The Career Resource Center (CRC), on the first floor of the J. Wayne Reitz
Union, is the central agency for career planning, employment assistance, and
internships and cooperative education (co-op) for UF students. The Center
provides a full range of services for all graduate students.
Graduate students wishing to explore career interests, gain experience
through internship or co-op assignments, organize their job search campaign, or
gain skills in portfolio development, resume/CV preparation, and interview
techniques are invited to visit the Center. The Center has an extensive career
library, with directories of employers and other career skills information.
Graduate students seeking assistance resolving career planning or preparation
issues can make appointments with one of the Center's career counselors and
advisers. The CRC also offers workshops that address the specific career
decision-making and job search concerns of graduate students.
Significant on-campus interviews with representatives from business
industry, government, and education are coordinated by the Center each year.
Graduate students are encouraged to create a Gator CareerLink account
early to participate in these interviews. Creating a Gator CareerLink account will
also grant access to search internship, co-op and full-time employment
During the academic year, the Center also sponsors a number of career
fairs, workshops and employer information sessions that bring employers to
campus to talk to students about careers and jobs. These sessions are open to
all majors and are an ideal way for graduate students to make contact with
potential employers. For more information call (352) 392-1601 or visit http://www.crc.ufl.edu.
The Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) offers services to currently enrolled graduate students for personal, career, and educational concerns.
Professional counselors offer short-term individual, couples, and group counseling. There is no charge for the Center's confidential services. Topics of services for graduate students often include help with concerns related to academic success, time and stress management skills, anxiety and depression, personal and family relationships, adjustment to the culture, and other issues associated with transition.
Counseling and Wellness Center clinicians also provide a range of consultation and outreach programs to the campus community. Phone or in-person consultation is available for students, parents, faculty, and staff regarding any issues related to student development. The CWC clinicians serve as program resources for a wide variety of student organizations and academic departments. The Center has an extensive training program for selected graduate students. The clinical staff teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the Departments of Psychology and Counselor Education and guest lecture on a variety of psychological and wellness topics.
All CWC activities are conducted with sensitivity to the diversity of the students on a large, multicultural campus. For more information, phone (352) 392-1575, or visit http://www.counsel.ufl.edu.
The CWC is located at 3190 Radio Road.
The University of Florida makes available English language programs to help international graduate students improve their proficiency in English. These programs are 1) the English Language Institute, 2) Academic Written English, and 3) Academic Spoken English.
Applicants whose command of English is not as good as expected may be requested by their departments to attend the English Language Institute (ELI), an intensive English program designed to provide rapid gain in English proficiency. An ELI student may require one, two, or occasionally three semesters of full-time English study before entering Graduate School. Information about ELI is available in 315 Norman Hall.
The Academic Written English (AWE) program is designed to help foreign graduate students improve their writing ability. Applicants whose verbal GRE scores are below 320, or students who have been admitted provisionally with a score lower than required on a TOEFL (550 paper, 210 computer, 80 web), IELTS (6), or MELAB (77) may be required to take a writing test. Those demonstrating a lower proficiency than needed for successful performance in written tasks as determined by their academic unit may be required to take courses in written English. Information about the AWE program is available at the coordinator’s office, 4131 Turlington Hall, telephone (352) 392-0639.
The Academic Spoken English (ASE) program is designed to help those students who expect to be Graduate Teaching Assistants at the University of Florida but who cannot demonstrate a high enough proficiency in English. Students who must raise speaking proficiency scores are advised to take EAP 5835, a course to improve general oral language skills. Information about ASE can be found at http://ase.ufl.edu/.
The Graduate School communicates directly with enrolled graduate students'
via e-mail using GatorLink e-mail addresses. Messages contain time-sensitive
information about important deadlines. An archive of messages is available at http://lists.ufl.edu/archives/gradstudent-l.html.
Students must establish this free account and should regularly check their
GatorLink e-mail. The Graduate School cannot maintain personal e-mail
addresses. GatorLink has a website at http://www.gatorlink.ufl.edu to create
and modify an account. Information about grants and fellowships, workshops, and
other items relevant to graduate education are posted in the graduate student
section of the student page at the myUFL portal: http://my.ufl.edu. Students should subscribe to
this section and check it regularly.
EXCEL, the Graduate School newsletter, is published annually in the spring
to highlight graduate education at UF. For more information or to contribute a
topic, contact the Graduate School, phone 392-4646.
The The Office of Graduate Minority Programs (OGMP) is defined by its student-centered support services. The OGMP is responsible for administering various multicultural educational programs that support and foster an intellectually and culturally diverse student population.
