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3 College Sophomore

Administration: Not strict, respect the students desire to do what they want. Too strict on parking.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: They have very serious about implementing rules. Not many schools like this

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Great when it comes to informing students on campus alerts

5 College Senior

Administration: The UF administration knows when to be strict and when to be lenient, which has proved successful.

4 College Freshman

Administration: This school does a lot to ensure the safety of its students. I loved the late walk program where guards were available to walk students home late at night from areas like the library.

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Police reaction to law breaking depends on your record and what you’ve been caught doing. Underage drinking can get you anything from having your beer dumped out to being arrested, and if you’re a repeat offender who’s considered financially dependent, your parents will get a nice little letter from the Division of Student Affairs. Public drunkenness is not much appreciated, especially if you’re dumb enough to waltz across the UPD parking lot puking. Open containers (which are extremely common during football tailgating season) are most frequently just dumped out, although if you argue, you’ll probably get a citation. Drunk driving is likely to get you suspended from school, and drug possession usually means an arrest. One thing to keep in mind is that it’s not unusual for cops to bust down your dorm room door; more than a few RAs have been tipped off about illegal activities by the steady stream of noisy people with party cups wandering in and out of a room.

Also, it is pretty easy to drink underage at UF, and cops are somewhat lenient about that law. But beware: if you do get pulled over at night, be prepared to do a field sobriety test. Cops love to give these out for no reason other than just to be on the safe side. In addition, the University is supposed to be tobacco-free, but the cops never do anything about people smoking on campus.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Having an open alcohol container outside specified areas during football games
  • Parking illegally
  • Riding your bike at night without lights
  • Smoking in the dorms
  • Speeding
  • Underage drinking
Visitation Policies
Opposite genders are allowed to visit each other in their respective dorms 24 hours Friday through Saturday. Sunday through Thursday, the visiting hours are 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 550 responses

Very strict
Very lenient
  • Alcohol use in dorms
  • Attendance
  • Creating new student organizations
  • Drug use
  • Honor code
  • Noise violations
  • Parking
  • Protests/demonstrations
  • Underage drinking
  • Visitation in dorms

How do the campus police or safety officers affect your campus experience?    Based on 573 responses

  • 29% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
  • 60% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 9% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 3% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
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