Apply To Be a Bridges Mentor by Oct. 7
The Bridges Minority Outreach Program aims to narrow the gap between higher education and secondary education across different regions in Florida, and our principal solution for such an objective will be well trained, devoted mentors here at the University of Florida. Apply online by Oct. 7 at https://goo.gl/forms/0MBAkpEg3jeponzJ2. Have questions or concerns? Please email email@example.com.
SG Fall Elections
Make sure to vote in the Fall SG elections, coming this Sept. 25 and 26! Note that absentee ballots are due by Sept. 12 at 5 p.m. For all elections information, including how to obtain an absentee ballot, visit www.sg.ufl.edu/elections.
UBER Safe Rides Program
The UBER Safe Rides Program provides enrolled students 50% off their ride from Wednesday-Saturday during the hours of 9pm-3am.
Find the details of the UBER Safe Rides Program and instructions on how you can access your student discount code at one.uf.edu/saferides.
Apply to Join Freshman Leadership Council by June 12
Director applications for the Freshman Leadership Council (FLC) are now open! With a new school year comes a new generation of future leaders and an opportunity to create an experience. As a member of the 2018-2019 FLC Director Team you will have the chance to teach approximately 50 select freshmen leaders how to develop themselves personally and professionally.
Apply online at www.sg.ufl.edu/get-involved/apply under the “Staff” Tab by Monday, June 12, at 5 p.m.
Apply for Agency Summer Staff Positions by May 25
Summer staff applications for the following SG Agencies are now open: ACCENT Speakers Bureau; Action SG; Chomp the Vote; External Affairs; Freshman Leadership Council (FLC); Gator Innovators; Gators Going Green; Internal Affairs; Student Government Productions (SGP); Student Honor Code Administration (SHCA); Students Taking Action Against Racism (STAAR); and Young Leaders Conference (YLC).
Apply online by May 25 at 5 p.m. at www.sg.ufl.edu/get-involved/apply. Have questions? Please contact Student Body President Chief of Staff Terence Delahunty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bridges Program Leadership Apps Due June 5
SG is excited to announce Bridges, a new program that aims to increase minority enrollment and retention at UF! After months of working with Program Chair Omarley Spence, Bridges is ready to get to work. We can’t wait to see what can be accomplished.
Interested in being a part of the Bridges Leadership Team? Apply at
https://goo.gl/forms/wNqa6VP7QAt9PaLL2 by June 5 at 5 p.m. Have questions? Please contact Program Chair Omarley Spence at email@example.com.
The Big Event Registration Is Now Open
The Big Event is essentially a citywide service day planned and run by University of Florida students. The day is kicked off with an opening ceremony and followed by UF students performing three- to four-hour service projects across Gainesville - all “For The Gator Good!" Please join us this year on April 7 at 9am on Flavet Field, and register to volunteer at apps.sg.ufl.edu/thebigevent.
SGP Presents: The Wetlands Music Festival Feb. 25
The Wetlands festival focuses on celebrating the accomplishments of our student body including student performances, workshops led by student organizations and art installations made by students. Student Government Productions will transform Flavet Field into an exotic ecosystem filled with 2 stages, a silent disco, food trucks and engaging activities starting at 3 p.m. and going till 10 p.m. Join us for a fantastic event featuring national headliners A$AP Ferg, Snakehips and Saint Motel, plus a wide variety of local music acts.
Spring SG Elections Debate Feb. 13
Take part in the Spring SG Elections Debate - happening Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom - by submitting a question for the candidates beforehand! Visit www.sg.ufl.edu/elections/questions to submit.
ACCENT Presents Terry Crews Feb. 6
Actor/activist Terry Crews will speak on Tuesday, February 6, at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and the speaking engagement will begin at 8 p.m. Students with a valid UFID may pick up a maximum of two tickets free of charge from the ACCENT office on the third floor of the Reitz Union on Monday, February 5 between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. If any tickets remain, they will be made available to the general public at the Phillips Center Box Office at 12:00 p.m. the following day.
Spring SG Elections Feb. 20 & 21
Spring SG Elections are Feb. 20 and 21, 2018. Visit www.sg.ufl.edu/elections for information regarding qualifying, slating, voting, and more!
Free Green Testing Books
Student Government now provides free green testing books for students. You can pick up two books with your Gator 1 ID from the Reitz Union Bookstore, Newell Hall, Library West, and Marston Science Library!
Follow @UFStudentGov on Social Media
Follow @ufstudentgov on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat!
