The main campus of the University of Florida is more like a city than a college campus. Stretching miles in several directions, it’s home to over 50,000 students–plus the faculty and support staff that make the university one of the best in the country and certainly the “flagship” of Florida’s educational system.
If you’re visiting, don’t expect to cover the entire campus in one day. That’s especially true if you have a young person with you who might be considering applying and enrolling. There’s lots to see.
The UF Welcome Center
One of the best ways to determine if UF is your first-choice school is to visit the campus. Information sessions and student-led tours are offered at our welcome center, located at 737 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, FL
Visitors should park in the parking garage at the Welcome Center and University Bookstore. There is a $6.00 charge. Visitors are advised to park on the lower level in the garage. Operating hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. The garage may be used during non-operating hours for short-term parking, free of charge.
Once you have your bearings, put on your walking shoes and begin your tour. Here are a few places we suggest your don’t miss. Some are within walking distance and others, like the museum/performing arts complex should be driven to.