Category: Campus Community

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?

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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 […]

Resources available to help those in need following Tropical Storm Elsa


We hope you and your loved ones were safe throughout Tropical Storm Elsa. If you are in need of assistance, please keep in mind the following resources available to help: UF’s Aid-a-Gator program can provide limited assistance — up to $1,500 per calendar year — to faculty and staff who have experienced a temporary hardship […]

UF Gainesville campus and areas throughout the state close in anticipation of Tropical Storm Elsa


As announced earlier today, due to Tropical Storm Elsa, the university campus in Gainesville will close tomorrow, July 7, and other UF areas throughout the state will have similar closures. UF/IFAS personnel outside of Gainesville should adhere to their county government guidelines on closing. UF Health clinical and core service personnel as well as employees […]

Views from a pandemic

In the Summer 2021 issue of the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions News magazine, some of the college’s faculty, staff and students shared the struggles, surprises and silver linings in an unforgettable year. While there are many universalities in the COVID-19 experience, the article notes, it has affected everyone differently. “I’ve worked […]

UF International Center celebrates 30th anniversary

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The UF International Center (UFIC) is celebrating 30 years. Visit the UFIC website to find out more about the history of the center and its accomplishments, watch interviews with previous directors, view a photo gallery and learn about upcoming events. Discover

UF celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month

As the nation recognizes LGBTQ+ Pride Month, UF is honored to celebrate through the sharing of articles, events and resources. Read about the work alumni are doing in their communities, explore book recommendations and learn about Ally-Gators, the first Gay-Straight Alliance at any dental school in the state of Florida. Visit the website for updates. […]

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