UF engages students with all kinds of initiatives. On "One Less Car Day" in October, students, staff, and faculty pledge to commute to campus via a means other than a vehicle.
Favorite Things To Do
UF's campus has gyms, playing fields of every type, lap and recreational pools, concerts, speeches, shows in the O'Connell Center, a game room and movie theatre in the Reitz Union, a lake with boats, grills, and waterskiing (that's actually 10 miles south of campus, but it's free for UF students). There are also plays and musicals in the Constans Theatre, and leisure classes in the Reitz basement. There's more to be found, of course.
A Gator's No. 1 love in the fall is watching UF football, whether it's in the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium or on television at The Swamp, a favorite local restaurant across the street from the stadium. If you're feeling a bit rugged, Museum Road lays claim to the notorious "Bat House", where a large colony of bats live. Nightly, people line Museum Road to watch the colony swarm from the house. Across the street, Lake Alice houses many reptilian representatives of UF's mascot. University-owned Lake Wauburg is just 10 miles south of campus, so whether you feel like a picnic, canoeing, windsurfing, or rock climbing, this park is free to all UF students and their guests. Just don't forget your Gator1. Make sure you paint the 34th Street wall. You'll understand when you see it. And, of course, there's always something to see in the Harn Museum of Art and the Florida Museum of Natural History.
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
With more than 800 student organizations, just about everyone can find at least one club he or she is interested in. By joining a club, it is much easier to get involved on campus and connect with people who have similar interests with yourself. Some organizations have much prestige and could be helpful to your resume if you have a position of power, so it is wise to check out the full listing of organizations.