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Get Connected

Looking for ways to get connected at UF or in our community? We’ve established a directory to help you find kindred spirits and opportunities to explore new interests.


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Alachua County Parks and Preserves

Enjoy the beautiful nature Alachua County has to offer.


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Gainesville Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department manages over 3,200 acres of parkland with numerous cultural, recreational, and natural areas and facilities.


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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.



Farmers Markets

Explore our list of farmers markets in Gainesville and the surrounding area..


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Reitz Union Leisure Courses

Explore new skills, attitudes, and appreciations. Try classes from ceramics to horsemanship to wine pairings.


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Stephen C. O’Connell Center

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


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UF Athletics

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


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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.


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UF College of the Arts

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


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UF Performing Arts

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


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UF Podcast Directory

Whether you’re going for a walk or run, stuck in traffic or just washing the dishes, podcasts can make your daily routine more fun and informative. If you’re looking for a new podcast to enjoy, tune into one or more of the podcasts in this directory!