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With minds open to more, our learning isn’t confined to the classroom. UF consistently attracts world-class symphony orchestras, Broadway plays, opera and large-scale ballet performances. Through a commitment to achieving more and engaging fully, Gators are opening windows to the world.

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Containing 25 million specimens, UF’s natural history museum is the largest in the Southeast.

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UF’s artistic venues house a permanent collection of more than 8,000 original works.

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UF is home to two television stations and four radio stations.

Museums, Galleries & Visual Arts

The Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art

Featuring a permanent collection of more than 8,000 original works, the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art houses a variety of paintings, sculptures, prints, ceramics, photographs and cultural objects. The museum also features a variety of changing exhibitions and a full range of educational programs.

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The Florida Museum of Natural History

As Florida’s state museum of natural history, the museum is dedicated to understanding and preserving biological diversity and cultural heritage.

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Grinter Gallery

Located in Grinter Hall, Grinter Gallery exhibits art created by international students and area artists, as well as traveling shows of internationally based art. 

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The Reitz Union Gallery

The gallery in the J. Wayne Reitz Union features artwork by UF students, faculty, staff and alumni.

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The Focus Gallery

The Focus Gallery provides exhibition spaces for students of the College of Fine Arts to show their work in a public forum. 

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The University Gallery

Hosting six exhibitions per year, the University Gallery brings current ideas in contemporary art to UF students and the surrounding community. 

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Music, Concerts, and Keynotes

The Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

The Phillips Center for the Performing Arts regularly attracts a range of world-class performances including symphony orchestras, Broadway plays, opera and large-scale ballet.

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The Stephen C. O’Connell Center

The Stephen C. O’Connell Center regularly hosts performances by touring artists sponsored by Student Government Productions.

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The University Auditorium

Home to a concert stage and seating for 867, the University Auditorium has a variety of musical concerts, special lectures, convocations, and less technically demanding dance concerts and pageants. It’s also one of several university buildings included in the National Register of Historic Places. 

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ACCENT Speakers Bureau

ACCENT Speaker's Bureau is the largest, student-run, speaker's bureau in the nation. Created in 1967, ACCENT is celebrating 48 continuous years of bringing prominent, controversial, and influential speakers to the University of Florida. ACCENT strives to bring world class programming to educate, enlighten, engage, and entertain the student body.

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Gator Growl

Gator Growl is a flagship event of the University of Florida and a tradition that has continued to be prominent for more than 90 years. This tradition marks the culmination of Homecoming Week and brings musical acts, comedic performances, and a variety of student talent.

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GatorNights

GatorNights, the University of Florida’s Friday late night program, takes place every Friday night during the semester from 8 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. Students enjoy free first run movies, bands, cultural events, dances, DJ’s, arts and crafts as well as a free midnight meal. GatorNights. Always Friday. Always Free.

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Reitz Union Board of Entertainment

The Reitz Union Board (RUB) Entertainment is the University of Florida’s student-run programming board offering free events, almost daily. Programs include movies, concerts, comedians, speaker series, art events and more. Student members of RUB Entertainment gain experience in leadership, event planning, budgeting and marketing.

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Student Government Productions

Student Government Productions strives to bring a well-balanced variety of entertainment to the University of Florida. Since its establishment in 1969, SGP has brought a variety of musical acts including Bob Dylan, Drake, Ludacris, and Rascal Flatts.

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TEDxUF

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxUF, where x = independently organized TED event.

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Reitz Union Arts & Crafts Center

The Arts & Crafts Center is the perfect place to for students to explore their creative side. With activities ranging from ceramics, stained glass, jewelry making to painting pre-made bisque pottery pieces, there is something for everyone.

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Theatre & Dance

The Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

The Phillips Center hosts UF Department of Theatre and Dance productions, local ballet performances, and a large variety of Broadway plays, operas and ballets. 

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The H.P. Constans Theatre

The H.P. Constans Theatre is home to a 420-seat proscenium theatre and State Two, a black box theatre with approximately 40 seats.

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The Nadine McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion

Located in the heart of the UF campus, the McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion features a 415-seat mainstage theatre, the Black Box theatre, acting and dance studios, an expanded scenic shop, and design and light labs.

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Student Organizations

Student Activities & Involvement serves as a hub for all student organizations. There are opportunities to get involved with more than 1,000 student organizations, including 73 dedicated to the performing arts.

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