The Great Gator Welcome Back is your official kick off to the Spring semester. From Move-In through the first days of classes, campus departments and student organizations will host events with opportunities for you to meet new people, get connected to the Gator student experience, explore campus, and just have fun!
This Spring, the event schedule is filled with both virtual and in-person events, programs and giveaways. If attending an in-person event or exploring campus be sure to adhere to all policies and commit to positive behaviors to keep our campus healthy and well. In all kinds of weather, it is always great to be a Florida!
January 6, 1 – 4pm
Explore your campus in this discovery event that takes you to the most picturesque locations on campus. Along the way grab a selfie and some great giveaways at various pop-up locations.
Events | Locations
Custom Mugs | Reitz Union Outdoor Tabling Area
Custom Dry Erase Boards | Murphree Courtyard
Custom Street Signs | Southwest Recreation Center
Lucky Bamboo 4 You | Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures and Institute of Black Culture Courtyard
Your favorite food trucks will be on campus to offer you a taste of the local cuisine. Vouchers will be available to grab a free meal at one of the participating trucks.
Voucher pick-up*: 11am – 1pm at the Reitz Union Outdoor Tabling Area
Food Truck Pop-Up: 1pm – 5pm
*Vouchers are available to UF students with a Gator 1 Card on a first come first basis and may be fully distributed before 1pm.
Food Trucks | Locations
B’z Gelati | Broward Hall
Off the Griddle | Broward Hall
Big Island Bowls | Reitz Ravine
Chinchilla’s Eats on the Street | Turlington Hall
Japanese Flair | Turlington Hall
Eim Thai | Plaza of the Americas
Mamas Food | Plaza of the Americas
Miller’s Funnel Cakes | Newell Hall
Wurstbuster’s | Gator Corner
January 8, doors open 5pm, movie at 6pm
Kick off your first Friday back on campus with a drive-in movie as we screen “Black Panther”. Grab your QuaranTeam friends, and your car, and head over to Flavet Field for this exclusive opportunity.
January 11, 10am – 6pm
UF24, you’re a Gator now and it’s a big deal. Join us for the Gator Get Up as we celebrate you. This exclusive UF24 event will feature giveaways such as the class pin, class shirt, the F-Book (your passport to becoming a UF Tradition Keeper), and so much more.
January 18, 9am – 1pm
Join fellow UF student volunteers and our partnering community members for a day of reflection and service in the local Gainesville community. Learn about service opportunities in Gainesville, meet new people, build awareness of diverse social issues and communities, and experience the community first-hand.