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New system and policy provide standardization and improved tracking of UF volunteers

Volunteers are an integral part of the UF community. Through the engagement of volunteers, UF is further able to provide support to the community and our state in many ways, including providing community educational opportunities in the areas of agriculture and natural resources, preparing exhibits for our museums, and assisting patrons at our many performances […]

Service Recognition celebration honors longtime UF staff

On Feb. 25, UF staff who celebrated 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service in 2019 gathered for a special event in their honor hosted by the Office of the President. UF President Kent Fuchs and Vice President for Human Resources Jodi Gentry emceed the dinner, which was held at the Earl and […]

UF faculty and staff rise to the challenge of working through COVID-19

HELPFUL RESOURCES UF COVID-19 Updates Working through COVID-19 UFIT Remote Work Resources Employee Assistance Program Aid-a-Gator Field and Fork Pantry Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coping with Uncertainty about the Coronavirus (EAP Webinar) Faculty and staff have worked at record speed in recent weeks to adapt to changes brought on by the rapid spread […]

Did you know UF has a policy on tipping?

Pursuant to state guidelines and UF’s Policy on Business Entertainment, gratuities should not exceed 15 percent of a bill’s subtotal before tax. In some cases, where there is an automatic gratuity charged by a venue, tips on meals may exceed 15 percent. This increase is allowable and will be reimbursed by the University. Please help […]

Early voting on campus March 6-14

University of Florida students, faculty, staff and other Alachua County registered voters will be able to participate in early voting for the 2020 presidential preference primary and 2020 City of Gainesville regular election at the J. Wayne Reitz Union. WHEN:                  Friday, March 6, through Saturday, March 14, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. WHERE:                J. Wayne […]

Self-driving vehicles take to the roads in Gainesville

If you’ve been anywhere near SW 2nd Ave. between the UF campus and downtown this week, you may have noticed a cheerfully odd-looking vehicle making its way back and forth along the corridor. Beginning in February, a new autonomous shuttle funded by a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation is available to ride free […]

Upcoming events celebrate women’s achievements and aspirations

With 2020 marking the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, UF is starting to celebrate with a variety of events and activities. We’ve assembled just a few upcoming events marking this occasion as well as several others that celebrate women’s achievements and aspirations. If your department has any upcoming events, please email us at and we’ll continue […]

Honoring the women who make UF great

As UF gears up to celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage in the months to come, we’ll be sharing profiles some of the women who make UF great. We’ll also be asking each of the women we profile to tell us about another woman at UF they admire—in a sort of round robin of recognition. […]

Verlissa Ford: Improving how UF staff are recognized for their years of service

The UF Service Recognition Program, previously known as the Service Pin program, was created to recognize TEAMS and USPS employees’ years of service to UF in five-year increments. The former program distributed pins to colleges and departments biannually. A year ago, the program received a major facelift as the university wanted to give employees a more […]

Save the Date to Perk Up Your Summer!

It’s not too early to start making plans for the summer. Join us at the Champions Club on Tuesday, Feb. 25, to meet representatives from area youth summer camps and to learn more about UF’s year-round GatorPerks program, which offers discounts on travel, entertainment, restaurants, health and wellness services, and much more. This free event […]