University of Florida campus is accessed by I-75 exits 382-384; tours depart from the J. Wayne Reitz Union, just w. of jct. Museum Rd. and US 441/SR 24/S.W. Thirteenth St. The university, with an approximate enrollment of some 51,000 students, was founded in 1853. In the 2012-13 season, UF claimed eight conference crowns in such sports as men's basketball, gymnastics, women's tennis and soccer. The campus features Century Tower, one of only four carillons in the state, 10 libraries and a multipurpose arena.
Guided tours are available.
Tours free. Reservations are required. Parking: $5.
Hours: 1.5-hour student-guided walking tours of the central campus are offered, weather permitting, following information sessions Mon.-Fri. at 11 and 1 or 3 (also at 2 or 4 on select days). Guided tours are not offered on university holidays and home football game weekends. Closed major holidays. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 2 hours minimum.