To accomplish this goal the staff actively works to recruit and retain students who are ethnic/cultural minorities (African Americans, Hispanics, Native Alaskans [Aleuts and Eskimos], Native Americans, and Native Pacific Islanders), underrepresented in their field of study (women in engineering, men in nursing, etc.), low-income, or first-generation students.
Among the development and funding opportunities available through OGMP are Florida Board of Education (BOE) Summer Program, Florida A&M (FAMU) Feeder Program, McKnight Doctoral Fellowship, UF/SFC Faculty Development Project, National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Sciences, Inc. (GEM)Fellowship, Supplemental Retention Award, Delores Auzenne Dissertation Award, McNair Graduate Assistantship Program, NSF Florida Georgia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Bridge to the Doctorate, NSF Atlantic Coast--Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Alliance, Campus Visitation Program (CVP), and professional development workshops.
The Graduate School Editorial Office provides Format Requirements for theses and dissertations on the
editorial page of the Graduate School website
(http://gradschool.ufl.edu/editorial/introduction.html) to help students
prepare their manuscripts for submission to the Editorial Office. The Graduate School Editorial Office facilitates the thesis and dissertation process by providing clear guidelines, checklists, and by outlining the procedures to follow when completing the thesis or dissertation. In order to complete degree requirements, all thesis and dissertation students must gain Final Clearance status with the Editorial Office by the posted deadlines for the term in which they intend for the degree to be awarded.
The following procedures apply to the Graduate School's editorial services
— Upon submission to the Graduate School Editorial Office,
a thesis or dissertation should be
near-final and must be completely formatted. It will not be accepted as meeting first submission requirements if in draft form. Additionally, master's theses must already be defended before making submission to the Graduate School Editorial Office. Accordingly, the Final Exam data must be posted to GIMS by the department, before the document can be submitted to the Editorial Office for review. Subsequently, a master's student who does not defend the thesis prior to the first submission deadline will not be eligible for a degree award in the current term; nor is the student a clear-prior candidate to the following term, since unable to meet the first submission requirement.
— The thesis or dissertation
must be of publishable quality and must be in a form suitable for publication,
using the Graduate School's format requirements.
— The student's department is responsible for quality and scholarship.
— Graduate Council requires the Graduate School Editorial Office, as agents of the Dean of the Graduate School,
to briefly review theses and dissertations for acceptable format, and to
make recommendations as needed.
— The Application Support Center, although not a part of the Graduate School Editorial Office, provides assistance to students seeking help with the guidelines of the Editorial Office free of charge. Their services are invaluable to students concerned about meeting the submission standards of the Editorial Office. Students should avail themselves of these services long before making first
submission to the Editorial Office.
— The Graduate School Editorial Office maintains
a list of formatters, editors, and binders that students may hire for a fee, if needed; however, the Application Support Center also offers many formatting and conversion services at reasonable rates as well.
Graduate Student Records staff work with academic units to support students
at all phases of their graduate careers, from admission through degree
certification and graduation. The office is responsible for keeping the
official graduate student record and ensuring compliance with all Graduate
Council and University policies.
Changes to existing supervisory committee: A student, in consultation with his or her academic unit, may seek changes to an existing
supervisory committee. Changes to a student's committee are allowed
until midpoint of the term of degree award if the defense has not occurred. No
changes are allowed after the defense. For procedural details, contact the
major academic unit.
The Graduate Student Council was formed in 1989 to foster interaction among
graduate students on campus and to provide an agency for coordinating graduate
student activities and programs. The GSC seeks the improvement of graduate
student education through active and permanent communication with the Graduate School, the University administration, and the University of Florida Board of Trustees. It also
represents the interests of graduate students at the student government,
administration, local, state, and national levels. GSC is a dues-paying member
of the National Association of Graduate and Professional Students.
Graduate and Family Housing is available for single graduate students, graduate students with dependent children, and married graduate students.
Graduate students are housed in graduate and family housing villages. For information go to the Housing website: http://www.housing.ufl.edu. All applicants must apply to the University and have a UF ID number. Those who are interested in Graduate and Family Housing should apply as early as possible because of the demand for housing.
To be eligible for Graduate and Family housing, all residents must make normal progress toward a degree in consultation with academic departments and Graduate and Family Housing policies.
Please inquire at email@example.com for more information about general eligibility and/or eligibility as it relates to academic status.
Applying for Housing
Each student must make personal arrangements for housing, either by applying to the Department of Housing and Residence Education for assignment to University housing facilities or by obtaining accommodations off campus.
Village apartments are unfurnished. Residents in all villages must furnish their own linens, dishes, rugs, curtains, or other similar items. Utilities are an additional expense and are billed with the rent.
