Welcome Back, UF Animal Sciences Students!

The ANS undergraduate advising office is excited to welcome UF Animal Sciences (ANS) students back for the 2023-2024 academic year! Hopefully everyone is refreshed from the summer and is ready to take on this semester. New students, welcome to the Animal Sciences Department!

Meet your Undergraduate Advisors

Alexis Strickland-Tilton

Alexis earned her bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences (Food Animal) in 2017. She first attended Santa Fe College and then entered the University of Florida (UF) as a transfer student. She made the most of her time here by serving as the Gator Collegiate Cattlewomen’s President and a member of the Block and Bridle Club. After graduation, she was the high school agriculture teacher and FFA Advisor at Palatka High School for 5 years. Alexis currently serves as one of the advisors for the Gator Collegiate Cattlewomen and the ANS Ambassador team. Outside of work, Alexis, her husband Payton, and their two children, Hyrum & Lucille, run a family cattle operation.


Savannah Linzmaier

Savannah earned her bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in 2019. After graduation, she began working at UF in the Office of Admissions and then in the Food and Resource Economics Department. Within the department, she serves as an advisor of the Gator Collegiate Cattlewomen and the ANS Ambassador Team, alongside Alexis. Outside of work, she enjoys watching Gator football and being on the water with her husband and new baby girl, Evelyn.



Important Fall Dates/Deadlines

  • Drop/Add for Fall 2022 is Wednesday, August 23rd through Tuesday, August 29th.
  • Fee Payments for Fall are due on Friday, September 1st by 3:30 PM
  • Fall Graduating Seniors: Submit your degree application by Friday, September 15th.
  • The first day of Spring Advanced Registration is October 23rd.
  • The course drop/withdrawal deadline is November 20th.

Upcoming Events

  • New Student Orientation is on Monday, August 28th in the ANS Atrium! From 5 – 6 PM clubs will be tabling and refreshments will be provided. This is a great opportunity to meet current ANS students! The orientation presentation will begin at 6 PM. This is where Alexis will dive into what the department has to offer to you as a student. All new freshmen and transfer students are HIGHLY encouraged to attend this event. RSVP here!
  • Come grab coffee and donuts throughout the semester at ANS Coffee Connections! The fall sessions are scheduled for the following days in the ANS atrium:
    • August 31 from 9 AM – 11 AM
    • September 19 from 9 AM – 11 AM
    • October 25 from 9 AM – 11 AM
  • CALS TailGATOR is on Sept. 23, beginning at 4 PM. Join ANS with food and fun before the Florida Gators take on the Charlotte 49ers! Purchase tickets here.

For more announcements, make sure to follow the Undergraduate Update on TEAMS. This TEAMS page is where all updates and announcements on advising, course updates, extracurricular opportunities, internships, jobs, housing, and scholarships, are posted.

Schedule an Advising Appointment!

This fall is a little different as Savannah will be out on maternity leave until late October, but will return just in time for advanced registration! Alexis will be your primary contact until then. Please plan accordingly, as her schedule will be tight!

Walk-in advising this semester will be every Tuesday from 9 AM – 12 PM. This is for quick questions! If you would like a full advising appointment, use the links below to book now:

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Find more information about the UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences on our website. Stay in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Read more on UF/IFAS ANS here: http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/animalsciencesdept/.


Savannah Linzmaier
Posted: August 22, 2023

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Advising, Animal Science, Animal Sciences, Ans, Students, Undergraduate

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