Group Tours

    Tour guides showing students the campus

    Group Tours

    The University of Florida Office of Admissions offers group tours for high schools or community organizations with high school age students. Group tours include a brief admissions presentation and 90-minute guided walking tour. Group tours can accommodate 15 to 60 students. We require one (1) chaperone for every ten (10) students. Chaperones are required to stay with their groups at all times.

    Summer 2024 Group Tour registration is now open! Group tours are scheduled on a first-come first-serve basis. Submitting a request does not guarantee that your request will be approved. Please complete the form at least three weeks prior to your requested visit. Once you submit the form, you will receive an email that your request is under review. The request will be reviewed by our office within 3-5 business days. You can expect to receive an email after we complete our review.

    Group Tour Request Form

    Helpful Information

    Planning Your Day

    Please arrive at least 20 minutes early to allow your students to check-in and be seated. There is not a restroom break on the tour so students should use the restroom prior to the start of their group tour. Many groups enjoy dining on campus or visiting our bookstore. If this interests your group, please allow time for your students to do so either before or after their scheduled tour.


    Buses must unload at the bus loop on McCarty Drive: 1822 McCarty Dr, Gainesville, FL 32611. Buses are not permitted to unload in roadways, block traffic, or use the Reitz Union Circle Drive.

    Buses and oversized vans should park in the large parking lot off of Memorial Road behind the Microbiology/Cell Science Building which is 1355 Museum Dr, Gainesville, FL 32603.

    Groups in vehicles or small vans should park in either the Welcome Center Garage or overflow Garage 5 (roman numeral V). There is a $8.00 charge for all-day parking in both garages. The parking garages have a clearance height of 8 feet and 7 feet respectively.

    Note that if you are parking in Garage 5, it is about a 10-15 minute walk to the Welcome Center. Please plan accordingly. (Directions to the Welcome Center from Garage 5: turn left when exiting the garage to go north on Gale Lemerand Drive. At the traffic light, turn right on Museum Road. The Welcome Center entrance will be on your left at 1900 Museum Road, Gainesville, FL 32611.)

    If there is no driver to drop off your group and a chaperone is driving an oversized vehicle, you will need to contact Transportation and Parking Services in order to obtain a parking pass and specific parking instructions from them to be able to park closer to the Welcome Center.


    Typically, groups may choose to eat in the dining hall or Reitz Union Food Court during their visit. All dining coordination is handled by our campus dining partner. Please reach out to them here:


    If anyone from your group requires accommodations during your scheduled group tour, please contact the Welcome Center prior to your arrival at 352-392-2925 or by emailing We can provide non-motorized wheelchairs as well as sign language interpreters with at least 1 week notice prior to your scheduled visit.

    Campus Wi-Fi

    Free Wi-Fi is available for guests. Connect your device directly to the open "ufguest" network.

    Chaperone Guidelines

    Chaperones are an integral part of your group tour experience. We require one (1) chaperone for every ten (10) students and all chaperones are expected to remain with their group for the entirety of your visit. Chaperones are responsible for their group while visiting campus. We recommend having your student’s emergency contacts, allergies, and/or parental waivers on hand just in case of an emergency.

    Delays and Late Arrivals

    We understand groups may be delayed for numerous reasons. Please account for enough time so that you can arrive on time for your scheduled group tour. If groups arrive late, we cannot guarantee the full group tour experience. After 30 minutes, we reserve the right to cancel your group tour. Please contact our office to keep us aware of your expected arrival at 352-392-2959.


    We expect students and chaperones to be respectful of our community and policies. We reserve the right to limit a group’s future participation in group tours in the event of extreme circumstances.

    Self-Guided Tour

    Groups interested in completing the self-guided tour can do so on their own at any time. It has audio and visual content recorded by our student tour guides and will lead your group along a tour route. The self-guided tour can be found in the GatorWay mobile app or by clicking the links below. Depending on the size of your group, you may want to consider downloading the app to multiple devices to use in smaller groups. There is no registration required for self-guided tours at this time. The self-guided tour may be offered to groups we are unable to accommodate.

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