​​​​Office of the President

'One and Two and ... Welcome Back Students!'

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President Fell grabs the baton to welcome members of UF's Marching Oiler Brass during the band's practice session before the start of the academic year.  All students have now returned to campus to start classes on Monday, Aug. 22.  The first week is filled with activities to introduce new students to campus organizations and resources. 


UF Friendship with Japanese Community Continues to Bloom

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Dr. Fell and Hiroaki Kawamura, Ph.D., ​chair of the Language and Culture Department, brought the gift of a cherry tree to the Consul General of Japan's home near Detroit in early May.  The two UF representatives were joined by several people from the business community and local government. 

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Breaking Ground for the Largest Construction Project in Decades


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Roger and Dr. Katherine Fell (far left) man shovels along with donors and members of the board of trustees at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Center for Student Life and College of Business.  Inclement weather for the March 31, 2016 ceremony necessitated an "indoor" event!  


UF Habitat for Humanity Chapter Honored


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Dr. Fell reads a proclamation honoring the UF Chapter of Habitat for Humanity at the University's board of trustees meeting on Friday, March 11, 2016. The Chapter completed its first home in October 2015, raising more than $75,000 and contributing 3,000 volunteer hours towards the project.