New GatorLink Login Page Debuts Nov. 6

Beginning November 6, logging into any service that requires a GatorLink will look different. The login page is being redesigned to match the style of the UF homepage. The main change is that links for changing your password, resetting a forgotten password, creating an account, and receiving help with signing on will be located toward [...]

Apply Now for Financial Aid

To apply for financial aid, complete the 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at You can file a 2017-18 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2016 . UF’s “On-Time” deadline to receive the results of your FAFSA from the federal processor is December 15, 2016. Apply well before December 15 to ensure [...]

President’s Holiday Greeting Card Contest – Deadline Extended

UF President Kent Fuchs and his wife, Linda, invite all students to submit original artwork for the university’s first holiday greeting card contest. The winning image, with a message from President and Mrs. Fuchs, will be sent to the UF community electronically in December.
Winner will receive a $500 prize. Runner-up [...]

Choose Strong Passwords to Protect Your Information

Do your passwords include your birthday or your cat’s name?  Nothing against your cat Fluffy, but you’re creating weak passwords to protect important information.
A couple of things to remember when creating passwords:  Don’t use words found in a dictionary, don’t use anything associated with you (like your cat’s name or your birthday) that people could [...]



Florida Opportunity Scholars Academy of Leadership (FOSAL) Applications

Applications for the FOSAL 2017 cohort is now open! The application is due Monday, November 28, at 5 p.m. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience personal and professional growth through the FOS Academy of Leadership!
The Florida Opportunity Scholars Academy of Leadership (FOSAL) is a year-long leadership development program, with an emphasis on self-awareness [...]

Genetics Symposium T-Shirt Design Contest

Looking to make your mark at UF? Maybe you’re tired of people thinking you’re *just* a scientist? Enter the Florida Genetics Symposium 2016 Shirt Design Contest– $100 prize!

The shirt must have a front-and-back design that has genetics-related theme, may not incorporate more than four colors, and the T-shirt must be white. No obscene [...]

America Reads Hiring Tutors

UF’s America Reads program is currently hiring tutors for Spring 2017. America Reads is a program that provides literacy tutoring to at-risk students in elementary schools and community centers in the local Gainesville community. Paid positions starting at $10/hour are available for students enrolled at the University of Florida who are eligible to receive Federal [...]

Albert and Alberta are Recruiting

Auditions for the Florida Mascot Program will be held November 16, 2016 in the Champion’s Club at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.  Members of the program work closely with the Mascots and are official members of the Florida Spirit Teams.  Albert and Alberta participate in all Florida Gators sporting events as well as community and academic [...]



Accessibility and Inclusion Expo and Panel

Celebrate and learn more about accessibility and inclusion with these two events.
The Inclusive Sports and Fitness Expo is Wednesday, October 26 at Plaza of the Americas from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This interactive, large scale expo event is designed to bring awareness to the UF community about the importance of accessibility and inclusion for people with [...]

Check out ‘Ask a Scientist: Not So Scary Science’ at the Florida Museum

Come in costume, bring your specimens and find answers during an afternoon of discovery and learning at “Ask a Scientist: Not So Scary Science” on Oct. 30 from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants may talk one-on-one with scientists. For more information, visit or call 352-273-2062.

Dine with the Dean

Not much in life is free, but here us a deal you can’t beat. The Dean of Students would like to treat you to lunch.

Each month during the academic year, a group of students is invited to lunch with Dr. Jen Day Shaw, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students. The [...]

Florida Genetics Symposium

The Florida Genetics Symposium attracts genetics and genomics researchers, students and industry from across Florida. Speakers from around the world will present and discuss genetics and genomics topics, organized into three focused sessions. This year’s keynote speaker is Emmanuelle Charpentier. More than 130 students will present their research and findings during two poster presentation sessions. Poster [...]

Student Organizations


Florida Cicerones: go BOLD

Do what the ordinary fear because great things never came from comfort zones.

The Florida Cicerones are the official student ambassadors of the University of Florida. They are sponsored by the University of Florida Alumni Association and have standing campus partnerships through the Office of Admissions, Office of the President, and the University Athletic Association.

Gators for the Asian Elephant

Gators for the Asian Elephant is a new club whose purpose is to engage students in volunteer work focused on Asian elephant conservation while also enjoying fun social events related to elephants. They meet weekly in LIT 201 Mondays at 6 p.m. More information can be found on their Facebook page

HEAL/NAMI 5K Run/Walk for Mental Health Awareness

Health Educated Asian Leaders is partnering with the National Alliance for Mental Illness to put on a 5K to raise awareness for mental health! The location is at Squirrel Ridge Park on October 29 at 8 a.m. There will be prizes for competitive runners as well as raffles throughout the event. Registration fee is $15 [...]

Mind, Body, and Soul Weekend: I’m Every Woman

The Lambda Psi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. presents their 3rd Annual Mind, Body, and Soul Weekend on November 4-5, 2016. This year the theme is “I Am Every Woman” which will all participants to explore the various perspectives of being a woman in different cultures. Throughout this 2-day event, participants will invigorate their [...]