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
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
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?
Academic Life Libraries Technology Resource Centers
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 http://www.ufl.edu/academics/libraries/
Resource Centers Disability Centers http://www.dso.ufl.edu/drc http://www.dso.ufl.edu/drc 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 http://www.babygator.ufl.edu/ http://www.babygator.ufl.edu/ Baby Gator Child Development Centers offer high quality care to children ages 6 weeks to five years. International Center http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/ http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/ Handles UF Study Abroad, immigration for students, faculty and scholars, as well as various global programs. English Language Institute http://www.eli.ufl.edu/ http://www.eli.ufl.edu/ English language instruction and cultural immersion program designed to help international students attend academic programs successfully.
Campus Life Athletics Finances Graduate Student Organizations Gator Graduate Care Student Facilities
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! www.gatorzone.com Athletics
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
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
Gator Care Gator Grad Care Must apply every term. Blue Cross Blue Shield. Discounted Spousal/Child Insurance. Dental Care Starting Fall 2013. Counseling and Wellness Center Free Counseling. Two different Locations: Peabody & Radio Road. Specific support groups for grad students. http://www.hr.ufl.edu/benefits/gatorgradcare
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)
Off – Campus Life Housing Community Engagement Living in Gainesville Night Life Transportation
Housing Graduate Student Housing Houses vs. Apartments. Graduate Friendly Communities. Pet Friendly Communities. Pros and Cons of leasing late. http://housing.offcampus.ufl.edu
Community Engagement Bo Didley Plaza Free Fridays! Farmer’s Market Wednesday! Haile Plantation Pledge 5 Foundation The Alligator Cedar Key Ginnie Springs www.events.gainesville.com www.scene.gainesville.com
Living in Gainesville Where is the DMV? 5830 NW 34th Blvd, Gainesville, FL (352) 955-2110 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