PaCE: Pathway to Campus Enrollment

FAQ

To find out more about PaCE programs within the College of the Arts, consult the frequently asked questions below. If you have further questions, consult the university-wide FAQ.

School of Art + Art History
Who is my advisor?

The Undergraduate Advisor for the SA+AH is Dana Myers. Dana advises all undergraduate art + art history students, and will remain your advisor even following your transition to campus. 

Layne Thue-Bludworth is the Undergraduate Admissions and Advising Assistant. Let Layne know what questions or concerns you have and she can help you herself or direct you to Dana or other UF offices as necessary.

What is the PaCE program?

The UF Pathway to Campus Enrollment (UF PaCE) provides additional opportunities for UF to offer admission to qualified freshman applicants with considerable academic potential and demonstrated scholastic success. PaCE students who are enrolled in an SA+AH major must follow the main requirements of the PaCE program: enrolling in UF Online as a degree-seeking student for at least two semesters, completing at least 15 credits of UF Online coursework, and earning a total of 60 credits before transitioning to being a full-time residential UF student.

You can read more about the PaCE requirements on UF’s website: http://www.admissions.ufl.edu/learn/pace/faq.html.

Which SA+AH majors are offered through the PaCE program?

All School of Art + Art History undergraduate majors are offered through the PaCE program for incoming 2019-20 students:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art History
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art Education (or BA in Art with Art Education Certificate)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Visual Art Studies (or BA in Art)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art – with concentrations in Art + Technology, Ceramics, Creative Photography, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Graphic Design
I want to major in art; how do I take art classes online?

Exceptions have been made to allow studio art students to complete studio art courses on-campus (roughly 9 credits a semester) while also completing the required online coursework. Because of this special exception, studio art PaCE students will be REQUIRED to live in Gainesville in order to successfully attend all residential art studio courses. 

I want to major in art history; am I required to take courses on campus?

No. Art History majors are NOT required or permitted to take art studio courses on campus prior to making their transition to campus. All coursework for the Art History major preceding your campus transition must be completed through UF Online in accordance with the traditional PACE guidelines.

Am I allowed to live on-campus as a PaCE student?

Even though our studio-related majors will be taking on-campus art studio coursework, PaCE students are not permitted to live on-campus. For assistance in learning about off-campus housing options, please contact an Off Campus Life staff member: http://www.offcampus.ufl.edu/.

What majors are available to students who are admitted through PaCE?

Students admitted through PaCE can choose from more than 60 PaCE majors. In addition, students admitted through PaCE may elect to complete their entire degree online in any UF Online major.

May I change my major while in PaCE?

You may change your major to any other PaCE major or any major currently offered through UF Online. Students choosing to major in programs outside of PaCE must apply to UF as an upper-division transfer and are not guaranteed a place on the UF residential campus. Please consult the college that offers your desired non-PaCE major to discuss the details and possibility of such a transfer.

How will I get to campus? Am I allowed to use the bus system?

Free use of the Gainesville RTS bus system will unfortunately not be available to PACE students. For that reason, we encourage students to explore housing options that are within walking or biking distance of campus. There is an optional fee package available to PACE students that includes use of the Gainesville RTS bus system, recreational facilities, and access to the Student Health Care Center and Counseling and Wellness Center (http://handbook.ufonline.ufl.edu/students/student-fees/). We recommend that you invest in the optional fee package for access to those great resources. 

Where will my art studio classes be held?

Our signature first-semester art studio course, the Workshop for Art Research and Practice (WARP), is held in a specialized off-campus studio facility called the WARPhaus. The WARPhaus is located just a few blocks off campus, at the intersection of SW 4th Ave. and 6th St. Most subsequent art studio courses will be held in the Fine Arts buildings on the UF campus. The Fine Arts complex is located on the east edge of campus, right off of SW 13th St. Check it out on the campus map: https://campusmap.ufl.edu/#/index.

I’m not sure if the SA+AH is right for me. Can I take a tour?

Absolutely! The SA+AH regularly offers tours on Friday afternoons; the schedule can be found on our website: http://arts.ufl.edu/academics/art-and-art-history/request-information/. The SA+AH will also be offering several afternoon open houses in conjunction with UF’s Office of Admissions’s Florida Days open house event—we will be sending out invitations for those open houses in late February. If you are interested in attending either of these events, please contact Layne Thue-Bludworth, the Undergraduate Admissions and Advising Assistant, at SAAHPACE@arts.ufl.edu

Can I talk with a current SA+AH student?

