Student Football Ticket FAQs
How do I purchase student tickets?
All student tickets can be purchased by logging into your account at Gatorzone.com/students. Once you’re on gatorzone.com/students you can select “Purchase Student Tickets/Manage Ticket Account.” Once you have logged in click “Buy Tickets/Packages” and select the events you would like to purchase.
How do student season tickets work?
Students must enter a student ticket lottery. The cost of the season ticket must be paid at the time of entry. If you win the lottery you will receive student season tickets and the money you paid at the time of entry will be used to pay for your season tickets. If you do not win the lottery the money you paid when you entered the lottery will be refunded.
Do I need to create an account?
As a University of Florida student we have already created a student account for you so you do not need to create one.
How do I log in?
Students can log in by going to www.gatorzone.com/students and clicking “Purchase Student Tickets/Manage Ticket Account.” Please note that the log in information is not the same as your Gatorlink or any other University of Florida log in. Your email address on file maybe your personal email or your .ufl.edu email depending on what information the Registrar office sent to us. We recommend trying them both and selecting forgot your password if it is your first time logging in.
How are lottery winners determined?
The UF Student Football lottery will be based on a classification system. Students will be prioritized based on their UF credit hours earned and then be randomly selected from the pool of registered students. Students who have earned 90 or more UF credit hours have the best chance of being a winner of the lottery. These credits are those that each student has accumulated attending the University of Florida, not credits transferred from another school. Each classification category will be assigned an allotment of season tickets and will be sold within that category. There is no guarantee that every student within a classification category will be able to win the lottery and retain the ticket they reserved. If you are unsure of the total number of UF credits you have, you may go to www.isis.ufl.edu to verify your current student status. Below are the categories based on UF credit hours:
- Category 1: Students who have earned 90 UF credit hours or more
- Category 2: Students who have earned 60 UF credits, but fewer than 90
- Category 3: Students who have earned 30 UF credits, but fewer than 60
- Category 4: Students with fewer than 30 UF credits earned (including all incoming freshmen and transferees)
Why is a lottery system used?
A lottery system is used to give University of Florida students a fair chance to purchase season tickets for football.
How do I receive my student tickets?
All student tickets (home and away) must be picked up at the Student Ticket Office located at Gate 13 of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium during the week of each game. Season ticket holders will pick up their tickets between Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, and students who purchase unclaimed tickets Thursday evening will pick up their tickets on Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Any changes to this schedule will be communicated to students via email or posted on www.gatorzone.com/students.
What requirements do I have to fulfill to get tickets?
To purchase student tickets you must be enrolled in 6 hours as an undergraduate and a graduate student.
Are there any exceptions to the credit hour requirements?
Yes, there are a few special exceptions to the credit hour requirement.
- Graduating Seniors who have less than 6 credits to graduate can provide us with a letter from their college’s academic advisor stating they have x number of credits to graduate and will then be given an exception.
- Disabled students that have registered with the University of Florida Disability Resource Center are allowed to have less than the required hours upon providing us with a letter from the Disability Office.
- Innovation Academy students in their first semester only need to be enrolled in 6 credit hours. After your first semester you do not need to be enrolled in any fall courses to be eligible.
How many student tickets can I purchase?
Each student can purchase one student ticket. Students who are married and have submitted a Marriage certificate to the student ticket office are eligible to purchase 2 student tickets.
How do I bring a non-UF student to a game?
Every season we sell guest tickets to select home games. These tickets will vary based on the opponent we are playing and can be purchased through the UF student’s account at www.gatorzone.com/students. When a student purchases guest tickets they will be assigned next to the student’s ticket in the student section at the time the ticket is picked up. Students can also upgrade a student ticket into a general public ticket. Upgrading a ticket allows a non-UF student to use a student ticket but does not change the location of that seat. Upgrade prices will vary based upon the opponent we are playing and a limited number are sold on the Friday before each home game unless otherwise noted. Each student is limited to two upgrades for each game. Visit www.gatorzone.com/tickets to check out the prices.
What do I need to enter the game?
Each student must bring their ticket and their Gator1 ID card to enter each home game. Gates open an hour and half before kickoff, and students may enter at gates 9 or 12-15.
How do away games tickets work for students?
Students are allotted a section of tickets for every away game. Each student can log on to their account through www.gatorzone.com/students to purchase. To find out when student away game tickets go on sale please visit the Student Ticket Brochure on www.gatorzone.com/students.
Can I receive a refund?
Students who do not meet the pick-up or eligibility requirements may submit a refund request to the Student Ticket Office prior to day of the game/season the ticket is for. The letter should include your name, UF ID number, signature, and reason for refund.
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