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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.
Exit 384 (SR 24/Archer Road) and head east on Archer Road for 2.6 miles to Gale Lemerand Drive (formerly North-South Drive). Turn left onto Lemerand Drive for 1/2 mile to the light at Museum Road. Turn right onto Museum Road for one block, then left into the UF Bookstore and Welcome Center's driveway.
Heading south toward Jacksonville, take exit 362B to merge onto I-295. Then take exit 21B and merge onto I-10 West. Next take exit 343 towards Starke and merge onto US 301 South. Follow US-301S to NE State Road 24, then take a right on University Ave, Gainesville. Take a left on SW 13th Street (US 441) then turn right at the light on Museum Road for 1/2 mile. The UF Bookstore and Welcome Center is on the right, just past Center Drive.
From US 441 (13th St)
Turn west at the light on Museum Road for 1/2 mile. The UF Bookstore and Welcome Center is on the right, just past Center Drive.
From Gainesville Regional Airport
Exit the airport drive. Right on SR 222 (39th Avenue) for 4 miles to US 441 (13th Street). Left on US 441 for three miles to the light at Museum Road. Right on Museum Road for 1/2 mile. The Welcome Center is on the right, just past Center Drive.
The Gainesville Regional Airport is served by two airlines and is located approximately five miles from campus.
Taxi service from Gainesville Regional Airport to campus cost $12-18 depending on the number of passengers and the amount of luggage.
Distance from UF to Florida Cities
- Jacksonville - 85 miles
- Miami - 331 miles
- Orlando - 109 miles
- Tallahassee - 144 miles
- Tampa - 128 miles