Is it necessary to have a GatorLink account at UF?
All UF faculty, staff, and students are required to have a GatorLink account. The goal is to consolidate, under one username and password, the many userids and passwords needed to reach different campus computing services.
GatorLink is used for wireless, walk-up and other network access, and for authentication to the myUFL Portal, as well as many other campus web services. Access to all services requires that the person also be authorized to use that particular service.
The UF Business email address is required to be the GatorLink email address for students, and students are not permitted to forward official email to non-UF email services. Faculty and staff may use a departmental email service as their UF Business address and may forward their GatorLink address to the GatorLink mailbox or to the departmental email.