Directions, Maps, Parking & Transportation
Directions to Levin College of Law
From exit 387 (old exit 76), go east approximately 2.75 miles on SR 26 (Newberry Road/ University Ave.) to SR 26A (SW 2nd Ave.). Continue east to SW 25th St. The law school is located at SW 2nd Ave. and 25th St.
From US 441 (West 13th St.)
Go west approximately 0.8 miles on SR 26 (University Ave.). Turn left on SW 2nd Ave. (26A). Continue to SW 25th St. The law school is located at SW 2nd Ave. and 25th St.
From Gainesville Airport
Turn right (west) and go 0.8 miles on NE 39th Ave. to SR 24 West (Waldo Road). Turn left and go approx. 2.5 miles to SR 26 (University Ave.). Turn right and go west approximately 2.5 miles to SR 26A (SW 2nd Ave.). Turn left. The law school is located at 25th St. and SW 2nd Ave.
The approximate address for Levin College of Law for a GPS device is: 309 Village Drive Gainesville, FL 32611
309 Village Dr.
Gainesville, FL 32611
351 Village Dr.
Gainesville, FL 32611
Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center
411 Village Dr.
Gainesville, FL 32611
Because parking is so limited at the law school and around campus, we strongly encourage students to live close to the law school and walk, bike or use public transportation. Students can ride any RTS bus free when they present a valid UF ID card. In many cases it is more convenient to utilize the free bus service and other forms of transportation than drive a vehicle to campus. Many routes (SW 34 St., SW 20th Avenue, SW Archer Road) have 8-10 minutes service during normal university hours. Schedules vary during holidays and official university scheduled breaks. All routes are wheelchair accessible and buses are equipped with bike racks.
We encourage you to car pool to save money, gas and to avoid parking problems. The University of Florida, Levin College of Law is the only college on campus that offers car pooling to its students. The first semester students are in the best position to take advantage of this service, as all first-year law students have classes the same days and times.
Though you are strongly discouraged from driving to campus due to a shortage of parking spaces, students who want to park their car on campus must have a parking decal. Decal enforcement is 7:30 am – 4:30 pm weekdays on main campus and 7:30 am – 3:30 pm weekdays around the law school. You can purchase a decal at UF Transportation and Parking Services located on Gale Lemerand Drive on the main campus. You will need your vehicle registration to purchase a decal.
All vehicles parked on campus must obey UF’s Parking Rules and Regulations.
A valid UF motorcycle decal is required to park a motorcycle or scooter on campus. All individuals operating a motorcycle or scooter on campus must abide by UF parking rules and regulations and park in Motorcycle/Scooter assigned parking area. All members of the UF community are eligible to purchase a motorcycle/scooter decal.
Where Can I Park?
A valid UF parking decal allows the holder to utilize the parking facilities for its designated area (eg. Green, Orange, Red, etc.), parking facilities marked “All Decal” and other restricted areas. It is important to note that a parking decal does not guarantee the holder a parking space. To find the parking areas near the law school see the UF parking maps.
Park and Ride
Everyone holding a UF parking decal is encouraged to familiarize themselves with the parking facilities designated “All Decal” at the Cultural Plaza (Harn Museum, Center for Performing Arts), in the unpaved lot on Bledsoe Dr. and adjacent to the UF Hotel and Conference Center. These “All Decal” facilities (meaning anybody with a valid UF decal may park) are commonly referred to as “Park and Ride” due to the shuttle service running from these facilities to the core of campus (visit the Regional Transit System for campus bus routes and scheduling information).
Parking for Students with Disabilities
If you are a student or staff member and park on campus using a state-issued disabled persons placard, you are required to purchase a UF disabled persons parking decal. You must display BOTH (state-issued and university) disabled placards on your vehicle to avoid citation. If you have a mobility-related disability, you may be eligible for special parking accommodations by purchasing a UF disabled persons decal.
In order to qualify to purchase a disabled persons decal, all applicants must bring the following documents to UF Transportation and Parking Services for review:
- Copy of driver’s license
- Copy of state-issued disabled persons placard
- Copy of state-issued registration sheet for disabled persons placard
This review is required of all staff and students desiring access to disabled parking in all campus lots and garages – including those with a reserved disabled parking space. The application process is a one-time event with automatic approval for decal renewal in subsequent years. If you have any questions, please call (352) 392-2241.
Gator Lift provides fast, dependable and comfortable on-campus transportation to members of the UF community with permanent and temporary disabilities.
