Good Times & Great Events

You’re a Gator, and it’s a BIG deal. The Great Gator Welcome is your official kick off to your time as a University of Florida student. 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!

DIVE INTO SUMMER

We have a lot in store your first week to help you engage in all the Gator Nation has to offer. From a welcome movie night to a student life picnic to GatorNights and everything in between we have you covered. Below is a list of the major opportunities being hosted just for you. Additional events are being added so be sure to bookmark this page so you can see everything in store for you in your first days as a Gator!

…and don’t worry. There will be even more to come in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022!

WELCOME MOVIE NIGHT

DATE: MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2021
TIME: 5 PM (DOORS OPEN AT 4 PM)
LOCATION: O’CONNELL CENTER
Kick off your first day of Summer B on campus with a showing of RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON. Grab your friends or your roommate and go to the Exactech Arena at the O’Connell Center for this free, exclusive opportunity.

GATORMANIA

DATE: TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2021
TIME: 5 – 7 PM
LOCATION: RION BALLROOM, REITZ UNION
Student Activities & Involvement and the Involvement Team invite you to attend this year’s GatorMania Summer Student Involvement Fair. Connect with student organizations and grab an ice cream treat to beat the heat!

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ACCENT SHOW

DATE: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2021
TIME: 7 PM (DOORS OPEN AT 6 PM)
LOCATION: O’CONNELL CENTER
Oscar Nuñez and Brian Baumgartner from The Office will be speaking at the Stephen O’Connell Center on Wednesday, June 30th 2021 at an event hosted by the ACCENT Speakers Bureau in partnership with Student Government Productions! The format of the event will be a moderated conversation, followed by a 15-minute student Q&A.

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STUDENT LIFE PICNIC

DATE: THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2021
TIME: 4 – 7 PM
LOCATION: RION BALLROOM, REITZ UNION
Come for the food, stay for the connections! Stop by the Rion Ballroom in the Reitz Union for a cookout, games, campus resource fair, and a warm welcome from university administrators and staff. Cookout Menu: Quarter-pound Cheese Burgers & Hamburgers, Beef Hot Dogs, Garden Burgers, Chips, & Sugar Cookies!

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GATORNIGHTS | FUN IN THE SUN

DATE: FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2021
TIME: 6 – 10 PM
LOCATION: REITZ UNION
Embrace the summer vibes with some fun in the sun at the Reitz Union. Take a ride on the surf simulator, catch a show with the Soap Bubble Circus, grab a sweet treat, or design a custom summer item.

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ADDITIONAL Events

Check back soon for even more events!

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