Our student ambassador program includes students representing most majors in the school. You can feel free to contact any of them for more information about their experience in the art programs. Read more about them on our website: http://arts.ufl.edu/academics/art-and-art-history/ambassadors/profiles/.  While not specifically in the PACE program (the PACE Program with our studio-related art majors is very new!), the student ambassadors can give you a great sense of what it's like to be a UF student in one of our majors. 

I’m still confused. Who can I talk to?

For more information, please contact Dana Myers, the SA+AH undergraduate advisor, or Layne Thue-Bludworth, the SA+AH Undergraduate Admissions and Advising Assistant. You can reach Dana or Layne by email at SAAHPACE@arts.ufl.edu or by phone at (352) 273-3055. UF’s Dean of Students Office will also be hosting online chat sessions with advisors; stay tuned for more details as these sessions get scheduled. More information is here: https://orientation.dso.ufl.edu/programs/first-year/pace-chats/.

School of Music
Who are my advisors?

The undergraduate advisors for the School of Music is Mutlu Citim-Kepic and Jeremy Urban. Ms. Citim-Kepic and Mr. Urban advise all undergraduate School of Music students, and will continue to serve you as your advisors following your transition to campus. 

What is the PaCE program?

PaCE students who are enrolled in a School of Music major must follow the main requirements of the PaCE program: enrolling in UF Online for at least two semesters, completing at least 15 credits online, and earning a total of 60 credits before transitioning to being a full-time residential UF student.

You can read more about the PaCE requirements on UF’s website: http://www.admissions.ufl.edu/learn/pace/faq.html

Which School of Music majors are offered through the PaCE program?

The School of Music majors offered through PaCE are:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Music
  • Bachelor of Music in Music
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Education
Am I allowed to live on-campus as a PaCE student?

PaCE students are not permitted to live on-campus. If you do decide to live in Gainesville while completing your UF Online coursework and would like to learn about off-campus housing options, please contact an Off Campus Life staff member: http://www.offcampus.ufl.edu/

If I do live in Gainesville, am I allowed to use the bus system?

If PACE students do choose to live in Gainesville while completing UF Online coursework, there is an optional fee package available that includes use of the Gainesville RTS bus system, recreational facilities, and access to the Student Health Care Center and Counseling and Wellness Center. http://handbook.ufonline.ufl.edu/students/student-fees/  

I’m still confused. Who can I talk to?

For more information, please contact Mutlu Citim-Kepic the School of Music undergraduate advisor.  You can reach Ms. Citim-Kepic by email at mcitim@arts.ufl.edu or by phone at (352) 392-0224. 

School of Theatre + Dance
Who is my advisor?

The undergraduate advisor for SOTD is Kevin Austin. Kevin advises all undergraduate theatre + dance students, and will remain your advisor even following your transition to campus. 

What is the PaCE program?

PaCE students who are enrolled in an SOTD major must follow the main requirements of the PaCE program: enrolling in UF Online for at least two semesters, completing at least 15 credits online, and earning a total of 60 credits before transitioning to being a full-time residential UF student.

You can read more about the PaCE requirements on UF’s website: http://www.admissions.ufl.edu/learn/pace/faq.html

Which SOTD majors are offered through the PaCE program?

The School of Theatre + Dance is currently offering these majors through PaCE:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Theatre
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Dance
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Dance
I want to perform or work backstage; am I allowed to take courses in those areas before transitioning to campus?

Yes. PaCE students are permitted to audition for shows and take studio classes on campus.

Am I allowed to live on-campus as a PaCE student?

PaCE students are not permitted to live on-campus prior to their campus transition. If you do decide to live in Gainesville while completing your UF Online coursework and would like to learn about off-campus housing options, please contact an Off Campus Life staff member: http://www.offcampus.ufl.edu/

If I do live in Gainesville, am I allowed to use the bus system?

If PaCE students do choose to live in Gainesville while completing UF Online coursework, there is an optional fee package available that includes use of the Gainesville RTS bus system, recreational facilities, and access to the Student Health Care Center and Counseling and Wellness Center. http://handbook.ufonline.ufl.edu/students/student-fees/  

I’m still confused. Who can I talk to?

For more information, please contact Kevin Austin, the Theatre + Dance undergraduate advisor.  You can reach Kevin by email at kaustin@arts.ufl.edu or by phone at (352) 273-0519. UF’s Dean of Students Office will also be hosting online chat sessions with advisors, more information will come shortly.