Culture & Events

The University of Florida regularly hosts world-class cultural performances and events—and is home to some of the country’s top athletic teams.

UF Performing Arts

World-class music, dance, theatre and more make their way to Gainesville throughout the year at the Curtis M. Philliips M.D. Center for the Performing Arts, the Squitieri Studio Theatre, the University Auditorium and the Baughman Center.

UF College of the Arts

You can also tap into the university’s arts community for cutting-edge film, performance, music and much more.

UF Athletics

UF prides itself on having one of the top-10 best athletic programs in the nation.

Stephen C. O’Connell Center

This multi-purpose public assembly facility features academic, athletic, recreational and entertainment activities.

Museums & Galleries

UF Bat Colony

The UF Bat Barn and Bat House, representing the world’s largest occupied bat houses, are located on the north side of Museum Road between Village Drive and Radio Road across from Lake Alice.

George A. Smathers Libraries

UF’s libraries consist of seven libraries; six of which comprise the George A. Smathers Libraries. The Smathers Libraries actively collaborate with the Legal Information Center, which is a part of the Levin College of Law.

UF Bookstore

Whether you’re in need of a new notebook, greeting card, Gator shirt or a snack, the bookstore is conveniently located in the middle of campus in the J. Wayne Reitz Union.

University Press of Florida

UPF has published over 2,500 volumes since its inception and currently releases nearly 100 new titles each year.