Student Basketball Ticket Procedures
Gator Basketball games are FREE for University of Florida students who pay the athletic fee. Students must maintain at least one (1) UF credit hour in order to be eligible to attend these games. UF online and PACE Students are not eligible for free admission, as they do not pay the athletic fee.
University of Florida students register for basketball games via gatorzone.com/students. Registration becomes available at various dates throughout the season and can be found here. The 2,300 students who register are guaranteed admission as long as they enter the O’Connell Center by tipoff.
Entering the O’Connell Center on Game Day
Students enter the O’Connell Center at gate three (3) starting two (2) hours prior to tipoff. Students must bring their most recent Gator 1 ID card to enter the game. The first 900 students will receive a wristband for the lower level. Only students who are registered for a game are guaranteed a spot in the O’Connell Center by tip-off. There is no re-entry.
Students who did not register still have a chance to attend Gator Basketball games. An unregistered line for students who were unable to pre-register forms adjacent to the main student entrance at Gate 3 of the O’Connell Center. Students in this line are let into the O’Connell Center at tip-off, based on availability.
Penalty for Missing a Registered Game
Students who miss a game that they had registered for will be unable to register for the following three (3) basketball games. These students may still attend by waiting in the unregistered student line if there is availability. Please note that missing one of the final two home games may affect post-season ticket eligibility.
Canceling a Registration
Students who registered but cannot attend a game can avoid the three game penalties by unregistering up to 24 hours prior to tipoff via gatorzone.com/students. Within 24 hours of the game, students can email the Student Ticket Office stating they would like to cancel. 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 digit UF ID number in the email. Students are limited to two (2) late cancellations.
A limited number of guest tickets may be available for each Gator Basketball game. Students can purchase, if available, at the customer service table located inside Gate three (3) of the O’Connell Center starting two (2) hours prior to tipoff. The cost of guest tickets vary depending on the game and are student section tickets.
Married students can purchase a ticket for their spouse for each game at the customer service table located inside Gate three (3) of the O’Connell Center starting two (2) hours prior to tipoff. Spouse tickets are $8 for each game and are in the student section. A ticket for a child of a single parent will be the $8 price. Additional children tickets would at the guest ticket price, based on availability.
Men's Basketball Rowdy Reptiles Status
Students who attend at least eight (8) Gator Basketball games will earn Gator Basketball Rowdy Reptile status. Having Gator Basketball Rowdy Reptile status will allow students to register for games in advance.
*This is a different program than the Rowdy Reptile Student Rewards. The Rowdy Reptile Student Rewards program does not relate to your student basketball registration.
Students are allotted 2,300 seats for University of Florida men’s basketball games. The first 900 students to arrive receive a wristband to sit in the lower level, sections C1 and D1. After the lower level is filled, students will then be able to sit in sections A2, A3, B3, C3, D3, and E3. O’Connell Center seating chart.