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1 WELCOME Graduate Student Council University of Florida Orientation 2013 NEW GRADUATE GATORS

2 The UF Experience and Living in Gainesville Cilia Zayas, MHA PhD Student, HSRMP Catherine Haase, MS PhD Student, SNRE/WEC Milton Newberry, M.AL PhD Student, AEC Sandra Logan, MA Doctoral Fellow, HDOSE Shuying Wang, MS, BME MS, CISE Presented By: GSC Members

3 Outline Introduce GSC Academic Life Campus Life Off-Campus Life Concluding Remarks Question and Answer Session

4 GRADUATE STUDENT COUNCIL

5 What is our Mission? TO PROVIDE A number of services to graduate students TO BE A VOICE For graduate student needs, concerns, and ideas TO SERVE As a liaison between UF graduate students, the UF administration, and UF Student Government

6 How Do We Support You? Awards Travel Grants: up to $350 Conference Attendance Travel Grants Awards Research Grants Up to $3,500 Research Grants Project Based Work: Checklist Transportation, Temp. Housing Transitions: International Students Graduate Affairs, International Orientation, Grants, Social Committee focus

7 General Body Meetings  Held once a month in the Fall and Spring  First Meeting: Monday August 26 th  Time: 7:00 pm Social Events  Join us for our First GSC Mixer Tonight Location: Sharab Lounge: 109 S. Main Street Time: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm How Do We Meet With You?

8 ACADEMIC LIFE

9 Academic Life  Libraries  Technology  Resource Centers

10 Libraries  George A. Smathers Libraries  Hours of Operation: (24/6; others vary)  Laptop, Ipad, checkout  6 th Floor: Graduate Study Floor with Gator 1 Access  Ask a Librarian  Health Science Center Library  Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center

11 Technology Software Services  HUB 132: Statistical Software Application Help Mobile Devices Intranet  ISIS: https://www.isis.ufl.edu https://www.isis.ufl.edu  MyUFL: https://my.ufl.edu/ps/signon.html https://my.ufl.edu/ps/signon.html

12 Resource Centers  Disability Centers  Provides quality services to students with physical, learning, sensory or psychological disabilities.  Student Legal Services https://www.studentlegalservices.ufl.edu/ https://www.studentlegalservices.ufl.edu/  Student Legal Services is a professional legal office that has been providing legal assistance to the students of the University of Florida.  Baby Gator  Baby Gator Child Development Centers offer high quality care to children ages 6 weeks to five years.  International Center  Handles UF Study Abroad, immigration for students, faculty and scholars, as well as various global programs.  English Language Institute  English language instruction and cultural immersion program designed to help international students attend academic programs successfully.

13 CAMPUS LIFE

14 Campus Life  Athletics  Finances  Graduate Student Organizations  Gator Graduate Care  Student Facilities

15  FLORIDA FOOTBALL!  Acquiring tickets  Ticket blocks  Tailgating  TIP: Don’t drive to campus on Saturdays!  Sporting events are FREE for students:  Basketball!  Baseball!  Swimming!  Volleyball! Athletics

16 Finances  Fellowships  Importance of budgeting  Graduate Assistantships  Student fees every term  Federal Student Loans  Disbursement after 1st week of class  Financial aid advisers  Assigned to students based on the last 2 digits of their UFID  Banks:  Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Sun Trust, TD Bank, Southern Commerce, Regions, PNC Bank, Florida Credit Union

17 Student Organizations  Graduate Student Council  Graduate Assistants United  College of Medicine Graduate Student Organization  PhD Moms  Student Alliance for Graduates in Education  Health Occupations Students of America  Women in Science and Engineering  Graduate Film Studies Group And Many More! For active organizations please visit: https://www.studentinvolvement.ufl.edu/StudentOrganizations https://www.studentinvolvement.ufl.edu/StudentOrganizations

18 Gator Care  Gator Grad Care  Must apply every term.  Blue Cross Blue Shield.  Discounted Spousal/Child Insurance.  Dental Care Starting Fall  Counseling and Wellness Center  Free Counseling.  Two different Locations: Peabody & Radio Road.  Specific support groups for grad students.

19 Student Facilities  Southwest Recreation Center (6AM-1AM)  Equipment Checkout  Intramural Team Sports/Co-Ed  Reservations for Classes  Open Recreational Sports  Outdoor Facilities and Fields  Lake Wauburg North (12:00 PM- 8:00 PM)  Lake Wauburg South (1:00 PM – 6:00 PM )  O’Connell Center Pool  Gator Nights  Phillips Center: Theater and Dance  Florida Natural History Museum/Butterfly Rainforest  Natural spaces in Gainesville (La Chua, Millhopper)

20 OFF-CAMPUS LIFE

21 Off – Campus Life  Housing  Community Engagement  Living in Gainesville  Night Life  Transportation

22 Housing Graduate Student Housing  Houses vs. Apartments.  Graduate Friendly Communities.  Pet Friendly Communities.  Pros and Cons of leasing late.

23 Community Engagement  Bo Didley Plaza Free Fridays! Farmer’s Market Wednesday!  Haile Plantation  Pledge 5 Foundation  The Alligator  Cedar Key  Ginnie Springs

24 Living in Gainesville  Where is the DMV?  5830 NW 34th Blvd, Gainesville, FL ‎ (352)  Drug Stores  CVS (10)  Walgreens (10)  Grocery & Other Stores  Publix (10)  Earth Origins  Trader Joes  Walmart (3)  Starbucks (10)  Hotels (10+)  The Oaks Mall  Target, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Kohls

25 Nightlife  Midtown:  The Swamp  Cantina 101  Sushi Chao  Downtown:  Hippodrome  Half Cork’d  Lillians101  Downtown Restaurants:  Dragonfly  Vellos  Harrys  Mochi  Cuisine Over 100 restaurants and fast food establishments

26 Transportation  RTS Bus Service  Mobile Application: TransLoc  Website, Phone Number:  Parking Decals  Commuter Parking/ Color Zones Vs. Street Parking  After Hours/Weekend/Specialty Parking lifts  Bicycles & Scooter Parking  SNAP (Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol) (6:30 PM- 3:00 AM)  Airports:  Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) ~10 Minutes  Jacksonville Intl. Airport (JAX) ~90 Minutes North  Tampa Intl. Airport (TPA) ~90 Minutes South  Orlando Intl. Airport (MCO) ~90 Minutes South

27 CONCLUDING REMARKS

28 Concluding Remarks Understanding:  Weather  Traffic  The Grid: North/South, East/West  Language: Archer, University

29 QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION

30 Contact Information Cilia Zayas: Milton Newberry: Catherine Haase: Websites: GSC Grants: Facebook:


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