Student Information & Technology Resources
The University of Florida is a large and complex institution and thus offers a wide variety of information and technologies to students. While the list below summarizes many of the available resources, different academic disciplines will have specific tools and information available to their majors, so make sure to check with your college or department for additional options. Also, talk with your instructors, advisors, and fellow students about what they found to be useful in their time at UF.
- Getting Started
Your GatorLink ID (username) was created as part of your application process to UF. This is your access to all UF online resources, so, never share your GatorLink password with anyone. UF will never send an email or call you to confirm your password.
- GatorLink Password Reset - Step-by-step instructions are also available at Changing Your Password.
- Password Tips
Student Computing Requirements
Each college has additional requirements, so students should review the specifics for their intended major.
You will automatically be enrolled in UF’s two-factor authentication (2FA). This makes logins more secure by requiring two methods to verify your identity: your GatorLink ID and password, plus a smartphone app to approve authentication requests.
UF will send official messages to a student’s GatorLink email – usually your GatorLink ID plus “@ufl.edu”. This includes course and financial information, so make sure to check it on a regular basis. GatorLink email cannot be automatically forwarded to another account outside of UF. More information on email safety is also available.
The GatorSafe app includes campus alerts, campus maps, weather, transportation options (SNAP, RTS, Uber and Gator Lift), emergency contact information, crime reporting, information on actions to take during emergencies, …
- The Basics
Canvas (UF's online course system), LinkedIn Learning and online learning resources for on-campus and online classes.
UF academic advisors provide academic guidance and support to all undergraduate students. Advisors can help you develop and evaluate your educational plans and provide you with accurate information about UF policies, procedures, resources, and programs.
Self-service portal for course registrations, drop/add, course schedules, transcripts, degree audits, critical dates & deadlines, campus finances, financial aid info, advising notes, update your contact information, …
The OneStop is designed to provide student enrollment services in one central location. It serves as a complement to the self-service portal UFand provides students with 24-hour access to information and resources for UF Enrollment Services (Admissions, Bursar, Registrar & Student Financial Affairs).
The George A. Smathers Libraries system offers a variety of services online and in different physical locations on campus.
- Off-Campus Library Access - To access library electronic materials while off campus, you must login through the UF VPN or library proxy server.
The UF Bookstore is located in the UF Welcome Center at the Reitz Union.
- UF All Access - Certain courses allow students to purchase digital textbooks and materials at reduced prices.
UF’s phone, email and address book.
GatorEvals is UF’s course evaluation system. Summaries of the first 10 questions on the evaluation are made available publicly.
- - Academic Help
Peer Tutoring (Knack), Coaching, Mentoring, Co-Curricular Activities, etc.
The Teaching Center seeks to help students master effective ways of learning for different disciplines through tutoring, facilitator-led study groups, study skills sessions, test reviews, etc.
Office of Academic Support
The Office of Academic Support (OAS) is home to academic and supplemental services for undergraduate students with an emphasis on helping first-generation and/or Pell-eligible students meet their academic, personal, and professional goals.
Public Speaking Lab
The Public Speaking Lab aids students seeking to develop effective speaking skills.
The Writing Studio supports UF student to becoming better writers by providing one-on-one consultations and workshops tailored to specific classes.
University Academic Petitions
A university academic petition is a request for an exception to a university policy, such as requesting a waiver of a university academic regulation or academic deadline. Talk with your advisor before filing a petition.
- - Computing
Computing Help Desk
The UF Computing Help Desk provides phone, email and walk-in assistance to students looking for help with their UF accounts, computers/mobile devices, software services, thesis/dissertation formatting, Wi-Fi, and more.
Student Affairs IT
The Student Affairs IT Help Desk provides help in registering gaming devices on the UF Residential Network, plus general computing help for UF Housing Residents.
A wide variety of online and downloadable resources for students.
GatorCloud is UF’s home for online collaborative services, such as email, document sharing, Microsoft Teams, etc. Microsoft Office365 and Google G Suite are available for free to UF students.
- UFApps - UFApps provides access to software applications from any computing device--laptops, tablets, desktops, and smartphones--from any location, at any time.
Learning Spaces/Computer Labs
UF provides instructional computing facilities to students on main campus. These learning spaces contain PC and Macintosh workstations which are connected to the internet and can be used for general-purpose computing.
Students have free access to FrontDoorSoftware; software that allows laptops to be remotely locked, alarmed, and tracked in case of theft.
UF IT Training provides a variety of webinars and tutorials on UF IT resources. Select “Student” under the Affiliations search category to view content aimed at students.
UFIT’s Charged Printing service provides UF students with the ability to print to various locations on campus from their personal computer/mobile device or UF workstations in libraries and learning spaces.
- Mobile Printing - Access for printing from your own computer or mobile device.
Student Government Print Lab
The SG Print Lab houses PCs and printers that currently enrolled UF students may use to print up to 250 pages for free each semester.
UFIT maintains a listing of software available to students, some of which is purchased for students by UF and some that requires the student to purchase a license at educational rates.
- GatorLink VPN - UF GatorLink VPN is necessary to access certain UF online resources (ex: areas of UF Libraries, UFApps, etc.) when off campus.
Tech Fair is an annual event to learn about IT services available at UF.
- Career Development & Degree Enrichment
Career Connections Center
The Career Connections Center supports exploration of career options, development of professional skills, and connections to opportunities after graduation. Anything from resume building, mock interviews, job search strategies, cover letter review, Linked In peer review, job offer & salary negotiations.
- Gator Career Closet - The Molm Family Gator Career Closet is a lending service where students may borrow professional clothing and accessories. It is open to all University of Florida students with a valid UFID.
