CAMPUS FACILITIES

  • HPNP Complex: Most of the BHS classes and the administrative areas for your programs are located in the HPNP complex. This is a state-of-the-art, wireless facility shared by the Colleges of Public Health and Health Professions, Nursing, and Pharmacy. The building is located just north of the Communicore building, the other major facility in which you may have classes. The HPNP complex has 5 floors (G-4), with the ground floor and a section of the first floor representing common space. The upper floors house college-specific personnel with Public Health and Health Professions occupying the east wing, Nursing the middle section and Pharmacy the west wing.

  • Class Locations:  The majority of your HES classes will be located on the ground or first floor. Please note that several of the CMS courses are located on the north side of the UF campus in various buildings if they are not in HPNP. In order to assist you in finding your classes in HPNP, the layout is as follows:
    • All classrooms assigned on the ground floor begin with the letter G. All classrooms on the first floor begin their numbering with a 1.
    • The numbering continues from east to west with all rooms on the east side of the building (the Public Health and Health Professions side) beginning with a 1, the central part (Nursing) beginning with a 2, and the west side (the Pharmacy side), beginning with a 3. For example, if your classroom is scheduled to be in G300, your classroom location is on the ground floor on the west side of the building.
    • The auditorium (1404) is located in the far west part of the building and has a reception area with tables below it on the ground floor allowing you to study and eat.

  • Student Services Center:  The Student Services Center is located in the center section of the ground floor (G205). This is where you will find the academic and financial aid advisors. Academic advisors for the online BHS-CMS program are available online in the SLHS Student Center in e-Learning.

  • Library: The Health Science Center Libraries system is one of the largest health science center libraries in the United States. It is located on the lst, 2nd, and 3rd floors of the Communicore Building. You must have your Gator One Card available when in the library because some library services are limited to Health Science Center personnel and students. Books placed on reserve for health science courses will be on the 2nd floor of the library. There also is a computer lab on the second floor for conducting literature searches.  Distance learning students have access to the library resources online. Please see library information for online BHS-CMS students in the SLHS Student Center in e-Learning as well as at www.distance.ufl.edu.  Holiday schedules are posted on the door of the library and published in the independent student newspaper, The Florida Alligator. Xerox machines are located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the library. For additional information, check the brochures available at the library.

  • Bookstore:  The bookstore/convenience store for the Health Science Center is located in the Medical Sciences Building near the Post Office on the ground floor. This bookstore carries texts for HSC courses and is open: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm.

  • Circa Computer Labs:  CIRCA computer labs are open to all UF students for coursework and personal use. All computer lab users must show a Gator One card. CIRCA computer labs are staffed with student lab operators who manage lab activity and provide limited software and hardware assistance. CIRCA staff do not teach classes or help students with their homework. For more information, call CIRCA Operations at 392-2428.

  • Teaching Center:  The Teaching Center provides students with assistance in written communication skills, such as developing and organizing papers, building vocabulary, grammar, and study skills, and GRE preparation. The Center is located in SW Broward Hall. For more information, call 392-2010.

  • Student Health Care Center: The Student Health Care Center at Shands is a satellite clinic of the main Student Health Care Center located at 3190 Radio Road on campus. Student Health Care at Shands offers a variety of clinical services, including primary care, women’s health care, immunizations, mental health care, and pharmacy services. The clinic is located on the second floor of the Dental Tower in the Health Science Center. For more information, contact the clinic at 392-0627 or check out the web site at: www.health.ufl.edu/shcc

  • Counseling & Wellness Center:  Students may occasionally have personal issues that arise in the course of pursuing higher education or that may interfere with their academic performance. If you find yourself facing problems affecting your coursework, you are encouraged to talk with an instructor and to seek confidential assistance at the University of Florida Counseling and Wellness Center, 352-392-1575. The Counseling and Wellness Center also offers a range of academic support services, such as study skills and test anxiety assistance. Visit their web sites for more information: http://www.counsel.ufl.edu/ or http://www.health.ufl.edu/shcc/smhs/index.htm#urgent.Do not wait until you reach a crisis to come in and talk with us. We have helped many students through stressful situations impacting their academic performance. You are not alone so do not be afraid to ask for assistance.Crisis intervention is always available 24/7 from: Alachua County Crisis Center: (352) 264-6789.

  • Disability Resource Center:  The Disability Resource Center provides services to students with disabilities, including documentation of coursework accommodations to maximize academic performance, education on legal rights and responsibilities, and support services to empower students and facilitate a positive college experience. The Center is located in Reid Hall. For more information, contact 392-8565 or visit the web site at www.dso.ufl.edu.

  • Career Resource Center:  The Career Resource Center provides career planning and employment assistance to all students and alumni. The Center offers a wide range of seminars on topics such as interviewing techniques and resume preparation. In addition, the Center contains an extensive library on different career options, data on economic trends, and facilitates recruitment activities for a variety of businesses. The CRC was recently ranked #1 in the country by the Princeton Review, which is based on student evaluations. The Career Resource Center is located on the first floor of the Reitz Union. For more information, contact 392-1601 or check out the web site at www.crc.ufl.edu

  • Food Service: The hospital cafeteria and a variety of fast food restaurants are located on the first floor of Shands Hospital and on the Sun Terrace. The terrace is located in the courtyard near the entrance to the Health Science Center Library. The Reitz Union, located on Museum Road, offers a variety of restaurants as well.

  • Gift Store and Miscellaneous Items:  Shands Hospital houses a gift store called the Gift Stop, which is located on the main floor (first floor) of Shands Hospital adjacent to the main entrance and elevators. An ATM is also located near the central elevators near the cafeteria. The Reitz Union has many different shops that carry a variety of items. The main UF Bookstore can be accessed via the Reitz Union and offers many Gator items. There are also ATMs located at the Reitz Union. Each of these stores has its own business hours.

  • Post Office:  A post office is located on the ground floor of the Medical Sciences Building near the bookstore. Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm.

  • Parking and Transportation: Parking facilities adjacent to HPNP Building Complex are extremely limited. Students are encouraged to use the public transit system. Students may ride any Regional Transit System bus for free with a valid GatorOne Card. For RTS Information and schedules see: http://go-rts.com/.  Students wishing to drive on campus will be required to park in the area assigned to them at the time the vehicle is registered. Parking decals are available through UF Transportation and Parking Division located on the corner of Gale Lemerand Drive and Mowry Road. Their website is: www.parking.ufl.edu.

  • Other Resources: There are a variety of other services not represented in this manual that are available at the University of Florida. Examples include legal services, speech and hearing services, dental care, and recreational facilities. You may consult the Undergraduate Catalog, the Student Guide, and the University website for descriptions and additional information. Contact the Office of Student Services at http://education.ufl.edu/student-services/ or calling 392-1261, Peabody Hall for your copy of the Student Guide or check out the web site at www.dso.ufl.edu.

  • CPR: You are encouraged to become CPR certified. CPR certification is offered through the American Heart Association and the Red Cross.

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