In 1853, the state-funded East Florida Seminary took over the Kingsbury Academy in Ocala. The seminary moved to Gainesville in the 1860s and later was consolidated with the state’s land-grant Florida Agricultural College, then in Lake City. In 1905, by legislative action, the college became a university and was moved to Gainesville.
At UF, our students utilize more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. With some of the most future-focused facilities led by some of the best minds in their fields, it’s no wonder UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities. Rankings like 4th among AAU publics and 3rd in Kiplinger’s “Best Values in Public Colleges” are a result of UF’s commitment to provide the highest quality education at the best value.
With more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes, UF is dedicated to having a better impact through better research. Together, our focus is on improving lives. Not just in the lab or in theory, but in real life. We’re working together to bring better technology to more people. Our Clinical and Translational Science Institute is speeding the transformation of scientific discoveries into medical advances for patients. Advances like Trusopt, a leading treatment for glaucoma, are reaching patients sooner for a greater impact.
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In addition to the many services the Division of Student Affairs provides students, They also focus their attention of Dvision-wide initatives to create more opportunities for student engagement, learning and discovery, improving our students experience at UF and beyond.
The Department of Housing & Residence Education is responsible for maintaining facilities and programming that enhance the university’s academic mission for 7,600+ residence hall students and 1,900+ Graduate and Family Housing village residents. We are a full service operation, including financial, IT, maintenance, building services, residence life and education, Student Learning and Engagement, Administrative Services, Graduate and Family Housing departments.Their mission is to provide well-maintained, community-oriented facilities where residents and staff are empowered to learn, innovate, and succeed.
George A. Smathers LibrariesThe six George A. Smathers libraries provide primary support to all academic programs except those served by the Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center.Library WestLibrary West holds collections in the humanities and social sciences, including resources supporting the College of Business, Africana Area Studies, East Asian Area Studies, and the Isser and Rae Price.
DHNet Internet Services provides high-speed Internet access for residents and guests of Housing and Residence Education. DHNet Internet Services utilizes 802.1x authentication on the wired and wireless networks along with SafeConnect Posture Assessment, Copysense copyright protection, and in-house built applications to protect the users.
With an active student body and an abundance of Florida sunshine, recreation is a big part of life on campus. They offer more than 60 intramural and club sports, personal training, a midnight fun run, two lakes, and one of the best fitness facilities in the country. So no matter your interest or skill level, there’s always a great way to get involved with other Gators.
When you earn a degree from the University of Florida, you will become part of a group of Gators that spans the globe. In fact, there are more than 330,000 alumni that are located throughout the world. There are University of Florida graduates in all 50 states and in more than 135 countries, truly demonstrating that the Gator Nation is everywhere.