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NEW Mobile Printing Locations

We’ve got your back, Gators! As mobile printing services become increasingly popular, we want to ensure there are more than enough printers to go around! We’ve added more mobile printing stations– the newest station is in the Math Study Center at Broward Hall. Now, there are 50+ locations across campus.
For added convenience, there are two [...]

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech, Newsletter on January 27, 2020.

Free Access to the New York Times

The University of Florida provides a free academic access pass to the New York Times. You can create an account using your @ufl email at NYTimes.com/UF. The access allows you to search the New York Times historical archive dating back to 1851. The ability to search thousands of current events in topics such as Sports, [...]

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech, Newsletter on January 27, 2020.

Tech Fair: Tech Support, Raffle for AirPods Pro, and On-Campus Tech Jobs Available

Raffle prizes, tech tips, on-campus job opportunities, and free swag? Open your eyes to the world of tech this Thursday, January 23, at UF’s annual Student Tech Fair located in Tech Plaza. There will be tables set up with campus tech experts from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn about mobile printing options, how to get [...]

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech on January 21, 2020.

How To Spot Fake Job Ads (Phishing)

Unfortunately, UF students are heavily targeted with phishing emails – ESPECIALLY at the start of a new semester. Scammers know you have a lot going on and try to exploit your need for a part-time job. Falling for these scams can result in identify theft and additional financial insecurity, because scammers could obtain your social security [...]

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech on January 13, 2020.

University Honors Program Moving

The University Honors Program has moved to a new location in 201 Walker Hall. Students in the Honors Program, as well as all students preparing nationally competitive fellowship applications through our prestigious fellowships coordinator, will find all honors advisors and program staff in Walker starting in spring.

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech on December 16, 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 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.

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.

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.

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.