About UF Housing
The University of Florida is a major land-grant research university. The state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution, UF is among the nation’s most academically diverse public universities. As the providers of UF’s innovative and flexible housing options since 1906, the UF Department of Housing Residence Education (UF DOHERE) is consistently updating facilities to ensure the highest quality of on-campus lodging for our valued residents and guests. Housing and Residence Education’s mission is to provide well-maintained, community-oriented facilities where residents and staff are empowered to learn, innovate, and succeed.
UF DOHRE employs a staff of hundreds to operate our buildings and provide outstanding customer service to our guests. The proximity of our residence halls alongside classrooms, food service, and meeting space allows our guests to truly experience the atmosphere of the Gator Nation.
The University of Florida is surrounded by a plethora of outdoor opportunities for recreation. Gainesville is a mecca of culture as well, offering great local restaurants and breweries as well as the Florida Museum of Natural History and the Hippodrome State Theatre. There really is something for everyone!
Finding ‘The Swamp’
Coming in from out of town? You have several airports to choose from. Gainesville Regional Airport is nearest at roughly 15 minutes away from campus. Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa airports are all approximately a two-hour drive from UF. UF’s main campus is bounded by University Avenue on the north and Archer Road on the south; 13th Street to the east and 34th Street to the west. The UF Main Housing Office is located on the corner of SW 13th Street and Museum Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611. For more information and directions, please follow this link to Google Maps. The UF parking map may be found here: UF Parking Map.
You’re probably asking yourself, What is there to do in Gainesville?
IchetuckneeRelax and float down the Ichetucknee
Ben Hill Griffin StadiumCheer on the gators at the Swamp
The HarnSee the unique exhibits at the Harn Museum of Art
Lake WaubergGo paddle boarding around Lake Wauberg
Paynes PrarrieSee Florida's wildlife close up at Paynes Prarrie
Bo DiddleyEnjoy a verity of performances at Bo Diddley Plaza
Philips CenterSee who's performing at the Philips Center for Performing Arts
Beaty Towers RooftopThere's so much to do in and around Gainesville, just ask our Conference Services Team!