Please click on one of the following questions below to see if we might be able to answer your question regarding Spring Family Weekend.

Spring Family Weekend will begin at approximately 3:00 p.m. on Friday and run through Sunday afternoon. Families may check in on Friday afternoon or Saturday Morning.

Families participating in Family Weekend are responsible for their own lodging accommodations for the weekend. There are several local options for families to choose from when making these accommodations. For on-campus accommodations, you may want to contact the Reitz Union Hotel.

The Spring Family Weekend schedule has a large variety of event offerings that take place starting Friday and concluding Sunday. You may pick and choose the events you are able to attend at your leisure. Participation in any of the official Family Weekend events requires registration and full payment of fees, regardless of your arrival time.

For the purposes of registration, divorced and/or separated families will be placed on one student registration record. However, two sets of program materials and information will be given at check in. Please contact our office at (352) 392-8396 or at IHaveAGator@ufl.edu to indicate if you need to add additional guests and receive a second set of materials.

Starting at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, decal restrictions are lifted in most areas- unless otherwise posted. For more specifics on UF parking restrictions during the weekend please visit: http://parking.ufl.edu/parking-at-uf/campus-parking-restrictions.

Family Weekend is a self-funded event. Registration packages cover all overhead expenses including publications, registration materials, room and equipment reservations, staffing and all non-ticketed events. All Family Weekend participants who register for the Orange or Blue package may attend official Spring Family Weekend events. Participants who register for the Green package will receive a list of family friendly attractions across campus and the Gainesville community.

When you register online for Family Weekend you will have the option to pay with a credit card. If you choose to pay with check or money order, you must pay at check-in. No on-site registration will be available.

You will receive an e-mail confirmation once fees have been paid in full. You can also click on the registration link and log back into the registration website to see if your payment has been processed.

There are no waivers available for Spring Family Weekend.

Once we receive full payment of your registration fees, you will be sent an e-mail confirmation to the electronic address provided on your registration. A second confirmation with final program details and schedule will be e-mailed one week prior to Spring Family Weekend.

If you do not receive your confirmation a week prior to Spring Family Weekend or if you have lost your confirmation, email us at newstudentinfo@dso.ufl.edu. Please include the UF student’s name and UFID.

Yes, once you submit your registration for Family Weekend you acknowledge that you are responsible for the associated cost and are fee liable even if you do not attend. To review the Cancellation policy see (What is the cancellation policy?) Be sure to confer as a family about potential scheduling conflicts prior to making a reservation for Family Weekend. Conflicts may include evening classes, mid-term exams, and/or other events that may bring family to Gainesville on a different weekend.

Confer as a family about potential scheduling conflicts prior to making a reservation for Spring Family Weekend. Conflicts may include evening classes, mid-term exams, and/or other events that may bring family to Gainesville on a different weekend. Registration will remain open until two weeks prior to Spring Family Weekend or until the program fills to capacity at which time no additional participants or guests can be added.

If you wish to cancel your entire Spring Family Weekend reservation/registration, please contact New Student and Family Programs in writing by emailing IHaveAGator@ufl.edu as soon as you are able. Cancellations requested no later than two weeks after the date of registration will receive a full refund. We will only be able to refund registration fees for cancellations received prior to two weeks before the start of Family Weekend. Refund requests must be submitted in writing to IHaveAGator@ufl.edu.

Once we have received your refund request in writing, we will send you a link to fill out the Family Weekend Refund Request Form. Refunds will be processed 4-6 weeks after Spring Family Weekend. Once a reservation/registration is cancelled, New Student and Family Programs cannot guarantee it can be reinstated. Requests for refunds received after two weeks of registration will not be granted. Cancellation requests cannot be made by phone.

If you wish to remove guests from the reservation/registration prior to two weeks before the start of Spring Family Weekend, contact us via email at IHaveAGator@ufl.edu or by phone at (352) 392-8396. You will need to provide the UF student’s name and UFID and the name(s) of the guest(s) to be removed. Only guests removed within two weeks of the date of registration are eligible for a refund of fees. Guests removed after this date are not eligible for a refund of fees, but please, as a courtesy, be sure to inform New Student and Family Programs of any guests no longer attending. If you wish to add guests to the reservation/registration prior to two weeks before Family Weekend you may do so by logging back into your Family Weekend Reservation. You can also do so via email at IHaveAGator@ufl.edu or by phone at (352) 392-8396. You will need to provide the UF student’s name and UFID and the name(s) of the guest(s) you would like to add. The deadline to add guests is two weeks prior to the start of Family Weekend or until the program fills to capacity at which time no additional participants or guests can be added.

Please note: Cancellations for tickets purchased directly through ticket vendors or individual organizations cannot be refunded by New Student and Family Programs.

If you wish to add guests to the reservation/registration, please email IHaveAGator@ufl.edu. You will need to provide the UF student’s name and UFID and the name(s) of the guest(s) you would like to add. The deadline to edit registrations is two weeks prior to the start of Spring Family Weekend or until the program fills to capacity at which time no additional participants or guests can be added.

If you wish to remove guests from the reservation/registration prior to registration closing emailing IHaveAGator@ufl.edu. You will need to provide the UF student’s name and UFID and the name(s) of the guest(s) to be removed. Only guests removed two prior to the start of Spring Family Weekend are eligible for a refund of fees. Guests removed after this date are not eligible for a refund of fees, but please, as a courtesy, be sure to inform New Student and Family Programs of any guests no longer attending.

Please contact New Student and Family Programs at (352) 392-8396 or email IHaveAGator@ufl.edu to request special accommodations that you or your family member may need during Family Weekend. Special accommodations may include, food needs, interpreter services, parking, etc.

If you would like to request a refund for all or part of you Family Weekend registration costs, please send an email to IHaveAGator@ufl.edu. You will need to provide the UF student’s name and UFID