UF College of Agricultural & Life Sciences Seeking Student Volunteers for CALS Gator Encounter

The College of Agricultural & Life Sciences at UF is seeking student volunteers for CALS Gator Encounter on Friday, April 7, 2017. Gator Encounter is the college’s opportunity to showcase departments and expose prospective students from across the state of Florida to the majors, professors, staff and students available in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences!

This event will take place in conjunction with the Annual Orange and Blue Game. Volunteers will be responsible for leading groups, facilitating the movement of the visiting students and helping serve the meal.

Additionally, volunteers are asked to attend a training session on April 6th from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM in McCarty Hall D room 2025. If volunteers can only come for a portion of this time or need to drop by the CALS Dean’s Office at another time, please leave a note in the special notes section of the registration form (link below). Lunch will be provided and volunteers will receive a CALS t-shirt to wear at the event on April 7, 2017. See details on event dress code at the bottom of this post.

Below is a TENTATIVE agenda for the day. Volunteers are needed from approximately 1:30 PM until about 5:30 PM. Food will also be provided for volunteers during that time frame.

CALS Gator Encounter – April 7, 2017
1:30 PM – Meet in the North tabling area of the JWRU 
2:00 PM – High School and Middle School Students Arrive 
2:45 PM – Welcome and Instructions (JWRU Amphitheater) 
3:15 PM – Rotation 1* 
3:50 PM – Rotation 2* 
4:25 PM – Rotation 3* 
4:55 PM – Rotation 4* 
5:30 PM – Meal 
6:00 PM – Dismiss Students to BHG Stadium for the Orange and Blue Game 
6:15 PM – Clean Up

*Rotations will consist of a UF Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, Departmental Tabling and Student Panel/Q and A Session 


Registration is due March 17, 2017. Please email Charlotte Emerson at cemer@ufl.edu with questions.

Event Dress Code:

  • Closed toed shoes – tennis shoes or Sperry type shoes
  • CALS t-shirt
  • Pants/shorts – to be determined depending on the weather; if the weather permits shorts, volunteers are expected to wear conservative, neat (pressed if necessary), NAVY colored shorts
    • Remember this is the first impression some of these teachers, students and administrators have of UF and we want to promote a professional and positive image

Posted: February 23, 2017


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