Category: Community Focus

It’s not too early to start making plans for summer!

Get a head start with your summer plans — join us this Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Reitz Union tabling area, outside the north entrance to the first floor, to meet representatives from area youth summer camps and to learn about UF’s year-round GatorPerks program.

No registration is required. You can plan ahead by viewing the floor layout and visiting our website for the full list of participating camps and businesses.


Explore Valentine’s Day savings 

Whether you’re looking to plan a fun night out or buy the perfect gift, explore these GatorPerks discounts for savings that will sweep you off your feet. 


Save the date for our Perk Up Your Summer event

It is not too early to start making plans for the summer. Join us Wednesday, Feb. 21, for Perk Up Your Summer — a GatorPerks and summer camps expo. Faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate assistants are invited to meet representatives from area youth summer camps and to learn more about UF’s year-round GatorPerks program.

Stop by the Reitz Union tabling area from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — no registration necessary. Stay tuned for more details or email questions to worklife@hr.ufl.edu.


Final call: Sign up for a discounted CSA membership

By participating in this program, you support a local farm and receive a box of high quality produce each week.


Need to recycle your holiday lights?

Gainesville residents looking to get rid of their holiday lights and Christmas trees can take advantage of the City of Gainesville’s recycling program.


Ring in the New Year with local fireworks

Sparks in the Park is back for another year at Depot Park to celebrate New Year’s Eve.


UF presents the 2023 Win Phillips Town Gown Relations Awards

UF presented three different Win Phillips Town Gown Relations Awards Friday to a government agency, a Gainesville community member and a UF employee.


Sign up for CSA discount by Dec. 15

Through a new partnership with UF/IFAS, we’re offering a limited number of discounted memberships to Gainesville-area CSA programs this Spring.


Discounted CSA memberships available for Spring 2024

Through a new partnership with UF/IFAS, we’re offering a limited number of discounts to Gainesville-area Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, programs this spring. With a CSA membership, you can support a local farm and receive a box of high quality produce each week.

The first 100 faculty and staff who sign up for the program by this Friday, Dec. 15, will receive a $100 discount off the price of a spring share from either Frog Song Organics or Siembra Farm. Those who participate will also be invited to participate in Healthy Harvest: Cultivating Local and Seasonal Flavors, a pilot educational program being developed with support from the UF/IFAS Support for Emerging Enterprise Development Integration Teams (SEEDIT).


UF, Concept Companies and Trimark Properties join forces to make Gainesville’s Innovation District a major economic hub

The UF Board of Trustees was recently briefed on a new plan to develop a world-class destination for Fortune 500 research companies.


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