Grand Guard Reunion

About The Grand Guard Society and Reunion

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 1,000 living Grand Guard members to date. 

Class of 1974 Reunion Weekend

Mark your calendars and join your fellow classmates in Gainesville on Oct. 24 - 26, 2024 as we reminisce, reconnect, and celebrate this milestone! 

Together, let's make this reunion an unforgettable chapter in the story of the UF Class of 1974!

Previous classes and past inductees are encouraged to attend as well! 


Learn more about the Grand Guard Society and the Reunion Weekend by watching highlights from the 2019 reunion.

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Grand Guard Past Photos

Photos from Past Events

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


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View Grand Guard Members

View a list of classmates who have been inducted into the Grand Guard Society.

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