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Gifts, Gratuities and Favors — Standards of Business Conduct

Published: Oct 17th, 2016

Jamie Lewis Keith, Vice President, General Counsel and University Secretary

As the holidays approach and vendors may send gift baskets or invitations to parties, this is a reminder about prohibitions on UF faculty, staff, officials and trustees asking for or accepting gifts, gratuities, and favors very broadly defined below (“gift”).

Prohibitions.  In many circumstances, Florida law and UF policies prohibit UF faculty, staff, officials and trustees (“UF personnel”) from asking for or accepting gifts, gratuities, favors or anything of value (“gift”).   A “gift” includes, […]

International Education Week 2016

Published: Oct 10th, 2016

Leonardo A. Villalón, Dean of the International Center

November 14 – 18 has been designated as International Education Week

The University of Florida is pleased to once again participate in the celebration of International Education Week (IEW), a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.

IEW presents an annual opportunity to highlight our many international achievements and initiatives, and to focus on our goal of being a truly global university. As we begin the third year of the “Learning […]

Fall 2016 Commencement Information

Published: Oct 4th, 2016

Donna K. Stricker, Director, Presidential Events and Commencement, Office of the President

Ceremonies: This fall, there will be three (3) university-wide commencement ceremonies.  A Doctoral Degree Ceremony will be held at 4:00pm on Friday, December 16th in the O’Connell Center.  On Saturday, December 17th, two combined Master’s/Specialist’s/Bachelor’s Degree Ceremonies, at 10:00am and 2:00pm, will be held in the O’Connell Center. For additional information, please see the Commencement Website at under “Commencement Schedule.”

Ordering Regalia:  Formal academic regalia is required for all faculty members […]

Reporting Outside Activities and Potential Conflicts of Interest

Published: Sep 30th, 2016

Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affair
Jodi Gentry, Vice President for Human Resource Services

This is a reminder that all employees of the University are subject to reporting and approval requirements regarding their outside activities and potential conflicts of interest.

All faculty and staff must fill out a disclosure form (or forms) and receive approval annually by July 1 (or at the beginning of the fall semester for 9-month faculty) for any activity or financial interest that must be disclosed and […]

Florida Hires Scott Stricklin as Athletic Director

Published: Sep 27th, 2016

Jane Adams, Vice President, University Relations

Scott Stricklin has been named Athletic Director at the University of Florida, UF President Dr. Kent Fuchs announced on Tuesday.

Stricklin brings 28-plus years of experience in intercollegiate athletics to Gainesville, including the past six as athletic director at his alma mater, Mississippi State University. He will succeed Jeremy Foley, who has been Florida’s athletic director for the past 25 years. Stricklin, who will be the Gators’ 14th athletic director, begins at UF on Nov. 1. Foley will […]

Changes to the 2017-18 Financial Aid Application Process

Published: Sep 26th, 2016

Rick Wilder, Director, Office for Student Financial Affairs

This memorandum is provided to inform UF departments, faculty, and staff of changes to the financial aid application process. To apply for financial aid at the University of Florida, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at Starting with the 2017-18 financial aid application cycle, the following changes will take effect:

Students will be able to submit a FAFSA earlier.  Students will be able to file a 2017-18 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2016. The […]

Spring 2017 Textbook Adoptions

Published: Sep 23rd, 2016

Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President

The textbook adoption system for Spring 2017 is now available to faculty and departments to submit their Spring 2017 textbook adoptions and materials requirements.  Please visit to enter Spring 2017 adoptions.  You will notice a small change to the adoption system effective this term.  When entering an adoption, you will see an “Adoption Agreement” that states the following:

Per federal and state regulations (found at Textbook Affordability Statute (1004.085, Florida Statutes) and Textbook Affordability Statute (1004.085, […]

Distance Learning Course Fees / Dates and Deadlines

Published: Sep 15th, 2016

Andrew McCollough, Associate Provost for Teaching and Technology

Applications to establish, edit, or continue existing Distance Learning Course Fees for the Spring, 2017 term are now being accepted through PeopleSoft.  All departmental applications should be submitted no later than Friday, October 21st and Dean’s approval is required by Friday, October 28th.

Tagging of sections with DL fees will be available beginning Tuesday, November 1st.

Course eligibility and the process for applying and implementing a distance learning course fee is available here:

All sections charging a […]

University of Florida Regulation: St. Augustine Historic Properties

Published: Sep 13th, 2016

Jamie Lewis Keith, Vice President, General Counsel and University Secretary

UF-2.023 St. Augustine Historic Properties

The above-referenced regulation was approved by the Board of Trustees on September 1, 2016.  The regulation is in final form and now effective, and has been published on the Regulations’ website at:

Pepsi Contract Reminder

Published: Sep 13th, 2016

Curtis Reynolds, Vice President for Business Affairs

Each semester, we take the opportunity to remind campus that Pepsi has the exclusive pouring rights contract for UF. This means that only Pepsi products (including Aquafina bottled water and Gatorade) may be served on campus, or at the University Athletic Association, UF Foundation, UF Health and Shands Hospital properties.  This exclusivity extends to events as wide ranging as a faculty meeting, dean’s luncheon, staff retreat, catered function or special event.

I would like to remind you […]