UF welcomes students back to campus

Things will look little more normal this semester at the University of Florida.    

With UF offering an increased number of in-person class sections this spring, thousands of students are returning to campus, bringing with them the energy and spirit that fuels the Gator Nation. Though campus life is not back in its entirety just yet, the shift to more on-campus classes will bring the sense of normalcy many students desire. 

Among them is Gabriella Ginsburg, who is part of a dual degree program and is pursuing an undergraduate degree in public relations and a graduate degree in management. Ginsburg said she’s mostly looking forward to fewer classes through Zoom.   

“I think I learn better in an in-person environment,” Ginsburg said. “I’m definitely more excited to have more in-person things in general.”  

As more students and faculty return to campus, physical distancing will continue to be enforced in classrooms. Also, masks or cloth face coverings are required on campus, and students are urged to wash their hands frequently.  

In addition, UF will continue its UF Health Screen, Test & Protect initiative, testing more than 2,600 members of the UF community per day. UF is also administering vaccines, per federal and state guidelines, with more than 22,000 employees [SO1] already receiving their first dose.   

Ginsburg, who is currently in her third year as an undergraduate, hopes that as time goes on, fewer and fewer classes will be held online, so that her final year at UF as memorable as her first. 

Are you joining Ginsburg in attending on-campus classes? Make sure to pick up your Gator Care Kit, so that you can move around campus safely. The kit provides you with several items, including masks and hand sanitizers. You can pick one up at the GatorWell in the Reitz Union, at Newel Hall or at the Southwest Recreation Center.

UF News January 11, 2021