UF Online student Yesenia Arroyo carved out a space on Youtube with her fun, easy-to-folow science videos for kids. She is one of the nearly 4,000 graduates to walk at this weekend's commencement ceremony.
Nearly 4,000 students are expected to receive their degrees during the Fall 2021 Commencement weekend in the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.
UF President Fuchs commissioned the steel holiday gator sculpture from metal artist and UF College of the Arts alumna Leslie Tharp in the fall of 2019 to joyously mark all campus had accomplished through the semester. Wednesday’s celebration will be the second since the statue was created, since last year’s festivities were cancelled due to the pandemic.
Aimee Clesi is UF’s first Rhodes Scholar since 2000, and she is the first woman from UF to receive the honor. A first-generation college student, Clesi is a member of the UF Honors Program.
Students, faculty, staff, families and friends are invited to the “Lighting of the Holiday Gator” starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1 on the lawn of the University Auditorium near the corner of Newell Drive and Union Road.
The University of Florida and California-based Scripps Research have signed a definitive agreement to welcome the Florida branch of the science powerhouse into the research arm of UF’s academic health center.
The University of Florida is embarking on its boldest infrastructure project in decades. The ambitious, $1.6 billion plan will bring UF’s campus shoulder-to-shoulder with top institutions around the country, and outlines how officials expect the university to grow and use its land in the coming decades.
After 30 years at the university and five as the vice president for human resources, Jodi Gentry has decided to retire. UF officials anticipate a national search will be conducted to fill her role.
Veterans at UF are often at different life stages than their peers after serving in the military. The Collegiate Veterans Society at UF helps military-affiliated students – including active-duty service members, veterans, spouses and dependents – find connections on campus.
Gator AISES hosts cultural celebrations, historical presentations, panels with Indigenous scientists, community clean-ups and more. Their mission is partly founded on the idea that actions taken today will enrich the lives of the next seven generations, which is rooted in the traditions of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.