Family & Visitors
Let Us Prove Why Warrington is Your Best Option
You can see pictures of our student-focused buildings. You can read about our classes that prepare you for life in the business world. You can be impressed with where our programs rank nationally.
But that can only tell you so much. The best way to get the full experience of Warrington is to see it for yourself.
Our trained staff will lead you through the Warrington campus to see what it’s like for students in our College. You’ll get a look inside our innovative programs and learn what an intensive business education looks like in an environment designed for you.
Schedule a tour with the Warrington Diplomats
The Warrington Diplomats serve as the official student ambassador for the Warrington College of Business by attracting high caliber prospective students, building community within the college, and empowering students to embrace what it means to be Business Gators. This program is comprised of the top highly committed and motivated business students selected through a competitive application process.
As the College’s official ambassadors, the Diplomats provide numerous services, such as conducting tours, hosting special Warrington events and alumni cafes, facilitating Leadership Ventures, and interacting with employers to help business gators grow personally and professionally and get the most out of their University of Florida experience.
During the fall and spring, Warrington Diplomats give tours for prospective students and other guests.
Planning Your Trip to Gainesville
UF offers plenty of resources to simplify your campus visit or trip to Gainesville. Visit the UF Family and Visitors for parking information, maps and more.
Gainesville offers hotels options that are conveniently located to the University of Florida Campus and Warrington College of Business. See all places to stay on Visit Gainesville.
- Hilton University of Florida Conference Center
1714 SW 34th Street
Gainesville, FL 32607
- UF Reitz Union Hotel
655 Reitz Union Drive
Gainesville, FL 32611
- AC Hotel Gainesville Downtown
151 NW 14th St.
Gainesville, FL 32603
- Holiday Inn University Center Gainesville
1250 W University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601
- Courtyard Gainesville
Book your corporate rate for UF at Courtyard
3700 SW 42nd Street
Gainesville, FL 32608
- Hilton Garden Inn Gainesville
Use corporate account code: 2624829
4075 SW 33rd Place
Gainesville, FL, 32608
- Homewood Suites by Hilton Gainesville
Use corporate account code: 560045582
3333 SW 42nd Street
Gainesville, FL 32608
Transportation in our city is easy. Depending on where you stay, many of the important locations can be walkable. Car rentals are easy at the airport or around the city.
- The RTS Bus System can take you to most of the important places throughout Gainesville. It has routes around the city and throughout the University of Florida campus. Students ride for free.
- The Gainesville Regional Airport features American Airlines and Delta Airlines flights. It features 14 daily flights, offering non-stop service to Atlanta, Charlotte, Orlando, Miami and Tampa.
- Uber is available in Gainesville to connect you with a reliable ride in minutes.
- Lyft matches you with local Gainesville drivers via the Lyft app. Request, ride, then pay in the app.
- Gainesville Cab Company has dispatchers on duty 24 hours a day to schedule airport shuttles and taxicabs.
Things To Do
Visit The Swamp: Check out Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, home to the Florida Gators football team. It was nicknamed The Swamp by former head coach Steve Spurrier in 1992. Athletic success is nothing new at the University of Florida, and The Swamp has hosted national championship teams in 1996, 2006 and 2008.
Butterfly Rainforest: Located on campus at the University of Florida, the Butterfly Museum allows guests to walk through a large, enclosed room featuring hundreds of free-flying butterflies and birds from around the world. It also showcases turtles and fish with a lush landscape of tropical trees and colorful plants with waterfalls and a walking path.
Explore Paynes Prairie: This state park hosts alligators, bison, horses and more than 270 species of birds. The 50-foot observation tower at the visitor centers gives a panoramic view of the preserve, and there are many walking trails throughout the park.
See the Bat Houses at Sunset: Bats break out of their home in a span of 15-20 minutes following sunset. There are an estimated 300,000 bats in this colony, and it provides a unique setting when they come out of their home for the night.
Discover Devil’s Millhopper: This unique experience features a sinkhole that is 120 feet deep. The wooden path leads guests to the bottom of it, and beaten paths allow walking around it. It’s a vibrant setting for animal life and vegetation.
Head to the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo: A unique 10-acre experience at Santa Fe College, this is one of only two teaching zoos in the nation. It hosts 75 different species of animals and is maintained by over 200 students.
Travel the Hawthorne Trail: This 16-mile trail goes through many parts of Paynes Prairie. It’s designed for walking, cycling and horseback riding.
Enjoy Celebration Pointe: Relax outside in the beautiful Promenade, go shopping, or take in a movie at a luxury theater with recliners and a lobby complete with a full bar at Celebration Pointe.
Eat Something Good: The Gainesville area is home to a wide variety of dining experiences that will satisfy all appetites, from local favorites to national restaurants.