Welcome to the University of Florida’s website celebrating the fact that we are back together on campus and providing the information you need to have a successful and productive semester. We will update this site regularly and hope you bookmark it.
As Gators, we are characterized by our resilience and determination to press forward in the face of challenges. We hope you will join us as we care for one another, practice healthy behaviors, and embrace the spirit of learning and discovery that makes UF a leading public university in the country.
Let’s continue to do great things!
Given recently released national guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and in concert with the State University System, the University of Florida will make masks optional rather than required for students, faculty, staff and guests on UF property and in UF facilities effective immediately. Those not fully vaccinated for COVID-19 are recommended to continue wearing masks, according to CDC guidance.
Within UF Health hospitals or other patient-facing clinical facilities, including dentistry practices and veterinary hospitals, masks will continue to be required. UF Health will support UF in implementing these policies as safely as possible and urges those who have not been vaccinated to do so.
Effective immediately, the university’s hiring pause is being lifted as are all COVID-related restrictions on travel and visitors.
To address some of our community's most pressing questions related to COVID-19, UF Health has developed a variety of video resources. Please check this section regularly for updates.
YANA BANKS, MD, SHARES WHY SHE GOT THE COVID-19 VACCINE
Dr. Yana Banks, a pediatrician, got the COVID-19 vaccine to reunite with her 92-year-old mother-in-law. Getting the vaccine meant getting to hug her family and protect her patients.
ASHLEY GOMEZ, RN, CARDIAC ICU/IMC
Hear why Ashley Gomez, RN, Cardiac ICU/IMC, got the COVID-19 vaccine.
As Gators, we have a tradition of pulling together and rising to meet major challenges with optimism and determination. I encourage all of us to look out for each other as we take care of ourselves. I am confident that our university community will meet this challenge.
— UF President Kent Fuchs