MFOS 10th Anniversary Celebration Weekend (Alumni Reunion)

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Starts:  Oct 14, 2016 11:00 AM (ET)
Ends:  Oct 15, 2016 3:00 PM (ET)


Help us celebrate 10 years of the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program! The MFOS Reunion Weekend is Oct. 14-15, 2016. Reconnect with classmates and current students while helping to honor the program. Surrounding Homecoming, this fun-filled weekend includes an MFOS Brunch, a Mix and Mingle Reception before Gator Growl, and a Game Day BBQ. Don't miss your opportunity to celebrate 10 years!

The registration fee includes a $10 contribution to the MFOS program. Thank you for your support!


Schedule of Events: 

Friday, October 14 

9:30 AM - 1:00 PM: MFOS Brunch and Homecoming Parade Viewing - Enjoy brunch with fellow MFOS alumni at Emerson Alumni Hall. Following the MFOS Brunch, join Gator fans along University Ave. to watch the 92nd annual Homecoming Parade.

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Pre-Gator Growl Mix and Mingle - Before Gator Growl, join current students and other MFOS alums for a mix and mingle reception in the new Orange and Brew in the J. Wayne Reitz Union. This is a great way to reconnect with your former classmates and provide wonderful networking opportunities to current underclassmen. 

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Gator Growl Admission Ticket - (Optional $29.75) at Flavet Field. The purchase of this ticket is for admission to the main Gator Growl event. You will receive your Gator Growl admission ticket by email from the O'Connell Center/Gator Growl team. You must bring this email ticket with you to gain entry into Gator Growl. 

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Gator Growl UFAA Hospitality Tent Ticket - (Optional $35.00) at Flavet Field. This special-invitation only, VIP tent will feature seating, TVs with a live feed from the stage, bleachers, complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Last year, the tent sold out and was the place to be! Be sure to buy your tickets early. There is no physical ticket for the Hospitality Tent. Simply check-in at the Hospitality Tent entrance with your photo ID.  

Saturday, October 15

Time TBA:  Gator Nation Tailgate - Join us at Emerson Alumni Hall. Your meal ticket is included in your registration fee for the UF vs. Missouri Gator Nation Tailgate. Everyone's favorite 4 Rivers Smokehouse will once again be serving as caterer. Menu items: Brisket, Veggie Skewers, Coleslaw, BBQ Beans. Cash bar available.  


Football Tickets

A limited number of tickets are available for the UF vs. Missouri football game for those attending the MFOS Reunion. Tickets are $35 each ($10 off the regular price). Please enter offer code "MFOS" when selecting tickets. Click here to purchase football tickets now!


Travel Plans: 

Join the "Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Alumni" Facebook group here to chat with others about carpooling options, accommodations, and travel plans for the weekend.


Hotel Block Information:

Holiday Inn
1250 West University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601
Call 352-376-1661 and mention Group Code "MFOS"
Rate: $309 per night
Block Expires: 9/14/16

Springhill Suites
4155 SW 40th Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32608
Call 352-376-8873 and mention Group Code "MFOS"
Rate: $199 per night
Block Expires: 9/14/16