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Being a student member of the UF Alumni Association will enhance your college experience and provide you opportunities for personal growth, while interacting with UF alumni. Joining the UFAA is your first step in a lifelong relationship with the University of Florida and Gators everywhere.
Just like alumni members, you can use your membership card at a variety of retailers to receive members-only exclusives. You’ll also automatically become a member of your hometown Gator Club®. In addition to the regular perks that are available to all members, students get to enjoy additional opportunities throughout the year.
Student members get exclusive Gator Gear each academic year. The 2016-2017 member shirt is a Comfort Colors blue tee, featuring a front pocket with the UFAA logo on it. Come by Emerson Alumni Hall anytime Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to pick yours up. Bring your digital UFAA membership card or UF ID with you. You can also pick up your gear at signature events throughout the year, such as BEAT t-shirt giveaway days, Rally in the Swamp, and TK Log-Ins.
Distance Learners- Call our office at (352) 392-1905 and we’ll be happy to have your items ready on your next trip to Gainesville or we can mail them to you at your preferred address outside the local area.
BEAT t-shirts are a staple for Gator game days! Only available to student members of the UF Alumni Association, BEAT t-shirts are available for the four biggest home football games. This year's t-shirts will feature Comfort Colors! They are given away to the first 1,500 members on designated days before each game. There will also be 500 limited edition t-shirts made for the Georgia game. Visit bit.ly/BEAT16 for more details and to view the t-shirt designs.
Fall 2016 Dates:
Kentucky - Friday, September 9
LSU - Friday, October 7
Missouri - Thursday, October 13
Georgia - Thursday, October 27 (500 limited edition shirts available)
South Carolina - Thursday, November 10
Distance Learners- The deadline to request 2016-2017 BEAT T-Shirts has passed. More information regarding the 2017-2018 season will be posted in Summer of 2017.
Tradition Keepers and the F Book
Every incoming freshman receives the F Book during their Preview orientation in Gainesville. The F Book is a living piece of history of the University of Florida, chronicling the rich traditions of The Gator Nation® throughout the decades. Use the F Book to complete UF traditions during your time as a student. Before you graduate, you can log in traditions to receive your official Tradition Keeper insignia to wear at commencement.
After completing any 10 traditions, you will become an "Orange Tradition Keeper" and receive an orange UF TK lapel pin. After completing any 20 traditions, you will become a "Blue Tradition Keeper" and receive a blue UF TK lapel pin. After completing any 30 traditions, you will become a "Silver Tradition Keeper" and receive a silver UF TK lapel pin. Once you have completed a total of 40 traditions, you will become a "Golden University of Florida Tradition Keeper" and receive a gold UF TK medallion for graduation.
Fall 2016 TK Log-In Days will be held at Emerson Alumni Hall on Thursday and Friday, December 8 and 9, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days.
Distance Learners- to request your complimentary copy of the F Book, simply email email@example.com with your name, UF ID, and preferred mailing address. Since distance learners may not be able to make it to Gainesville during the designated Log In Days, you can choose to submit your traditions electronically. Check back here for more information in March 2016.
The Gator Run
Student members receive a discounted registration rate for The Gator Run. This 5k is colored in orange and blue powder along the route through campus! The fifth annual Gator Run will take place in Spring 2017. Registration is now open at www.TheGatorRun.com.
Distance Learners- The Gator Run always takes place on a Saturday afternoon in the spring semester. We hope that you’ll be able to travel into Gainesville for this event.