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October 2 – 3, 2020

Campus comes alive each year during Alumni Weekend as hundreds of alumni, friends and families return to campus to reconnect and celebrate their accomplishments as doctors, physician assistants, researchers and educators. Space is limited for several events and football tickets always sell out. REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON.

Alumni Weekend

DETAILs

YOUR STAY

Hotel Blocks

Several hotel blocks are available, but rooms will sell out fast!

YOUR SUPPORT

Class Representatives & Giving

Our alumni are our most treasured asset at the UF College of Medicine, and our success is only as strong as your involvement. Class giving is a wonderful way to team up with your fellow alumni to maximize your philanthropy and express appreciation for the education you’ve received.

YOUR REUNION

Who’s Coming

See which of your classmates are already registered to attend Alumni Weekend.

YOUR FAMILY

Babysitting Resources

At O2B Kids Parent Night Out, children will enjoy a special agenda planned just for them with activities such as art, exercise, movies, obstacle courses, games, dancing and karaoke. Gainesville offers a variety of other babysitting resources at fun4gatorkids.com.

Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #UFMedReunion.

UF Health map

Please park in the East Visitor Parking garage on Newell Drive.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, October 2

Daytime events

9 – 11:15 A.M. | HARRELL MEDICAL EDUCATION BUILDING

Experiential Learning and Simulation (Class of 1960 only)

See firsthand how today’s students are learning through a tour and presentation by the Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation.

Alumni gather around a patient simulator

9 – 11:15 A.M. | HARRELL MEDICAL EDUCATION BUILDING

Golden Gators Breakfast & Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation (Class of 1970 only)

A special breakfast for our 50th reunion Class of 1970 to kick off your milestone reunion and reconnect with your classmates. You can also see firsthand how today’s students are learning through a tour and presentation by the Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation.

Hands doing chest compressions on a medical simulator

11:30 A.M. – 12:45 P.M. | HARRELL MEDICAL EDUCATION BUILDING

Their Future, Your Legacy Scholarship Lunch (invite only)

Scholarship donors are invited to join us for a recognition lunch with scholarship recipients. Celebrate the impact your contributions are making on future Gator physicians and physician assistants.

Student with scholarship donor

1:15 – 2:15 P.M. | HARRELL MEDICAL EDUCATION BUILDING

Notable Alumnus Lecture

Terry R. Knapp, MD ’70, will present a Notable Alumnus Lecture titled, “Transforming Healthcare Worldwide: Integrated Digital Care and P4 Medicine.”

Doctor Terry Knapp

2:30 – 3:30 P.M. | HARRELL MEDICAL EDUCATION BUILDING

Innovations in Research

Tiago Machuca, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of surgery at UF, will host this year’s Innovations in Research presentation. His research interests include lung preservation, ex vivo lung perfusion, lung transplantation and donation after determination of circulatory arrest as well as extracorporeal life support.

Tiago Noguchi Machuca wearing a white lab coat

Evening events

4:30 – 6 P.M. | HARRELL MEDICAL EDUCATION BUILDING NORTH LEARNING STUDIO

Medical Honors Program Reception

Alumni of the Medical Honors Program are invited to a reception with current MHP students and faculty.

Alumni mingling at reception

5 – 5:45 P.M. | ACADEMIC RESEARCH BUILDING FOUNDERS GALLERY

Wall of Fame Unveiling

Join us as we unveil this year’s Wall of Fame recipients. Those honored have made significant contributions to medicine, government, education or their communities.

College of Medicine Wall of Fame plaques on wall

5:30 – 6:30 P.M. | tba

PhD Cocktail Reception (all years)

Join your fellow PhD graduates for a networking reception.

Three men talking

6 P.M. | HARRELL MEDICAL EDUCATION BUILDING SOUTH LEARNING STUDIO

MD Celebrating Classes Cocktail Reception & Dinner (MD Classes of 1960-1995)

After a day of excitement and enrichment, the celebrating classes of 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990 and 1995 will enjoy excellent catering, an elegantly decorated setting and an entertaining video presentation. $75 per person.

man and woman pose for a photo

7:30 – 9:30 P.M. | shula’s at uf hilton

PA Alumni Gathering (all years)

Join your fellow PA graduates for a networking gathering. $50 per person / $10 for children 13 and under / free for children under 2.

2015 Physician Assistant Tailgate

7:30 – 9:30 P.M. | DOUBLETREE BY HILTON

MD Young Alumni Gathering (MD Classes of 2000-2015)

The celebrating classes of 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015 are invited to a fun, casual evening. $50 per person / $10 for children 13 and under / free for children under 2.

4 alumni pose for photo

Saturday, October 3

3 HOURS PRIOR TO KICK-OFF | HARRELL MEDICAL EDUCATION BUILDING

Florida Gators vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Annual Alumni Tailgate

Put on your orange and blue and show your game-day spirit! This special gathering promises great food and even greater company. Make some new Gator memories with classmates as you enjoy a hot and cold buffet, cash bar (beer and wine only), family-friendly activities. Guests can take advantage of indoor seating or enjoy the fresh air and lovely vista on the outdoor terrace. For your convenience, the UF College of Medicine bookstore will have a pop-up store on site.

Mother and father pose for a photo with child

3 HOURS PRIOR TO KICK-OFF | HARRELL MEDICAL EDUCATION BUILDING

UF Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation Tours

During the first two hours of the tailgate, we welcome alumni and friends to see how today’s students are learning through hands-on demonstrations in the UF Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation. Tours will depart from the first floor elevators every 15 minutes.

Hands doing chest compressions on a medical simulator

GAME TIME TBA | STEVE SPURRIER-FLORIDA FIELD AT BEN HILL GRIFFIN STADIUM

University of Florida vs. South Carolina

Hop on a complimentary shuttle from the Harrell Medical Education Building to the stadium. Shuttles will run every 15 minutes, beginning 90 minutes prior to kick-off and will resume for return trips at the start of the fourth quarter. $40/ticket, max 5 tickets/alumnus.

Football stadium

GAME TIME TBA | HARRELL MEDICAL EDUCATION BUILDING

University of Florida vs. South Carolina Watch Party

Feel free to stay put and watch the game here, without the crowds, at our Watch Party! Game time snacks and cash bar available. $10 per person / free for children under 2

Alumni with Gator props posing for photo in photo booth