Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
The Office of University Relations provides the campus with a variety of creative services including advertising, graphic design, strategic marketing planning and public relations. University Relations also manages the university’s branding campaign and identity program.
Business, Goods & Shopping
UF Bookstore locations include the UF Bookstore & Welcome Center facility next to the Reitz Union, the law school, Health Science Center and veterinary medicine. Official UF merchandise can also be purchased through the Gator Sportshop. Purchasing employees help UF departments acquire material goods and services in accordance with the university’s policies.
Computing & Communications
The Information Technology (UFIT) provides direction and strategic planning in information delivery and computing standards, resources, and management. UFIT units include Academic Technology, UF Computing and Network Services, Web Administration and Data Infrastructure.
Health & Safety
The Student Health Care Center (SHCC), established in 1906, is an accredited outpatient clinic staffed by licensed, board-certified medical providers who pride themselves in keeping UF’s students, faculty and staff healthy through a wide variety of primary and specialty care services, including: general medical care; immunizations; dermatology; massage therapy; nutrition; occupational medicine; physical therapy; sports medicine; travel; women’s health; and workers compensation. The SHCC also conducts the annual campus influenza (flu) shot campaign.
Healthy Gators is a coalition of faculty, staff and students dedicated to creating a campus environment supportive of health for all members of the UF community.
UF Police Department, an integral part of UF’s dedication to maintaining a safe and secure campus, provides law enforcement, crime prevention, victim advocacy and game day security. Environmental Health and Safety handles inquiries related to biological safety, the UF Disaster Preparation Plan and the handling of suspicious mail.
The University of Florida Health Science Center (HSC) is closely affiliated with UF Health, part of the University of Florida Health System. Eight hospitals participate in this sytem including the academic hospitals Shands at UF with 630 beds in Gainesville and Shands Jacksonville with 696 beds in Jacksonville, Florida. Together with clinical programs and services across all HSC colleges, the UF Health partnership is dedicated to providing quality healthcare to the citizens of Florida and to advancing the practice of patient care.
The Office of the University Registrar creates and safeguards academic records. The Office for Student Financial Affairs is the financial aid office for the university and helps students secure the funding necessary to pursue their educational goals.
Multicultural & Diversity Affairs promotes an inclusive campus community by creating environments in which students learn about themselves and diverse others.
University Relations provides full-service photography, which includes, but is not limited to, UF functions, in-studio work, large copy and medical photography. Video production is also available. Services and capabilities include recruitment videos, promotional spots and historical videos, among others.
The University Relations Publication group offers a variety of graphic design services including print and Web production. Their capabilities include brochures, magazines, newsletters, booklets, posters and banners.
These amenities are available to all university faculty, staff, students and affiliates.
UF Health includes the colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions and Veterinary Medicine, which includes both a large animal hospital and a small animal hospital. The system also encompasses six research institutes: the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the McKnight Brain Institute, the Genetics Institute, the UF Health Cancer Center, the Institute on Aging and the Emerging Pathogens Institute.
The full spectrum of patient-care services is provided through Shands, which is UF’s private, not-for-profit affiliate. The Shands family of hospitals and programs includes two teaching hospitals as well as two specialty hospitals:
- UF Health Shands Hospital
- UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital
- UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital
- UF Health Jacksonville
- UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital
UF Health includes two specialty inpatient facilities — UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital and UF Health Florida Recovery Center — as well as a home-health agency — UF Health Shands HomeCare. UF Health, the umbrella name under which UF and Shands work in close collaboration, also offers more than 80 UF physician outpatient practices located throughout north central and northeast Florida