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Vehicle-restricted zone – Frequently Asked Questions

As previously announced, the University of Florida is reinstating a vehicle-restricted zone designed to improve pedestrian safety on campus on Jan. 9. The vehicle-restricted zone will be marked with signs and flashing red lights that will activate from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on weekdays when pedestrian traffic is heaviest.   The campus community is encouraged […]

University Avenue Roadway Improvements to Address Pedestrian Safety

The University of Florida, along with its partners in the City of Gainesville and the Florida Department of Transportation are announcing a new series of pedestrian safety initiatives that highlight their continued commitment to improve the safety of the campus community.   These safety improvements — from raised crosswalks along University Avenue to new, one-way traffic […]

Pepsi Stronger Together and Winn-Dixie Donating $25K to UF’s Campus Food Pantry to Feed Students Through the Holidays and Beyond

Gainesville, FL, November 29, 2022 – Pepsi Stronger Together, PepsiCo’s series of grassroots initiatives tailored to support local communities, and Winn-Dixie are supporting University of Florida’s campus food bank, Alan and Cathy Hitchcock Field & Fork Pantry, with a $25,000 donation through the grocer’s parent company’s charitable foundation, Southeastern Grocers Gives Foundation, during the Chop […]

Regulation & Policy reminder: Animals prohibited in UF buildings

There’s no denying that some of us feel like our pets are family, but please remember that animals are prohibited in any and all buildings on campus with the following exceptions: A Service Animal, limited to a dog or miniature horse and excludes emotional support animals, as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act and […]

Chomp Chat with Cydney McGlothlin

Cydney McGlothlin is always looking for ways to express her creativity. With her father and brother both being architects, creativity has always been a large part of Cydney’s life.   Working at UF for nearly 20 years, Cydney contributes to the programming of buildings on campus with just a few of her notable projects being Steinbrenner […]

UF Welcomes New Director of Physical Security 

Joe Carriker, CPP, will begin working as the Director of Physical Security on November 1, 2022. Physical Security is a department within Business Affairs which focuses on campus safety and security systems management to support UF Departments and Colleges.  “I am excited to work with all departments to improve the safety and security in the […]

Newell Gateway Ribbon Cutting

October 19, 2022. Gainesville, FL – On a beautiful brisk fall morning, representatives of the University of Florida, the City of Gainesville, and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) gathered to celebrate a ribbon cutting for the Newell Gateway.   The new UF branded brick gateway framing the tree line pedestrian pathway, creates a welcoming area […]

Florida Fresh Dining introduces New Food Concepts, New Technology and Mobile Ordering at UF

Big changes are underway for those who eat on campus at the University of Florida, as Florida Fresh Dining continues its expansion. Gainesville, FL, October 10, 2022 – Over the summer, the University of Florida (UF) and their new food service provider, Chartwells Higher Education, introduced “Florida Fresh Dining,” bringing local food concepts to campus […]

UF Transitions to Virtual Parking Permits

The University of Florida will transition to virtual parking permits this fall. The new virtual parking registration system for the 2022-23 academic year will replace the use of physical parking decals. Instead, the permit holder’s license plate will serve as the parking permit. This new technology will allow for UF Transportation and Parking Services, or […]

Unmasking the Gators: Iceland, Kayaks, and Adventures

Mairead Baker, Jordan Benton, Cami Sincer and Jeff Cutaio of Business Affairs are world travelers. When they venture out of the states, they enjoy exploring a variety of foods, landscapes, and cultures. While Cami, Jeff, and Mairead share a love for exploration, they each have a unique approach to travel. Jeff Cutaio, Application Developer Analyst […]