Campus Services & Culture: Campus Resources

Audio-Visual Media

Video & Collaboration Services provides video related systems, technical services, planning, and consulting in support of educational and research goals at the University of Florida. Services include: videoconferencing, video production, streaming, and storage, and satellite uplinks and downlinks.

IFAS Communication Services provides UF/IFAS faculty, staff, and students with a full range of communication services and products, including graphic design, news and media relations, educational video, photography, distance education, media duplication, and educational media distribution.


Bookstores on the UF campus are managed by the Follett Higher Education Group and are part of the bookstore network. The Reitz Union bookstore also houses GatorOne card services, Cap and Gown rentals, and campus vendors and dining services. 

Campus Map and Campus Tours

The online campus map allows you to locate any UF building. You can also take an online virtual tour of the campus. The Office of Admissions provides official campus tours.  Visit the website for more information about tour availability.

Child Care and Schools

Baby Gator is the University of Florida's Educational Research Center for Child Development. It offers a high quality preschool and infant/toddler center for children of students, staff, and faculty of the university. In addition, Baby Gator provides research and training opportunities for students and faculty members in education, nursing, psychology, sociology, and other fields of study.

P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, a unit in the College of Education of the University of Florida, was established in 1934 to be a center of educational innovation for K-12 students. The mission of a Developmental Research School is to serve as a vehicle for research, demonstration, and evaluation regarding teaching and learning while utilizing the resources available on a state university campus. For information and applications, call 392-1554.

Continuing Education

The University of Florida Distance & Continuing Education (DCE) unit provides proactive support for the Distance Learning mission of the University of Florida by coordinating resources for developing and administering distance learning courses and programs. The primary goal of DCE is to assist academic units in extending the academic access and excellence beyond the traditional boundaries of the main UF campus.

DCE is a sub unit of the Office of the Associate Provost for Teaching and Technology, E-learning, and Distance Education.

Flexible Learning

Flexible Learning, once known as University of Florida Correspondence Study, offers for credit, general education courses that meet the math and writing requirements in a flexible online format. The “start now” feature of our innovative online courses for credit provides students with a self-paced online instructional environment while incorporating innovative learning experiences that match the lifestyle and learning preferences of today’s adult learner.


The Center for Training, Research, and Education for Environmental Occupations (TREEO), is a world leader in educational programming for people working in areas of environmental impact. Courses cover hands-on issues of pollution prevention and control, cutting edge information in management education, and in-depth policy development and response.

Conferences and Seminars

The UF Conference Department, through the Distance & Continuing Education Division, offers a number of complimentary services to support university entities as they prepare for their conferences, seminars, or workshops. Each program is different in size, scope and complexity; however, these baseline services provide our clients with the necessary tools to help reduce the administrative and logistical burdens, thereby allowing them to focus on event content, securing speakers, and soliciting sponsorships and vendors.

Some of the services include:

1. Initial Consultation - We will work with you to obtain conference history, develop meeting specifications, create task responsibilities, draft a Letter of Agreement (LOA), develop a preliminary budget estimate, and construct a conference timeline

2. Site Selection - We will review hotel contracts for accuracy and compliance to University of Florida standards and then submit to purchasing for execution.

3. Registration Services - We will provide excellent customer service as we provide telephone support for participant inquiries; receive and process credit cards; create and enter registrations into our database; distribute client prepared confirmation letters; prepare deposits; process cancellation refunds; and create a basic registration webpage.

4. Closing - In order to be in compliance with university policy, we must close programs within 90 days of completion. Our staff will support you in balancing revenue, tracking expenses, and preparing a final budget.

Executive Education

University of Florida Executive Education helps experienced professionals advance their career through continuing education.  Choose a program from wide variety of subject areas.  We offer programs on line or you can attend a program in person.   Whether you own the company or are preparing for the next position, University of Florida Executive Education has a program that can help you.

Disability Resources

UF is required to make reasonable accommodations to the known physical and mental limitations of otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities. The UF Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance Office coordinates the accessibility of all areas of campus to persons with disabilities, and coordinates faculty and staff-related accommodations in the workplace. 

The Disability Resource Center in the Dean of Students Office coordinates accommodations for students in academic and student activity settings. Students must be registered with the Disability Resources program to be eligible to receive accommodations from the University of Florida.

Gator Lift provides fast, dependable and comfortable on campus transportation to members of the UF community with permanent and temporary disabilities.

International Resources

The mission of the UF International Center (UFIC) is to enhance the educational experience and environment of UF's students, faculty and staff by promoting a global perspective. UFIC does this by encouraging the discussion of international issues on campus, assisting UF students to study abroad, helping international students and faculty adjust to life in Gainesville and in many other ways.

UFIC can help faculty join in the internationalization of the campus and the curriculum, which is one of the highest priorities in UF's strategic plan, by assisting them to incorporate study abroad and international content in their courses, to find grant funds and to bring in speakers on international topics.


The Libraries of the University of Florida form the largest information resource system in the state of Florida.

Collections cover virtually all disciplines and include a wide array of formats – from books and journals to manuscripts, maps, and recorded music. Increasingly collections are digital and are accessible on the Internet via the library web page or the library catalog. The George A. Smathers Libraries provide primary support to all academic programs except those served by the Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center.


UF Purchasing supports the purpose and goals of the University of Florida — its educational, research, patient care, and public service missions — by purchasing and providing quality goods and services at competitive prices and providing responsive and responsible service to all University departments.

Safety and Emergency Resources

Police Services

The University of Florida Police Department (UPD), located at the intersection of Museum Road and Newell Drive, provides service 24 hours a day, and is an integral part of the university's dedication to developing and maintaining a safe and secure campus through the cooperative efforts of many university departments and community organizations. The UPD publication, UF Together for a Safe Campus is available on their Web site.

All emergency situations involving crime in progress, medical emergency, or fire should be reported immediately to 9-1-1. All campus phones, including pay phones may be used to dial 9-1-1 at no charge. In addition, more than 200 Emergency Blue Phones are located throughout campus and in all parking garages.

Environmental Health and Safety

The Environmental Health and Safety Division (EH&S) is responsible for the implementation of programs to minimize injury to faculty, staff, students, and visitors, and to minimize damage to university property. EH&S includes numerous departments and services including Biological Safety, Fire Safety, Laboratory Safety, and Radiation Control. EH&S is also responsible for emergency preparedness.

The Natural Disaster/Hurricane Emergency Plan establishes procedures for implementation in preparation for, during, and following a hurricane or other natural disaster. Each major campus building has a designated Building Emergency Coordinator who is responsible for maintaining a written emergency plan that includes procedures for building evacuation and protection of building facilities and equipment.

University Press of Florida

University Press of Florida, a non-profit publishing house, is both a Type 1 Research Center in the State University System and a publishing business. The Press publishes scholarly books in the arts, humanities, and natural and social sciences and participates in the mission of the State University System through a publishing program that seeks to maintain the professional excellence of American university presses in general and to present the finest national and international scholarship in those academic areas in which we publish. In recognition of the State University System's educational mission and public role, the Press also publishes books of interest and significance for our region and state.