Student Experience

UF Online’s flexibility meets you where you are so you can pursue your passion. The UF Online student experience is as diverse as our students, but we all know what it feels like to be a Gator.



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Student Engagement

UF Online hosts a variety of activities to engage and connect with online students. We host regular events in Gainesville, like a tailgate at Homecoming, and events, like networking receptions, outside of Gainesville. Additionally, through Gator Clubs around the world you can interact with the Gator Nation. Online does not mean solitary as Florida Gators are known for being social creatures.

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Gator Clubs to Connect with Nationwide

The Gator Nation is everywhere, with more than 400,000 alumni and 100 Gator Clubs around the world. Online students get a special membership rate and can enjoy a variety of club activites. From networking events to football and basketball viewing parties, Gator Clubs provide opportunities for socializing, networking and fun.

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Student Plaza

The UF Online Student Plaza is your virtual campus to connect and network with your fellow classmates, advisors, faculty and staff. The plaza is open 24/7 and, like Turlington Plaza on campus, it is a gathering place for online students. You organize study groups, plan outings in your local area and have chats with your academic advisor.

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Optional Fee Package

For online students that live in or frequent the Gainesville area, you can opt-in to the Optional Fee Package to have access to the same services as your on campus counterparts. The fee package gives you access to a wide variety of student activities like the fitness center, the health center, student prices for athletic events and transportation around Gainesville.

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Sports

The Gator Nation is well-known for the success of its sports teams. From football and basketball to gymnastics and baseball, the Gators are often the team to beat. UF Online students are welcomed and encouraged to participate in athletic events no matter where they live. You are eligible to sit in student sections for any event (note to get student ticket pricing you need to opt into the Optional Fee Package). Outside of Gainesville you can attend viewing parties, tailgates and other activities hosted by your local Gator Club.

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UF Libraries

As a Research I level institution, UF students have access to a vast array of information. The UF Libraries contain the most comprehensive knowledge resource system in the state of Florida and crosses all disciplines in every format -- with a large portion of materials available online. Additionally, there is an experienced and knowledgable staff of librarians and researchers who specialize by college/major that are available to assist and guide you in taking advantage of this expansive resource.

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Student Clubs

Want to socialize with your fellow Gators online or in person? Then join or start your own club. UF has more than 1,000 student organizations. Whether it is dance, culture or politics -- there is probably a student club formed around your interest.

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