On April 26, Marston Library was officially equipped with rechargeable battery packs for students to check out. For free, any student can use one of these EnergizerXP 18000A chargers for a maximum of two hours per rental.
The chargers are compatible with most cell phones, tablets and laptops and are capable of charging 3 devices at once.
This initiative is the result of a Senate bill authored by Allocations Committee Chairman Elliot Grasso. Grasso had been working very closely with the library chairs in order to make this project a reality for students.
“Students deserve to have sufficient power sources of their devices while studying in Marston Library. The rechargeable battery packs assist students in achieving academic success by enabling them to have access to fully charged devices while studying,” says Grasso.
On April 3, The George A. Smathers Library West began their rental service of Apple iPads to University of Florida students. This unveiling is the first test for the tablet initiative. Diane Bruxvoort, senior associate dean, wishes to bring this service to four more libraries across campus including Marston and the Health Science Center.
University Committee Applications are currently being accepted for the 2013-2014 school year. The University of Florida encourages its students to be involved and to participate in membership committees that advise the administration on important issues and events. This gives our school more insight on the students’ needs. Eligibility requirements for Student Committees are the same as those of elected or appointed positions in a student organization. The deadline is Friday, June 21, 2013.
Gators Going Green is hosting a Green Event Planning Workshop on March 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Matthew's Suite.
Applications to be a student member on the Reitz Union Board of Managers, Recreational Sports Board of Directors, or O’Connell Center Advisory Board are now available.
College Scorecards in the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center make it easier for an upcoming student to search for a college that is right for them.
External Affairs Director is charged with representing student opinions and views on key legislative priorities at the local, state and federal level.
UF’s newest event Family Weekend Spring Edition will be held Feb. 22-24, 2013. All UF undergraduate and graduate students’ parents and families are welcome to come to campus for a fun and relaxing weekend.
Our spring 2013 Nightlife Navigators have been chosen! 24 students have been selected to lead nighttime transportation options of Gainesville.
The University of Florida’s External Affairs is looking for students to join their agency. External Affairs is in charge of lobbying on behalf of Student Government and the student body.
Applications for the 2012-2013 Gubernatorial Fellows Program will be open through UF student government. The Gubernatorial Fellows program allows 12 Florida college and university students the opportunity to see and experience how state government functions for two semesters.
Student Government’s Career Development Cabinet partnered with the Career Resource Center for a Spring Open House for students interested in exploring careers.
ACCENT Speakers Bureau is looking to add Vice Chairs, Directors and Assistant Directors to its organization.
Action SG, an agency of student government, is now accepting applications for director positions until Jan. 14.
Spring applications for the 2013 Nightlife Navigators will be due in the Student Government office at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan 18.
Gator Innovators, a new agency in the University of Florida's Student Government, has released applications for its directorship positions. The applications are due Jan. 14.
The University of Florida is partnering with the University of
Louisville in a cooperative community service project this year in
New Orleans during the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
Applications for Assistant Supervisor of Elections are now available and are due Jan. 4. The position allows students to get more involved in the election process the school holds every spring and fall.
Happy holidays from SG at the University of Florida.
Totuit, a mobile platform development company, has teamed up with the University of Florida’s Student Government to create a safe transportation app that will serve UF students.
MyUFMobile is a mobile-based program aimed at offering meal deals through Student Government at the University of Florida. It offers buy one, get one free deals as well as prices knocked down 50 to 90 percent.
Once a year, our SG student body president holds a special presentation highlighting past accomplishments, current projects, and visions for the future of the university. TJ Villamil outlined the three cornerstones that make up Student Government; Education, Evangelism, and Action.
VISIT FLORIDA has teamed up with UF on a campaign called the Florida Fan Game. The Florida Fan Game is a contest to determine which Florida school has Florida’s #1 fans. Six universities (FAMU, FSU, UCF, UF, UM, and USF) are competing for the title, and the competition runs through Dec. 3.
Started by students, Aim Higher Florida is a campaign that is focused on informing students and Florida residents the importance of Higher Education.
Rion Ballroom A in the Reitz Union was home Culture Night on Oct. 25.
The University of Florida’s Student Government Honor Court staff positions and directorships, under director Shian Knuth, have been chosen for the 2012-2013 school year. The Honor Court was established as part of SG in order to promote fairness and honesty among the student body. The organization is tasked with hearing cases of academic dishonesty and maintaining high integrity and honesty.
