Frequently Asked Questions

Is there transportation to/from the Holiday Inn Hotel?

Yes. We will provide a shuttle bus from a local charter bus company based on arrival and departure times of the visiting students and we will provide the shuttle times when we can. Any student arriving or departing outside of the shuttle times, we have worked with the Holiday Inn Hotel to use their shuttle bus or a local cab company to get you to the hotel or to the airport again based on travel times.

What can I expect the weather to be like while I am at UF?

You can expect to see weather forecasts in February with highs ranging from 62 degrees and 73 degrees; last year it was in the 50’s and lows ranging from 42 degrees to 47 degrees. So you may want a jacket or bring something a little warmer just in case of colder weather. Although Florida is the Sunshine state, it can rain at any given time.

Is there a dress code for the weekend?

No mandatory dress code for most of the weekend. Students wear anything from casual to business casual, especially for events on Thursday and Saturday. Professional attire should be worn if/when you have an interview with your department. Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes for social events and touring campus.

I am driving to Gainesville, can I get reimbursed for my gas, mileage, etc?

For those that are close enough to drive to Gainesville for the weekend, we will reimburse mileage at the rate of .445/mile.  Gas compensation is included in that price.  You will need receipts for tolls that you pay if you would like those reimbursed.  In order to be reimbursed you will need to contact your department for the necessary paperwork to be completed immediately after the weekend.