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 at the Welcome Center, located at 737 Reitz Union Drive. Visitors should park in the parking garage at the Welcome Center (there is a $6.00 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.

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

Schedule Your Campus Tour

Cancel a Tour

Send email to 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.

Downloadable Self-Guided Tour Map

Gator for a Day

Gator for a Day has ended for the Spring 2016 semester. Check back in late August for the Fall 2016 Gator for a Day application.

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:

Tour Housing

Tours of housing are not available. However, 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.

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