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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, Newsletter 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, Newsletter 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 before [...]

Filed under Administrative, Financial on October 28, 2019.

Increase Your Online Security with a Strong Password

Have you ever received a phishing email from a UF email address? That usually happens when your account is hacked – strong passwords can prevent this from happening to you! Here are the DO’s and DON’Ts of creating a strong password.
DO:

Make your password at least eight characters long.
Choose a phrase instead of a single word.
Include [...]

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech on October 21, 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 October 21, 2019.

Prevent Your Own Cybersecurity Nightmares

As part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, UFIT is hosting three events in the Hub to raise awareness about the importance of protecting your online identity. Our 2019 theme, personal accountability, includes phishing, social media awareness, and online privacy.
Each day will have a theme related to an episode of Black Mirror:

“Shut up and Dance” – [...]

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech on October 7, 2019.

Office of the University Registrar

Prior to Spring 2020 Advance Registration (October 28): Update your emergency contact information from the link MY.UFL.EDU>Main Menu>My Account>Update Emergency Contact Information and check it for accuracy.
Spring 2020 Advance Registration: October 28 – January 2.
Review Registration Prep to locate your advanced registration start time, to check your audit, holds, as well as find out where [...]

Filed under Administrative, Registrar on October 7, 2019.

Graduate Student Survey

Calling all Graduate Students: The Student Health Care Center (SHCC) is conducting a study to assess graduate student mental health at the University of Florida. The purpose of this study is to identify and examine possible relationships between stressors, coping styles, and mental health outcomes of graduate students.
The SHCC hopes that the data collected will serve [...]

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech on October 1, 2019.

Safe Driving Pledge

Nearly 1 in 4 crashes involve a distracted driver. Take the pledge today to put down the phone and not text and drive. Learn more at http://www.ehs.ufl.edu/programs/hazard_ergo/safe-driving-pledge/.

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech on October 1, 2019.

Students, set up your Zoom account today

Meeting with group members to work on projects and assignments isn’t always an easy task. Students can now set up a free Zoom account to: meet up with group members virtually, use screen sharing to work on homework with classmates, record a presentation, schedule online tutoring, and host a meeting for a club or organization.
Zoom [...]

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech on October 1, 2019.