Regulation reminder: Animals prohibited in UF buildings

Though there’s no denying that our pets are like family, please remember that animals are prohibited in any and all buildings on campus with the following exceptions:

•  A Service Animal, limited to a dog or miniature horse and excludes emotional support animals, as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 413.08 of the Florida Statutes, that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability.

•  An Assistance Animal, limited to an animal that works, provides assistance or performs tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability or provides emotional support that alleviates one or more identified symptoms or effects of a person’s disability, within a housing setting, in accordance with the Fair Housing Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1978, that is registered with the Department of Housing and Residence Education.

•  Other animals which are being used by the university for academic, research or law enforcement purposes.

•  Animals that are student or staff pets, permitted in university housing facilities pursuant to the Department of Housing’s Rules and Regulations.

•  Animals being examined or treated at the College of Veterinary Medicine. All handlers of the aforementioned animals must comply with all applicable university policies, state and federal law.

Learn more here. Questions can be addressed to Kenneth J. Osfield, UF ADA Compliance Office, at or (352) 392-1591.