PSA are the airlines that provide service to Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV). Silver Airways offers direct flights to/from Gainesville and major Florida cities..

There are bus companies that provide round trip transportation from campus to South Florida and there is also a Greyhound bus station in Gainesville.

Can I bring my car to the UF SSTP?

No. Students may not bring cars to the program. You are, however, encouraged to bring a bicycle if possible. Students will be able to use the campus and city buses for free with their Gator1 ID card.