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University of Florida

Educational Resources

Libraries

Figures reflect all campus libraries combined.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 4,075,290 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 27,856 current serial subscriptions.
  • 7,680,340 microforms.
  • 967,117 Audio/Visual items.
  • 260,500 e-books.

Museums & Art

* The Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute -- One of the world's largest research institutions devoted to the study of the brain and nervous system disorders. The institute's research and educational programs incorporate more than 300 faculty from 51 academic departments and 10 colleges. * The Honors Residential College at Hume Hall -- The first facility in the U.S. designed and constructed specifically in support of a residential college concept. Designed as a residentially-based academic community, the new facility integrates the housing needs of Honors residents with facilities, staff, and programs in support of the Honors Program. * The McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity - The center is dedicated to research and education about butterflies, moths and global biodiversity. It is the world's second-largest Lepidoptera collection, second only to The Natural History Museum in London. The McGuire Center also includes Butterfly Rainforest, a screened vivarium that houses subtropical and tropical plants and trees to support 55 to 65 different species and hundreds of free-flying butterflies. * Microkelvin Research Laboratory -- The largest ultra-low temperature laboratory in the world. The facility is one of only two of its kind in the United States; the second is located at Cornell University. * The UF Lightning Research Laboratory -- Operated by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. * Shands at UF medical center -- Affiliated with the UF Health Science Center, Shands at UF is a 570-bed tertiary care center with 142 intensive care beds. It features four "Centers of Excellence," including cancer, cardiovascular medicine, neurological services and transplantation. * The Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art -- Florida's first major art museum in a university setting. In addition to 6,000 original art works in its permanent collection, the Harn Museum also offers films, lectures and a study center. * Florida Museum of Natural History -- The museum includes Powell Hall, the exhibition and education facility; and Dickinson Hall, the research center. * The Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. * One public television, one public radio and two commercial radio stations.

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 1,120 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 0 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 741 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 64 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 19 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 98% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 14,150 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance

Counseling

minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious, other

Career

co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 22% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 5% of housing units are Singles.
  • 32% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 29% of housing units are Triples.
  • 32% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 2% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 167 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 32% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 57% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 98% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: 1) Volunteers for International Student Affairs annual International Talent Show - Started 42 years, ago, it attracts an audience of some 1, 500 and showcases different cultures through music and dance. 2) ACCENT - Started in the early 1960s, the UF Student Government speaker's bureau typically brings in 10 to 12 speakers to campus each year. Admission is free. Past speakers include Mikhail Gorbachev, Magic Johnson, Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush, Alexander Haig, Bob Dole, Ralph Nader, Bob Woodward, Ellen Degeneres and Spike Lee. 3) Gator Nights - Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, Student Government and the Reitz Union Board, Gator Nights is a series of Friday night events (6: 30pm to 2: 00am), Gator Nights offers students an alternative way to spend their weekend evenings. Activities include comedians, live bands, laser tag, movies, a food bar, and dances, mostly free. Attendance averages 1, 3000 students. 4) Museum Nights - The Harn Museum and Florida Museum of Natural History are open Thursday evenings for food, entertainment, fun and a chance to visit the museums. Co-sponsored by UF Student Government, this has proven to be a very popular event. 5) Florida Invitational Step Show - Organized by the Black Student Union and usually held in February to honor Black History Month. The show attracts an audience of thousands, many from out of state. 6) Dance Marathon - Started in 1995, Dance Marathon is, as its name suggests, a marathon dancing session (more than 30 hours) that serves as a fundraiser for the local Children's Miracle Network. Organized by campus Greeks, it attracts several hundred participants each year and raised nearly 0, 000 in 2006. 7) Gator Growl - Started in 1925 as a bonfire and pep rally, Gator Growl has grown into a nationally recognized, three-hour extravaganza featuring a laser light show, a massive fireworks display and top-line entertainers such as Bill Cosby, Bob Hope, Robin Williams, the Smothers Brothers, George Burns, Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld and Howie Mandel. The event, held in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field, typically attracts more than 60, 000 people.
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 740 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Adria Student Association, African Students Union, American Pre-Medical Womens Association, Arabic Cultural Association, Argentine Tango Club, Argentinean-Uruguayan Student Association, Asian American Student Union, Asian and Pacific American Law Student Association, Association of Black Communicators, Bangladeshi Student Association, Bhakti Yoga Club, Black Graduate Student Organization, Black Law Students Association, Black Student Union, Brazilian Student Association, Brazilian-Portuguese Club, Buddhists for P. E. A. C. E, Cantonese Interest Group, Caribbean Students Association, Children Beyond Our Borders, Chinese American Student Association, Club Creole, Colombian Student Association, Crossroads Christian Student Fellowship, Cuban-American, Cultural House of Representatives, Czech Club, Delta Epsilon Chi, Delta Phi Omega, Delta Sigma Theta, Dominican Student Association, Esquire, Filipino Student Association, Friendship Association of Chinese Students and Scholars, Gainesville Buddhist Association, Gainesville Romanian Student Association, Gamma ETA, Gamma Sigma Sigma, Gator Chapter of the NAACP, Gators For Asha, Give Black, Greek American Students Association, Health Educated Asian Leaders (Heal), Health Occupations Students of America, Hellenic Student Association, Hindu Students Council, Hispanic American Medical Student Association, Hispanic Chi Alpha, Hispanic Communicators Association, Hispanic Graduate Student Association, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Hispanic Student Association, Indian Students Association, International Men of America, IOTA Phi Theta, Jamaican-American Student Association (JAMSA), Japanese Club, Kappa Alpha PSI, Kappa Phi Lambda, Korean Student Association, Korean Undergraduate Students Association, Lambda Theta Phi, Lebanese American Society, Lubavitch/Chabad Student Group, Mexican-American Student Association, Mexicans in Gainesville, Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences, Minority Association of Pre-Health Students, Minority Business Society, Minority Student Education Guild, Multicultural Greek Council, Multicultural Psychology Association, Nation, National Council of Negro Women, Inc. , National Organization of Minority Architects, National Society of Black Engineers, Nicaraguan Student Association, O. L. E. Organizacion De Lengua Espanola, Omega Psi Phi, Origins, Outreach Ambassador Program, Pakistani Student Association, PASS (PAACT Alliance for Service and Scholarship), Persian Student Society, Peruvian Association of Students in Union, Phi Beta Delta, Phi Beta Sigma, Polish Student Association, Progressive Black Men, Recurso, Russian Club, Sigma Gamma RHO, Sigma Lambda Gamma, Sikh Students Association, Sistuhs, South Asian Student Alliance, Spanish American Law Students Association, Student Association of Latin American Studies, Taiwanese Student Association, Thai Student Association, The Bhangra Club At The University of Florida, The Catalan House of Florida, The Impact Movement, The Silk Road Club, Turkish Student Association, Union De Estudiantes Puertorriquenos Activos (UEPA), University Gospel Choir, Venezuelan Student Association, Vietnamese Student Organization, Volunteers for International Student Affairs (VISA), Vuestra Alianza Espanola, Zeta Phi Beta
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) http: //www. union. ufl. edu/sac/regsuslist. asp
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Independent Florida Alligator

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Orlando (115), Gainesville (10)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Jacksonville (73)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Gainesville (2)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 29% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 15% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,870
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 35 fraternities
  • 21 fraternity houses
  • 15% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 26 sororities
  • 16 sorority houses
  • 15% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, other

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Your information on closest train is incorrect. You can access Amtrak in Ocala which is 35 miles south as opposed to Jax. Also, Jax airport is closer and easier access than Orlando. posted Mar 17th, 2010 9:36 am



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