Campus Articles

Flu vaccines available to students, faculty, staff

The Student Health Care Center is encouraging the university community to get vaccinated for influenza (flu) to prevent people from getting sick and spreading the flu to others. 

President Sasse begins yearlong strategic planning process

Sustainable research expenditure growth, effective post-tenure review, recruiting even more top-flight faculty, and establishing even greater impact beyond Gainesville are all part of University of Florida President Ben Sasse’s far-reaching vision for UF as he launches a yearlong strategic planning process to chart UF’s course for the next decade.

UF research spending up 15% to record $1.25 billion

University of Florida faculty conducted a record $1.25 billion in research in fiscal year 2023, a nearly 15% increase over 2022.

UF ranked No. 1 Public Institution by Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal named the University of Florida the No. 1 public university in the country in its “2024 Best Colleges in the U.S.” report. 

UF to resume normal operations Thursday

The University of Florida will return to normal operating status on Thursday, Aug. 31. Classes and all academic and student-related activities, including online classes, will resume as well.

Behind the scenes: Florida Museum prepares the butterflies ahead of Hurricane Idalia

The Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida had its Butterfly Rainforest staff catch all 700 of its butterflies before Hurricane Idalia. 

Commonly asked questions regarding UF campus closure

An FAQ list of questions concerning Hurricane Idalia. 

UF campus closure, class cancellation

Due to Tropical Storm Idalia, which is forecasted to make landfall as a major hurricane, the University of Florida campus will close and classes will be canceled beginning at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 29, and continuing through Wednesday, Aug. 30. All academic and student-related activities, including online classes and exams, will also be canceled during that time.

UF campus services and events updates

This page, which will be updated regularly, contains a list of campus operations that have been impacted by Hurricane Idalia.

UF experts available to discuss approaching tropical storm

As officials monitor Tropical Storm Idalia in the Gulf of Mexico, UF faculty with expertise in a variety of related topics are available to the media to provide insight and commentary.


UF, FDOT renew commitment to traffic, pedestrian safety

The University of Florida kicks off the fall semester by renewing its commitment to traffic, pedestrian, and bicyclist safety through collaborative events that will continue for the next several weeks.

UF, FDOT join for pedestrian and traffic safety event on first day of classes

The University of Florida and the Florida Department of Transportation are partnering during the first day of the fall semester to educate the campus community about pedestrian, scooter, and bicycle safety.

Damon Woodard's commencement speech for Summer 2023

Damon Woodard is a UF professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of UF’s Applied Artificial Intelligence Group.