President Fuchs Commencement Speech for Fall 2021

President Kent Fuchs Commencement Speech for Fall 2021

Remembering Mariel White
Remembering Mariel White December 18, 2021

Mariel White was diagnosed with the incredibly rare Churg-Strauss/EGPA and had a series of strokes in her sophomore year in 2017. She died on Dec. 5, but her younger brother Weston, and her service dog, Lassie, crossed the stage at commencement in White’s place in recognition of her dream of graduating from UF.

Dave Reitze Commencement Speech For Fall 2021 Commencement

Dave Reitze Commencement Speech For Fall 2021 Commencement 

Y'all Need Science! How one UF Online graduate connects with kids

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.

UF Fall commencement scheduled for Dec. 17 and 18

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.

Campus art gives community space to gather, celebrate

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.

UF student awarded prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

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.

UF community invited for Holiday Gator lighting celebration

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.

A university on the move: the University of Florida's campus transformation

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.

UF Human Resources Vice President Jodi Gentry announces retirement

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.