You must purchase a Gator One card, which is your photo identification badge. The badge must be obtained through Biomedical Media Services (BMS), a division of the Office of Academic Technology (C3-3 Communicore). BMS requires an appointment (273-5044). Make sure you take your acceptance letter from the college and your driver’s license or other picture identification. You must have your Gator One card with you at all times in the Health Science Center/Shands Hospital complex when involved in student activities.

The Gator1 card is optional for distance learning students. To apply for a Gator 1 card, distance learning students should go to the Gator 1 Central website at and click on the Distance Gator 1 Card link under ID Card Services.

 EXPENSES: In addition to the usual tuition, books, and supplies, you should anticipate the expenses listed below:

  • photo identification badges
  • laboratory fees
  • vaccinations
  • health insurance
  • hand-outs and materials for classes and/or presentations
  • required computer hardware and software


The following telephone numbers are provided for response to suspicious looking letters, packages, or other items. If you find something suspicious during the class day, please also notify the dean’s office or your instructor. Do not attempt to open or remove the material.

Internal Contacts:

Director on call: 877-364-1252

Infection Control: 265-0284; Office hours 7:30 am to 5 pm Monday – Friday. Weekends and Nights: Page 877-364-0406 for the Infection Control Director or call the Shands Operator for the Infectious Disease on call Physician.

Or call 911.