First-Generation Celebration Day

This Friday, November 8 is national First-Generation Celebration Day. The First-Generation Student Success Office is hosting a First-Gen Celebration at the Plaza of the Americas from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. where UF first-gen students will receive a free t-shirt and lunch. Not a first-gen student? They encourage you to still support the day by [...]

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World Diabetes Day at UF on Nov. 14

Join the UF Diabetes Institute in recognizing World Diabetes Day on Thursday, Nov. 14, on the University of Florida campus. Events include glucose screenings, a poster session, a discussion panel, and a seminar. All World Diabetes Day events are free and open to the public. Visit [...]

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UF First Generation Week 2019

The Office of First-Generation Success, Office of Academic Support and TRIO McNair Scholars Program are teaming up to host  First Generation Week 2019! This week will take place Friday, Nov. 1, 2019-Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Created to celebrate  first-generation students here at UF, the week will have a variety of events including Graduate School tours, [...]

Filed under Events, Newsletter on November 4, 2019.

Speculative Archaeology: The Politics of Disaster Debris

with Shannon Lee Dawdy (University of Chicago)
Tuesday, Nov. 12,  2019
4pm – Smathers Library 100
The debris pile from 134,000 New Orleans buildings damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Katrina is visible from space. Although there was some effort to recycle materials through a little-known global market in demolition debris, most of the rubble amassed in place. In [...]

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Ronald E. McNair Fall Open House

Are you a sophomore or junior who is interested in pursuing a PhD? Are you also a low-income/first-generation college student or underrepresented minority who would like assistance with applying to graduate school? Do you want to get involved in undergraduate research? If the answer is yes to [...]

Filed under Academic, Events, Newsletter on November 4, 2019.

Ready Global Player 1?

Come out and compete against our C3 Career Ambassadors in International Trivia while learning about resources that will help you plan your next step to become a Global Gator. Trivia will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 3 p.m. Visit to learn more.

Filed under Events, Newsletter on November 4, 2019.

McNair Scholars Open House

The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program invites the UF community to attend their Open House on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Pugh Hall Ocora. Come meet the McNair Scholars and learn more about the program.
About McNair:
McNair Scholars are students with strong academic potential who are either first-generation with financial need or members of [...]

Filed under Events, Newsletter on November 4, 2019.

Projects for Peace Information Sessions

Would you like $10,000 to create a positive change this summer? Projects for Peace, a grant program sponsored by the Davis Foundation, will be holding information sessions to guide undergraduate students through the process of designing a summer project proposal! Information sessions will be held November 6 at 7 p.m. in the Reitz Union, room [...]

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Overcoming Career Obstacles Abroad

Creating community in a new country can be difficult. Stop by the C3 on November 4 from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. to hear from successful Gator alumni and how they were able to overcome barriers, build their community and seize their next opportunity. This event is a part of our In Global Spaces: Living Learning and [...]

Filed under Events, Newsletter on November 4, 2019.

Fitness Fest at Depot Park on Nov. 17

Join the UF Diabetes Institute for a free health & wellness event to celebrate Diabetes Awareness Month! This family-friendly event will feature a walk, yoga, Zumba, health screenings, face painting, vendors, & more! Visit for more information.

Filed under Athletic & Health, Events, Newsletter on November 4, 2019.