OCL sponsors several events throughout the year to help UF students to be successful living off campus. See below for details on our upcoming events.


Off Campus Ambassador Applications for the 2021-2022 Year

Looking for a fun way to be involved on campus while helping people learn more about the city of Gainesville? Think about applying to be an Off Campus Ambassador! The OCA's are a UF student organization sponsored by the office of Off Campus Life who assists with events, outreach, and helping students to discover fun things to do in Gainesville. Applications to be an Off Campus Ambassador will officially be open in early February.

For more information about the OCA recruitment process visit the Off Campus Ambassadors page on our website or email Brad.

Discover Gainesville

How would you like to explore local Gainesville hotspots on and off-campus each month for free? With Off Campus Life’s event series, Discover Gainesville, you can get to experience new venues, food, and culture around town guided by local experts. OCL will pay for all tickets and admission costs. Below are the dates, times, and locations of the local hotspots we will feature in Spring 2021. Mark your calendar and turn on social media post notifications to be notified when we post the link to RSVP. The spots go fast!

New Dates Coming Soon!

Rental Welcome

Each fall the OCL partners with the City of Gainesville Code Enforcement, Solid Waste Division, and Gainesville Police Department to conduct the annual Rental Welcome. City and university staff pair up and go door-to-door to welcome UF students living in rental houses in the College Park area near campus and provide them with educational materials and answer their questions. The educational materials include safety and crime prevention information, garbage disposal and recycling tips, information about city codes and state statutes, and OCL’s magazine, the Gator Guide. This two-day event is a great way to connect with students who might be new to the Gainesville area, home maintenance, and being responsible neighbors.

Off-Campus Housing Presentations

Off-Campus Housing presentations are an engaging and interactive way to help students settle concerns and questions about transitioning to life off-campus. Appropriate house-searching strategies, budgeting tips, roommate communication tips, and other topics are covered in these 30-45 minute presentations. An open Q & A session follows the presentation. See the Presentation Request Form request for an Off-Campus Housing presentation.

Great Gator Neighbor Awards

Learn what it means to be a Great Gator neighbor. Off Campus Life seeks to build a bridge between UF and the City of Gainesville, and we want you to be a part!

Gator Race

Join Off Campus Life around campus and throughout Gainesville for the first Gator Race Selfie Scavenger Hunt!  From September 10 through September 17, there are 13 locations to visit and grab a picture!  With locations on and off campus, you’ll be able to explore a wide variety of activities at UF and in the city!  Pick up a list of clues from the Off Campus Life Office (1304 Diamond Road, Corner of 13th & Museum) or click here. After you find the locations, visit the Off Campus Life office to claim your prize pack!  The first 3 finishers will receive an additional prize.