× UF Tours will not be offered October 6 and 7 due to Homecoming and the University's closure.

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Schedule A Tour

The best way to get to know the University of Florida is to see the University of Florida. The Office of Admissions offers campus tours Monday - Friday at the Welcome Center, located in the J. Wayne Reitz Student Union.

Campus tours begin with a 30-minute information session followed by a 90-minute walking tour led by current students.

Typically there are two tours offered each day; however, please view the calendar for all available dates and times. Our schedule may change to accommodate a higher volume of visitors.

Allow two hours for your visit. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the climate. While tour groups do not enter campus buildings, visitors are encouraged to explore campus before or after the tour.

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

Directions and Parking Information

Special Visit Opportunities

Want to see even more during your visit? The following colleges and programs offer specialized tours on select days during the fall and spring semesters. These are not coordinated through the Welcome Center, so please consult the links below for additional information:

High School Group Tours

High school and other large group tours are conducted Monday through Friday at 9:00, 11:00, 1:00 or 3:00. Coordinators should contact the Welcome Center at 352-392-2959, as groups tours are scheduled on an individual basis. Please call 6-8 weeks in advance to check availability. Tours can accommodate up to 100 students. Group tours cannot be scheduled on Saturdays.

Self-Guided Tour Map

Tour Housing

Tours of housing are not available. However, housing photos and students' comments on housing are featured on UF Housing on Facebook.

Cancel a Tour

Send an email to freshman@ufl.edu 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
Apply for Gator For A Day

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.