Student participation in campus life is a vital part of the true college experience, and UF Housing offers many opportunities to get involved for Graduate and Family Housing Residents.

Mayor’s Council

Mayors’ Council, sponsored by the Department of Housing and Residence Education, is officially registered with the University of Florida Student Government and is recognized as the representative of the students and families living in the Graduate and Family communities. As such, Mayors’ Council is eligible and entitled to all rights and benefits of any organization recognized by Student Government, including the solicitation of funds from Student Government on an annual basis.

Mayors’ Council consists of an Executive Board (president, secretary, and treasurer) and five Mayors (one from each village). Mayors’ Council meets on a bi-weekly basis and the meetings are open to all residents. Officers and Mayors are elected annually, and must be full-time students in good academic standing. Mayors’ Council is advised by the Residence Life Coordinator and the Assistant Director of Housing for Graduate and Family Housing. To find more information, please check the Mayors Council Website by clicking on the following link:  Mayors’ Council Website

Programs and Activities in the Villages

The programming tradition in Graduate and Family Housing at the University of Florida is unique. Students and staff work together to offer a wide variety of living-learning opportunities for residents of all ages.

Students can learn how to navigate a large university, about campus resources and policies, explore and learn new skills from English Classes to Pottery Workshops, and build new relationships with each other. All our events are posted on our Facebook Page: Graduate and Family Housing Facebook page

Graduate and Family Housing  Faculty-in-Residence

This program is designed to enhance the involvement of students with faculty outside the classroom. The Faculty-in-Residence works with the Graduate and Family Housing staff to implement educational, recreational, social, and cultural programs while serving as a role model, mentor, and advisor to residents. To learn more about our Graduate and Family Housing Faculty In Residence Program, Faculty in Residence GFH LLC.

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  • To check out the next acadenic programs organized in your village, please check on Facebook page : GFH Facebook Page.

The Villager-The Monthly Graduate and Family Housing Newsletter

Every month, residents will receive via email the monthly issue of the Graduate and Family Housing newsletter, The Villager. This newsletter is great way to find out more about the Graduate and Family Housing community as well as getting information about campus life in general. If you wish to contribute to this newsletter, feel free to contact The Residence Life Coordinator for Graduate and Family Housing, Thomas Germain, at

GFH Villager: June-July