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It’s Great To Be A Florida Gator!
Prove it. Show us those amazing, unique, orange and blue, Gator seconds. Running stadiums, and yoga in the plaza. Show us scooters and lunch in the Reitz. Show us study sessions in Library West and tabling around Turlington.
Show us what is great, to you, about being a Gator. The [...]

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech, Newsletter on November 24, 2014.

Gator Tips of the Week

November 24 – Avoid bringing anything with you that may serve as a distraction while studying. Stay focused and bring only what you need.
November 25 -Do you have test anxiety? CWC has some helpful tips to reducing your concerns, worry and fears!

November 26 – Headed out of town for the short break? Be sure [...]

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech, Newsletter on November 24, 2014.

Help Desk Hours Over Thanksgiving Break

The UF Computing Help Desk will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Email support ( and phone call assistance (352-392-HELP/4357) will resume again at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 28.  Emergency assistance will be provided 24/7 for account and course management system issues during the Thanksgiving holiday period.  For assistance [...]

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech, Newsletter on November 24, 2014.

2015 Big Idea Gator Business Plan Competition

If you have a business idea or have skills that can help other entrepreneurs, then enter the Big Idea Business Plan Competition for a chance to win up to $25,000 in prizes. Cool ideas are what start a business. Then it takes a business plan. Last year, aqUV, a water bottle with a purification system, [...]

Filed under Academic & Research, Newsletter, Opportunities on November 24, 2014.

Two weeks ’til the Tacky Sweater 5K

It’s nearly time for the first annual Tacky Sweater Holiday 5K. On Saturday, December 6, run (or walk) 3.1 miles with your friends, healthcare professionals, and the greater Gainesville community in the name of global health. The proceeds will be used to fund six UF medical mission trips organized by graduate medical and pharmacy students [...]

Filed under Newsletter, Student Organizations on November 24, 2014.

STRIVE Accepting Volunteer Applications

STRIVE (Sexual Trauma/Interpersonal Violence Education) is currently seeking volunteer peer educators. STRIVE is the UF student group dedicated to preventing interpersonal violence.  They are peer educators advised by GatorWell Health Promotion Services who are involved in outreach, education, and advocacy initiatives.  Apply at their Website: For more information, visit their Facebook page:

Filed under Newsletter, Opportunities, Service on November 24, 2014.

Free HIV Testing

GRE, MCAT, LSAT, HIV? Let’s face it, no one likes taking tests, but we all endure them because knowing the results are necessary for a rewarding future.
Join LGBT Affairs and WellFlorida Council for a discussion on safe sex at Peabody Hall 411 on December 1 from 1 to 2 p.m. Afterward, (painless, no-blood), free HIV [...]

Filed under Athletic & Health, Events, Newsletter on November 24, 2014.

Volunteer with International Students

Would you like to volunteer with international students? Volunteer as a Conversation Volunteer through the English Language Institute at UF. No foreign language experience is needed.
The program is designed to help students practice English in a friendly setting while meeting Americans and making friends. Volunteers should plan on spending about an hour each week with [...]

Filed under Newsletter, Opportunities, Service on November 24, 2014.

LGBTea Social

Finals are approaching and what better way to take a break than with a relaxing cup of tea. It is time for the annual LGBTea Social so come try a variety of hot teas and snacks from around the world. Bring your study materials or just come to hang out. It will be on December [...]

Filed under Entertainment & Dining, Events, Newsletter on November 24, 2014.

Registrar Reminders

Spring 2015 registration and schedule adjustment continues (access from ISIS).
Monday, November 24 (11:59 p.m.) is the deadline to drop a fall class or withdraw from all fall classes without receiving failing grades (W assigned). Review drop/withdrawal policies at:
Faculty course evaluations for fall term opens November 25 and closes December 12.  Log-on to GatorRater to [...]

Filed under Administrative, Newsletter, Registrar on November 24, 2014.