The best way to get to know the University of Florida is to see the University of Florida.
The University of Florida Office of Admissions offers official campus tours Monday - Friday (excluding state and University holidays) at the Welcome Center, located at
737 Reitz Union Drive. Visitors should park in the parking garage at the Welcome Center (there is a $5.00 charge). Campus tours for prospective students 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. We also recommend you record the date and time of your registration, as your confirmation email will not include this information.
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.
Cancel a Tour
Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name and scheduled tour date and time.
High School Group Tours
High school and other large group tours are conducted Monday thru 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.
Gator for a Day
Gator for a Day gives high school seniors the opportunity to experience what it's like to be a student at the University of Florida. While shadowing a UF ambassador, students will be given 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 and have a 3.7 unweighted GPA or higher and submit the registration form. Gator for a Day Request Form
Specialty Visit Opportunities
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:
- College of Engineering
- College of Journalism and Communications
- Honors College "Afternoon with Honors"
- Rinker School of Construction Management
- Warrington College of Business Administration tour
- College of Veterinary Medicine (visits only available through scheduled tour)
- Innovation Academy Information Session
UF Housing and Preview will host residence hall open houses throughout the summer from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. according to the following schedule:
June 2015: M, W, F (except June 1); July 2015: W, F (except July 3).
Visitors will be able to explore rooms during these times in the following areas:
- Lakeside-Apartment Style
- Springs Residential Complex-Suite Style
- Beaty East-Apartment Style
- Hume East-Suite Style
- Jennings Hall-Double and Triple
Housing photos and students' comments on housing are also featured on UF Housing on Facebook .
Additional Information for Your Visit
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.