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 2018 reunion.

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Celebrate the Class of 1969

Grand Guard Society members return to campus Nov. 7-9, 2019 to welcome the new class.

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Photos from Past Events

Check out all the great photos from recent Grand Guard Reunions.

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Grand Guard Discoveries '18

Grand Guard visits Cape Cod &  UF's Preservation Institute in Nantucket. Sept. 16-22, 2018.

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View Grand Guard Members

View a list of classmates who have been awarded the
Grand Guard.

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Grand Guard Discoveries '19

Cruise Portugal to London with Grand Guard. Visit Normandy~ 75th D-Day Anniv. May 5-14, 2019

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Join the Legacy Society

Build your UF legacy
with planned gifts & remembrances.

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