Student Activities at the University of Florida



A wide choice of recreational activities is offered to students both outdoors and indoors. These include Arts - world-class symphony orchestras, Broadway plays, opera and large-scale ballet performances are attracted by the university on a regular basis; Athletics – in the last 20 years, the University of Florida has ranked among the nation\'s 10 best athletic programs. Overall, more than 60 sports of all types are offered in-house; archery and weightlifting are along the more regular ones, such as football and basketball.

Near the campus are many recreational lakes and rivers, including university-owned Lake Alice. In addition, students are able to take advantage of the J. Wayne Reitz Union, which is equipped with a bowling alley, pool tables, an arcade, and numerous other activities.

Last but not least, the University of Florida has more than eight hundred organizations and clubs that students can participate in. The breadth of choice is impressive – from cultural to athletic, to philosophy clubs and different charities. Some of the most popular organizations are Florida Blue Key, Theatre Strike Force, the Marching Band, Florida Competitive Cheerleading, Dazzlers, the Gatorettes, Gator Growl, Progressive Black Journalists, Miss University of Florida, and the Speakers Bureau. If students wish, they can create their own registered student organization if they have an idea or concept they wish to develop themselves.