The University of Florida campus is going to look a lot different in the Fall. Starting in August of 2021, UF will begin two picturesque projects from the Landscape Master Plan that will enhance UF’s outdoor spaces and create a more pedestrian-centered campus. In an effort to make campus more sustainable and safer, UF will begin its first steps in transforming the core of campus into an auto-free zone.
The Northeast Gateway at 2nd Avenue will center as a major connection to the Innovation District of downtown Gainesville. The creation of the Northeast Court will help expand the expand the impact of campus, welcoming visitors, and orienting guests to the parking facilities.
The Newell Gateway proposes UF will start restricting the use of motorized vehicles with the campus core, uniting the Plaza of the Americas and the Reitz Union Lawn with a curb less, brick-paved walkway that will replace the current roadways on campus now. UF will also eliminate some scooter and vehicle parking within the new auto-free core of campus, to help offset the construction traffic.
To find out more information about UF’s two gateway projects, read more here.
UF Creates Black History Month Website
The University of Florida has created a website honoring and recognizing the extraordinary voices that have contributed to UF over the years. Visit the site here.
The site celebrates Jasmine McNealy, Lakisha Witter, and encourages users to learn more about George Starke Jr., the first Black student to attend UF.
This Wednesday find your perfect organizational match! The College of Journalism and Communications is holding an Organization Fair. You can join by visiting the event site here.
Gators Announce 2021 Football Schedule
Here is your 2021 Gator Football Schedule released by the Gators Wednesday. BIG game September 18th at the Swamp!
2021 Florida Football Schedule • September 4 – Florida Atlantic (Gainesville, Fla.) • September 11 – South Florida (Tampa, Fla.) • September 18 – Alabama (Gainesville, Fla.) • September 25 – Tennessee (Gainesville, Fla.) • October 2 – Kentucky (Lexington, Ky.) • October 9 – Vanderbilt (Gainesville, Fla.) • October 16 – LSU (Baton Rouge, La.) • October 23 – BYE • October 30 – vs. Georgia (Jacksonville, Fla.) • November 6 – South Carolina (Columbia, S.C.) • November 13 – Samford (Gainesville, Fla.) • November 20 – Missouri (Columbia, Mo.) • November 27 – Florida State (Gainesville, Fla.)
2021 Ticket Information: • Tickets for the 2021 season are now available, and fans have different options to purchase them: o Visit FloridaGators.com/tickets o Call the Gators Ticket Office at (352) 375-4683 Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. o Complete the ticket information form here to be contacted by a Gators Ticket Office representative. Season ticket holders who chose to rollover their 2020 tickets to the upcoming season will be contacted directly by the ticket office.
27th Dance Marathon at UF Date Set
After a virtual event forced by COVID 19 last year, Dance Marathon at UF returns to the Stephen C. O'Connell Center with virtual engagement added April 10 at 8am to April 11 at 7:06pm. DM at UF is working with Dr. Cindy Prins and UF Screen, Test and Protect to make sure the event can safely occur following UF and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.
This is all subject to change, of course, but for now the plan is to make sure students are in "cleared" status, with a recommended two-week quarantine leading up to the Main Event. Temperatures will be checked at the door as well and there will be required physical distancing and masks. The arena will also be cleaned regularly during the event.
To find out more about Dance Marathon at UF, visit FloridaDM.org and listen to GHQ!
UF Virtual Study Abroad Fair
The UF Virtual Study Abroad Fair happens January 25th through 31st and represent a wide range of academic disciplines and program locations.
Don't miss your chance to speak with study abroad program providers, UF faculty, and representatives across campus ready to help you on your study abroad journey.
Miracles In Color 5K Happens Feb 13th
Miracles in Color 5K
Dance Marathon at UF announced that the Miracle in Color 5K will take place Saturday February 13th starting at 7:20AM at Flavet Field, with participants starting in eight different waves. The 5K course will run through UF campus with color stations throughout for participants to be covered in colorful powder paint. *All participants will receive a Miracles in Color 5K white t-shirt during registration. All proceeds will be donated to UF Health Shands Children's Hospital, our local Children's Miracle Network Hospital.
