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UF Champions for Change awards celebrates achievements in sustainability, health and wellness

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — UF’s Office of Sustainability and the Healthy Gators Coalition recognized ten individuals and groups for the annual Champions for Change awards. These awards are presented annually to those in the university community who have made significant contributions in the areas of sustainability and health during their time at UF. Nominations are judged […]

Gator Dining Services partners with Florida Cattle Ranchers

Starting in January 2020, Gator Dining Services/Aramark, the official food service provider of the University of Florida, began purchasing local beef products from Florida Cattle Ranchers (FCR). Through this partnership, Gator Dining Services (GDS) will incorporate “Fresh From Florida” beef into meals at the Fresh Food Company and Gator Corner Dining Center, furthering Dining Services’ […]

Campus Partnerships Creates Sustainable Framework for UF Dining Locations

Business Services’ new year resolution is to create a more sustainable environment for the enjoyment of the University of Florida community. With this in mind, Business Services is partnering with UF Planning Design and Construction (PDC) to create a new framework for future dining construction projects on campus to implement sustainable practices set forth by […]

UF Secret Shoppers Evaluate On-Campus Businesses

GAINESVILLE, Fla – For four years, students have been secretly evaluating operations on campus to help Business Services at the University of Florida maintain the best employees and customer service. Business Services has hosted this program of students being “secret shoppers” to ensure that operations on campus are giving customers positive experiences, according to Marketing […]

Gator Dining ABC Day

Gator Dining has partnered with the UF Farm and Gardens for its annual Aramark Building Community Day (ABC Day). This global philanthropic program, which takes place on Sept. 19, honors giving back to local communities through volunteering and community building. Gator Dining celebrates ABC Day as Aramark is the official food service provider for the […]

Gator Dining Donates Dishware to Campus Organizations

Gator Dining recently purchased new plates and bowls at its two on campus dining halls, Gator Corner Dining Center and the Fresh Food Company. In its commitment to sustainability and to prolong the life of the older plates and bowls, Gator Dining donated its remaining 1,500 dishware to departments and organizations throughout campus. As of […]

Save On All Vending Purchase

University of Florida students, faculty and staff members can save $0.50 cents on all campus vending purchases made with a Gator 1 Card. The UF community can take advantage of this discount by opening a Gator 1 vending account online or in person at Gator 1 Central. This prepaid debit account is for students and […]

UF’s First Consumer-Facing Composting Station at the Reitz Union

GAINESVILLE, Fla.— UF students, employees and campus visitors are encouraged to participate in a new post-consumer composting program as part of a campus-wide effort to further reduce waste going to the landfill. The #GatorsBEATWaste Station, designed in partnership with Business Services, PepsiCo, Gator Dining and the Office of Sustainability, is located in UF’s Reitz Union […]

IT Manager Michael Ahlers Earns 2018 Superior Accomplishment Award

Business Services celebrates IT manager Michael Ahlers, one of the Business Affairs recipients of the 2019 Superior Accomplishment Awards. Mr. Ahlers and his team work tirelessly to ensure the University continues to run smoothly. Mr. Ahlers not only excels in the work environment, but also motivates his colleagues to exceed expectations. Mr. Ahlers’ contributions to […]

Help Shape the Future of UF On-Campus Dining

The University of Florida is in the process of assessing opportunities to enhance the on-campus dining experience. One of the key components of this undertaking is to learn about your use of UF’s on-campus dining facilities—or reasons for not using these facilities—to better meet your needs and those of future members of the Gator Nation. […]