Gator Day at the Capitol

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Gator Day is an annual event that brings together University of Florida students, alumnae, faculty, staff and administration with the goal of advocating for the University of Florida with legislators and esteemed leaders from throughout Florida. Gator Day is one of the oldest traditions in Tallahassee during session and has been celebrated for decades in the State Capitol. Gator Day provides students and alumni the opportunity to interact with leaders in our state and communities and showcase our preeminent university.

Gator Day partners include Florida Blue Key, UF Student Government, the UF Alumni Association and Gators for Higher Education.


2016 Schedule

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

UF Colleges and Unit Booth Displays on the 2nd & 3rd floor rotundas, Capitol Courtyard


11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

UF Alumni Association Welcome Lunch Reception on the 22nd Floor. To register, please visit the registration page today.


GATOR PRIDE SPIRIT CONTEST – Celebrate Gator Day and show our elected officials that there is nothing greater than being a Florida Gator! Wear your Orange and Blue on Tuesday, February 16 and share on Twitter with the #GatorDay hashtag. We’ll be retweeting our favorites. Thanks for playing and Go Gators!

 **Be on the look out for Albert and Alberta throughout the day! Special Guest Football Coach Jim McElwain will also be in the Capitol**



*Note: In May 2014 the legislature voted to start the annual legislative session in January (instead March). Legislators every 10 years meet in January when they are drawing new Congressional and legislative districts. Florida’s constitution requires the session start in March in odd-numbered years but leaves it up to legislators to fix the date in even-numbered years.