Have U Heard was an idea born when our older kids were at the University of Central Florida and the University of Florida. Having been UF graduates, we were completely lost when it came to understanding everything UCF and UF. So much had changed since I was at UF. (Really? Why would I expect a completely different way of college life having graduated, well let’s just say, many, many years ago) As working parents, we did not have the time to search for information inside and outside the walls of UCF and UF yet alone get answers from our kids.
We had so many “I wish I would have known,” or as we commonly refer to it as “huh? ”moments over the four years our older kids were at college. We wish we would have known that you need to book a hotel for football games and graduation months, even a year, in advance.
We wish we would have known that we did not need everything on the college registry list. We wish we would have known that not all apartment rentals include a parking space for all the occupants and all the incidental charges. We wish we would have known more about the restaurants, the stores, the repair shops, the moving out process and storing their belongings, what tutoring help was available and so much more.
That is when we thought, “What if there was a one-stop place for parents to get not only information about the university but the surrounding community? What questions should I be asking but did not know to ask? HaveUHeard was created with exactly that in mind. A one stop consolidated place to get information right at your fingertips instead of having to go searching on many other websites. A one-stop place to help other parents have the resources and know-all for things college.
HaveUHeard will be your guide to getting to know your student’s University and surrounding community. It will be a place to post questions, get recommendations and be on the inside track to everything you need to know about life on and off campus. It’s meant to give you a real perspective from our point of view and our experiences.
We hope this site makes your journey with your college student a little easier, less stressful and perhaps save you some money and frustration.
J & T
The first time I stumbled across a HaveUHeard.com article, I was a little skeptical as I assumed that they were affiliated with my daughter’s school and would be slanted towards all things run by her university. As it turned out, it was more like having a friend whose kid has “been there done that” and they have summarized it all up into a nice, short, easily readable format providing a balanced on the subject at hand. I have read a few of their articles as issues and questions have arisen such meal plans, the sick kid and family weekend to name a few. The Have U Heard website is extremely easy to navigate; kudos to the web designer. The website is efficient and streamlined and the articles are helpful and detailed but not overly long. What’s not to love?
Lisa G. SEPT 2017
I wish HaveUHeard.com was around years ago when my first daughter was attending UF. It would have saved me many hours and many tears trying to find information about college life, deadlines, food plans, books, clinic times, graduation parking etc. I did attend UF preview but like many first-timers of a college student it was a stressful blur and very frustrating and I did not comprehend all that information and needed help to find it later on. HaveUHeard has helped me with my second daughter at UF because it is all on one website and written in simple understandable words. The site is fun and entertaining!
Trish H. October 2017
HaveUHeard.com has been a source of great and relevant information. So glad to have this resource at my fingertips for pointers and guidance for my son who is a FSU freshman!
Rachelle O. SEPT 2017
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