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Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center

Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center

Welcome to the University of Florida Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center (FLREC)

Upon arrival at your FLREC, you will receive a copy of this graduate student handbook (https://flrec.ifas.ufl.edu/). You will also be introduced to the FLREC housing coordinator Ms. Janay Johnson (janayjohnson@ufl.edu), and the office manager Mrs. Sarah Kern (smkern@ufl.edu). These individuals can ensure you are added to the REC email listserv/TEAMS site.

An orientation for new students will occur every semester to review important information about FREC. 

  • Orientation dates are usually the first week of class each semester
  • On the first Friday of the first week of class we will have a 10 am coffee break (meet and greet) with optional tours.
  • Getting Around
    • Your supervisor/advisor should assist you with identifying laboratory staff who can assist with the procurement of housing, food, and transportation until you are established.