Upcoming Events

Warm Welcome: Spring Edition

Virtual – Zoom

Thursday, May 19, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

The event aims to officially welcome new staff to the University of Florida, to foster a sense of belonging and community among staff, and to offer inspiration from UF leaders. In addition, you will have the opportunity to connect with staff from across the university. We also welcome existing staff to attend and engage with us.

Leadership panel:

Hub Brown, Dean, UF College of Journalism and Communications

Dr. Marsha McGriff, UF Chief Diversity Officer

Kim Pace, Assistant Vice President, Division of Student Affairs

Melissa Curry, Assistant Vice President, UF HR

Moderator: Ryan Hope Travis, Assistant Professor, School of Theatre + Dance, College of the Arts,

Event agenda:

3:00 – 3:10 p.m. – Welcome and introductions

3:10 – 4:00 p.m. – Moderated leadership panel

4:00 – 4:30 p.m. – Connection session and concluding remarks

Register here

Get To Know Campus Tours

Smathers library books

Smathers Libraries Special Collections

Wednesday, June 15, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

The Smathers Libraries special collections is home to substantial holdings of rare print, maps, archives, and manuscripts, as well as interdisciplinary collections pertaining to geographical, national or cultural regions. These materials and personnel advance the University‚Äôs research mission and spark the minds of its students.

Join us for a curated tour in the Grand Reading Room (second floor).

Space is limited to the first 25 registrants. There is a waitlist in the event that registrants cancel.

Register here

Past Events

What Our Members Say

What APA does is important in connecting the dots to fill out the picture of our multifaceted campus community.”

I love having the opportunity to hear from those on campus that are making a difference.

These events and the APA help us to have access to speakers we need to hear, and to one another, across campus.

Warm Welcome

The Warm Welcome is our annual first event of the academic year. We started the Warm Welcome to officially welcome newer staff to the UF community, foster a sense of belonging and community among all staff, offer inspiration from UF leaders, and spark new connections across the institution.

Bowling with Strangers

Bowling with strangers 2022
Members at the Bowling with Strangers event

Getting to Know Campus Tours

Carnivore Tour – Meat Processing Center 2022

UF Innovate, The Hub

HiPerGator, UF Data Center

Cypress Hall and the Disability Resource Center

Facility Services Training Center

Members touring Facility Services

Baughman Center and Butterfly Rainforest

Executive Series

President Fuchs

Athletics Director: Jeremy Foley

Jeremy Foley with members of the A-P-A