FAQ

I am feeling a little overwhelmed and need to talk to someone.
Where can I go?

Contact Dr. Vidaurreta, at the Office of Counseling and Development, in the Harrell Medical Education Building, 4th Floor, or call 273-8383. Dr. Duff (273-7971), Dr. Novak (273-8575), and your SWIM instructor are also available for counseling.

What do I do if I need a transcript?

The University of Florida will now charge for official transcripts. The cost is $6.00 per transcript for current students and $12.00 per transcript for students who are not enrolled.

To order a transcript, go to One UF, open “my record,” select “transcripts” and follow the prompts. Online orders are paid through a secure credit card transaction using VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Diner’s Club, or a debit card affiliated with a major credit card company. A GatorLink account is necessary to complete the transaction.

Instructions will help you complete all the necessary steps even if you do not have a GatorLink account.

Current and former students with valid GatorLink accounts can view and print a free unofficial copy of a transcript from the One UF Web site.

Who completes my Loan Deferment forms?

Please bring all Loan Deferment paperwork to the Office of Student Affairs in the Harrell Medical Education Building, Room 210 to be completed. We will mail it upon completion. Otherwise, please indicate whether you would like to pick it up for have it put in your PO Box. Please do not fill in the dates. We will complete the dates. We can only complete the form each academic year. Your prior school may already be registered in the National Student Loan Data System and such manual deferment forms may not be necessary after your first term in Medical School.

Where do I get a letter to verify that I am currently enrolled?

If you need a letter verifying your enrollment here at UF, please come to the Office of Student Affairs in the Harrell Medical Education Building, Room 210, and complete a Request for Letter form. Julian Gilder will process this request for you. If you provide a mailing address, we will put it in the mail upon completion. Otherwise, please indicate whether you would like to pick it up or have it put in your PO Box.

What if my ID Badge is lost or stolen?

You must come by the Office of Student Affairs in the Harrell Medical Education Building, Room 210 to complete a form to be taken to the Gator One Office in order to purchase a replacement ID badge. There will be a cost for a replacement ID badge. Contact OSA (352) 273-7971 before going to Gator One Office.

What do I do if I’ve misplaced my mailbox key?

You must come by the Office of Student Affairs in the Harrell Medical Education Building, Room 210, and Barbara Smith will request a new mailbox key for you. Please be aware that the Mailroom may begin to charge a fee for a new key. Please keep track of your PO Box key at all times.

Where can I pay my fees?

Fees can be paid in a number of ways. You may pay online through One UF. You may take the payment to Criser Hall and pay by check (for credit card payments, please contact UFS at (352) 392-0181) to the cashier at University Financial Services. There is also a UFS Night Deposit box in the courtyard of Criser Hall. Or, you may write a check and mail it to:

	PO Box 114050
	Gainesville, Fl 32610

The Office of Student Affairs has blank UFS payment forms and envelopes.

Where do I go to change my name?

Request a “Name Change Form” from the staff in Student Affairs Office, in the Harrell Medical Education Building, Room 210. It must be turned in to main campus. Please do not submit xeroxed forms. Once it is changed according to directions, please let Student Affairs office know at (352) 273-7971.

If I have moved, where can I change my address or phone number?

There are actually 2 steps to changing your address.

  1. To change your address within the University system, go into One UF and complete the information on line.
  2. Address change forms are available in Student Affairs Office in the Harrell Medical Education Building, Room 210. Complete the form and leave in the box on the wall.. This information will be used to update College of Medicine files.

If I lost my class schedule, where may I obtain a new one?

Contact the Office of Medical Education in the Harrell Medical Education Building, 4th floor (273-8575).

If I am sick/have an emergency and I am unable to attend class today, what do I do?

Call Student Affairs at (352) 273-7971 or the Office of Medical Education at 273-8575 and leave word regarding your situation.

If I know in advance that I will need to miss class, what should I do?

Contact the course director in advance and make arrangements for your absence. You must also notify Student Affairs, (352) 273-7971.

If I am sick and need to see a doctor, what should I do?

If you have health insurance through the University, your first contact must be the Student Health Care Center. If you have private insurance you may either see a physician at the SHCC or a private physician.

If I am concerned about a friend, who should I contact?

Call Dr. Vidaurreta at 273-8383.

If I am having academic problems, who should I contact?

Contact Dr. Novak, Office of Educational Affairs, the Harrell Medical Education Building, 4th floor, at novakma@peds.ufl.edu 273-8575 or Dr. Duff at duffp@ufl.edu in the Office of Student Affairs,in the Harrell Medical Education Building, Room 210, 273-7971.

If I have a disability and need special consideration for classes and/or testing, who should I contact?

Contact Mr. Jim Gorske, in the Harrell Medical Education Building, Room 212. Mr. Gorske is the College of Medicine’s ADA Representative. His contact information is jgorske@ufl.edu or (352) 294-8531.

If I have a legal question and would like some advice, where do I go?

Contact Student Legal Services at 392-1665, ext. 368, or visit them in Room 369, Reitz Union.

My grade report and the grades on my transcript do not agree. What do I do?

See Julian Gilder, Office of Student Affairs, in the Harrell Medical Education Building, Room 210, (352) 273-7978 (jgilder@ufl.edu).

My parents would like to know how to contact me in case of an emergency.

Have them call the Office of Student Affairs at (352) 273-7971. You may also update your parents’ address in our office as well.

I have a financial flag/hold on my record. What do I do?

Contact University Financial Services at 392-0181 to determine the reason for the financial hold. For a non-financial flag/hold, contact Julian Gilder in HMEB Suite 210, Office of Student Affairs, (352) 273-7978.