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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Norman Hall Receives LEED Gold!

The Normal Hall renovation project preserved over 95% of existing exterior walls, foundations, floors and roof deck. Additionally, over 80% of construction and demolition materials were diverted from our local landfills. The building installed a new roof, windows, HVAC, plumbing, and LED lighting—all to improve the building’s energy and water efficiencies. Additionally, indoor air quality […]

Strategic Planning Effort: For the Gator Good

The University of Florida’s Office of the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Senior Vice President initiated a strategic planning process in September 2014. The purpose of this planning process was to engage the COO’s management team in theidentification of a shared strategic direction. Expected outcomes included a long-term vision for the area as well as […]

Strategic Development Plan Unveiled

Forging a shared vision with the Gainesville community After hundreds of interviews with local residents, the University of Florida took the next step toward forging a shared vision with the Gainesville community when it revealed the findings of its strategic development process. “The future of the university hinges on the future of the surrounding community, […]