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New Facility to bring Public Safety Enhancements

We are enthusiastic about the new public safety building, which will co-locate the University of Florida Police Department, the Department of Emergency Management, and the Emergency Operations Center. This facility will lead to increased collaboration among public safety functions, be an accessible resource to the campus community, and assist in our mission to make UF […]

Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Measures

The University of Florida, the city of Gainesville, and the Florida Department of Transportation continue to create a safer pedestrian and traffic environment on and around campus. Projects continue to be completed and will continue through the summer and into the fall. Improvements already in place along West University Avenue include adjusted stoplight timing that […]

Gators Returning to Campus Facilitated by UFIT

Enabling UF Health’s Screen, Test & Protect Initiative Empowering UF to thrive in its teaching, learning, and research Mission during the pandemic meant a seismic transition in services and support for UF Information Technology (UFIT).  Since Spring 2020, UFIT has allocated more than 10,000 staff hours in support of UF Health’s Screen, Test & Protect (STP) […]

UF Named a Gold Bicycle-Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists

The League of American Bicyclists, the premier grassroots advocacy organization encouraging better bicycling and protecting the rights of people who bike, has honored the University of Florida (UF) with a gold-level Bicycle Friendly University award in recognition of the institution’s achievements in promoting and enabling safe, accessible bicycling on campus. UF held a silver award […]

Greg Merricks with Campus Cab

Along with its challenges and learning, 2020 created a deepening sense of community at UF. We experienced a renewed sense of common purpose and belonging, which has inspired a series of Staff Highlights—designed as a way to get to know more of the people that make the Gator Nation a community that celebrates diverse identities […]

FDOT Safety Measures Update

The following is a message from Florida Department of Education:  Dear Students and Parents, Please see the message below from the Florida Department of Transportation: In a continuous effort to keep University students and parents informed of the pedestrian safety improvements the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is making, the department would like to share […]

Gatorsgiving with Gator Dining

At the recent Gatorsgiving theme meal event at Gator Corner Dining Center, students were provided an opportunity to donate either $5 or $10 from their meal plan accounts. This was an easy transaction at the register – and Gator Dining employees found that when it’s accessible and easy – it’s successful. “We had 199 students […]

Update on Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Measures

Dear campus community, In the wake of the tragic accidents on W. University Avenue that recently claimed the lives of two of our University of Florida students and injured others, the university and its partners have acted with urgency to improve pedestrian and vehicular safety conditions surrounding campus. In the short term, we are working […]

COO/Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 2021 Professional Development Opportunity

In order to support UF’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, the Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer is announcing a competitive program for individuals to participate in professional development training offered online by Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education. Topics of interest shall be agreed upon by the applicant and their […]

UF Implements License Plate Recognition Technology to Bolster Campus Security

The University of Florida recently announced the implementation of license plate readers as part of the Security and Safety Plan that aims to standardize and enhance security across campus. “The safety and security of our students, faculty and staff are the utmost priority to the University of Florida,” said Joseph M. Souza, UF’s Physical Security […]