Student Resources:  General Information

Disclaimer: The UF Faculty Handbook is provided as a general reference rather than the official source of university policies and guidelines. For your convenience, links to official UF documents are provided.

Student Guide

Information and resources for students are provided by the Office of the Registrar as well as the Dean of Students Office. Students should consult the Undergraduate Catalog and the Schedule of Courses for complete information about academic concerns. Florida Statutes and Chapter 6C1, Florida Administrative Code, are the sources for other rules and regulations related to students.

Student Life

As an integral part of the academic mission of the University of Florida, the Division of Student Life prepares students to assume roles of leadership, involvement and service in a global community. The Office of the Vice President and other departments play a vital role in creating and maintaining a healthy campus environment through services, programs and innovative learning experiences beyond the classroom. The mission of the Division of Student Life is to provide opportunities for student engagement, learning and discovery in a diverse environment that will optimize their university experience and prepare them to serve a global community.

Career Resource Center

The Career Connections Center provides career development, experiential learning, and employment services for all UF students and alumni.

Center for Leadership and Service

The Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) provides the structure and resources to prepare students to become productive citizens and assume roles of leadership and service in a culturally diverse and increasingly complex society. The Center fosters lifelong service and civic participation by engaging the University with its greater community in action, change and learning

Department of Housing and Residence Education

The Department of Housing and Residence Education is responsible for maintaining facilities and programming in support of the on-campus community.

Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students Office provides many services for students including student orientation, veteran benefits, alcohol and drug information programs, gender issues, and many more. The staff also provides exit interviews for students withdrawing from the University of Florida.

  • Disability Resources — All support services provided to and for University of Florida students with disabilities are individualized to meet their needs. To obtain individual support services, each student must meet with one of the support coordinators in the Disability Resource Center and collaboratively develop appropriate support strategies. Appropriate documentation regarding the student's disability is necessary to obtain any reasonable accommodation or support service. Students with disabilities who require accommodations should seek assistance through the Disability Resources Center.
  • Student Conduct and Conflict ResolutionStudent Conduct and Conflict Resolution is responsible for the judicial aspects of the Code of Student Conduct at the University of Florida, insuring that students receive fair treatment in all hearings. Students, faculty and staff who believe there has been a violation can contact Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution at the Dean of Students Office to discuss options available for reporting incidents to the appropriate authorities. Office personnel can assist victims of assault or harassment by a University student, and they are also available for educational programs on a variety of related topics.
  • New Student Programs — The Office of New Student and Family Programs provides on-going programs that support new students and families in their transition to UF. These programs include Preview (summer orientation) and Weeks of Welcome (WOW!) in the fall, as well as managing the First Year Florida courses and the Common Reader Program.
J. Wayne Reitz Union

The J. Wayne Reitz Union is the center of activities of the university community. The Union sponsors a continuing program of activities and houses the Student Government offices and the offices of many student organizations, as well as the Student Activities and Involvement and the Sorority and Fraternity Affairs. It also offers a wide variety of facilities and services for the campus community.

Multicultural and Diversity Affairs

The Multicultural and Diversity Affairs staff at the Dean of Students Office assists students of color, including African-American, Asian Pacific-Islander American, Native American, and Hispanic/Latino, as well as gay, lesbian, transsexual students, and provides services for women students and student organizations.

Off-Campus Life

Off Campus Life advocates for and educates towards the development of students as great Gator neighbors within the Gainesville community. Students living off campus have rights and responsibilities associated with their pursuit of an enjoyable and safe off campus living experience. The office of Off Campus Life provides services and educational opportunities to promote the understanding of these rights and responsibilities throughout the off campus student population.

Recreational Sports

The Department of Recreational Sports at the University of Florida provides an opportunity for every student to participate in an athletic or recreational activity on a voluntary basis.

Student Financial Affairs

Student Financial Affairs administers and coordinates the financial aid program for students at the University of Florida. Major federal, state, institutional, and private agency assistance programs are available through this office as well as financial aid services and counseling.

Support Services for Students Outside of Student Life

U Matter, We Care

The U Matter, We Care office provides education and assistance to the UF community about signs and symptoms of distress, and provides students and employees in distress with appropriate resources.

Student Health Care Center

The Student Health Care Center (SHCC) is an outpatient clinic that provides primary medical and psychological care, health promotion, and a variety of other specialty services. SHCC is committed to providing students with quality health care at an affordable price. SHCC is further committed to positively impact the future health of all students by promoting health and wellness and disease prevention.

International Student Services

The International Student Services (ISS) office at the University of Florida International Center (UFIC) is committed to ensuring the integration of international students and families into the life of the University of Florida and the city of Gainesville. The International Student Handbook provides links to vital information for international students.

Policies Governing Student Behavior

UF Regulations, Chapter 4