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Welcome to UF

Getting Settled In

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Before You Arrive

How to prepare for your arrival at the University of Florida

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Getting Started

Guidance for your first days and weeks at UF

 

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Your First 60 Days

Within your first 60 days, you have a lot to do. Get help here.

 

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Beyond 60 Days.

You’ve been here a while. Now what?

 

Bill James

Assistant Director for Parks and Outdoor Recreation at RecSports

"I think it’s the small town feeling of Gainesville and student involvement that keep me young. I love working with and mentoring students – they’re in a place in their life where they’re learning so much. Mentoring students is something I’ve always felt comfortable with."

RecSports

Cheryl Granto

Information Security Manager, UF Information Technology (IT) Risk Management Program

“With IT security, half the battle is thinking about what the 'bad guys' might do next to harm your data and my brain seems uniquely attuned to — and interested in — anticipating and working through these issues."

UFIT

Jim Harrison

Creative Director of The Agency

“Creativity is a way of seeing the world differently and when you see and experience the world differently, your brain is being prepped with raw material that it needs to find new connections between things and to cultivate mindsets that allow those connections to rise to the surface.”

The Agency

Bill James

Assistant Director for Parks and Outdoor Recreation at RecSports

"I think it’s the small town feeling of Gainesville and student involvement that keep me young. I love working with and mentoring students – they’re in a place in their life where they’re learning so much. Mentoring students is something I’ve always felt comfortable with."

RecSports

Latest News

March Experience UF event: A “creative collision” of UF talent, technology

On March 14, faculty and professional staff new to the university came together in a “creative collision” with a specially selected group of interdisciplinary faculty who lead creative, innovative and change-making endeavors at UF and in the greater community.

UF Mindfulness Day to explore mindfulness and social change

On Monday, April 1, the University of Florida will host UF Mindfulness Day, a daylong event focused on the intersection of mindfulness and social change. The event, which will be held at the J. Wayne Reitz Union from 8:20 a.m. to 7 p.m., will feature topical talks, mindfulness meditation, yoga and compassion practices throughout the day.

New Service Recognition event honors 25- and 30-year staff

Earlier this month, UF staff who celebrated 25 or 30 years of service in 2018 gathered for a special event in their honor hosted by the UF President’s Office. UF President Kent Fuchs and Vice President for Human Resources Jodi Gentry emceed the dinner, which also included honorees’ guests and was held at the Earl and Christy Powell University House.

Next Experience UF event to be held at Marston Science Library

On March 14, Dean Judy Russell and the UF Libraries will host the next Experience UF event at the Marston Science Library to provide new faculty and professional staff with the opportunity to meet a specially selected group of interdisciplinary UF faculty who lead creative, innovative and change-making endeavors on UF’s campus and in the greater community.