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    Laurel Weijer
    Assistant Director
    of Admissions

    Recruiting Territory
    Alachua, Bradford,
    Dixie, Gilchrist,
    Levy, Marion and
    Union counties;
    OH and RI

    Contact Me

    Hometown: I've lived many places,
    but I claim Chicago as my home
    Alma mater: University of Chicago

    About Me
    I’m a former high school counselor now on the other side of the desk. I love working with many different students throughout the application process and helping them learn more about UF and what makes it a great place to go to college. Outside of work I enjoy exploring the beautiful natural resources that surround Gainesville.

    Favorite Campus Location

    The Plaza of the Americas. There is so much life and energy there, no matter what time of day you're out! It's a great place to grab lunch, take a quick walk or hang out with friends enjoying the Florida sun.

    Favorite UF Fun Fact
    As someone who is passionate about environmental conservation, I'm proud that UF is a leader in sustainability, with more LEED-certified buildings than any other American university.

    Admissions Advice
    The admissions essay is your chance to show us something about yourself that we wouldn't see anywhere else in your application. Remember, we're not just looking for great students we're looking for future Gators who will contribute to our vibrant and involved UF community. Don't be shy; brag about yourself! When you're done, give the essay to someone who doesn't know you very well and ask them what their impression is of you based on the essay. Make sure what they say matches what you want us to know! Also, remember that the essay needs to be about YOU. Other people in your life might make an appearance, but they should be supporting characters. A good way to check this is to make sure that the number of personal pronouns (I, me, my) is at least double the amount of third-person pronouns.

    For Students
    Experience UF by touring our campus (virtually) and by attending a virtual info session led by current students or one of our admissions representatives.
    Register here.


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