Hall of Fame

Since 1921, the University of Florida Hall of Fame has recognized seniors and graduate students who have consistently demonstrated an outstanding commitment to improving the University of Florida through campus and community involvement, participation in organized campus activities, and scholastic achievement. It is one of the most prestigious honors awarded to students by the Division of Student Life at the University of Florida.

2024 Hall of Fame Award Recipients

Nicholas BlumenthalJacob FazioJeffrey KatzWilliam Munro III Hassan Perera Mesa
Ga’Shanti BrightOlivia GreenSazzad MabudFranco NazarianElizabeth Putnam
Clara Calavia Sarnago
Julia HaleyJeniffer MaldonadoJasmyne Nelson Sadeem Qdaisat
Emma CarterMyla HartmanAdreanne MartinezAlejandro Ortiz LopezGrant Thrower
Hilton Etienne Taylor JudkinsReagan McGurkNana OtooMiles Turner



The University of Florida Hall of Fame is the highest recognition given to student leaders at the University of Florida. The UF Hall of Fame is reserved for those students who have shown truly superior leadership and achievement through their activities and scholarship while members of the University of Florida community. Through their involvement as student leaders, it is clear to all who encounter these students that they are set apart from other outstanding student leaders as especially deserving of this unique honor. The UF Hall of Fame is limited in size to no more than 25 students in a given year.

The University of Florida Hall of Fame accepts applications once a year. The application will be posted no earlier than December and will be found on this website.

To be eligible for consideration, each student must follow these instructions:

  • Applicants must be classified as a current graduating senior or above, or a graduate or professional school student at UF.
    • Undergraduate applicants are eligible if they have graduated in Summer 2023, or December 2023, or will be graduating in May 2024.
    • Graduate or professional students are eligible at any time in their coursework to apply.
  • Applicants must be enrolled full-time or for the minimum number of hours required for graduation if they have not graduated.
  • Applicants must have been a full-time student for more than half the time in attendance at UF.
  • Applicants must excel in at least two of the following:
    • Leadership Qualities/Significant Leadership Roll
    • Participation in Student Activities
    • Service to the University of Florida
    • Academic Achievement
  • All applicants must complete the electronic application and turn in at least one letter of recommendation by the deadline. A maximum of two letters may be submitted. These recommendations must be from individuals directly related to the applicant’s accomplishments or service during their time at UF, typically faculty, staff, or a community member. Letters of recommendation from students (or peers) will not be accepted.
  • Applicants must be free of conduct probation or pending conduct hearing.
  • All undergraduate applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants in the College of Law, Medicine, Dentistry, or Veterinary Medicine must have a minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA. All graduate applicants must have a minimum graduate cumulative 3.25 GPA. Applications from students with GPAs below these minimum requirements will not be considered.

Students will be recommended for induction into the University of Florida Hall of Fame by a Selection Committee appointed by the Vice President for Student Life; these selections are final.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Life at 352-392-1265, or send an email to UFHallofFame@ufsa.ufl.edu. *Please note we do not have the bandwidth to confirm receipt of letters of recommendation; this is something you will have to confirm with your recommender.

Applicants agree by participating in the process to have their academic records and discipline records examined by the Hall of Fame Selection Committee.

Applicants waive their right of access to submitted materials and letters of recommendation under the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act by applying for the Hall of Fame.

*Applications that are incomplete in any way or submitted after the deadline established for the selection process, or not in compliance with the expectations listed above, will not be forwarded to the Hall of Fame Selection Committee for review.