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Students invited to participate in the AVP/Dean of Students Search

Following a national search, the University of Florida Division of Student Affairs will bring four candidates to campus to interview for the role of Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students.
Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the on-campus interviews and provide feedback through a presentation session and an open session for [...]

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech on November 14, 2017.

Thanksgiving Break Help Desk Hours

Gators, due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, the UF Computing Help Desk will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22. Walk-in service will remain closed until Monday, November 27, but students can contact the Help Desk starting on Saturday, November 25 via email (helpdesk@ufl.edu) or phone (352-392-HELP/4357). If you need assistance updating your password, accessing [...]

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech on November 14, 2017.

How Secure is Your Password?

The 2017 National Cyber Security Awareness Month is ending, but online safety is important year-round. UFIT wants to remind all students that their Snapchat, Instagram, iTunes, and other accounts could be hacked, leading to identity theft, and theft of your friends’ information and accounts as well.  A good way to prevent this? Use strong passwords! [...]

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech on November 6, 2017.

Tips to Keep Your Phones and Laptops Safe

Gators, how secure are your mobile devices? Unfortunately, smartphones, laptops, and tablets are all vulnerable to online threats like viruses, malware, and phishing. The risk of having your devices hacked could cost you a lot of time and money. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month and UFIT wants to help you recognize and prevent attacks [...]

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech on October 22, 2017.

Protect Yourself after the Equifax Breach

You could be one of the more than 140 million Americans with personal information at risk due to the Equifax Breach. This means that anyone can access your age, address, driver’s license, and credit cards. How does this affect you? Cyber criminals can easily open new accounts under your name without you realizing it. This [...]

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech on October 22, 2017.

Theft of Personal Information at UF

Identity theft crimes are now so common that you read about a new breach daily on social media feeds.  Attempts take place here, on campus, every day!   If you do one thing to protect your accounts, identity, and mobile devices, make that one thing be to guard against phishing.
Phishing is when a cybercriminal attempts to [...]

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech on October 1, 2017.

Save Money on Software Applications

Gators, stretch your dollar further by purchasing software applications at discounted prices. The UF Computing Help Desk provides students with the opportunity to save anywhere from 60 to 80 percent on software like Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft, SAS, and more. So what are you waiting for? Check out the UF Help Desk’s Software Services to see [...]

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech on September 26, 2017.

Build Skills to Land a Job or Internship

Are you ready to connect with hundreds of employers at the September 26  Fall Career Showcase?  Prepare for those potential job and internship opportunities by sharpening your interpersonal skills and creating a resume that will help you stand out. Fortunately, lynda.com is here to help. Students can access over 5,000 training videos on topics including [...]

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech on September 26, 2017.

Recycling on Campus

Choose the right can, Gator fan! Recycling allows items to be turned into new products. It creates jobs, preserves natural resources, lowers waste management costs, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
Test your recycling IQ today: http://recycling.ufl.edu/student-quiz?utm_source=gatortimes&utm_campaign=recyclingquiz&utm_content=student

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech on September 26, 2017.

Time Saving Self-Help Resources Available

Save yourself some time and energy by checking out the UF Computing Help Desk’s self-help resources. The site provides step-by-step instructions and quick how-to videos for all your basic computing needs, including:

How to use UF’s guest Wi-Fi
Updating your password
How to set up your computer for UF wireless
Setting up your GatorLink email account

Additionally, if you’re new [...]

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech on September 12, 2017.