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Florida Supervisors of Elections (FSE) to award three $1,200 scholarships

Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Kim A. Barton, through the Florida Supervisors of Elections (FSE), is proud to offer Florida college and university students the opportunity to apply for one of three $1,200 scholarships.
The scholarships are awarded as part of the association’s ongoing commitment to education in Florida.
Eligible students must be enrolled as a full-time [...]

Filed under Administrative, Financial, Newsletter on December 9, 2019.

Tech Tasks Prior To Winter Break

Happy holidays, Gators! We hope you finished the fall semester strong. If you live on campus, be sure to check these tech-related tasks from Student Affairs off your list before you leave for winter break:

Lock up any devices you leave behind. Store your tech in a cabinet that’s at least [...]

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech, Newsletter on December 9, 2019.

Survive Finals with these Tech Resources

Gators, it’s that time of the year – finals week! Studying for finals can be overwhelming, but we have several resources to relieve some of the stress.
As you finish up your classes, don’t forget you have access to over 100 FREE software applications with UFApps. All you need is an active GatorLink account. This is a [...]

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech on December 2, 2019.

Office of the University Registrar

December 4: Drop/Add a Course or Withdraw (All Fall Courses) after the Drop/Withdrawal Deadline. Students must petition their college with appropriate documentation for approval to drop/add or withdraw (all Fall courses) after the deadline.
December 4: Last day of classes
December 4: Honors Theses due to College Advising Offices
December 5-6: Reading Days (no classes)
December 7-13: Final Exams
December [...]

Filed under Administrative, Registrar on December 2, 2019.

Don’t Be an Easy Target for Hackers

Be mindful of the security risks that come with travelling this holiday season. Device theft isn’t the only threat – hackers often target public WiFi networks and infect devices with malware. Whether you’re travelling home or abroad for Thanksgiving, make sure you’re travelling securely by following these tips:

Back up your data.
Turn [...]

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech on November 18, 2019.

Office of the University Registrar

November 25 (11:59 p.m.): Withdrawal deadline (W assigned to all Fall courses)
November 25 (11:59 p.m.): Drop deadline (W assigned to individual course(s). Drops of individual courses must be approved by the student’s college.)
Review drop/withdrawal policies at:
https://catalog.ufl.edu/ugrad/current/regulations/info/drops.aspx#drop
Students can also use the “After Deadline – Add/Drop Classes” service to request a course drop (or add) [...]

Filed under Administrative, Registrar on November 18, 2019.

Green Your Tech

The technology we use on a daily basis consumes a lot of energy. Gators, you can help UF reduce energy consumption by following these tips:

Unplug your devices when not in use.
Put your device in energy efficiency mode so your screen turns off after periods of inactivity.
Use smart power strips over [...]

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech on November 12, 2019.

Office of the University Registrar

November 25 (11:59 p.m.): Withdrawal deadline (W assigned to all Fall courses)
November 25 (11:59 p.m.):  Drop deadline (W assigned to individual course(s). Drops of individual courses must be approved by the student’s college.)
Review drop/withdrawal policies at:
https://catalog.ufl.edu/ugrad/current/regulations/info/drops.aspx#drop
Students can also use the “After Deadline – Add/Drop Classes” service to request a course drop (or add) by [...]

Filed under Administrative, Registrar on November 12, 2019.

Nightmare Avoided – Confronting Your Cybersecurity Fears

To celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), UFIT spent the month of October sharing advice about how to protect your online identity through three interactive tabling events, a video, and social media posts across all platforms. Here are some cybersecurity tips to keep in mind:
Use a password manager to organize [...]

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech on November 4, 2019.

Apply Now for 2020-21 Financial Aid

To apply for financial aid, complete the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at https://fafsa.ed.gov or via the “MyStudentAid” App. You can file a 2020-21 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2019 . UF’s “On-Time” deadline to receive the results of your FAFSA from the federal processor is December 15, 2019. Apply well [...]

Filed under Administrative, Financial on November 4, 2019.