College Fellowship

The college ministry includes both undergraduate and graduate students. We are very active and involved in a number of ministries: Sunday worship service, service outreach projects, small groups, Bible studies, special events and retreats.  Check the church calendar for dates and times.

College Café is a free home-cooked meal that is served each Sunday, September to May, immediately following the 10:55 a.m. worship service.  All college students are welcome.

College Trajectory meets for Bible study, discussion and fellowship on Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. in Gordon Hall from September to May. Please contact Scott Stuart at, for more information.

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English for Speakers of Other Languages (E.S.O.L.) is offered on Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters. There is no charge, just bring a high interest in improving your English!  Please click here for additional information.

Veritas Forum

Thursday, February 11 and Friday, February 12, 2016

What is a Veritas Forum?                                                                        

In 1952, Kelly Monroe, a visiting student at Harvard became curiously interested in the fact that, even though the students there were extremely bright, they felt isolated in their search for meaning and truth.  She saw this as a striking disconnect as the original Harvard motto, “Veritas Christo et ecclesiae” specifically dealt with the search for truth.  She organized a group of interested students and invited noted speakers to address them on topics pertaining to a search for truth.  (Dr. Jennifer Weismann, ex-director of NASA’s current exo-planet program, was one of the speakers.)  The event was wildly successful.  Kelly found financial support and founded what we know as the Veritas Forum.  Since then more than 100 universities world-wide have held Veritas Forums attended by more than 250,000 student and faculty participants. 

The Veritas Forum at The University of Florida
February 11th and 12th, 2016 - 7:30 PM
Phillips Performing Arts Center

For more information about The Veritas Forum at The University of Florida, please visit

Community Leaders – The 2016 Veritas Forum at The University of Florida will be held on Feb 11th and 12th at the Phillips Performing Arts Center and will feature presenter Dr. David Skeel, Corporate Law Professor at The University of Pennsylvania and author of True Paradox: How Christianity Makes Sense of Our Complex World.

Thursday, February 11th at 7:30PM – The Purpose of Justice
On night one, Dr. Skeel will be joined by Dr. Laura A. Rosenbury, Dean of UF’s Levin College of Law for a conversation about The Purpose of Justice, addressing questions on the origins of justice, its function in modern society and whether true justice can be achieved.

Friday, February 12th at 7:30PM – The Practice of Justice
On night two, Dr. Skeel will be joined by Dr. Lonn Lonza-Kaduce, Professor of Criminology and Law at the University of Florida for a conversation about The Practice of Justice, covering themes from Dr. Skeel’s book, True Paradox, and exploring both the struggles and success in our efforts to accomplish justice.

Public Welcome, Free of Charge

With seating for 1800 at The 2016 Veritas Forum is open to UF Students and Faculty, as well as members of the Gainesville community at no charge. Guests are encouraged to attend presentations on both nights, as each presentation offers a different subject and speakers, but each stand-alone session can be attended independently. A limited number of Dr. Skeel’s books will be available for purchase.

About The Veritas Forum
Founded at Harvard in 1992, Veritas Forums are hosted by coalitions of Christian fellowships at over 50 leading schools, with the aim of engaging students and faculty in discussions of life’s hardest questions and the relevance of Christian perspectives to these issues. Forums welcome diverse viewpoints of experts who wrestle with the big questions, intellectually and personally.

The Veritas Forum at The University of Florida
February 11th and 12th, 2016 - 7:30 PM
Phillips Performing Arts Center

For more information about The Veritas Forum at The University of Florida, please visit

Additional Leadership Events
As a UF faculty member, graduate student, community pastor, and/or key leader, you are invited to join one of the 2016 Veritas Forum peer-oriented leadership events. Please see below or visit: for details.

Faculty and Graduate Students Lunch Thursday, February 11th - 11:45 AM (Free to Attendees, RSVP Required)

Dr. Skeel will speak to UF faculty and graduate students about justice, through a pre-evangelistic lens. This inaugural event for the 2016 Veritas Forum at the University of Florida will take place at Smathers Library (formerly Library East). The Faculty Lunch is a closed event. Max seating is 120.
Smathers Library (formerly Library East) University of Florida
RSVP by February 4th to Howie Kauffman at UF –

Pastors and Key Leaders Lunch Friday, February 12th – 12PM (Free to Attendees, RSVP Required)
Dr. Skeel will speak directly to Christian pastors and key student leaders on the topic of Apologetics for the Millennial Generation. This event is a targeted event, designed for Christian pastors and student leaders, and open to all community Christian leaders. Max seating is 160.
First Presbyterian Church 106 SW 3rd St Gainesville, FL 32601
RSVP by February 9th to Dr. Robert Shettler at First Pres –