Student Basketball FAQs
Q. How do I register for basketball games?
A: Students must visit www.gatorzone.com/students to reserve their seat to the game(s) they wish to attend. There will be different registration dates throughout the season. Entry to basketball games are FREE for UF students.
Q. Can I register for the entire season or just game-by-game?
A: “Clusters” of one, two or three games will open up on different dates throughout the season. These dates will be listed on www.gatorzone.com/students. At these times you will be able to register for the available games only. Students that have Rowdy Reptile Status (attended at least 8 games of the ’14-‘15 season) will have a pre-register date for the whole season.
Q. How many UF credit hours do I need to be registered to attend free as a student? Does the football 6-credit hour rule apply?
A: ALL students (undergraduate and graduate) must maintain at least one (1) UF credit hour to be able to attend a Gator Basketball game.
Q. I’m a UF Online/PACE Student, am I eligible to attend free as a student?
A: Unfortunately no, UF Online and PACE students do not pay the athletic fee within their tuition, which makes them ineligible for free admission.
Q. What do I need to get into the game?
A: Your valid Gator1 ID is required to get into the game. Once register, your reservation to the game is added to your ID and is used as your ticket.
Q. Do I have to be in the game by a certain time? Tip-off?
A: You are guaranteed a spot in the arena if you enter by tip-off.
Q. What gate do I enter and what time will the gates open?
A: Gate three (3) of the Stephen C. O’Connell Center is the designated Student gate. This gate will open two (2) hours prior to tip-off.
Q. Do I have to wait in line to get into a game?
A: You will only have to wait in line if you want to sit in a lower seating area. If not, you may walk into the game up until tipoff. After tipoff, you are not guaranteed admission.
Q. Is there a need to camp out? When can I start camping out?
A: Students can only camp out one day prior to a weekend contest. Students can start to camp out at 5 p.m. Friday for a Saturday game or 5 p.m. Saturday for a Sunday game. There are no campouts permitted for weekday games. Students can line up starting at 1 p.m. the day of a weekday game. All line ups are at Gate Three (3).
Q. What if I miss a game for which I was registered?
A: If you miss a game in which you were registered, you will be unable to attend or register for the next three (3) men's basketball games.
Q. Can I transfer my seat to another student if extenuating circumstances arise?
A: No, you may not transfer a seat under any circumstances. Students who do not have a reservation to the game must stand in the unregistered student line prior to the game.
Q. If I can't come to a game, how can I get taken off the list?
A: If you cannot attend a game due to a circumstance out of your control, you must log on and withdraw your registration for the game. You may do this up to 24 hours prior to tip-off of the game. If it is later than this time frame, you must notify the Student Ticket Office via e-mail. Late cancellations must be received before the gates open for the game, which is two (2) hours prior to tip-off for students. Please include your eight (8) digit UF ID number in the email. Students are limited to two (2) late cancellations.
Q. Can I sit in the lower level? How? Upper level? How?
A: You may sit in any part of the student section, lower or upper. However, there’s only 900 seats in the lower level so it is recommended you line up at Gate three (3) well before the start of the game. If you do not have a seating preference, you may come at any time prior to tip off and sit in the upper level.
Q. How can I sit with my friends?
A: You and your friends must all come to Gate three (3) of the O'Connell Center together to line up and then enter the game together.
Q. If I didn't register, can I still get in the game?
A: Yes, there may still be a possibility to get into the game if you did not pre-register. We form an "unregistered students" line at Gate three (3) for those students who were unable to pre-register adjacent to the primary student line-up. We will let these students in this line enter the game after tip-off if there are any vacant seats.
Q. Can I purchase guest tickets?
A: There may be a limited number of student guest tickets for sale on the day of each game at Gate 13. Once a guest ticket is purchased you must enter the Stephen C. O’Connell Center (No Re-Entry).
Q. How many students will be admitted?
A: There are 2,300 student seats available for each game.
Q. How am I eligible for post season tickets?
A: Post season eligibility varies from year to year. The ticket office will email out details on eligibility requirements for each round.
Q. Are seats general admission or reserved?
A: ALL student seats are general admission, first-come, first-seated.
Q. What can I do about people cutting in line?
A: Please contact a UPD officer or O'Connell or UAA staff member and alert them.