Summer Latin Institute 2016


Topic: CLA 6795, Roman Archaeology (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Mary Ann Eaverly
Place: 120 Pugh Hall, University of Florida
July 5-15, 2016

The intensive Summer Latin Institute is open only to students enrolled in the UF Graduate Distance Learning Program in Classics.  New distance students are required to take this course. Students may also sign up to write a research paper for an additional three credits (CLA 6905, section 4029).




All attending students will have an individual advising session with Dr. Yates.  A sign-up sheet will be circulated on the first day of the SLI.


Dr. Velvet Yates will provide instructions to all distance learning students on registration at the end of the Spring Semester.


Distance students pay approximately $20 more per credit than the in-state tuition rate, so the current distance tuition rate is about $544 per credit hour. If a student registers after the regular registration deadline he/she will be assessed a late registration fee of $100.00. Likewise, if a student does not pay his/her tuition by the fee payment deadline there is a $100.00 late payment fee assessed.


There is no dorm housing option, but if you are interested in sharing a room with someone, please let me know (, and I will put you in contact with other like-minded students. Rooms are available at the UF Reitz Union hotel (, in the middle of campus (no worries about driving or parking!). Also within easy walking distance is the Holiday Inn University Center (; 352-376-1661), which also has a free airport shuttle. There is an abundance of cheap motels close by (which may require a walk, or taking the bus, to get to our end of campus). Another Holiday Inn, further away from campus but close to I-75, is reported to have a free shuttle to UF ( In the past, students have also used Extended Stay America (352-375-0073), a cheap place with a kitchenette, but a bit south of campus on 13th St; you’ll probably need to take a car, bike, or bus to campus.

Here is TripAdvisor’s Gainesville page: Recently, students have also reported success using the AirBnB website:–FL.

Don’t forget your umbrella, and hot-weather clothes!


The local bus is free with a Gator 1 Card. Here is their website, including maps and schedules: The bus does go to the Gainesville airport. The airport’s website ( also has information on taxis and shuttles.


Parking on and around campus is VERY bad this year, as buildings are going up where the parking lots used to be! Classics Dept. secretary Tina Williams will coordinate parking permits for the SLI. Please contact her if you plan to park on campus ( Please try alternate transportation, like the bus, if possible.

Food, Coffee, Pharmacy, etc:

Please see this document for local necessities and entertainment: SLI_2016_eating

Planned Festivities:

Optional but fun gatherings – The SLI’s traditional outing at Satchel’s Pizza; and Dr. Eaverly’s pool party!  Details on SLI Day 1.

Important Reminders:

Check the updated Policies and Procedures for the Distance Program

Check your UF email account regularly – you can no longer forward your UF email to another account!


Contact Dr. Yates (, for questions about the distance program or advising; contact Dr. Eaverly ( for specific questions about the Roman Archaeology course; and Tina Williams about parking (

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