Welcoming new Student-Families at UF: PhDMoms host event to bring fun and information

GAINESVILLE, Fl. — Food, fun, and information is the theme for this year’s big welcoming event organized by PhDMoms, one of the University of Florida’s student organizations.

“The focus of the event is to reach UF students and their dependents and provide them with information and resources from UF and the greater Gainesville area”, said Kirsten Hecht, second year doctoral student in Interdisciplinary Ecology at the School of Natural Resources. “Students from all levels are invited.”

Student-Families, particularly those new to UF and Gainesville, have unique questions and concerns, and PhDMoms started hosting this event last year to cater specifically to their needs. Last year’s event was very successful with around 350 people attending.

“And we hope to have fun with as many people this year as well,” added co-president Geraldine Klarenberg, third year doctoral student in Agricultural and Biological Engineering.

This year there will be tons of information tables from UF and local organizations, bounce houses for the children, face paint, games, door prizes (UF Bookstore Gator Swag, Satchels Gift Card, among others), free food, and a visit of Albert and Alberta (from 12 to 1pm).


Welcome Party

Date: Saturday August 23rd

Time 10am - 1pm.  Registration opens at 9:30am

Cost: FREE! (Registration for liability only)

Where: Corry Village Commons (off Village Drive)

Co-Sponsors: Student Government, UF Graduate and Family Housing, Office of Student Affairs, GAU, Mayors’ Council, Graduate Student Council.

Information and tables from: Alachua County Library, Career Resource Center, GAU, Mayors Council, UF Student Health Center, UFPD, Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE), ESOL, Student Legal Services, GRU, Florida Alternative Breaks, Gator Well, more to come…

Facebook event page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/410586105748279/?fref=ts

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