The University of Florida Alumni Association was organized and
chartered in 1906 by the first group of graduates from the Gainesville
Today, alumni on record total nearly 350,000. We have alumni in
every state and in more than 100 foreign countries.
The Alumni Association is responsible for a network of nearly
100 Gator Clubs® in Florida, across the U.S. and internationally. These
are composed of alumni and friends who represent UF in their
communities. They hold a wide variety of programs and events in support
of the university.
The Alumni Association is also actively involved with the
recruitment of superior students to attend the University and with
financial assistance programs
in the form of scholarships sponsored by the Gator Clubs®. In
addition, we host outreach programs that bring faculty and
administrators on the road to
carry the University's message to alumni and friends.
Reunion programs are organized and conducted by the Alumni
Association and have been successful in bringing alumni back to
Gainesville, with activities
that are designed to involve returning graduates with campus
life. We host the Grand Guard reunion, which honors 50 year graduates
of UF, and the Silver
Society, which recognizes 25 year grads. In addition to these
reunions, several annual events are held each year including Back to
College, Spring Weekend
and our Gator Nation Tailgate party before each football game.
Specific groups have been organized to represent the needs of
special interests on the campus, including the Association of Black
Alumni and the Association of
Hispanic Alumni. In addition, Student Membership in the Alumni
Association was developed to create networking opportunities between
current students and alumni.
With more than 11,500 members, this group offers career
networking, social events and special programming. The Florida
Cicerones, who are UF’s campus ambassadors,
are also members of this group. These students, specially
selected to represent the University, lead tours and host events across