PAACT (Pledging to Advance Academic Capacity Together) is an orientation program that focuses on the successful transition of incoming Black first-year students. The program’s emphasis is on academic success, community building, personal and professional development, and networking with peers, faculty, staff, and alumni. The PAACT program was initiated in 1998, and has been known for the caliber of student leaders that not only succeed in the program, but also succeed at the university level and beyond. As a student in the PAACT Program, you will have an opportunity to learn about university resources first hand and gain guidance and advice from faculty, alumni, current students, and career professionals. The goal of the PAACT program is to ensure that students arrive and thrive as they enter the University of Florida.

PAACT 2021 dates to be announced in May! We will provide more information and logistics as the program approaches.