Lodging for University of Florida in Gainesville FL
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Super 8 Motel Gainesville. . . the perfect place to stay while visting Gainesville or during the University Of Florida Preview. Super 8 Motel is your University of Florida Preview hotel.
University of Florida - Welcome Center
Museum Road and Reitz Union Drive
Gainesville, FL 32611 352-392-2959
3.5 miles from Super 8 Driving Directions
About University of Florida - Gainesville Florida
UF is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university. The oldest, largest and most comprehensive university, Florida is among the nation's most academically diverse public universities. Florida has a long history of established programs in international education, research and service. It is one of only 17 public, land-grant universities that belongs to the Association of American Universities.
In 1853, the state-funded East Florida Seminary took over the Kingsbury Academy in Ocala. The seminary moved to Gainesville in the 1860s and later was consolidated with the state's land-grant Florida Agricultural College, then in Lake City. In 1905, by legislative action, the college became a university and was moved to Gainesville. Classes first met with 102 students on the present site on Sept. 26, 1906. UF officially opened its doors to women in 1947. With more than 46,000 students, Florida is now one of the five largest universities in the nation.
Florida has a 2,000-acre campus and more than 900 buildings (including 170 with classrooms and laboratories). The northeast corner of campus is listed as a Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. The UF residence halls have a total capacity of some 7,000 students and the five family housing villages house more than 2,200 married and graduate students.
UF's extensive capital improvement program has resulted in facilities ideal for 21st century research including the Mcknight Brain Institute. the new health professions, Nursing and Pharmacy Building, the Genetics and Cancer Research Center now being built, and the Proton-beam Therapy Center that will be located in Jacksonville. Overall, the university's current facilities have a book value of more than $1 billion and a replacement value of $2 billion.
University of Florida Location
Parking and information kiosks are located at: SW 2nd Avenue just west of SW 13th Street (closest to admissions office) and Stadium Road, just east of North-South Drive, just south of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Visitor parking is also available at the Health Science Center. Campus Visitors may obtain additional information from the university police offices on Newell Drive.
Accommodations are available at the Super 8 Motel in Gainesville, only minutes away. Call 352-378-3888 today for reservations.
University of Florida - Family Weekend
With a child at UF, a trip to Gainesville can be a great way to share in the Gator experience. Each fall, Florida hosts Family Weekend, a fun-filled, two-day series of events for Gators and their loved ones. Commencement, held in the spring, summer and fall, serves as the culmination of academic careers and beginning of new pursuits.
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Super 8 Motel Features...
- Only minutes from the University of Florida
- FREE Wireless High Speed Internet
- FREE Super Start Breakfast featuring hot waffles
- FREE Local and 800 access calls
- FREE Children 17 & under, with adult
- Satellite TV with Free HBO, ESPN, CNN & more
- Special UF rates based on availability
- In-room coffee makers
- Electronic in-room safes
- Microwaves and Refrigerators in select rooms
- Outdoor pool
- Small pets welcome - $10 extra per night