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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 […]

A New Year Has Begun- A Message from the Vice President for Business Affairs

Dear Business Affairs Team, As we begin a new academic year, let me start by first acknowledging the extensive work that has gone on throughout the summer to prepare us for this day. To the opening of new buildings like the Public Safety Building, the Honors Village, and soon the Malachowsky Hall for Data Science […]

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 […]

UFPD Presented with First Place Traffic Safety Award

The University of Florida Police Department recently was awarded first place at the annual Florida Law Enforcement Liaison (LEL) Traffic Safety Challenge.    The Florida Law Enforcement Liaison (LEL) Program is a grant-funded program sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  This prestigious award reflects UFPD’s commitment […]

Business Affairs Departments Collaborate on Conservation Area Land Management (C.A.L.M.) Plan

Birds sing alongside the oak trees. The smell of earth and soil fills the air. As three UF employees trek through the Lake Alice Conservation Area, to their surprise, a family of otters is spotted along a creek nearby. Quickly, they snap a picture to capture the moment. This was just one of many incredible […]

SBSD Introduces Landscape Services Program for Emerging Small Businesses

The University of Florida’s Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity (SBSD) has announced the introduction of its Landscape Services Program for emerging small businesses in the community. The new program is a collaborative effort between SBSD and Facilities Services (Grounds).   The UF Emerging Small Business Program was launched in 2022 with the goal of […]

Next Phase of Safety Enforcement set to begin July 10

Dear UF community, In March, the Office of the Vice President for Business Affairs called on the campus community to avoid parking vehicles in a manner that blocks access to sidewalks and bike lanes or otherwise restricted areas, including grass. This behavior has been interfering with accessibility for persons with disabilities, pedestrians, and cyclists and […]