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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 […]

New Strategic Framework Shines Light on the Future

Even in the midst of heavy operational demands related to COVID-19, over the past several months leaders across the COO areas have held a series of meetings to address a critical subject: how do we achieve service and operational excellence in support of a preeminent university? Key to these discussions has been defining strategic areas […]

Welcome to UF’s New Chief Audit Executive

In September, the University of Florida welcomed Dhanesh Raniga as its Chief Audit Executive. He was previously the Director of Audit, Risk and Compliance at Griffith University, a comprehensive public university in Australia. Prior to joining Griffith University, Dhanesh was one of the leaders in Ernst & Young’s Risk Advisory Services’ practice for Education, Not […]

Campus Master Plan Anticipates New Building Space and Iconic Campus Additions

Among the initiatives that the CMP will highlight are increases in on-campus undergraduate housing, new clusters of development for collaborative research, and a focus on civic spaces including a celebration of Lake Alice’s natural landscape as the iconic centerpiece of campus. The plan anticipates accommodating another 2.3 million GSF of net new building space in […]