UF consistently attracts world-class symphony orchestras, Broadway plays, opera and large-scale ballet performances. Among UF’s artistic venues are housed a permanent collection of more than 8,000 original works, the largest natural history museum in the Southeast, musical and theatrical centers, two television stations and four radio stations.
UF has ranked among the nation’s 10 best athletic programs in each of the last 20 years. Florida couples its strong intercollegiate sports program with more than 60 intramural and club sports ranging from archery to weightlifting. More than 90 percent take advantage of the numerous outdoor courts and playing fields on campus, and in the O’Connell Center, the Student Recreation and Fitness Center, the Southwest Rec Center and the Florida Gymnasium for indoor sports.
The Division of Student Affairs actively contributes to the university’s academic mission, provides comprehensive student services, and educates all UF students. Student Affairs manages more than 170 buildings and 3 million square feet of campus space. Departments include the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Career Resource Center, Center for Leadership & Service, Counseling & Wellness Center, Dean of Students Office, GatorWell Health Promotion Services, Housing & Residence Education, J. Wayne Reitz Union, Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program, ulticultural & Diversity Affairs, Off Campus Life, Recreational Sports, Student Activities & Involvement, and Student Legal Services.