Even with a full plate,
Gators are always hungry for more

At UF, we’re constantly finding ways to be active in the community. But even with a full plate, Gators are always hungry for more - for more chances to get involved and better ways to pursue better.

Ann Christiano

College of Journalism and Communications
Frank and Betsy Karel Endowed Chair in Public Interest Communication

When UF President Kent Fuchs had his first opportunity to announce the University of Florida’s Teacher of Year, he presented the award to Ann Christiano. “This honor is a testament to the movement Ann has built on the UF campus around public interest communications,” said Diane McFarlin, dean of the college.

Faculty

Julie Meyer

UF/IFAS
Postdoctoral scientist

Julie Meyer is a postdoctoral scientist in marine microbiology. Her research focuses on the role of microbial interactions in the health and stability of coral reefs and is performed in collaboration with the Smithsonian Marine Station. she is researching how shifts in coral microbiota are associated with Black Band Disease, a disease that kills healthy tissue in many different species of reef-building corals. She recently won national recognition from L’Oreal USA and is one of only five women in the country awarded a $60,000 grant to apply toward her research.

Staff

Ariel Reich

College of The Arts
Third-year Student

A junior in the acting program in the College of the Arts and an Arts in Healthcare certificate candidate, Ariel Reich is busy and versatile. In addition to classes, she also devotes time to hospital patients and at the Alachua Academy, a juvenile detention center for girls. Ariel says the work at the Academy is “some of the most rewarding, powerful work I've ever done.” She is currently in the cast of “All Girl Frankenstein,” marking her professional debut.

Student

Ann Christiano

College of Journalism and Communications
Frank and Betsy Karel Endowed Chair in Public Interest Communication

When UF President Kent Fuchs had his first opportunity to announce the University of Florida’s Teacher of Year, he presented the award to Ann Christiano. “This honor is a testament to the movement Ann has built on the UF campus around public interest communications,” said Diane McFarlin, dean of the college.

Faculty
The Arts
Florida’s state museum of natural history is the largest in the Southeast and one of the 10 best university museums in the country.

The Arts

Home to one of the only cultural plazas of its kind, Gators can take a stroll through the state’s only natural history museum, take in a performance, or check out a Picasso.

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UF has two lakes for research and for fun.

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With 33 national team championships, you’ll have plenty of reasons to wear orange and blue.

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On any given Saturday you can feel the rumble of 90,000 Gator fans in The Swamp.

Student Clubs
UF has over 1,000 student clubs and organizations to keep you busy.

Student Clubs

With the Florida sun beaming down every month of the year, your pursuits at UF won’t be restricted to the classroom. And with almost 1,000 student-run clubs and organizations, expect your calendar to be full all year long. Here are a few to get you started:

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Recreational Sports

Recreational Sports

With an active student body and an abundance of Florida sunshine, recreation is a big part of life on campus. We offer more than 60 intramural and club sports, personal training, a midnight fun run, and one of the best fitness facilities in the country. Did we mention that we have two lakes? Learn More

Where do you go from the top?

Where do you go from the top?

Whether it’s a student government that manages one of the largest budgets in the country, a student body that volunteers more than 3,000 hours of service a year, or mentoring 30 minutes a week, Gators are working for a greater purpose. 

For the Gator Good

The challenges facing our world are bigger than one person. One
organization. One university. The Gator Good is our
campaign to combine those efforts and solve those global problems.
Because together, our impact is greater.

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Joselin Padron-Rasines

Fourth-year student
Liberal Arts and Sciences

UF Student Body President Joselin Padron-Rasines was born in Venezuela and raised in Miramar, Fla. She is the first Latina student in UF history to hold the position. Joselin has served both within Student Government as a Senator for two years and as a leader in the Hispanic Student Association and Multicultural and Diversity Affairs. She is studying political science and international studies in Latin America and the Caribbean. As a member of the Sabor Latino Dance Team, she performed before thousands of fellow students at Gator Growl.

Student

Clay Hurdle

Fourth-year student
Agricultural and Life Sciences + Liberal Arts and Sciences

Department of Agricultural Education and Communication advocate. Reitz Scholar. UF Honors program member. E. T. York Jr. Medal of Excellence recipient. Those are just a few of the hats Clay Hurdle has worn during his time at UF. He is currently pursuing a dual degree in Spanish and agricultural education and communication. And just to make sure his day is full, Clay dedicates time to volunteerism and service in the community.

Student

Robert Felder

Third-year student
Business + UF/IFAS

After seeing thousands of poverty-stricken children during a visit to Bangladesh, Robert Felder was determined to find a way to make better clothes available to kids. He created Bearbottom Clothing to sell affordable, high-quality shorts online and then use the revenue to fund the production in Bangladesh. A double major (business management and food & resource economics) at UF, he went on to launch the 2 Bearbottoms program at his company, which donates one pair of shorts to a child in need for every pair sold online.

Student

Joselin Padron-Rasines

Fourth-year student
Liberal Arts and Sciences

UF Student Body President Joselin Padron-Rasines was born in Venezuela and raised in Miramar, Fla. She is the first Latina student in UF history to hold the position. Joselin has served both within Student Government as a Senator for two years and as a leader in the Hispanic Student Association and Multicultural and Diversity Affairs. She is studying political science and international studies in Latin America and the Caribbean. As a member of the Sabor Latino Dance Team, she performed before thousands of fellow students at Gator Growl.

Student
Greater food for a Gator purpose

Greater food for a Gator purpose

Gators’ thirst for knowledge and success can be quenched in the lab. Their hunger can be satisfied at any of our 40 dining spots on campus, which include national brands, vegetarian and vegan options. But it’s more than just where you eat; it’s where your food comes from. On campus we are committed to local and organic vendors, doing our part to help UF become carbon neutral by 2025.

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The on-campus water-saving laundry initiative has saved over 5 million gallons.

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UF is the first university to have its housing department be Green-certified.

2025

UF is committed to becoming a carbon neutral campus by 2025.

Our backyard is 2,000 acres

The 2,000-acre UF campus is home to over 50,000 Gators, 8,600 of which live on-campus. Our 26 residence halls, 15 Living Learning Communities and six graduate communities are much more than buildings: They’re where the next world problem will be solved and where you’ll call home for the next four years. Our full-service housing department is here to make sure you feel the same way. Learn More

Cypress Hall

Cypress Hall

This new residence hall houses a new super suite-style room where six residents share three bedrooms and a living room space.

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Infinity Hall

Infinity Hall

Already planning your first start-up – or your third? At Infinity Hall, you can collaborate, innovate and iterate with like-minded students in an on-site maker space and run a business from your room.

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The Murphree Area

The Murphree Area

This Living Learning Community is located in historic campus dormitories. Just like its residents, no two rooms are the same.

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Where will you go?

Visit our Virtual Tour to see our campus through the experiences that give us a greater purpose, and learn about the locations that influence them.

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