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Family Weekend is a highlight of a student college experience, giving families the opportunity to experience the Gator Nation! From lectures to student performances to athletic events, the campus is lively this time of year and we can’t wait to have you join your student on campus to see the place they call home.

Please explore our page and let us know if you have any questions by contacting us here.


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Fall Family Weekend

SEPTEMBER 23-26, 2021

Schedule

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We want to make sure you have enough time to make Family Weekend one to remember! Click the tabs to explore all this weekend has to offer!

Thursday, September 23, 2021

-We are working hard to prepare a memorable weekend. This information is subject to change. A final schedule will be shared one week before Family Weekend.
-There is no Family Weekend programming scheduled for Thursday. Families and/or students are encouraged to utilize this day for traveling and reconnecting. Early check-in will be available on Thursday.

Friday, September 24, 2021

-We are working hard to prepare a memorable weekend. This information is subject to change. A final schedule will be shared one week before Family Weekend.
-Friday programming will consist of various events and programs throughout UF Campus and Gainesville beginning as early as 8:00 AM and ending as late as 1:00 AM.

Saturday, September 25, 2021

-We are working hard to prepare a memorable weekend. This information is subject to change. A final schedule will be shared one week before Family Weekend.
-Saturday’s programming includes the football game, tailgate, and other events beginning as early as 8:00 AM and ending as late as 1:00 AM.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

-We are working hard to prepare a memorable weekend. This information is subject to change. A final schedule will be shared one week before Family Weekend.
-Sunday/s programming includes various opportunities to bid farewell to your family/student beginning as early as 9:00 AM and ending as late as 2:00 PM.






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Frequently Asked Questions

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Fall Family Weekend will be held Thursday, September 23, 2021 through Sunday, September 26, 2021.
Registration opens mid-July and will remain open until three weeks prior to Family Weekend or until the program fills to capacity at which time no additional participants or guests can be added.
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Family Weekend 2021 will offer a variety of in-person and self-guided experiences that you can participate in as a family while visiting your student. Families will be able to “choose your own adventure” to create the Family Weekend 2021 experience that best suits their interests. A tentative list of events is located at welcome.ufl.edu/family-weekend. A detailed event schedule will be emailed to Family Weekend participants one week prior to Family Weekend.
Families participating in Family Weekend are responsible for their own lodging accommodations for the weekend. There are several local options for families to choose from when making these accommodations. For on-campus accommodations, you may want to contact the Reitz Union Hotel.

For additional listings of accommodations in Gainesville visit the “Visit Gainesville” website.

The Family Weekend schedule has a variety of event offerings that take place starting early Friday and concluding mid-day Sunday. You may pick and choose the events that you are able to attend at your leisure. Participation in some events may require you to arrive at a specific time.
Yes – All official Family Weekend events require registration.
All registered Family Members will receive parking instructions one week prior to Family Weekend.
After registration, you will receive confirmation emails: a payment confirmation and a registration summary. A detailed brochure including finalized event times will be emailed one week prior to Family Weekend. You will be sent an e-mail confirmation to the email address provided on your registration.
If you do not receive an immediate email confirmation, or if you have lost your confirmation, email us at IHaveAGator@ufl.edu. Please include the UF student’s name and UFID.
Please contact New Student and Family Programs by emailing IHaveAGator@ufl.edu to request special accommodations that you or your family member may need during Family Weekend. Special accommodations may include, dietary needs, interpreter services, parking, etc.
If you would like to edit or change a specific event registration, please email IHaveAGator@ufl.edu. No changes can be made over the phone.
Family Weekend is designed for all members of your family. There is a wide range of activities that are suitable for all ages.
No. There is no onsite registration for Family Weekend.
Registered families will receive check-in instructions in their final email confirmation.
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