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2023 UF Mentor Protégé Program Graduation  

Earlier this month, the UF Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity celebrated its annual Mentor Protégé graduation. This special event recognized the achievements of this year’s Mentor Protégé teams and highlighted their accomplishments.  Mentors in the program consist of mature and established companies that currently work or have worked with UF, or a comparable […]

UF vice president for business affairs Curtis Reynolds departing for Baylor University

Nov. 29, 2023 — After 13 years at the University of Florida, vice president for business affairs Curtis Reynolds will step down to accept a new role as vice president for business and finance and chief financial officer at Baylor University. He will begin his new position on March 1. “We are tremendously grateful for […]

Mark your Calendars for the 2023 Facilities Services Holiday Parade

Share the joy of the holiday season at the fourth annual Facilities Services Holiday Parade on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 9 a.m. UF Facilities Services, UFPD (University of Florida Police Department), and first responders from around Alachua County will join the festivities.  Attendees will see holiday decorated fire trucks, utility equipment, as well as a […]

UFPD Awarded Crime Prevention Unit of the Year

This October, the University of Florida Police Department (UFPD) was recognized as the Crime Prevention Unit of the Year (Small Agency) at the 2023 Florida Crime Prevention Association (FCPA) award ceremony.   This award recognizes the special efforts and exceptional accomplishments performed by an agency’s Crime Prevention Unit. UFPD’s Crime Prevention Unit is just one of […]

Closure of Center Drive

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff, The University of Florida will close a portion of Center Drive as of Oct. 9 to allow for the critical repair of underground sanitary lines that service the UF Health Science Center. The closure will be near the Health Science Center building and is projected to be completed in January […]

Campus safety resources and improvements

Dear UF community, As part of our commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe campus environment, we want to remind our community of available resources and recent improvements. The UF Police and Emergency Management departments offer many tools and resources, including the UF Alert, storm readiness, the GATORSAFE mobile app, and community programs. The vehicle-restricted […]

Business Affairs Departments Come Together as One for Saturdays in the Swamp

The University of Florida is not only ranked the No. 1 public institution on the 2024 Wall Street Journal’s Best U.S. Colleges, it’s also home to Gator athletics one of the most iconic sports programs in the country. Often referred to as an ‘everything school’ Gators men’s and women’s sports are admired worldwide.    During Saturdays […]

Lake Alice Watershed Management Plan Upcoming Workshops

The University of Florida is hosting a series of visioning workshops to gather input from key stakeholders on the Lake Alice Watershed Management Plan. There will be three opportunities for those interested to share their input. Two virtual meetings, on September 12 from 12-1 p.m. and September 27 from 7-8 p.m., and one in-person on October […]

Facilities FaSTPath Training Program Ceremony

On August 15th, 29 Facilities Services staff members received a FaSTPath Training program certificate for completing various stages in their trade journey. The FaSTPath Training program provides trade specific training for Facilities Services employees in the areas of Carpentry, Plumbing, HVAC, Electrical, Water Distribution, Industrial Maintenance Mechanic, Roofing, Fire Alarm, and High Voltage. Employees in […]


On a sunny day in Gainesville, students flock to campus to set up their hammocks, grab a shady spot to study, or simply sit down under a tree with their friends to relax. From the picturesque live oaks in the Plaza of the Americas to the loblolly pines around Lake Alice, there’s no shortage of […]