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University of Florida Mentor Protégé Program Small Business Bus Tour

Small Business Bus Tour

In our efforts to create greater connectivity between the protégés and opportunities with UF, we are visiting projects around town. This tour will be used to highlight UF projects and give you an up close look at projects, potential opportunities and points of contact. Take a look at last year’s event here:

Cooking with UF: Connecting with UF’s Growing Catering Program!

UF Campus Dining

Are you a caterer or food/beverage provider interested in making UF your customer? Do you know what’s required to be an approved caterer at the gator nation? Register today to learn the steps & strategies to make that happen! For more details, go to:

How to Successfully Deal with Personal & Organizational Change

Getting Paid with UF!

As the rules for succeeding in business and life continue to change, the methods we use as leaders must change also. To win at the “game” we must make sure the set of rules we are using remain applicable. For more details, visit

Sustainability Showcase & Art Competition

Showcase Social

The annual Sustainability Showcase will take place on Wednesday, April 3 from 10 am – 2 pm at the Reitz Union tabling area. This event will feature a wide range of student and community organizations, interactive activities, games, giveaways and more. Find out more:

Effective Communication for Small Businesses

Effective Communication for Small Businesses

Effective communication is vital to having a growing business. Learn the key tools how to communicate effectively to take your business to the next level. Find out more:

Annual Small Business Opportunity Fair & Summit

Small Biz Vendor Fair

Every Purchasing Decision Counts! Come out and meet UF’s small & diverse businesses that service you… all in ONE place! Make an impact on the small & diverse business community TODAY! Find out more:

Save Money on Vending Purchases with a Gator 1 Card

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—University of Florida students, faculty and staff members can save $0.50 cents on all campus vending purchases made with a Gator 1 Card. The UF community can take advantage of this discount by opening a Gator 1 vending account in person at Gator 1 Central or online at This prepaid debit account is […]

Now accepting nominations for the 2019 Champions for Change Awards!

Champions for Change Awards

Do you know someone who has made an impact in the areas of sustainability or health and well-being at UF? Nominate them for the 2019 Champions for Change Awards! A partnership program between the Office of Sustainability and Healthy Gators, the annual Champions for Change Awards recognize individuals and groups in the UF community who […]

UF’s Kathey Porter Wins Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year Award from the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council

Kathey Porter

Our own director, Kathey Porter, was recently named Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year by the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council at its 43rd Annual Awards Gala. According to the council’s website, this award is given to those who are visible in the business community, a strong supporter of the FSMSDC organization and actively […]

Gator Emergency Medical Unit (GEMRU) Bleeding Control Kit Program

Deployment of Bleeding Control Kits With an eye toward the continuing safety of the University of Florida campus; the UF Department of Public Safety, with support from the Student Government, has begun a phased deployment of bleeding control kits. The purpose of these kits is to provide easily accessible, life-saving equipment in the case of […]