Honors at the collegiate level is a challenge, not a reward. Students in the program have chosen to engage in the academic life of the University at the highest level.
The UF International Center (UFIC) supports students looking for international experiences (study abroad, Peace Corp, international scholarship programs, etc.).
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) provides guidance to students interested in pursuing research and creative work opportunities, the coordination of campus research activities, and encourages all students to include a research component as a critical part of their undergraduate experience.
UF’s central job site advertises both part-time and fulltime positions, though check directly with the unit or department you are most interested in; some only advertise part-time jobs on their websites.
- MyUFL - If you have a job with UF, this is where you would enter your time worked, check your paycheck, review your direct deposit info, access tax forms, etc.
Online Non-Credit Training
LinkedIn Learning offers more than 13,000 free training courses in seven different languages to UF students for free. Content includes business, creative and technical subjects.
- Involvement & Service
Center for Leadership and Service
The David and Wanda Brown Center for Leadership & Service (BCLS) provides educational programs, workshops, and conferences; coordinates community service, leadership, and service learning opportunities for students.
Gator Times is a student-focused news site for campus events, academic opportunities, community opportunities, and important academic administrative announcements.
Volunteer opportunities both on and off campus.
Student Activities & Involvement
There are over 900 student organizations and countless events available at UF, including career focused clubs, Greek life, games rooms, cultural events, GatorNights, leadership & service activities, etc.
Student Government (SG) at the University of Florida advocates on behalf of the student body and supports the enrichment of student safety, entertainment, health, professional skills and personal development.
Virtual Student Union
The Virtual Student Union provides the need-to-know resources, programs, services, and student events in one place.
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The University of Florida prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, gender transition status, sex- or gender-stereotyping, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, or protected veterans.
Accessibility and Gender Equity
UF is committed to building an environment that is healthy, inclusive, and welcoming for all who study, work, or visit the University of Florida.
Information on the work taking place at all levels across the University to understand UF’s past, address racism and promote equity.
- RESPECT - individuals who have witnessed or been the target of a bias incident or hate crime may report the inicident - anonymously or not - so UF may effectively respond through investigation, educational coaching, or other resources, depending on the nature of the incident
Disability Resource Center
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) serves as a resource for students with physical, learning, sensory or psychological disabilities and assists in facilitating and providing reasonable accommodations for students and providing services to address the impact of disabilities on student performance and success.
- GatorLift Ride Request - Gator Lift provides free shuttle service for UF students with temporary or permanent mobility-related disabilities throughout campus.
The Office of First-Generation Student Success provides students whose parents did not attend college with opportunities and resources to navigate towards a successful college experience.
The UF International Center (UFIC) supports international students (F-1 and J-1 Visas).
Multicultural and Diversity Affairs
Multicultural and Diversity Affairs is focused on the concerns related to Asian Pacific Islander Desi, Black, Hispanic-Latinx, LGBTQ+, and other groups.
The Office of Student Veteran Services serves as the liaison between the University of Florida, its students, and the various federal, state, and local agencies concerned with veteran benefits. We want to ensure that our veterans and dependents are set up for success.
- Health & Wellness
Counseling & Wellness Center
The UF Counseling & Wellness Center (CWC) offers counseling, workshops, biofeedback, crisis and emergency assistance, psychiatry, testing, and drug and alcohol support to students. The CWC also provides workshops, self-help resources, and community referrals.
Wellness Coaching for students about their: study skills, time management and organization, stress management and relaxation strategies, sleep habits, and eating habits and exercise.
Recreational Sports (RecSports) offers exercise facilities, fitness, sport, adventure and play activities, encouraging life-long healthy lifestyles.
Student Health Care Center
The Student Health Care Center (SHCC) is an outpatient clinic that provides primary and specialty care services as well as urgent care. The SHCC also provides access to campus and community healthcare resources and a variety of educational programs.
- - Distress Relief
If there is an immediate threat to your or another person’s physical safety, please contact 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
UMatter We Care
UMatter We Care provides care-related programs and resources for students and employees.
Grants of up to $1000 for students experiencing unanticipated expenses due to an emergency situation.
Success plans and ongoing support for students in distress, medical petitions, and follow-up until the situation is resolved.
UF Office of Victim Services provides access to a victim advocate to answer questions, provide emotional support, accompany, and support victims through all stages of the criminal justice process, and provide referrals. You do NOT have to make a police report to access this resource.
Field & Fork Pantry
The Alan and Cathy Hitchcock Field and Fork Pantry is committed to eradicating food insecurity in the UF community. They offer non-perishable food, toiletries and fresh vegetables, and guest are not required to show proof of need. This free resource is limited current Student, Faculty or Staff at the University of Florida, so a current Gator 1 ID is required.
The Student Government Bike Repair Shop offers free labor to repair student bicycles. The students are responsible for purchasing or providing the parts or materials.
Stay Fresh Laundry Grant
At periodic times of the year, students may apply for laundry credits for use in campus facilities.
- Legal and Conflict Resolution
College-age students are often targeted for identity theft.
The Ombuds office assists students and staff in resolving problems and conflicts that might arise when interacting with the University of Florida. By considering problems in an unbiased way, the Ombuds works to help students and staff find solutions to university related problems and concerns
Student Legal Services
Student Legal Services provides students a full range of typical legal services, including advice and consultation, drafting of letters and legal documents, conferences and settlement negotiations with adverse parties, legal research, review and interpretation of legal documents, drafting and filing of legal documents, and some representation in court.
Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution
The Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution Office works with students to resolve disciplinary matters and to make sure students receive fair treatment in all hearings. Anyone in the UF community who believes there has been a violation can contact this office to discuss options available for reporting incidents to the appropriate authorities. Office staff can assist victims of assault or harassment by a University student.
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