Visit Us

Schedule A Tour

When: Monday-Friday, two tours offered per day. Check schedule for availability.

Length: Tours start with a 30-minute information session followed by a 90-minute walking tour led by students. Allow two hours for your visit.

Where: Tours start at the Welcome Center, located in the J. Wayne Reitz Student Union

Directions/Parking: Directions and Parking Information

Tours are not offered during state and university holidays or during breaks between university semesters when classes are not in session at UF.

Group Tours

When: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

To Schedule: Contact the Welcome Center at 352-392-2959. Please call 6-8 weeks in advance.

Group tours can accommodate up to 100 students. These tours are not available on Saturday.

Self-Guided Tour Map

Tour Housing

Tours of housing and the interior of buildings is not included in the campus tour. Housing photos can be found link to UF Housing on Facebook. Visitors are encouraged to explore campus on their own with this Self-Guided Tour Map.

Cancel a Tour

Contact us and include your name and scheduled tour date and time.

Gator for a Day

Gator for a Day gives high school seniors (only) the opportunity to experience what it's like to be a UF student. While shadowing a UF Ambassador, students will have the opportunity to sit in on classes, learn about our numerous campus organizations and activities, and explore the many things that our university has to offer. This enriching experience allows students to gain insight on why it is truly "Great to be a Florida Gator!" To participate, students must be a high school senior, have a weighted GPA of 3.9 or higher and submit the online registration form. Gator for a Day participants meet up with their UF Ambassador at the at the UF Welcome Center, where parking is available in the garage. It is recommended that participants bring a notebook for notes and rain gear, dependent on the forecast. We are not able to accommodate additional guests and/or parents who may accompany you.

They may wish to:

  1. Tour the campus leisurely
  2. Shop and Dine at the Reitz Union
  3. Visit Gainesville

Thank you for your interest in the University of Florida and the Gator For A Day program! At this time, we are no longer accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. Gator For A Day will reopen applications for seniors during the Fall semester in September.

If you do have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 352-392-1365.

Additional Information

Campuswide Speed Limit

There is a campuswide speed limit of 20 MPH. UF is a pedestrian-friendly campus; we appreciate your yielding to students in crosswalks.

Area Accommodations

Located on the UF campus, the Reitz Union Hotel offers 36 rooms, and advance reservations are highly recommended. While UF endorses no one hotel in Gainesville, this list is provided as a convenience.

Things to See On Campus

While visiting the campus, you might also enjoy the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art and the Florida Museum of Natural History. Both venues are free.

Dining in Our Area

There are many dining options on campus, and here's information on Gainesville area restaurants.


Please monitor weather forecasts and review local and tropical weather plans in planning your travel to Gainesville. Please regularly check the UF home page for official updates, weather advisories and other information.

Tobacco-Free Campus

The University of Florida is proud to be a 100% tobacco-free campus. The use of cigarettes and other tobacco products is prohibited on campus, including parking lots and vehicles. The policy applies to every person who visits UF. Thank you for supporting the university's tobacco-free campus initiative.