Programs and events are an important aspect to the mentoring experience. There are some required program-wide programs for both mentors and mentees and there are some optional ones that take place in the Knowledge Communities. Mentors are also encouraged to develop other activities or attend other campus and city events with their mentee.

Required Program-wide Events

UMMP Mentee Social
Monday, August 25
(Smather's Library 1A)
UMMP Match & Mingle
Tuesday, August 26
4:00-4:45pm (Mentor Training)
5:00-6:00pm (Mentor/Mentee meet and greet)
(Smather's Library 1A)
UMMP Match & Mingle
Wednesday, August 27
5:00-5:45pm (Mentor Training)
6:00-7:00pm (Mentor/Mentee meet and greet)
(Smather's Library 1A)
UMMP Reception w/ Vice President of Student Affairs Dave Kratzer
Tuesday, November 18
(President's House)
UMMP/Florida Opportunity Scholars/Alliance Scholars/First Generation Students Women’s Basketball Game Mixer
January 2015
Spring Reception
Wednesday, February 18
(Smather's Library 1A)

Other Programs/Events

Sports Viewing
September 2014
Service Projects
October/November 2014
Health Event
October/November 2014
Career Preparedness
November/December 2014



Program participants from the STEM fields in the University Minority Mentor Program (UMMP) have the option to transition to the Gator Launch Program through the Career Resource Center (CRC).
Gator Launch is a mentoring and education program for for underrepresented second and third-year UF students in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to network with a mentor in the STEM field as well as participate in career development activities.
As a participant, you will learn about a variety of topics such as networking, professionalism, resume writing, interviewing, internships and career planning. During the mentoring component of the program, you will be matched with a professional currently working in your field of interest.
More information will be distributed via the UMMP Mentee Listserv in the middle to late spring semester. For additional questions, please contact


WiSE is a grass-roots directed program of discussions, workshops, and networking events designed to foster the success of women and other members of under-represented groups at all stages of their careers in science and engineering by providing a forum for academic and personal guidance and support. We welcome ALL members of the academic community at WiSE events - yes, men too!