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The Student Life & Development Department (SLD) is happy to welcome you to the city of Florence.

The university is committed and open to diversity and the exchange of ideas and cultural experiences between students and staff. We welcome students, both degree-seeking and for study-abroad opportunities, and faculty from across the world to facilitate this interchange. In this booklet, you will find information about our services, housing information, cultural tips about life in Florence, information on how to become involved with the community, opportunities to expand your academic and personal growth, and much more. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the useful information provided by SLD.

Our Student Life Department is open on a walk-in basis to assist our students.

Our advisors are always available during office hours and also available after hours, in case of emergencies, through our Health and Safety Emergency phone. Our housing department is also available to assist students with any campus housing issues that may arise.