The University of Florida is still accepting donations to assist faculty and staff hardest hit by Hurricane Irma.  Please donate today to help the Gator Nation weather this storm. Click here to help.

Due to the significant and historic impact of Hurricane Irma, the University of Florida created “Aid-a-Gator.” Aid-a-Gator is an emergency funding program designed to provide limited assistance—up to $1,500 per employee—to UF faculty and staff who are experiencing a temporary financial hardship due to the hurricane and its aftermath to cover out-of-pocket costs. While the time to file an application for aid through this program closed on October 6, we are still accepting donations. Please consider making a donation today!

FOR STUDENTS: Naturally, we also very concerned about our students. Similar efforts will assist UF students who are also experiencing hardship as a result of the hurricane. Students wanting to learn more about emergency assistance available to them should visit the Student Financial Affairs Aid-a-Gator web page or contact: Office of Student Financial Affairs at (352) 392-1275 or S107 Criser Hall 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Aid-a-Gator money is intended to be a grant, not a loan, to help our faculty and staff who have been hardest hit by the storm and its aftermath.

The University understands that we have employees who are experiencing an urgent need for financial assistance. This program is here to help. While the SEC is providing the University with some limited seed money for this program (and for programs assisting UF students), many faculty and staff who were more fortunate during the storm are looking for ways to help their colleagues and the campus community. Faculty and staff are encouraged to make donations to this program, so as many employees as possible can receive assistance.

The sense of duty to help our colleagues during this time of crisis is part of who we are. By making a donation, even a small one, you can help even more members of the Gator Nation who are in need of assistance. Please click here to donate now.

Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions pages for donors, for more information.