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Time to Dive In To Your Gator Student Experience

Gator Nation Visit Days (GNV Days) are an optional one-day, transition experience hosted throughout the month of July. Students and their families will have the opportunity to come to campus to be immersed in all things UF.

During GNV Days, students and one guest will have the opportunity to:

  • Tour campus where they can get a feel for campus life and learn more about the Gator Student Experience.
  • Have lunch in one of our dining halls.
  • Create early connection with peers and fellow Gators.
  • Discover more about resources available.
  • And, of course, learn Gator traditions.

GNV Days will take place on UF’s campus, in accordance with university COVID-19 guidelines space availability may be limited. Each registration is restricted to one student and one guest.


Subject to availability all GNV Days will take place every Monday through Friday starting July 1, 2021 and offered each day until July 23, 2021 (with the exception of July 5 – Independence Day Observed).


The GNV Days schedule will allow students to explore different resources on campus and begin to plan their college experience. Registered students and their guests should bring their comfortable walking shoes, an umbrella in case of Florida showers, and any questions you may have about the transition to UF.


GNV Days will cost $40 per student and $40 per guest which will include parking and lunch. Limited need-based waivers are available for the student registration cost. Waivers are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and can be submitted through our waiver form here.

Where to Stay

If you’re curious where to stay when visiting Gainesville, on-campus housing is available for students the day before and the evening of your GNV session, if needed. Housing will be limited capacity and have an additional cost. Other overnight options for families can be found at the Reitz Union Hotel or by exploring the Visit GNV page.

Registration Steps for GNV Days

  • STEP 1: Log In

    Login to the GNV Days registration system via the GNV Days registration system using your Gatorlink username and password.

  • STEP 2: Select Day

    Select an available date that best fits your schedule.

  • Step 3: Pay Costs

    Pay your GNV Day costs with a major credit card through our online registration system – cash payments will not be accepted.

  • Step 4: Review Confirmation

    Review your registration confirmation which will be emailed to you once your GNV Day costs are paid in full and prior to your GNV Day session.


Why Attend?

To Explore

Discover the spaces and places you will call home during your time as a Gator. Knowing where, when, and how to go on day one can make a big difference. You can explore campus, all while capturing those picture-perfect spots where you will learn, study, cheer, lead, and thrive.

To Learn

Learn from in-depth presentations and hands-on workshops delivered by UF experts. There will be plenty of time and opportunities to hear and share experiences from your peers and share your own experiences.

To Network

Engage with your fellow Gators, meet and hang out with fellow new students from across the United States and beyond. You will have time to connect during the sessions, traditions tour, lunch, round tables, and just walking and sightseeing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please click on one of the following questions below to view the answer to your important questions regarding GNV Days.

Have Questions?

Visit our contact us page to connect with a member of our dedicated professional and graduate staff.