Students choosing to live in Maguire Village are subject to maximum income limitations as established by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. More information about this regulation and Maguire Village is available at the following website: http://www.housing.ufl.edu/facilities/gradfamily/maguire.php
For any general questions about Graduate and Family Housing please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 352.392.2171 extension 10321.
The Off-Campus Life Department in the Dean of Students Office offers many
resources and services to a wide variety of students including students
currently living in the community; students moving off campus; students living
on campus; and graduate, undergraduate, and incoming students new to the Gainesville community.
Services include the Off-Campus Life website (http://www.offcampus.ufl.edu),
Gator Guide to Off-Campus Life, apartment locator (http://housing.offcampus.ufl.edu), one-on-one support for student and community issues and concerns,
events for off-campus students and educational programming to help students adjust to living in the community. The publications and website include information and resources on budgeting, finding the right place to live, apartment locator,
leases, city codes, landlord laws, and community and campus resources. All
services are free to students.
For more information, visit our website (http://www.offcampus.ufl.edu);
stop by the Off-Campus Life Office, which is located on the 2nd floor of Peabody
Hall; or call Off-Campus Life (352) 392-1261.
The Office of the University Ombuds was established by the state
legislature and reports through the Provost to the President. The Office helps
students resolve problems and conflicts. It offers an informal avenue of
redress for students' problems and grievances that arise in the course of
interacting with the institution. By considering the problems in an unbiased
way, the Ombuds works to achieve a fair resolution and works to protect the
rights of all involved parties.
Resolving student academic issues: The Office of the Ombuds deals with student concerns of an academic
nature. Students must first contact the instructor, the academic unit chair,
and the college dean before seeking help from the Ombuds, although instances
do exist where contact with the University Ombuds first is beneficial.
Resolving student non-academic issues: In many instances, non-academic issues can be easily and readily resolved for
students merely by facilitating direct communication and effective listening.
For other problems not related to academic issues, the Office of the Ombuds
helps students contact the appropriate campus office for dealing with their
The Reading and Writing Center is part of the Office of Academic Technology. Located in mezzanine area of
Southwest Broward Hall, the Center offers one-on-one tutoring and writing help
for both undergraduate and graduate students. The Center often helps people
with application essays and personal statements for graduate school
applications. It also offers help on papers written for graduate school
classes, and theses or dissertations. The Center guarantees 30 minute sessions
(longer if staff are not busy) to look over a student's writing. While multiple
visits will give students feedback on the strengths and weaknesses in their
writing, it is difficult to provide anything like a comprehensive reading of
any document as long as most theses and dissertations. For information, visit http://at.ufl.edu/rwcenter. Phone (352) 392-6420.
The UF Speech and Hearing Clinic (fourth floor of Dauer Hall) offers
therapeutic and diagnostic services to persons with speech, language, and
hearing disorders and to persons with dyslexia and other learning disabilities.
Lessons for general accent reduction and diction may be arranged. These
services are available to the University faculty and students. Therapy is
scheduled between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, with the Clinic being open in
accordance with the University Calendar.
Students are encouraged to visit the
Clinic's offices at 452 Dauer Hall. Additional clinics, at 1405 NW 13th Street and the dental tower, may be able to provide particular services as well.
The hearing health care team at the University of Florida Hearing Center at Hampton Oaks provides comprehensive assessment of hearing and balance disorders. Audiological and vestibular evaluation and treatment options are available for patients of all ages. Hearing aid repairs, maintenance and programming, custom earmolds, swim plugs, hearing aid batteries and supplies are all available at this convenient and accessible location.
The Student Health Care Center (SHCC) is an accredited outpatient clinic that provides primary medical care, health education, disease prevention, psychiatry, and various specialty services. You can make convenient appointments with your healthcare provider at SHCC within 24 hours if you simply phone first (352-392-1161). Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and dietitians are available at SHCC to meet your needs. All registered students are eligible for SHCC services. Postdoctoral students, students taking a semester off and spouses/domestic partners also may receive care at SHCC if they pay the off- semester fee.
Student health insurance plans are available for students to purchase if they are not covered by their own health insurance policies. The University provides health insurance (GatorGradCare) for graduate students who are on certain fellowships or assistantship appointments, based on their FTE assignment. Students with either student health insurance or GatorGradCare plans must use the SHCC for their health care needs. Students without health insurance are still eligible to utilize SHCC services; however, health insurance coverage is strongly recommended for all students.
The Student Health Care Center (SHCC) also offers a pharmacy, clinical laboratory services, radiology services, immunizations, foreign travel consultation, women's health care, physical and massage therapy, specialized programs for students with eating disorders, an acute care/urgent clinic, and a sports medicine clinic. In addition, students can phone their individual medical teams and talk with a registered nurse to discuss medical concerns and questions.
