Good Times & Great Events

Welcome to Fall

You’re a Gator, and it’s a BIG deal. The Great Gator Welcome is your official kick off to your time as a University of Florida student. From Move-In through the first days of classes, campus departments and student organizations will host events with opportunities for you to meet new people, get connected to the Gator student experience, explore campus, and just have fun!

MOVE A BIT WITH RECSPORTS

DATE: THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2021
TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
LOCATION: BROWARD REC CENTER
Get moving after move-in! Join the Department of Recreational Sports for an evening of friendly competition, tasty treats, and good vibes. Claim your Live In Motion T-shirt, orange or blue gelati, and take home a few bits of information about RecSports!

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New Student Convocation

DATE: FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2021
TIME: 3 PM
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
New Student Convocation is the University of Florida’s official welcome for all first-year students. This virtual event celebrates the UF Class of 2025’s entry into higher education and inducts them into a community of learners.

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Rowdy in the Swamp and #UF25 Class photo

DATE: FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2021
TIME: 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
LOCATION: BEN HILL GRIFFIN STADIUM – ENTER AT GATE 18

Let’s get loud for a fun-filled Fall semester! Rowdy in The Swamp features pizza, cheers, and Gator traditions. Don’t miss your opportunity to be in the official #UF25 class photo.

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GATORNIGHTS

DATE: FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2021
TIME: 7 PM – 11 PM
LOCATION: REITZ UNION

GatorNights is back and better than ever for an ultimate gator-packed Friday! Ride a mechanical gator, fly down a sky-high gator slide, and play carnival games for a chance to win a plush gator. And don’t forget to pick up your free UF Class of 2025 t-shirt at GatorNights!

Gators for Good Service Day

DATE: SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 2021
TIME: 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
LOCATION: EAST GAINESVILLE

Volunteer with the Brown Center for Leadership and Service with gardening and outdoor beautification for GrowHub. Growhub provides a beautiful and safe place where adults of all abilities can find meaningful work. Volunteers provide important help at their nursery and gardens and various other building and maintenance projects.
*Participation is limited to the first 50 participants*

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GATOR FAIR

DATE: SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 2021
TIME: 11 AM – 3 PM
LOCATION: PLAZA OF THE AMERICAS

Join Student Government and various student organizations during the Great Gator Welcome Week to celebrate this upcoming semester with games, giveaways, and food trucks

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SGP Presents a Free Kickoff Concert With
BROCKHAMPTON & DEB NEVER

DATE: MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2021
TIME: 7 PM (DOORS OPEN AT 6 PM)
LOCATION: O’CONNELL CENTER

Starting at 12 p.m. on August 16, 2021, tickets are available at the O’Connell Center box office. Up to 2 tickets per student i.d. No general admission. All seating is reserved, and tickets are required.

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