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Multiple Departments Come together to Increase Safety on Campus with Blue Light Phones

Fall 2019, students made the University community aware of their interest in blue light phones on fraternity row. Blue light phones can be found around campus, which provides an additional safety measure for anyone who seeks emergency assistance. Fraternity Row was an exception, as blue light phones were absent in that area. With cell phones […]

UF Creates COVID-19 Testing Site

Over several weeks in May, UF departments united and contributed their time, knowledge, and resources toward the construction of the COVID-19 Testing Facility located in Garage 11, outside of the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. In addition to employees’ regular departmental tasks and responsibilities, they devoted over 260 hours in procuring materials and installing […]


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida divisions of Business Affairs, Student Affairs, and Human Resources are sponsoring the 19th annual Ask Me Campaign on Thursday, August 15th and Wednesday, August 20th through Thursday, August 21st, 2019. Administrative staff from Business Affairs, Student Affairs, and Human Resources as well as student leaders will be on-hand […]

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 […]

Gators make gains on waste!


UF achieved a milestone in September when it diverted more than 50 tons of food waste and paper towels for composting in a single month. We have come a long way from the mere 2.76 tons collected when UF first rolled out the program in January 2014! The UF food waste composting program has steadily […]

UF Passport Facility Earns Perfect Score

Certificate of Superior Achievement

The UF Mail & Document Services department and its Passport Acceptance Agents earned a perfect score for the second straight audit on the Acceptance Facility Review Report, issued by the Miami Passport Agency. UF Mail & Document Services is a U.S. Passport Acceptance Facility and is certified by the U.S. Department of State. The Acceptance […]

O’Connell Center Director Earns Woman Of Influence Honor

Reinhart and O'Connell Center

Lynda Reinhart, director of the Stephen C. O’Connell Center, was recently selected by VenuesNow Magazine as a 2018 Woman of Influence. Reinhart is one of five women in the live events industry selected by the magazine to receive the honor. As reported in the magazine: “Reinhart has spent her career in Gainesville, working at the venue as a […]