​​​Open​ing Activities Schedule for Fall 2019​

​The opening of a new academic year is always an exciting time! 

Information about the opening activities is listed below. For a complete schedule of the activities for New Student Orientation, click here. Please note that the schedule is a little different this year. The first of all campus activity for the year will be the President's Dessert Reception and Opening Session on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 1:15 p.m. in the TLB Auditorium in Winebrenner. All UF and Winebrenner employees, retired faculty and staff, adjunct faculty and trustees are invited.

Other events for current faculty and staff are listed below. Items where UF faculty and staff attendance is required are asterisked, and events specific only to faculty are noted. For required sessions, please contact your dean or supervisor if you are unable to attend. No RSVP is required for sessions this year unless otherwise noted.

Opening Week Schedule

Monday, August 12, 2019

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.          Teaching Partnership Program for New Faculty (WTS 254)

                                                For new faculty only


1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.               Optional ALICE Active Shooter Training (Davis 102)


Tuesday, August 13, 2019

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.              Information Sessions & Workshops (COB/Student Life Building)

                                                  All faculty and staff invited to attend


12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.              Prayer and Sharing at the Start (TLB Christian Fellowship Room - CBSL 136)

                                                  Sponsored by the Campus Ministry department

                                                  An optional time for faculty and staff to gather for fellowship and prayer.

                                                  Light luncheon provided.


1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.                President's Ice Cream​ Reception and Opening Session

                                                  (Winebrenner Auditorium)


2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.              Campus Planning Summit*

                                                (Winebrenner Auditorium)

                                                All UF employees are expected to attend. Please contact your supervisor if you are unable to attend.​


3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.              New Faculty Orientation

                                                (Shafer Library Learning Commons)

                                                For new faculty only



Wednesday, August 14, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.           Full Faculty Meeting (Winebrenner Auditorium)

                                               All full-time faculty expected to attend; adjunct faculty invited to attend.


10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.          Excel at Teaching Conference Welcome and First Sessions

                                                (COB/Student Life Building)


12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.            Excel at Teaching Conference Lunch

                                                Reservations required through the CTE [email protected] Conference


1:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.                Excel at Teaching Conference Sessions


Friday, August 16, 2019

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.             Optional ALICE Active Shooter Training (Davis 2225)


11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.             Chairs' Luncheon (Jebbett Room, CBSL 120), Chairs/Directors of academic areas, RSVP required


4:20 p.m.                                  President's Welcome for New Students followed by the Arch Ceremony (Student Rec Center, Koehler)

                                                 VPs, deans, and full-time faculty representing each of the colleges should gather in the second floor hallway of Koehler at 3:45 p.m. Dr. Montague, Faculty Marshal, will organize the lines of march for the procession into the auditorium which will begin at 4:20 p.m. Academic regalia should be worn.


Saturday, August 17, 2019

7:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.               Morning Orientation Service Project (Student Rec Center, Koehler)

                                                   Faculty/staff project leader volunteers needed – contact Crystal Weitz


11:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.               Afternoon Orientation Service Project (Student Rec Center, Koehler)

                                                   Faculty/staff project leader volunteers needed – contact Crystal Weitz


Sunday, August 18, 2019

5:00 p.m.                                  New Year at UF Celebration Picnic (Cory Street Mall)

                                                All UF faculty, staff, and their families are invited to attend​