Great Gator Welcome

Good Times & Great Events

January 8-12, 2024

Welcome back, Gators!  The Great Gator Welcome Back is your official kick-off to the spring semester. From January 8-12, 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!

Monday, Jan 8

Mocha Monday

Date: Monday, Jan. 8
Time: 9 - 11 a.m.
Location: Student Engagement Portal, Reitz Union Level 2

Students can enjoy free coffee to fuel their First Day of Classes and learn about career readiness resources from C3, CURBS, SAI Involvement Ambassadors, and more!

Tuesday, Jan 9

Student Organization Fair

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 9
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Reitz Grand Ballroom

150 student organizations will be showing off their contributions to Technology & AI fields and sharing how other students can engage with them and learn more about technology and AI development at UF.
Thursday, Jan 11

Gator Days: Rewind, Relax, Reset

Date: Thursday, Jan. 11
Time: 2 - 5 p.m.
Location: Reitz Union North Lawn

Please join us on the Reitz North Lawn Thursday, January 11th from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm for the first GatorDays event of the semester! Students will be able to enjoy relaxation activities including creating your own "Bath Bomb," various relaxation giveaways, and more!
Friday, Jan 12


Date: Friday, Jan. 12
Time: 7 - 10 p.m.
Location: Reitz Union

GatorNights is highlighting the environmental efforts that UF has made to make a cleaner campus for us! GatorNights will bring activities, crafts, and campus partners to educate students on the environment and nature.