WELCOME Graduate Student Council University of Florida Orientation 2013 NEW GRADUATE GATORS.

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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> WELCOME Graduate Student Council University of Florida Orientation 2013 NEW GRADUATE GATORS </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> The UF Experience and Living in Gainesville Cilia Zayas, MHA PhD Student, HSRMP Catherine Haase, MS PhD Student, SNRE/WEC Milton Newberry, M.AL PhD Student, AEC Sandra Logan, MA Doctoral Fellow, HDOSE Shuying Wang, MS, BME MS, CISE Presented By: GSC Members </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> Outline Introduce GSC Academic Life Campus Life Off-Campus Life Concluding Remarks Question and Answer Session </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> GRADUATE STUDENT COUNCIL </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> 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 </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> 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 </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> 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? </li> <li> Slide 8 </li> <li> ACADEMIC LIFE </li> <li> Slide 9 </li> <li> Academic Life Libraries Technology Resource Centers </li> <li> Slide 10 </li> <li> 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/ </li> <li> Slide 11 </li> <li> Technology Software Services HUB 132: http://helpdesk.ufl.edu/software-services/ http://helpdesk.ufl.edu/software-services/ Statistical Software Application Help Mobile Devices Intranet ISIS: https://www.isis.ufl.edu https://www.isis.ufl.edu MyUFL: https://my.ufl.edu/ps/signon.html https://my.ufl.edu/ps/signon.html </li> <li> Slide 12 </li> <li> 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. </li> <li> Slide 13 </li> <li> CAMPUS LIFE </li> <li> Slide 14 </li> <li> Campus Life Athletics Finances Graduate Student Organizations Gator Graduate Care Student Facilities </li> <li> Slide 15 </li> <li> FLORIDA FOOTBALL! Acquiring tickets Ticket blocks Tailgating TIP: Dont drive to campus on Saturdays! Sporting events are FREE for students: Basketball! Baseball! Swimming! Volleyball! www.gatorzone.com Athletics </li> <li> Slide 16 </li> <li> 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 </li> <li> Slide 17 </li> <li> 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 </li> <li> Slide 18 </li> <li> 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 &amp; Radio Road. Specific support groups for grad students. http://www.hr.ufl.edu/benefits/gatorgradcare </li> <li> Slide 19 </li> <li> 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 ) OConnell Center Pool Gator Nights Phillips Center: Theater and Dance Florida Natural History Museum/Butterfly Rainforest Natural spaces in Gainesville (La Chua, Millhopper) </li> <li> Slide 20 </li> <li> OFF-CAMPUS LIFE </li> <li> Slide 21 </li> <li> Off Campus Life Housing Community Engagement Living in Gainesville Night Life Transportation </li> <li> Slide 22 </li> <li> Housing Graduate Student Housing Houses vs. Apartments. Graduate Friendly Communities. Pet Friendly Communities. Pros and Cons of leasing late. http://housing.offcampus.ufl.edu </li> <li> Slide 23 </li> <li> Community Engagement Bo Didley Plaza Free Fridays! Farmers Market Wednesday! Haile Plantation Pledge 5 Foundation The Alligator Cedar Key Ginnie Springs www.events.gainesville.com www.scene.gainesville.com </li> <li> Slide 24 </li> <li> Living in Gainesville Where is the DMV? 5830 NW 34th Blvd, Gainesville, FL (352) 955-2110 Drug Stores CVS (10) Walgreens (10) Grocery &amp; Other Stores Publix (10) Earth Origins Trader Joes Walmart (3) Starbucks (10) Hotels (10+) The Oaks Mall Target, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Kohls </li> <li> Slide 25 </li> <li> Nightlife Midtown: The Swamp Cantina 101 Sushi Chao Downtown: Hippodrome Half Corkd Lillians101 Downtown Restaurants: Dragonfly Vellos Harrys Mochi Cuisine Over 100 restaurants and fast food establishments www.nightgator.com www.chompmenus.com </li> <li> Slide 26 </li> <li> Transportation RTS Bus Service Mobile Application: TransLoc Website, Phone Number: 414-11 Parking Decals Commuter Parking/ Color Zones Vs. Street Parking After Hours/Weekend/Specialty Parking lifts Bicycles &amp; Scooter Parking SNAP (Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol) (6:30 PM- 3:00 AM) http://www.parking.ufl.edu Airports: Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) ~10 Minutes Jacksonville Intl. Airport (JAX) ~90 Minutes North Tampa Intl. Airport (TPA) ~90 Minutes South Orlando Intl. Airport (MCO) ~90 Minutes South </li> <li> Slide 27 </li> <li> CONCLUDING REMARKS </li> <li> Slide 28 </li> <li> Concluding Remarks Understanding: Weather Traffic The Grid: North/South, East/West Language: Archer, University </li> <li> Slide 29 </li> <li> QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION </li> <li> Slide 30 </li> <li> Contact Information Email: Cilia Zayas: cilia.zayas@gmail.comcilia.zayas@gmail.com Milton Newberry: miltonius3@ufl.edumiltonius3@ufl.edu Catherine Haase: cghaase@gmail.comcghaase@gmail.com Websites: GSC http://gsc.sg.ufl.edu/http://gsc.sg.ufl.edu/ Grants: www.ufgsc.orgwww.ufgsc.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/UFGSC/www.facebook.com/groups/UFGSC/ </li> </ul>

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