About Us

Campus Assistance & Resources for Empowerment (CARE) is an area within the Dean of Students office that was created to support and guide every Gator through anticipated challenges and unexpected events that may impact wellness or success. CARE consists of offices and facilities, including Case Management Services (CMS), the Medical Petition and Withdrawal program, the Collegiate Veterans Success Center (CVSC), and the Hitchcock Field and Fork pantry, designed to facilitate achievement of students’ academic and personal success and to assist with basic needs.

Things We Do

Support & guidance

Case Managers in CMS provide support to students in distress who are dealing with a variety of issues. CMS staff collaborate with students to develop success plans to address their needs or concerns. We empower students to utilize available resources and enhance self-advocacy. Our staff also provide consultation and support to faculty and staff. Learn More

Food Security

We help UF students, faculty, and staff experiencing food insecurity. The Pantry offers non-perishable food, toiletries, and fresh produce grown at the Field & Fork Gardens. We will not ask pantry guests to verify income or need. We trust that guests will use the pantry only when they have a need to use the service. Just stop by with a valid Gator 1 ID. We hope to chomp out hunger, one day at a time. Learn More

Medical Petitions Assistance

Case Management Services and Medical Petitions staff work together to help students complete the necessary medical petition documentation. Our staff provide students and their families with information about the petition process and assistance with medical petition portal issues. Learn More


The Collegiate Veterans Success Center (CVSC) serves student veterans at UF by providing a designated location on campus for student veterans to study, connect with on and off campus resources, and to spend time with and support each other in a fun and relaxing space. Learn More