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Welcome to the UF Graduate School

Welcome to the website of the Graduate School at the University of Florida.

The reputation of a research university is, in large part, measured by the excellence of its graduate faculty and graduate students. The University of Florida’s graduate faculty and graduate students help to push the boundaries of research, develop the technologies of the future, improve the health of our citizenry, reshape our social and economic culture, expand scholarship, and create beauty in many forms.

This website is here to provide information and resources to those interested in graduate education programs at the University of Florida, but more critically, it serves to help both aspiring and admitted graduate students from their initial application through graduation. It also furnishes administrators, faculty, and staff with tools to help our graduate student body achieve those goals. Importantly, it stands as a point of contact where graduate alumni can keep up with the ongoing life of their alma mater and lend their support to new generations of graduate students following in their footsteps.

Thank you for visiting the UF Graduate School website. We invite you to join in the exploration that is graduate education and research at the University of Florida. If you have any questions after exploring our website, please contact our staff for answers: UF Graduate School Personnel.

Henry T. Frierson, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President and Dean
UF Graduate School

Upcoming Events and Critical Dates

2015 Graduate Student Mentoring Award

The Office of Graduate Professional Development would like to invite you to participate in the “2015 Graduate Student Mentoring Award” competition. This award is intended to reward graduate students who take the time to help others succeed as graduate or undergraduate students or working in K-12 classrooms, and is particularly designed to acknowledge the mentoring contribution from the graduate students in STEM disciplines, including SBE sciences.

Interested students should submit an application via Qualtrics survey at https://ufl.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eLIXpFBmPXjBEyh and provide a letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor and one from a graduate coordinator, school principal, teacher, current mentee or former mentee via Qualtrics survey at https://ufl.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3awroDEO9NuOhYp

All application materials are due by 5 p.m., October 7. 2015.

For any questions, please contact Dr. Katie Indarawis at kindarawis@aa.ufl.edu.

How to Give an Effective Poster Presentation
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
DeWeese Auditorium
Room LG-101A McKinght Brain Institute
Click: Flyer

UF Graduate School Information Day 2015
Monday, October 26, 2015
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Reitz Union Grand Ballroom
686 Museum Road
Gainesville FL 32611
Register by Friday, October 23, 2015 by clicking on this link: UF Graduate School Information Day Registration

Graduate Student Research Day

UF Spring 2016 New Graduate Student Orientation
Monday, January 4, 2016
Carleton Auditorium
Time to be announced
Details forthcoming

News and Notes

Fall 2015 Professional Development Series for Graduate Students

The UF Graduate School’s Office of Professional Development invites all graduate students to attend the “Fall 2015 Professional Development” workshop series.

There’s a lot more to being a successful graduate student than research itself, and we’d like to offer you the chance to learn new skills and tips for making your education at UF a smoother and more enjoyable experience. This fall, learn about resume and cover letter writing with the Career Resource Center, the technology patenting process and the resources available at the UF Innovation Hub, managing your stress and personal health with the Counseling and Wellness Center, and the all-important process of submitting your final thesis or dissertation with the Graduate Editorial Office.

To register, log into GIMS and follow the steps below. Register early to guarantee yourself a spot!

Registration instructions:

1. Log in to GIMS using your GatorLink ID and Password: GIMS Log-In
2. Once you login, on the top of the page click on the “Workshops” tab
3. Under “Register” click the box and then “Submit”
4. After you complete this process, you will receive an email confirmation.

If you are a new graduate student and do not yet have access to GIMS, please register at this link: UF Qualtrics

For a PDF flyer for this series, click here: Fall 2015 Professional Development

UF Graduate Students Win Big at Statewide Research Symposium

Thirteen University of Florida graduate students put their research up against some of the best and brightest of their peers from across the state of Florida in the second annual Florida Statewide Graduate Student Research Symposium, hosted at the University of Central Florida on April 24. Four of UF’s 13 brought home top awards in recognition of the high-level research produced every day across the Gator Nation. Click here to read more…

2014-2015 UF Doctoral Mentoring Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s UF Doctoral Mentoring Award Winners: Dr. Janise Miller (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Dr. David Miller (School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education, Dr. Juan-Carlos Molleda (Public Relations) and Dr. Madan Oli (Wildlife Ecology). To read up more on their approach to mentoring graduate students, which led to this prestigious recognition, click on this link: Doctoral Mentoring Awards.

UF Graduate School Dean Awarded for
Outstanding Contributions to Graduate Education

Congratulations to Dr. Henry T. Frierson as the 2015 Award Recipient for the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS) Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate Education in the Southern Region. This award is presented to acknowledge and honor Dr. Frierson, whose contributions have significantly benefited graduate education in the Southern Region. The award was presented at the 44th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 5-8, 2015.




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