UF IBD College Experience

UF IBD College Student Experience:

College Students LEarning

Going to a major university can be an extremely daunting task for any student, but even more so for those students with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, (IBD). However, to those students with IBD moving onto a new city and new university; you are not alone in your endeavors. Most, if not all universities have support systems through their career resource and disability resource centers to allow students with IBD to thrive and succeed. Some institutions are even able to pair like-minded students together who empathize with exactly what you are going through. For more information concerning these resources reach out to your Patient Navigator.

UF Resources:

Disability Resource Center: https://disability.ufl.edu

Psychologists Specializing in Chronic Illness at UF: https://chp.phhp.ufl.edu/about-2/people/core-faculty/lori-b-waxenberg-phd-abpp/

UF IBD College Transition Video: https://youtu.be/r0Ctc2yxin0 

Other resources:

CCFA: https://site.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/campus-connection

Living in a College Dorm: https://site.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/campus-connection/navigating-college/dorm-life/

Diet While Away at College: https://site.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/campus-connection/managing-ibd/nutrition/

Social Life: https://site.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/campus-connection/navigating-college/social-life/