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Off Campus Life is located in 311 Peabody Hall. OCL staff contact and email information is below.

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Off Campus Life Team

Nora Kilroy

Director of Off Campus Life


Nora received her BA in English & Secondary Education from Mercer University in 1997 and her M.Ed. in College Student Personnel/Counseling from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2000. Nora worked as a Full Time Hall Director at James Madison University for two years before joining the Housing staff at UF in 2002. Nora worked as a Residence Director and Residence Life Coordinator during her two years with UF’s Housing Office. In 2004, Nora was selected as the first Director of Off Campus Life at UF. Nora truly enjoys working with off campus students because it allows her to educate students and work closely with the city of Gainesville community members and city staff. Nora loves being a Gainesville resident and especially enjoys the beautiful Florida weather and Gainesville parks

Olivia Vera

Graduate Assistant, Social Media Marketing

Olivia is pursuing her Master’s degree in Advertising at UF and is very excited to be a Gator!  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Boston College in 2015. She loves long walks on the beach and petting other people's dogs.


Christina Retana

Graduate Assistant, Programming

Christina received her BA in Communication Arts from Florida International University in 2014. After being heavily involved on campus, she was offered a position as a Program Assistant at the Center for Leadership and Service where she worked before being accepted into the University of Florida. Christina has recently moved to the City of Gainesville in order to pursue a her M.Ed. in Student Personnel in Higher Education. Her Graduate Assistantship with Off Campus Life will be assisting students find off campus housing, planning the Discover Gainesville programming series, and she will be co-advising the Off Campus Ambassadors.  



Christina Singer

Graduate Assistant, Graphic Design

Christina is pursuing her Master of Fine Arts concentrating in Graphic Design at UF. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts concentrating in Graphic Design from East Tennessee State University in 2013. After graduation, she spent a year in Burlington, Vermont designing for EatingWell magazine. She realized that she spent all of her vacation days in South Korea. So, Christina moved to Busan, South Korea to teach ESL through EPIK at a public elementary school for a year before returning to school. She loves traveling, warm weather activities, Disney, kitten videos, and Korean things. 



Mackenzie Marcelin

Student Employee

Mackenzie is a transfer student pursuing his BA in History and minoring in African American Studies. Mackenzie is the work study student for Off Campus Life and has held previous positions as a Peer Leader, Mentor and Site Leader. In his spare time he enjoys reading comic books & going to the movies.

Phone: 352-392-1207