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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

Student members usually come by Emerson Alumni Hall to pick up their membership items, but distance learners have a few options to choose from:

  • Stop by Emerson Alumni Hall the next time you’re in Gainesville (Monday through Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm).

  • Have a friend stop by Emerson Alumni Hall to pick up the items for you. They will need your UF ID number, Alumni ID number (from your membership card) and a note from you giving them permission to pick up your items. Make sure they know your t-shirt size as well.

  • To request your items to be sent to your home address, simply click here and fill out the form on the page. Once you click submit, you should receive a confirmation email. Your package will be mailed in 2-3 weeks to the address you provided on the website.

BEAT T-Shirts

BEAT T-shirts are 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. The first 200 student members that sign up online by September 10, 2013 will receive a set of 2013 BEAT T-shirts in the mail before football season even starts! More information can be found at www.ufalumni.ufl.edu/saa/beat.

To order your set of Beat T-Shirts, please click here.

BEAT T-Shirts 2013

Tennessee - Friday, September 20
Arkansas – Friday, October 4
Georgia – Thursday, October 31
Vanderbilt - Thursday, November 7
FSU – Tuesday, November 26


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 2-3 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 a gold UF TK medallion for graduation.

Since distance learners may not make it to Gainesville during the designated Log In Days, you can choose to submit your traditions online.

Spring 2014 submissions are now open until April 23 at 5:00 PM. Click here to being your submission.


The Gator Run

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

Registration will go live in November 2013. To register, visit www.thegatorrun.com 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 www.ufalumni.ufl.edu/brickprogram.


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 www.gatorsignature.com .


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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!