COMPASS—Campus-wide Modernization Program to Advance Student Services

Published: February 2nd, 2016

Category: Memos

Zina L. Evans, Ph.D., Vice President for Enrollment Management and Associate Provost
Elias G. Eldayrie, Vice President and CIO

We are pleased to announce the launch of a multi-year effort to modernize and unify student services systems. The Campus-wide Modernization Program to Advance Student Services—or COMPASS—will be implemented in a series of releases over the next five years. The migration of student self-service functions referenced in a Jan. 27 administrative memo that will begin later this month represents just the first step toward the work that will occur under the auspices of COMPASS.

Meetings with college representatives to support this effort began in the Fall 2015 semester and will continue throughout the initiative.  The initial focus of these meetings is to begin clarifying requirements and the scope of work necessary to meet the needs of UF’s various constituencies.

As a preeminent university at the forefront of online teaching and learning, UF needs agile and modernized student services systems. Our existing platforms are increasingly difficult to support as a result of new and changing programs as well as technological advances.  Additionally, the constant and increasing threats to data security create a critical need for the institution.  By launching COMPASS, the university is demonstrating its commitment to updating and supporting sustainable technical solutions to maintain and manage these university needs.

COMPASS will be implemented in staged releases based on the student life cycle: Academic Structure, Admissions, Enrollment/Registration/Room Scheduling, Advising/Student Records/Degree Audit, Student Financials, and Financial Aid.  In addition, our efforts will support a CRM (Constituent Relationship Management) system and an evolving robust learning ecosystem.

Built on a foundation of strong master data management—with impacts to the myUFL system, ONE.UF (self-service), and reporting and analytics (student data)—COMPASS aims to better meet the needs of the university’s undergraduate, graduate, and professional students as well as faculty and staff.

More details about timelines, implementation, and opportunities to participate in this program are forthcoming. In the meantime, please visit for introductory information and a schedule of COMPASS kick-off information sessions. Questions? Please email

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