Lunch on the Lawn Nov. 13
Join Student Government for lunch and meet your Student Body Executive Officers! Nov. 13 - 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Newell Hall Tabling Area
SG State of the Campus Address & Agency Expo Nov. 14
The State of the Campus Address serves to inform the UF Student Body about the initiatives Student Government has been working on so far this term and to update students on the progress of SG as the year continues.
Beat FSU - Beat Hunger Food Drive Nov. 6-17
The University of Florida is going head-to-head with Florida State University to see who can collect the most food donations! Student Government’s Greek Affairs and Finance and Affordability Cabinets are partnering with the Field and Fork Food Pantry on the Beat FSU - Beat Hunger Food Drive, running Nov. 6-17. Donations can be dropped off to the SG table in front of Field and Fork on Nov. 7, 10, and 14, between 1-4 p.m.
ACCENT Presents R.L. Stine Oct. 24
International best-selling author of the Goosebumps series R.L. Stine will speak on Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the University Auditorium at an event hosted by ACCENT Speakers Bureau. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the speaking engagement will begin at 8 p.m.
Fall Housing Fair Nov. 17
Find your key to happiness at SG's Fall Housing Fair, coming to the Reitz Union North Lawn on Nov. 17! Presented by Cabinet.
24/7 Study Spaces Survey
Student Government is seeking your insight regarding the needs of students using overnight study spaces at Newell Hall and Library West. Your responses to the following 5-minute survey will be invaluable as we prioritize support for the overnight study spaces needed for your academic success.
Lunch on the Lawn Oct. 16
Join SG on Monday, Oct. 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Reitz Union North Entrance for lunch and meet your Student Body Executive Officers!
ACCENT and JSU Present Chelsea Handler April 13
Chelsea Handler - comedian, talk show host, and author - will speak at the University of Florida on April 13 at an event hosted by ACCENT Speakers Bureau in partnership with Jewish Student Union. The event will be moderated by MSNBC’s Jacob Soboroff.
ACCENT and YAF Present Ben Shapiro April 3
Ben Shapiro, conservative political commentator, columnist and radio talk show host, will be speaking at the University of Florida on Monday, April 3, at an event hosted by ACCENT Speakers Bureau, Young America's Foundation, and the University of Florida chapter of Young Americans for Freedom.
SNL's Kenan Thompson & Michael Che Coming March 22
Kenan Thompson and Michael Che, two stars of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, will be performing stand-up comedy and answering questions at the University of Florida on March 22, at an event hosted by ACCENT Speakers Bureau.
Thompson and Che’s performance is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. at Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center, with doors opening at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public with no tickets required.
Thanks to SG, students can now visit Southwest Recreation Center or Student Recreation Center and rent an eno. Students just need to present their UF ID to the information desk and may hold them for 24 hours.
Students may now drink Gatorade inside our on-campus gyms through new vending options! Enjoy an ice cold Gatorade while working on your gains in our campus recreational facilities.
Free Parking at Southwest Rec
During decal hours of 8:00AM to 3:30PM, students without a decal may now park in the Bledsoe Lot to go to Southwest Rec as long as they register their vehicles through the Passport Parking Mobile Pay app or through http://www.ppprk.com/park. This is imperative to avoid a ticket.
The Bledsoe Lot is located to the side of Southwest Rec, across from the Center for Outdoor Recreation and Education and behind the soccer fields.
Poncho Distribution Program
Ever been stuck inside a building on campus because of the rain? Ever risked it all to scramble to the bus stop in the pouring rain? It is a common student issue and your Student Government has worked with U Matter, We Care at the University of Florida to make it an issue of the past by providing free ponchos to all students across campus.
Keep a look out for ponchos at the following locations:
- Reitz Union Info Desk
- Library West Info Desk
- Marston Science Library Info Desk
- Broward Dining Center
- Gator Corner Dining Center
- Southwest Recreation Center
- Student Health Care Center (Infirmary)
- Student Recreation Center
- Hough Hall
- Norman Library
- Health Science Center
- Law Library
- College of Veterinary Medicine
UF Partners with Tutor Matching Service
UF has a new partnership with Tutor Matching Service by which UF students are able to sign up to become a tutor. You can elect to tutor online or in person and even set your availability and rate (average is $15/hour). You don't have to be a professional tutor to sign up - just feel comfortable teaching math, science, or whatever subject you choose.
When you sign up, a background check as well as a UF conduct check will be performed (at no cost to you). You'll also be required to complete an online tutor training class (also no cost).
Get involved with SG
Attention #UF20, here is a timeline that details all of the upcoming involvement opportunities with Student Government. Take a look and learn how to make an impact on campus.