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Off Campus Life is located on the corner of SW 13th Street & Museum Road, inside the Housing Office. The physical address is: 1304 Diamond Road, Gainesville, Florida 32611. OCL staff contact and email information is below.
Off Campus Life Team
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.
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.
Jake De Weerd
Graduate Assistant, Event Planning & Advising
Jake is currently in the Student Personnel in Higher Education graduate program here at the University of Florida. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, with a focus in Consulting and Analysis, at Virginia Tech this past spring. Go Hokies! Jake is a plant enthusiast, and can often be seen admiring the beautiful flora and fauna on campus and around Gainesville. He is also a frequent traveler, always planning and searching for his next trip on Groupon!
Graduate Assistant, Social Media Marketing
Sarah is studying counselor education with a focus in school counseling. Sarah received her BA from N.C. State in communication with a concentration in public relations and a minor in journalism. Right after she graduated she had a communications internship with Communities in Schools of North Carolina for a year and then transitioned to teaching in the summer of 2013. For the next four years she was a middle school math teacher at two middle schools in North Carolina. She is happy to pursue a career in school counseling as she loves to work with students and help provide the resources they need to be successful. Sarah loves sports and cheering on the Wolfpack (GO PACK!) and she loves to cheer on the Gators as well. In addition to being a fan she loves to get outside and be active, learn new things and travel. Of all places to be in the world, her favorite place to be is the beach.
Nathalie is a freshman undergrad pursuing her Bachelors in Sociology and minor in Business Adminstration. She is a proud member of Off Campus Ambassadors and is one of the Community Outreach Directors for Children Beyond Our Borders, a service oriented club at UF. In her spare time, she enjoys trying new trendy food joints and going to Disney World.