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://coronavirus.ufl.edu/.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Forms (Fillable PDFs):
- Change of Major Application
- Minor Application
- Dual Degree Application (two majors in different colleges)
- Double Major Application (two majors within CALS)
- Graduate Schedule Change Form
- Late Degree Application
- Third Drop Petition form (to digitally sign, first save or download)
- Petition Instruction Forms (three-part process for students and advisors)
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.
UF Campus libraries are open, but with limited occupancy. Check this site http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/status to see where space is available.
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:
- 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.
- 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.