The Gator Nation is Everywhere!

Membership for Online Students & Distance Learners

Student membership in the UF Alumni Association is for all students, including those who live away from Gainesville. While many of our programs and benefits are accessible to distance learners and online students, we welcome you to visit us at Emerson Alumni Hall on your next visit to Gainesville.

Membership Items

All student members will receive an email with instructions on how to order your member swag! Once ordered, your selected package will be mailed directly to your doorstep. We ask that you allow 3-5 business days for the redemption email to arrive in your inbox.

BEAT T-Shirts

BEAT T-shirts are a staple for Gator game days! Only available to student members of the UF Alumni Association, BEAT T-shirts are available for the five biggest home football games (including Georgia). They are given away to the first 1,800 members on designated days before each game.

The T-shirts are distributed on designated days at Emerson Alumni Hall, but the UFAA has a unique way for distance learners to get special access to these coveted tees through an online registration form. The 2014 BEAT T-Shirt request closed on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Please check back next year for another opportunity! More information on the BEAT T-Shirt program can be found at

BEAT T-Shirts 2014

Kentucky - Friday, September 12
LSU - Friday, October 10
Missouri, HC - Thursday, October 16
Georgia - Thursday, October 30
South Carolina - Friday, November 14

F Book

Every incoming freshman receives the F Book during their Preview orientation in Gainesville. The F Book is a living piece of history of the University of Florida, chronicling the rich traditions of the Gator Nation throughout the decades. As a distance learner, you are welcome to take part in these established traditions or create your own traditions and share them with your fellow Gators.

To request your complimentary copy of the F Book to be sent to your preferred address, simply click here and fill out the form on the page. Once you click submit, you should receive a confirmation email. Your F Book will be mailed in 4-6 weeks to the address you provided on the website.

Tradition Keepers

Use the F Book to complete UF traditions during your time as a student. Before you graduate, you can log in traditions to receive your official Tradition Keeper insignia to wear at commencement.

After completing any 10 traditions, you will become an "Orange Tradition Keeper" and receive an orange UF TK lapel pin.

After completing any 20 traditions, you will become a "Blue Tradition Keeper" and receive a blue UF TK lapel pin.

After completing any 30 traditions, you will become a "Silver Tradition Keeper" and receive a silver UF TK lapel pin.

Once you have completed a total of 40 traditions, you will become a "Golden University of Florida Tradition Keeper" and receive all three pins and a gold UF TK medallion for graduation.

If you can make it to Gainesville prior to graduation, please reach out to LynAnn Magee ( to set up an individual appointment to log your traditions. As we know, many distance learners may not make it to Gainesville each semester. You can also choose to submit your traditions via email. Please send any documentation in a Word document or PowerPoint slide (one tradition per page, including a description of the tradition, corresponding page # and photo) to LynAnn Magee ( Please include your full name, member ID or UF ID number, preferred mailing address and what version of the F Book you're using to document traditions. You may submit your F Book traditions between April 1 and 15, 2015 in order to log traditions for the spring 2015 semester. Your corresponding pins and medallions will be mailed to you by April 22, 2015.

The Gator Run

Student members receive a discounted registration rate for The Gator Run.

Registration will go live in Fall 2014. To register, visit and follow the prompts. Enter your Alumni ID number from your student membership card to automatically receive the discounted rate.

Emerson Alumni Hall Plaza Brick Program

Want to commemorate your time as a student at UF? Purchase a brick in the Emerson Alumni Hall Plaza and leave your legacy. Brick sizes range from 4 x 8 inches to 12 x 12 inches and can be purchased year-round, based on availability.

Student members receive a discount on the cost of a brick in the Emerson Alumni Hall Plaza. For more information, visit

Signature Collection

Dress for success in all things Orange and Blue! Wear your school spirit with our signature collection items, ranging from bracelets, necklaces, cufflinks, earrings, and more. Student members receive a discount on merchandise, and shipping is free.

For more information on the collection and how to order, visit .

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Gator Nation Tailgates

If you’re planning to visit during the fall for a football game, we invite you to stop by Emerson Alumni Hall for our Gator Nation Tailgates. Taking place three hours before each home game, join fellow Gators for food, entertainment, game-watching, and tailgate activities. Experience a University of Florida tailgate at the heart of the Gator Nation!