Gator Lift hours of operation are 7:00 am to 11:00 pm — holidays excluded. Rides are by appointment only. To schedule a ride on Gator Lift, please call (352) 494-2305. Please make reservations 24 hours in advance, if possible. For more information about Gator Lift call Transportation and Parking Services at (352) 392-7275.
Gator Lift intends primarily to meet the needs of those with motor disabilities and vision impairments. Although permanently disabled persons receive priority seating, temporarily disabled students and staff may be accommodated.
Visitors requiring parking accommodations at the Levin College of Law during hours of decal restriction (7:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday, unless signage in the area indicates otherwise) must display a One-Day Parking Decal from the rearview mirror. The One-Day Parking Decal can be obtained at the Office of Student Affairs, 164 Holland Hall, during regular business hours. In order to obtain a One-Day Parking Decal, you must provide a license tag number and the color/make/model of the vehicle.
Be advised that only visitors with the appropriate state-issued disbaled persons placard may park in disabled persons parking spaces. All UF visitors must obey university parking rules and regulations and are subject to citation upon violation.
Visitors interested in parking on the main campus can find more information at UF Visitor Parking.
Other Transportation Options
Walking & Biking
The UF Levin College of Law is located on the northwest side of campus at the corner of SW 25 St./ Village Drive and SW 2nd Ave. Finding housing in this area is advisable. If you live close to campus, walking is a great way to get exercise and avoid parking issues.
In addition, biking is a popular form of transportation on campus. There is an extensive network of bike lanes, paths and trails on campus that allow for safe and quick travel. There are bike racks all over campus so you can always find somewhere to lock your bike.
If you ride a bike, you will need a few important accessories:
- Invest in a good “U-shaped” lock. If you do not lock your bike each time you leave it unattended, it may be stolen.
- You will need to equip your bike with a headlight and a rear taillight if you plan to ride after dark – It’s the law.
Please note: When riding a bicycle on campus exercise caution and follow the State of Florida Bicycle Laws.
The University Police Department enforces these laws, and a violation may result in citation. This fee may be waived for your first citation by attending a bicycle safety class offered by the UPD Community Services Division (352) 392-1409. You do not have to wait to receive a bicycle citation to learn about bicycle safety; the class is open to anyone who wants to be a safer cyclist. For more information on State of Florida bicycle laws, UPD, UPD Community Services Division and bicycle safety, visit the University Police Department or call (352) 392-1111.
If you cannot find housing near the law school, the City of Gainesville has an extensive bus system that covers both the city and UF campus. Students and employees may ride any Regional Transit System (RTS) bus fare-free. Showing the driver your UF Gator One ID card will allow you to ride any bus anywhere in Gainesville (including campus). Most RTS buses are equipped with bike racks.
The bus routes cover nearly all of the apartment complexes in Gainesville and run at fairly brief intervals. Routes #5, #34 & #43 have stops near the law school, while many other routes go to the Reitz Union. See Routes and schedules.
The Levin College of Law is the only college at UF that offers car pool services for students, providing a reserved area with spots for each car pool. A car pool can consist of two students, if both live outside Alachua County, or three students if one or more lives inside Alachua County. The benefits of carpooling include: designated reserved parking areas at the law school, three emergency individual parking permits per semester, and reduced costs of parking per person (because only one decal must be purchased).
To finalize the car pool process:
- You must fill out a form with the information of your car pool group. Download the car pool form.
- All students in the car pool group must complete the Car Pool Authorization Form, but only one student needs to return the forms to the Office of Student Affairs. A staff member in the office will verify the addresses and provide an official copy of each student’s course schedule. Only one member of the car pool group needs to return the Car Pool Authorization Form to the Student Affairs Office.
- The completed and verified Car Pool Authorization Form must be taken to Transportation and Parking services to purchase the proper decal. All car pool participants (two students if both live outside Alachua County or three students if one or more lives inside Alachua County) must be present with the verified Car Pool Authorization Form and a current Gator 1 Card in order to purchase the car pool decal. One commuter decal covers all the car pool participants. If a student in the car pool group has a commuter decal, the decal must be returned to Parking Services before the car pool decal will be issued. For more information, contact the Office of Parking Services at 392-2241.
If you or anyone else in your car pool group has a commuter decal, you will need to return it to Parking Services before you get a car pool decal issued to your group. For more information, contact the Office of Parking Services at 392-6655.