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OCL sponsors several events throughout the year to help UF students to be successful living off campus. See below for details on our upcoming events.

Discover Gainesville

How would you like to explore local Gainesville hotspots on and off campus each month for free? Now with Off Campus Life’s newest event series, Discover Gainesville, you can get to experience new venues, food and culture around town guided by local experts.  OCL will pay for all tickets and admission costs. Below are the dates, times and locations of the local hotspots we will feature in Spring 2016, RSVP information can be found below each event.

Discover Gainesville:

Golden Flamingo Award

Do you have an amazing neighbor? Yes! Off Campus Life wants to know, take a few minutes and nominate them for a Golden Flamingo Award. OCL will select a monthly winner to receive a golden flamingo and winners will also be featured in OCL's monthly e-newsletter. To nominate your neighbor click on the nomination form link here complete the short form and email your nomination to Sarah Wood at sarahwo@offcampus.ufl.edu

College Park Rental Welcome

Each fall the OCL partners with the City of Gainesville Code Enforcement, Solid Waste Division and Gainesville Police Department to conduct the annual College Park Rental Welcome. City and university staff pair up and go door-to-door to welcome UF students living in rental houses in the College Park area near campus and provide them with educational materials and answer their questions. The educational materials include safety and crime prevention information, garbage disposal and recycling tips, information about city codes and state statutes and OCL’s magazine, the Gator Guide. This two-day event is a great way to connect with students who might be new to the Gainesville area, home maintenance and being responsible neighbors.

Off-Campus Housing Presentations

Off-Campus Housing presentations are an engaging and interactive way to help students settle concerns and questions about transitioning to life off campus. Appropriate house-searching strategies, budgeting tips, roommate communication tips, and other topics are covered in these 30-45 minute presentations. An open Q & A session follows the presentation. See the Presentation Request Form to request an Off-Campus Housing presentation.

Video Series

How to Ride the Bus in Gainesville

How to Ride the Bus in Gainesville

May 2012,

Here in Gainesville, buses are one of the most common forms of transportation for UF students. Off-campus students use the Regional Transit System (RTS) buses to commute to campus or class, and ride to shopping centers, movie theaters and other Gainesville destinations. Using the bus is really simple and with our help you'll have it down in no time! For more information check out the RTS website at http://go-rts.com/

Golden Flamingo Awards

Golden Flamingo Awards

Spring 2018,

Do you have an amazing neighbor? Yes! Off Campus Life wants to know, take a few minutes and nominate them for a Golden Flamingo Award. OCL will select a monthly winner to receive a golden flamingo and winners will also be featured in OCL's monthly e-newsletter. To nominate your neighbor click on the nomination form link here complete the short form and email your nomination to Sarah Wood at sarahwo@offcampus.ufl.edu.

Gator Guide - Photo Contest!

Gator Guide - Photo Contest!

Deadline February 23rd!,

Submit a photo of your favorite place or thing to do in Gainesville and it could be selected for the cover of OCL's annual publication the Gator Guide to Off Campus Life. Submissions are due February 23rd.