What is a GatorLink account and what do I need it for?
GatorLink is the credential used for access to most campus systems, including myUFL, wireless and local networks. Every current student, faculty and employee must have a GatorLink username and password. Certain affiliate groups are also eligible for GatorLink. To use GatorLink, you must agree to UF Acceptable Use Policies.
GatorLink provides an email@example.com e-mail address for certain affiliations, such as faculty, staff, and students. Official university communications are sent to students at this email address. Faculty, employees, and students may use this mailbox or may elect to forward mail sent to this address to a different service. Services offered to all current faculty, staff, and students include the mailbox, web space, and charged services.
How do I get a GatorLink account?
UF students, faculty, and staff should get a GatorLink computer account. GatorLink offers free baseline services, including a mailbox or email forwarding, plaza web space and campus lab access. A GatorLink brochure is available in HUB 132.
You can create your account online at login.ufl.edu by clicking on "GatorLink Account Creation" or in person at HUB 132.
Other computer accounts may be available to you. Visit our Help Desk wiki for more information.
If your password is simply expired but you remember it, you can visit https://login.ufl.edu and click "Change your password". Once here, a screen will appear that will have you enter your 8-digit UFID number. You will then be directed to a page that should allow you to change your password on your own.
What do I do if I forgot my GatorLink password?
If you forget your password, but you had previously set up a password hint, you may press on the "Forgot your Password" link at https://login.ufl.edu.
If you did not set up a password hint previously, simply call the UF Computing Help Desk at (352)392-HELP (4357) for further assistance.
UF offers a wireless network for users throughout campus. Most new mobile devices—laptops, tablets and phones—will automatically detect if a wireless network is in range.
Note: There is no pre-shared key. If your device asks for a preshared key (PSK) please use 802.1 option.
When accessing the UF wireless network for the first time, users must connect through the ”ufinfo” wireless connection option. Users will only have access to internet pages that allow for configuration of their device. Once the device is in compliance with network security measures, additional wireless connections and internet access becomes available.
For detailed instructions on how to connect, please visit the UF Computing Help Desk wiki.
If you have a GatorLink mailbox, you can check your email on the web at http://webmail.ufl.edu. This does not require any software and is particularly useful for accessing mail when you are out of town. Visit the UF Computing Help Desk Wiki for more information on how to check your ufl.edu email.
How do I set up GatorLink email?
There are multiple ways to view your GatorLink email. One way is to visit the GatorLink Webmail site. If you would like to set up your Gatorlink email on Outlook, an iPhone, or Android phone, please visit the Help Desk Wiki for instructions.
How do I forward my GatorLink email?
For clients wishing to forward their email to a 3rd party email account, such as Gmail, we recommend the following:
O365 student cloud services is a new cloud-based email service that is available as a replacement for Webmail. The new email service provides expanded mailbox storage, integrated calendaring, and access to UF’s global email address list. To learn more about cloud email services, visit the Student Cloud Services website.
How can I switch to the cloud email service?
Switching from Webmail to O365 only takes seconds of your time. Simply sign up for a migration appointment at http://migrate.mail.ufl.edu, and the contents of your mailbox will be copied over automatically on the date you’ve selected. For more information on how to make the switch, visit the Student Cloud Services website.
UFIT provides lynda.com access to all students, faculty, and staff. Lynda.com is an online training resource partner of UF. lynda.com's online training library has over 1,100 courses, ranging from Web development, animation, and video graphics to courses in business software and Microsoft SharePoint training.
To access this training, go to http://www.it.ufl.edu/training/ and click on the lynda.com logo for free access.