The housing fair took place at the Reitz Union on Nov. 14.
The Hunger Games, an event benefitting hungry locals in the Gainesville area, took place on Wednesday Nov. 14 from 5:00p.m. to 6:30p.m.
The Florida-Georgia Game is only days away, and a rivalry as strong as the Florida – Georgia game can only be seen to be believed. Since 2009, the winner of this legendary game not only received bragging rights but a one of a kind trophy crafted from a 1,000 year old Cyprus tree known as the Okefenokee Oar.
The Multicultural Affairs AD (Assistant Director) applications have been released and are available at www.sg.ufl.edu/apply. Click “Executive” and then scroll down to “Assistant Directors” and select "Multicultural Affairs” to begin the application.
Thirteen students were chosen to be part of the Nightlife Navigators staff for the 2012 fall term
Gators Going Green, the University of Florida’s student government representatives for sustainability and environmental issues around campus, has announced the students who have been selected for positions.
Fifty-eight talented, well-rounded freshmen have been chosen to serve on the Freshman Leadership Council. This is a Student Government agency comprised of freshmen who are interested in expanding their involvement and leadership at the University of Florida. The council will present these individuals with leadership skills, the opportunity to meet influential student leaders, and to have a voice in events of the student body.
The results to the ballot counts casted Tuesday and Wednesday were announced at 12 a.m. Thursday morning at the Reitz Union colonnade.
A UF company, based in the Innovation hub, called Feathr is looking to raise funds and develop their start –up company. Feathr is a free mobile application used to bring personal and professional networking to its users.
While college students are notorious for always looking for extra cash it seems fit that the app The Daily Hundred would become popular because it allows students to win money just by taking a simple picture.
Fall 2012 elections will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on October 2 and 3. Candidates and polling locations can be found here.
On Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. the Florida Law Review is hosting a panel of former Florida governors including Reubin Askew, Charlie Crist, Bob Graham, Buddy Mackay and Bob Martinez.
On Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. immigration advocate Cheryl Little will speak on immigrant rights and issues facing the United States today.
On Sept. 19, Coursera, an online course website, signed an agreement with the University of Florida to bring free courses to the student body with help from student government.
Tutor Matching Service, one of Student Government’s partners, launched an app for the iPad last month that allows for face-to-face contact for tutoring or just studying with a friend.
Graduate, Professional and Family Affairs is currently accepting applications for undersecretaries up until Sept. 14. The application can be found by visiting http://sg.ufl.edu/apply and clicking "Staff."
UF Student Government and the University of Florida Bookstores once again brought UF students “discount day.” This year, students saved close to $30,000 in total due to the discounts.
The library 24/5 event last Wednesday was deemed a success as library staff and student government provided Dance Dance Revolution, board games, pastries and coffee.
Sara Whitney Smith, 24, of Tallahassee is a University of Florida student who was among the elite group that was selected. She completed her undergraduate education at UF and is now a third-year law student at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
A myriad of applications are out for open positions within UF Student Government this Fall, so read on to find a centralized location for what applications are available and when they are due.
Action SG, an agency of student government, has released applications for directors that will serve under the vice chairs of the agency. Applications are due Sept. 12.
GGG applications are out and will be accepted until Sept. 12.
Applications for STAAR are being accepted until 5 p.m. on Sept. 7.
Applications are due by Sept. 12 for positions in the External Affairs area of Student Government.
Applications for YLC director positions are now available in the SG office and online and are due no later than 5pm on September 12, 2012.
Student Government Cabinet is looking for Assistant Directors to serve with this year's Cabinet Directors.
Chomp the Vote has released Fall 2012 applications for staff to help register members of the Gator Nation to vote in the upcoming November election. Applications are due September 2 at 2 p.m.
University of Florida Information Technology has worked with representatives of the University of Florida Student Government and other students to improve technology for students on campus.
Applications for ACCENT Speakers Bureau have been released, and are due Friday September 7 by 5 p.m.
UF’s Nightlife Navigators now have applications open for the fall 2012 semester. The applications are due Sept. 14 by 2 p.m. to the Student Government office in the Reitz Union.
Are you a motivated, dedicated freshman ready to make an impact on the University of Florida?