Office visits with SHCC primary-care providers are provided at no additional cost. Charges are assessed for laboratory tests, X-rays, medical procedures, medications, physical therapy, massage therapy, or consultation with health care specialists.
Comprehensive services are offered at our main location on Fletcher Drive, on campus. Limited SHCC services also are available at our other locations: SHCC@Shands and SHCC@Corry Village (the Corry Village location currently offers massage therapy only).
HIV infection: The University's policy is to assess the needs of students, faculty or staff with HIV infection on a case-by-case basis. With permission of the affected individual, the director of the Student Health Care Center will help coordinate resources and services. The confidentiality of an individual's HIV status, and the individual's welfare, is respected. Breach of confidentiality of information obtained by a University employee in an official University capacity may result in disciplinary action.
Based on current medical information on risk of infection, the University does not isolate persons with HIV infection or AIDS from other individuals in the education or work setting. Furthermore, the University supports the continued participation, to the fullest extent reasonably possible, of these individuals in the campus educational/work environment. It is also the policy of the University to provide education that seeks to prevent the spread of HIV infection. Those individuals at risk for HIV infection are encouraged to get tested; those who are infected are urged to seek treatment. With current advances in HIV/AIDS treatment, early intervention is crucial to maintaining well being and delaying complications of the illness. In keeping with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the University considers HIV/AIDS to be a disability. Students or employees who are disabled with HIV infection or AIDS can use existing support services.
The mission of the University of Florida International Center (UFIC) is to
enhance the educational experience and environment of UF's students, faculty
and staff by promoting a global perspective. Located in 170 HUB, Stadium Road, the International Center helps bring the world to UF and bring UF to the
world. The International Center is the University of Florida's liaison with
foreign and domestic embassies and consulates and is responsible for
maintaining compliance with federal regulations pertaining to international
students, faculty and scholars.
For more information, contact the appropriate
person at UFIC:
International Student Services provides support services for international
students through immigration document preparation, orientation, immigration
services, and various workshops. These services include advising international
students on academic, immigration, financial, cultural, and personal issues.
All new international students are required to check-in with the International Center.
Exchange Visitor Services offers administrative, liaison, and support
services for foreign national faculty, scholars, researchers and professionals.
Additionally Exchange Visitor Services ensures that the university is in
compliance with immigration laws and regulations affecting immigration statuses
for sponsored foreign nationals and visiting scholars by providing technical
and advisory information to the university community. Support services include
assistance with immigration regulations compliance, pre-arrival procedures, and
orientation to the campus and community.
Study Abroad Services administers a wide range of programs that give
students the opportunity to live and study abroad while fulfilling degree
requirements. Students can choose among faculty-led summer programs, exchange
programs, and independent programs for the summer, a semester, or an academic
year as well as spring break, Thanksgiving break and other programs. Various
scholarships and other financial aid can be applied to help finance the
international academic experience. UF exchange programs enable students to pay
UF tuition while studying abroad. Study Abroad program assistants advise
applicants on all aspects of UF approved programs, provide pre-departure
orientations, and process the foreign transcript on return of the student. Study
Abroad program details are available in the UFIC library or on the UFIC
Program Development helps UF faculty and students develop programs in
international applied research, technical cooperation, workshops, outreach, and
other international activities. Working closely with other centers, academic
units, and colleges, PD promotes programs and projects that capitalize on the
strengths of UF's faculty and staff. UFIC administers the World Citizenship
Program, an international internship program, which places students with
nongovernmental organizations around the world.
UFIC houses a Peace Corps recruiting office and maintains a country
specialist database that contains a list faculty with expertise in particular
countries that anyone can search by country (http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/csd/index.asp).
The Graduate School and the Office of Academic Technology (AT) Teaching Center offer an orientation and a series of workshops for teaching assistants to
improve their instructional skills. The orientation and "getting started"
workshop are mandatory for all graduate students starting teaching assignments.
Some topics included in the workshop series are presentation skills, course and
lecture planning, techniques for improving student attention and motivation,
group dynamics, testing and grading, use of technology to enhance learning, and
how to elicit and interpret feedback. TAs who complete a significant percentage
of the workshops are awarded certificates. Participants may request videotaping
of their classroom presentations and student feedback on strengths and
weaknesses. To register or for more information go to The Resources for Teaching
Assistants at http://www.teachingcenter.ufl.edu, call the AT Teaching Center,
392-2010, or visit the office on the ground level, Southwest Broward Hall.
Teaching at the University of Florida: A Handbook for Teaching Assistants: is
available at http://www.teachingcenter.ufl.edu/ta_development.html.
The University of Florida is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; telephone number 404 679 4501) to award associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, specialist, engineer and professional degrees.