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Charlotte, N.C., May 2, 2022 – The University of Florida announced today it has chosen Chartwells Higher Education as the official food provider for campus dining, effective July 1. UF issued a call for proposals from qualified food service companies in July 2021. After a thorough selection process, Chartwells was ultimately selected for its expertise in the higher education […]

The Impacts of Canteen’s Donations to Hitchcock Field and Fork Pantry 

Food Pantries like Hitchcock’s Field and Fork Pantry are an essential aspect of every community. They help provide safe and wholesome food to those in need and improve food access and security for many people. Canteen, UF’s snack vending provider, has been helping to support Hitchcock Field and Fork Pantry by donating generous amounts of […]

UF Welcomes New UFPD Law Enforcement Captain 

Captain Latrell Simmons started his career with UFPD on Friday, March 18th of 2022. Captain Simmons will over see the Community Services Division and perform Public Information Officer (PIO) duties, according to Chief Linda Stump-Kurnick.   Captain Latrell is a Gainesville native. He graduated with his associates of arts degree from Santa Fe College in […]

The Beacon of the University of Florida’s Safety has a National Talent Search

Public Safety employees at the beautiful University of Florida (UF) say that Gainesville is a nature lovers paradise. From nature trails, local natural springs and family friendly activities like Gator sporting events, there are always activities to enjoy in sunny north-central Florida. The UF Police Department is recruiting top talent to fill many different roles, […]

Small Business, Big Impact: What is SBSD?

“UF benefits when we tap into the energy, talent, perspectives and ambition of everyone in our community and state, and that includes the diversity of small business owners we engage with,” said UF President Kent Fuchs. “Their help gives us a leg up in meeting the needs of faculty, staff and students across our very […]

Ballpark Way Ribbon Cutting

March 16, 2022. Gainesville, FL – Tents, tables, chairs and a podium were staged behind the new brick University of Florida gateway on Ballpark Way leading to Archer Road for a celebratory ribbon cutting. The new road, Ballpark Way, is part of a broader set of campus transportation improvements consisting of a new roundabout at […]

Information on Lake Alice Vegetation Maintenance

Routine vegetation management will be conducted by Duke Energy along Mowry Road near the Lake Alice Conservation Area the week of March 5-12 as part of its regular work to maintain its electrical transmission lines on the University of Florida campus. Click below for more information. Lake Alice Vegetation Maintenance

Celebrating Significant Transportation Improvements

The SW Campus Transportation Improvements project consists of several components including the roundabout at Radio Road and Museum Drive, the new Ballpark Way with a rebuilt intersection on Archer Road, and modifications to turn lanes, medians, and crosswalks along Hull Road.  Together, these improvements provide better accessibility for all modes of transportation – vehicles, buses, […]

UF Gets Silver Rank in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System

UF regularly engages in the STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) framework to benchmark and improve sustainability progress across campus. Scoring is based on an institution’s overall percentage of points earned through the credit system. Senior Program Coordinator for the UF Office of Sustainability, Liz Storn, shares, ”We are pleased with our silver level […]

Love is in the Air or on the Golf Course for Brent Ransom

Brent Ransom, the Assistant Director of Education and Training at Facilities Services, has been golfing since before Tiger Woods made it cool. Well, actually, the famous golfer’s real name is Eldrick Tont Woods. “But who wouldn’t rather go by ‘Tiger?’” Brent asked. Brent grew up in Seattle, Washington as the youngest of three brothers. He […]