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Celebrate July Fourth with fireworks, food and loved ones

July Fourth is just around the corner, with celebrations throughout the long weekend. Here are a few upcoming events you and your loved ones can enjoy in Gainesville and the surrounding area. 


After more than two years of support, DOH COVID Operations at UF come to an end

As of last Friday, UF faculty and staff will no longer login to the ONE.UF system to report an illness or register for an on-campus COVID test. Moving forward, if you are experiencing symptoms, you are encouraged to visit the Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 Response website for guidance as well as testing and vaccine locations, take an at-home test and, if needed, consult with your primary care physician.


Advancing inclusive excellence at UF with Marsha McGriff

When Marsha McGriff, Ed.D., joined UF in December 2021 as its chief diversity officer and senior advisor to the president, she hit the ground running. Within her first month, McGriff announced a three-year plan to build inclusive excellence at the University of Florida. For the first phase of this plan, she engaged Damon Williams, Ph.D., chief catalyst for the Center for Strategic Diversity Leadership & Social Innovation and one of the architects of the inclusive excellence approach in higher education, to conduct an inclusive excellence strategic engagement with the university.


Survey aims to assess faculty and staff well-being at UF and nationwide

Last week, UF faculty, staff and graduate assistants received an email from the American College Health Association (ACHA) with an invitation to complete the National Faculty and Staff Health Assessment (ACHA-NFSHA). This national research study is designed to help establish health standards for universities throughout the nation, including at the University of Florida.


Hurricane season is here — keep current to stay current

Hurricane

With hurricane season just around the corner, we want to remind you of helpful resources available to support you in case of a tropical storm. We encourage everyone to become familiarized with the university’s emergency plans and take the necessary precautions in advance of a forecast.  


Find the help you need to support better mental health

Our mental health plays a crucial role in our overall well-being. In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, we invite you to explore the following resources designed to support your and your family’s mental well-being. 


Share your feedback with the Presidential Search Committee

UF’s Presidential Search Committee is inviting faculty, staff, students and extended members of the UF community to participate in a series of listening sessions designed to give everyone a chance to share their perspective. Sessions designed for specific stakeholder groups as well as broader open sessions are being offered. If you have not had a chance to participate and would like to do so, you can find a list of upcoming sessions here.


Rob Ferl receives NASA Exceptional Public Service Medal

department and assistant vice president for UF research, has received one of NASA’s most prestigious honors, the Exceptional Public Service Medal. The award recognizes non-government individuals whose work has made a steady, lasting impact on the agency, its projects and goals.


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.


All non-essential operations at UF’s Gainesville campus to close at 3 p.m. this Friday

In anticipation of an influx of approximately 50,000 people attending this year’s University-Wide Commencement on the evening of Friday, April 29, all non-essential University of Florida operations in Alachua County will close at 3 p.m. to allow those not participating in commencement activities or otherwise deemed essential to leave early. Your dean, director, vice president or immediate supervisor will determine if you are considered essential personnel.


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