Directions to the UF Welcome Center

MAPQUEST Address: 737 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, FL. There is a campus-wide speed limit of 20 miles per hour.


Visitors should park in the parking garage at the Welcome Center and University Bookstore. There is a $6.00 charge. Click here for map . 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.

From I-75

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.

From I-95

Follow the directions to the Office of Admissions in Criser Hall. From SW 13th Street (US 441) 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 Street)

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 the 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.

By Plane

Gainesville Regional Airport is currently served by three airlines offering 13 non-stop flights each business day. The airport is approximately five miles from campus.

For schedules:

Delta Airlines 800-282-3424
Silver Airways 800-229-9990
United Airlines 800-864-8331
US Airways 800-428-4322

Taxi service from Gainesville Regional Airport to campus cost $12-18 depending on the number of passengers and the amount of luggage.

By Bus

Greyhound provides bus service to Gainesville. Call 1-800-229-9424 or refer to for information and reservations.

Regional Transit Service (RTS) provides bus service throughout campus and the city of Gainesville. Buses are free to UF students. Refer to for schedules and route information.

Distance from UF to Florida Cities

  • Tallahassee - 144 miles
  • Jacksonville - 85 miles
  • Tampa - 128 miles
  • Miami - 331 miles
  • Orlando - 109 miles

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