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the desk

thedesk is an interactive website that provides tools to help students overcome common challenges encountered while in college. It was developed for students by the University of Queensland, Australia and has been adapted for use by UF students through a partnership with the UF Counseling and Wellness Center.


What does thedesk offer?

  • Modules and tools to develop new skills
  • Assessment with personalized feedback and recommended modules
  • Summaries of each module and tool saved in My Stuff
  • Get Help: Links to university and high quality external resources
  • Monitoring tools


 Getting things done

Staying connected

 Setting goalsImproving relationships
 Setting prioritiesMaking friends
 Managing timeManaging disagreements
 Beating procrastination toolsSticking up for myself

 Staying calm

Feeling good

 Managing stressManaging my emotions
 Managing anxiety and worriesKeeping healthy
 How I look








 My StrengthsSolve a problem
 My 168 hours in the weekFeeling confident
 Challenging unhelpful thoughtsMindfulness
 Using feedback from assignmentsRelaxation




Accessing thedesk

When accessing thedesk for the first time, you will need to click on Start Now to create a free account. When registering, use your GatorLink email address, but not your password. As part of the registration process, you will also need to complete a 10-minute survey in one sitting or your registration will not be complete. thedesk website is currently hosted in Australia and may occasionally run slow. We are working to improve its performance.

Counseling and Wellness Center
3190 Radio Road, PO Box 112662
Gainesville, FL 32611-2662
Phone: (352) 392-1575
Fax: (352) 273-4738

Office Hours:  Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm

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