Grand Guard Society

About The Grand Guard

The Grand Guard Society celebrates the rich history of The Gator Nation and provides meaningful experiences for Gators who have reached the 50th anniversary of their first graduation. Each year we welcome a new class into the Grand Guard Society during the reunion weekend. All Grand Guard Society members are invited to participate and help welcome the new inductees.

The Grand Guard tradition began in 1955 and included graduates from East Florida Seminary, Florida Agricultural College, and South Florida Military Institute. There are approximately 900 living Grand Guard members to date. 

Learn more about the Grand Guard Society and the Reunion Weekend by watching highlights from the 2016 Reunion.


Celebrate the Class of '67


Grand Guard Society members return to campus Nov. 16-18, 2017 to welcome the new class.

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Photos from Past Events


See photos from recent Grand Guard Reunions.

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Join the Legacy Society


Build your UF legacy with planned gifts and remembrances.

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View Grand Guard Members


View who have been awarded Grand Guard Society status.

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A special thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Oak Hammock.