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.
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.
The following colleges and programs offer specialized tours that are not coordinated with the Welcome Center. Consult the links below for more information.
Contact us and include your name and scheduled tour date and time.
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:
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.
There is a campuswide speed limit of 20 MPH. UF is a pedestrian-friendly campus; we appreciate your yielding to students in crosswalks.
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.
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.