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College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

COVID-19 Updates and Announcements


Fall semester has started at the University of Florida and CALS welcomes all our students, whether you are with us in Gainesville, at one of our locations around the state, or learning online from home. For complete COVID-19 campus guidelines, go to https://coronoavirus.ufl.edu.

Student Resources

CALS Dean’s Office and Academic Advising

While the CALS Dean’s Office is open for business, most of our staff are working remotely and the CALS Collaboration Room is currently closed. 

CALS Students seeking academic advising appointments should contact their advisor by phone or email (contacts found here) to arrange an appointment via Zoom or a similar tool.

Students interested in changing to a CALS major should contact an advisor in the major of interest (contacts found here) to arrange an appointment.

All forms are to be submitted electronically, not in person. If you need guidance on who to email, please call the CALS Dean's Office at (352) 392-1963 or email cals-dean@ufl.edu for assistance.

Forms (Fillable PDFs):

CALS Print Lab

The CALS Printing Lab (3082 McCarty B) is open with limited occupancy. Hours are 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The study lab and classrooms are currently closed.

Library Access

UF Campus libraries are open, but with limited occupancy. Check this site http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/status to see where space is available.

Wi-Fi Access

If you are living and learning outside of Gainesville, eduroam, the on-campus wi-fi network, is available nationally and UF students can access it for free with their GatorLink login. To connect:

  1. If you can get a Wi-Fi signal at any of the eduroam locations (see below) and your mobile device (laptop, smartphone, or tablet) has already been configured for eduroam, then you will automatically connect.
  1. Otherwise, follow the instructions for connecting here: https://helpdesk.ufl.edu/connecting-to-eduroam-off-campus/.

There are more than 100 Wi-Fi hotspots in Florida, including several state university campuses and community colleges.  You don’t have to sit in a car--many locations have open spaces and communal rooms available so you can get online while socially distancing and following CDC guidelines in an air-conditioned space. Also, in Florida all of the UF/IFAS Research and Education Centers (REC) are equipped with eduroam, so if you live in a rural area of your county you can visit an REC to securely watch course videos and take care of your academic needs.  Here’s a link to all the eduroam sites in the U.S.: https://incommon.org/eduroam/eduroam-u-s-locator-map/.  

If you have any problems connecting to eduroam you can call (352-392-HELP/4357) or email the UF Computing Help Desk.

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