Internal Communications is now a part of the redefined division, the Leadership Division, and is looking for assistant directors.
Since 1969, Student Government Productions has been providing UF students with the music they want to hear. SGP produces shows with a wide variety of headlining artists to appeal to our diverse student body.
The University of Florida Student Government and the George A. Smathers Libraries have renewed their 24-hour, 5-day-a-week partnership for the fall and spring semesters of the 2012-13 school year and for school years into the future.
The University of Florida Student Government, along with the University of Florida Bookstores, will once again be bringing students "Discount Day" this year.
Honor Code Administration applications have been released and are available. Applications can be found at Get Involved > Join Student Government > Staff. Applications are due Wednesday, August 29 by 3 p.m. You must sign up for an interview time in the SG office.
Student Government has worked tirelessly to bring unified Wi-Fi to UF, and University of Florida Information Technology has recently announced that all wireless systems are to be upgraded this summer.
A volunteer from UF’s chapter of Children Beyond Our Borders was recently featured in the United States White House blog.
The Graduate Student Council at the University of Florida, in collaboration with UF Student Government, have recently increased RTS bus routes with the goal of helping out international students with their travel to and from the UF campus.
The University of Florida Student Government travelled to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., during the summer semester break week, to lobby for legislation that would benefit students.
SG agency ACCENT Speaker’s Bureau wants your help filling out a survey that will help to provide a deeper understanding of the student body. See the survey here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DS8CHCR
The University of Florida’s student government and Regional Transport System (RTS), revealed their newest project, two hybrid buses, on Wednesday July 18 at 10 a.m. in the Plaza of the Americas.
The External Affairs agency hosted their summer retreat on Tuesday, July 24 in the Reitz Union. Director of the agency, Billy Vranish, appointed 13 well-qualified individuals to the staff for the summer session.
The Senate, the legislative branch of student government is seeking students interested in applying for the following open seats:
The SG Open House will take place on July 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the third floor of the Reitz Union. Students will be able to talk to student government officials and learn more about getting involved in Student Government!
Docutraq, the activity & service fee request system for Student Government-funded organizations, has been upgraded and is live for the 2012-13 fiscal year.
Applications are available at http://sg.ufl.edu for External Affairs. Applications are due Friday, July 13th at 2:00 PM.
Nothing beats a day of outdoor fun, burgers and getting to know your classmates and student government.
On Sunday, July 1, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., IRHA and Student Government will be teaming up to hold a barbecue in celebration of the start of the summer B session and of new University of Florida students.
Had a bike accident lately? Good news for you. The University of Florida’s Student Government’s bike repair service has moved to the ground floor of the J. Wayne Reitz Union.
YLC, ACTION SG, FLC, SGP and ACCENT announce directors for summer + 2012-13 school year.
Supervisor of Elections applications have been released and are available on the Join Student Government > Executive Tab under Agency Heads. Applications are due Friday, June 15 by 4 p.m.
Join FLC, Action SG, ACCENT Speakers Bureau or Nightlife Navigators!
SG would like to congratulate the following students on their 2012-13 Executive Appointments.
Congratulations to the following Summer Replacement Senators who were approved Tuesday, May 15.
SG invites you to learn more about the Asian Pacific Islander American community!
Don’t miss out on this wonderful university tradition!
This past Friday Gator Nights celebrated its 10th Anniversary of providing fun free entertainment to UF students
Gainesville City Elections for 2011 are going on Tuesday from 7:00am to 7:00pm
Students looking to avoid leaving their car in airport extended term parking during breaks and vacations now have a suitable alternative thanks to the Regional Transit System and UF Student Government.
Steve Wozniak learned how to live his life through a simple formula he created: h equals 3f, which translates to happiness equals food, fun and friends.
Get the latest news and updates for the month of October in the newsletter.
This Thursday, September 30th from 10 a.m. until 2p.m. on the Reitz Union Colonnade, Gators Going Green wants to help you learn about sustainability on campus!
Redbox Movie Rentals are now available at the University of Florida’s J. Wayne Reitz Union
The SG Executive Committee advocates on the State and Federal Levels
Check out the first installment of the new Student Government Newsletter!
Starting Fall 2010, the University of Florida Bookstore will begin implementing a new textbook rental service by the name of Rent-A-Text.