Who We Are

HOUSING & RESIDENCE LIFE, THE OFFICE OF ACADEMIC SUPPORT (OAS), AND THE MACHEN FLORIDA OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARS(MFOS) PROGRAM INVITE YOU TO BE PART OF THE INAUGURAL YEAR OF THE FIRST GENERATION LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITY, BEGINNING FALL 2021. THIS NEW LLC IS NESTLED IN THE HISTORIC UF COMMUNITY AND IS DESIGNED TO CELEBRATE AND SUPPORT THE SPECIFIC NEEDS AND INTERESTS OF STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA WHO ARE FIRST IN THEIR FAMILIES TO COME TO COLLEGE. WE ARE PROUD TO HOST THIS COMMUNITY FOR FIRST GENERATION TRAILBLAZERS, WHO REPRESENT 20% OF UF’S UNDERGRADUATE POPULATION.


  • Engagement

    • Engagement in the community is centered on three priorities: Academic Success, Community Development, and Mentorship. Community goals and events are intentially developed for First Gen students by First Gen students!

  • STUDY AND ACADEMIC RESOURCES

    The Murphree Area has numerous study spaces including the Fletcher Library, student lounges, and the Murphree Common Area. The Office of Academic Support is right across the street, and also has a plethora of space and resources available to students.

  • Get Involved

    Leadership and involvement is also a key component of this community. Residents are encouraged to get engaged in the community leadership structure with the Living Learning Community and serve as a liaison to support event development, academic achievement, and the mentoring relationships between the mixed academic communities. Another opportunity is the Murphree Area Council, or to get involved in other campus organizations supported by our Stakeholders. For example, the Office of Academic Support (OAS) and Machen Florida Scholars Program (MFOS) have leadership and involvement opportunities within their office.


Campus Partnerships

We are fortunate to have a robust campus partnerships and
to work closely with content area experts
on shared goals for the community.

Office of the Provost

Office of Academic Support

First Generation UF

Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars 


Murphree Area Amenities

  • Murphree Commons

    The Area Commons is centrally located in the area and is home to the Desk, Laundry, Study Spaces, Staff Offices, and Meeting Rooms.

  • Murphree Courtyard

    The Courtyard is a beautiful outdoor space and regularly used to travel through the area and to class. It is also home for outdoor gatherings furnished with picnic tables and a grill.

  • Murphree Study Spaces

    This campus eatery is located adjacent to the Murphree Area.

  • Quick Access to Shops and Restaurants

    The Murphree Area is located walking distnce to the UF Hub that is home to several campus eateries as well as is co-located to off-campus restaurants, and grocery store.

Within the First Gen LLC, students gain exclusive access to Campus Partners and Resources to amplify their experience and success in college as First Generation Students. In addition, students get to experience unique ways to expand their leadership skills through participation in the university’s numerous opportunities for in-depth learning, research, and mentoring.

First Generation LLC RA