Category: Campus Community

World Cup enthusiasm sweeps through UF community

The 22nd FIFA World Cup, an international soccer tournament, kicked off Nov. 20 and runs through Dec. 18. Communities throughout the world are coming together to cheer on their favorite teams as they move along the bracket, and the UF community is no exception. On Nov. 29, faculty, staff and students came together at the Reitz Union for the USA vs. Iran match.


Donate to the Chop & Chomp Beat FSU Food Drive

The annual UF vs. FSU food drive competition to benefit the Hitchcock Field & Fork Pantry is underway now through Nov. 30.


Explore food offerings throughout campus

From Cuban sandwiches to frozen custard and new signature blends, Florida Fresh Dining is leveling up UF’s campus cuisine this fall semester.


Share student opportunities with the TESI ELN network

The UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute Environmental Leaders Network connects UF undergraduate students interested in environmental topics with on- and off-campus resources so they can utilize their skills, passions and knowledge for the betterment of the environment.


Listening sessions on inclusive excellence this September

Earlier this summer, UF Chief Diversity Officer Marsha McGriff, Ed.D., announced her office was working with Damon Williams, Ph.D. , and his team at the Center for Strategic Diversity Leadership and Social Innovation to conduct a strategic assessment of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at the University of Florida. A key component of this assessment will be a series of facilitated community-building and dialogue sessions designed to better understand the lived experiences of students, faculty and staff.

Your voice is essential to advancing UF’s inclusive excellence efforts. If you are interested in sharing your thoughts and experiences in a listening session, please be on the lookout for an invitation from the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer to be sent later this week. You will be invited to select from and participate in a virtual session that most closely aligns with your role at UF.


As students head home, on-campus construction ramps up

While you may have enjoyed a relatively easier commute to campus this morning, construction activity on-campus is picking up speed. Beginning today, the intersection of Gale Lemerand Drive and Museum Road is closed for utilities work that is expected to continue through Aug. 14.

Throughout the summer semesters, the current Orange and Blue Campus Connector routes will be merged into a single Summer Circulator route running from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Service will still be provided to each stop approximately every 15-20 minutes throughout the day.


UF projects aim to enhance campus gateways and pedestrian safety

This August, UF will begin work on the Northeast and Newell Gateway projects from its Landscape Master Plan. The entrances will enhance outdoor spaces that will offer students, faculty and staff opportunities to gather and collaborate — as well as to sit, relax and enjoy the scenic nature campus has to offer. The projects will […]


Wondering how to help a colleague or student in distress?

women facing each other

At one time or another, most of us have experienced personal difficulties that have impacted the way we behave, our work habits or our overall well-being. As we approach the fall semester, in addition to showing empathy to those around us, it can also be helpful to know how to assist colleagues or students we […]


Consideration is contagious — and key to a healthy workplace

Last week, we shared how gratitude spreads when we take the time to let a colleague know we appreciate them. That same ripple effect can happen when we practice empathy and consider others’ perspectives, regardless of whether they align with our own. For some, the return to being “out in the world” after being isolated […]


New Reitz Union Restaurant Row features local restaurants

When Matt Mueller joined UF in June 2020 as the new director of Food and Beverage Services, one of his first town outings was to Mi Apá, a local Cuban restaurant. Muller enjoyed the food so much that it prompted him to think of ways local restaurants could be introduced to the UF campus. Fast […]


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