There is also going to be a virtual 5K option this year. Virtual participants will be provided a "Race Day Bundle" including a t-shirt and colored powder for a small fee of $15 (Free Gainesville pick up or $5 shipping). Individual tickets, as well as tickets for groups of two or four are available, so grab another family member or friend and run together! Virtual registration must be completed by Thursday, February 4th to guarantee shipping arrival before February 13.
Virtual registration must be completed by February 4th to guarantee shipping arrival before February 13th.
Registration is open from now until Tuesday, February 9th at 11:59 p.m. After that point, no more online registrations will be accepted. No registration will be allowed at the event due to capacity limits
*Don't want to be colored with powder? Don't worry - DM at UF will provide something to indicate to their color team that you want to remain clean.
Race Day Info
Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled run time to be able to sign in. You will be sent a Safety Clearance and Liability Waiver Form on Friday, February 12th. Please fill this form out ahead of race day and screenshot your results.
There is parking available at Flavet Field, but please arrive early to ensure you have time to find parking and check in before your scheduled race.
Check your email for more information, and email [email protected] with any questions.
Career Showcase Coming February 8-9
One of the most impactful events each spring semester is the UF Career Connections Center Career Showcase.
This year, the event will be both in-person and virtual. The in-person version will take place in the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom from 9A to 4P each day. As always, day 1 is non-technical and day 2 is technical. To learn more, visit the Career Connection Center website and listen to GHQ for updates.
GHQ Tech: Quadio, a Social Music Network App
Calling all college artists, musicians and music lovers! I’ve discovered this app that I wish I found sooner and I want to tell you all about it. Let me tell you about a platform that you’ll wish you heard about earlier:Quadio.
Quadio is a free, college-based streaming platform that serves as a digital hub for music on campus. Think Spotify meets Reddit meets Instagram. Through Quadio, artists can expand their musical network, communicate with artists and listeners, and collaborate on projects. It’s also a fantastic new way for students who aren’t artists to discover the musicians all around them on campus. Whether you’re an artist looking to be discovered, or simply a college student with a love for music, you can be sure to find something to love about Quadio. There really is something for everyone.
Here are some features of the music collaboration platform that are worth highlighting:
Quadio’s discovery feeds make it easy for artists to find each other and to get found. The discovery starts off at your school but can be broadened to a state, regional, or national scale. One of the most unique features is this “looking for” tab. With this feature, you can upload unfinished tracks into the “in progress” feed, and then tag them with “looking for” a vocalist, guitarist, pianist, etc. This makes it so much easier for artists to collaborate and make more music.
The Chart System
For young artists, the over-saturation of platforms such as Apple Music and Soundcloud makes it hard for music to stand out, especially when they are competing with big-name artists. The Quadio chart system uses the same algorithm as Reddit, taking into account likes, plays, and time decay. This feature allows artists to gain more exposure.
Quadio’s profile pages feature has a strong social media influence where users can chat with friends and engage with their music community. Band and Acapella group pages will link to member profiles under a “members” tab. You can also direct message people from their profiles.
The artist locater highlights an artists' musical background, including the instruments they play, the software they use, what they are interested in, etc.
Some cool features include being able to highlight yourself if you are looking to collaborate, using the filters like “genre” or “looking for” to find specific artists on your campus, and being able to look at the music and artists at other schools in the nation.
UF College of Journalism Welcomes Hub Brown as New Dean
Hub Brown, an associate dean and associate professor at Syracuse University in the Newhouse School of Public Communications, has been named the next Dean of the College of Journalism at the University of Florida.
He will replace the retiring Diane McFarlin, who has been Dean of the CJC for the past eight years. GHQ welcomes Hub Brown to the CJC!