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 August 20-26, 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!

This year the Great Gator Welcome is aligned with UF’s Core Values. Each event works to highlight one of these values. You can learn more about UF’s Core Values here.

Great Gator Quest for What’s Next 

Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022

Time: 11 AM – 2 PM

Starting Location: Reitz Union

Core Value: Discovery & Innovation 

Kick off the first day of Great Gator Welcome by learning about what makes our university the #1 institution for innovation impact. Discover how you can change the world in unconventional ways by visiting our innovation ecosystems around campus to complete our Great Gator Quest for What’s Next!

The Great Gator Campus Beautification

Date: Sunday, August 21, 2022

Time: 10 AM – 1 PM

Starting Location: Flavet Field

Core Value: Stewardship

Get familiar to your new ‘home’ and join us on August 21st from 10am-2pm as we host multiple ways for you to engage in sustainable and environmental preservation and contribute to the UF’s core value of Stewardship within the Gator Nation.

Sign up here.

The Great Gator Coffee Hour: Coffee, Connection & Civility through Dialogue

Date: Monday, August 22, 2022

Time: 2 PM – 4 PM

Location: Reitz Union Student Engagement Portal, Level 2

Core Value: Freedom & Civility

Join us for some coffee and pastries as we engage in dialogue and build connections to new and current UF students.
CONVOCATION

New Student Convocation

Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Time: 6 PM

Location: O’Connell Center

Core Value: Excellence

CLASS PHOTO

Class of 2026 Photo

Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Time: 7 PM

UPDATED Location: O’Connell Center

Core Value: Excellence

The Great Gator Welcome & Wellness

Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Time: 7:30 PM

UPDATED Location: Reitz Union (Check-in on Level 2)

Core Value: Excellence

The Great Gator Student Organization Fair

Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Time: 11 AM- 2 PM 

Location: Reitz Union

Core Value: Community

WELCOME BACK CONCERT

The Great Gator Welcome Back Concert:
Joey BadA$$ ft. Jean Deaux

Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Time: 7 PM (Doors Open at 6 PM)

Location: O’Connell Center

Core Value: Community

The Great GatorNights Welcome Home

Date: Friday, August 26, 2022

Time: 7 – 11 PM

Location: Reitz Union

Core Value: Inclusion