12 Photos Every UF Grad Will Recognize Immediately

Did you graduate from University of Florida? Are you proud of it? Do you miss it? Well, for all you University of Florida grads who have left Gainesville (and for those who are still living in the Gainesville area) here are a few of those special landmarks, campus buildings, restaurants and even a watering hole that you probably spent a few too many hours in while you were a Gator. Here are some University of Florida pictures that every Gator grad will recognize immediately.

1. J. Wayne Reitz Union

The J. Wayne Reitz Union is about all things student-related. If you were ever enrolled as a Gator, there’s a good chance you stepped foot in here at some point!

2. Albert and Alberta Gator Statues

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Albert and Alberta are the famed statues depicting UF’s great mascot couple. In 2007 Sports Illustrated ranked Albert as the #1 mascot in their Mascot Power Rankings. I’d say we agree!

3. Library West (And East!)

There are a ton of libraries on the University of Florida campus, but West and East hold a place in the heart of most gators (even if they should have spent more time there than they actually did.)

4. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (aka The Swamp)

Norman Hamner

Norman Hamner

This hallowed patch of grass needs no explanation to any true Gator. Chomp Chomp Chomp.

5. Century Tower

Marijka Willia

Marijka Willia

Century tower is the beautiful landmark overlooking all of the UF campus. A true beacon to all Gators.

6. University Avenue (it looks much different now!)

Karl E Holland

Karl E Holland

We thought we’d give you youngsters a peek at what University Avenue looked like many many (yes, many) decades ago. And while it looks nothing like this anymore, it has always been a place for the students to go and blow off a little steam.

7. Lake Wauberg

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University of Florida

This is Florida, after all. When it gets hot, there’s no better place to be than in the water. Just eight miles south of campus, there’s a good chance you jumped in this lake once or twice when you were a gator (or maybe when you were back visiting for a game!)

8. Purple Porpoise

Barbara Maness

Barbara Maness

This iconic Gainesville bar has had it’s ups and downs, but most University of Florida grads will recognize this bar with the playful name.

9. Satchel’s Pizza

Erin Murphy

Erin Murphy

This is on the newer side, but since it opened in 2003, Satchel’s has become a UF grad icon. If you haven’t seen it with it’s fun and crazy art around the restaurant, then definitely check it out!

10. Hippodrome Theater
11-hippodrome-credit-visitgainesvilleThis beautiful building is definitely one of those landmarks any Gator grad will recognize.

11. Skeeter’s
university of florida picturesAny college student who was on a tight budget knew a thing or two about getting a huge breakfast at Skeeter’s. We miss this place!

12. Burrito Brothers
Tasteadventuretravel.comIt’s been around for nearly 40 years! If you spent any time getting hungry in Gainesville, then you probably recognize this famous “Guac” sign. Yum!


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  1. January 31, 2016

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