Campus Articles

Sailor turned scientist
Sailor turned scientist November 6, 2019

While stationed in Pearl Harbor with the U.S. Navy, Bristol Rigby saw wild sea turtles for the first time. What happened next led her to UF, where she's pursuing a career in wildlife conservation.

New Study: UF contributes more than $16 billion to the state's economy

The University of Florida contributes $16.91 billion to the state's economy and supported 54 percent of Alachua County's workforce, according to new research. UF's contribution to the state economy has grown since the last study was released in 2016. 

D'Andra Mull named Vice President of Student Affairs

D’Andra Mull, associate vice president for student life and dean of students at The Ohio State University, has been named the new vice president for student affairs at the University of Florida. In her role at UF, Mull will lead in creating a comfortable and healthy student environment that enables students to achieve success.

Thaddeus Bullard to speak at spring commencement

University of Florida Hall of Famer Thaddeus Bullard, known across the globe as WWE Superstar Titus O'Neil and a widely recognized children’s advocate and champion, will serve as UF’s university-wide commencement speaker this spring in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

UF, UFPD adding  four Blue Light Phones on Fraternity Row

The University of Florida and the UF Police Department are dedicated to the safety of the students, faculty, staff, and visitors of our campus. As such, we are proud to share that a total of four new emergency Blue Light Phones (BLPs) are being added to the Fraternity Row area.

Historian, former UF provost David Colburn dies

Dr. David R. Colburn, who served the University of Florida for nearly 50 years as a beloved professor of American history and in nearly every administrative role including as university provost, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, due to complications from an extended illness.

UF rises again in U.S. News & World Report rankings, this year to No. 7 among public universities

For the third year in a row, UF has risen in the U.S. News & World Report Top Public Schools rankings, climbing to No. 7. 

UF Gainesville campus closed and classes canceled Tuesday

Due to Hurricane Dorian, the University of Florida’s campus in Gainesville will be closed and classes are canceled for Tuesday, Sept. 3. An announcement regarding whether campus will be closed and classes canceled on Wednesday, Sept. 4, will be forthcoming when a decision is made.

Pulitzer Winner Jack Davis to headline new arts and humanities luncheon

Jack Davis will be the inaugural speaker in a new President’s Arts and Humanities Luncheon series for UF students launching in September at the campus residence of UF President Kent and Linda Fuchs.

What’s new for Fall?
What’s new for Fall? August 19, 2019

As the Fall semester begins Tuesday, more than 50,000 University of Florida students are starting classes at a university energized by new faculty, new facilities and new academic offerings.