Greetings | The Stephen C. O'Connell Center welcomes you! If you have any questions about visiting our venue, please contact the Box Office at 352-392-1653, that's 3. 5. 2. 3. 9. 2. 1. 6. 5. 3. or the O'Connell Center administrative offices at 352-392-5500.

Craft Festival 2024

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Full Event Details: Craft Festival 2024

The Stephen C. O’Connell Center is excited to host the Craft Festival on Saturday, November 3oth and Sunday, December 1st from 10am – 5pm. Our Craft Festival is an annual event that showcases crafts that are authentically made by talented artisans and crafters. The Craft Festival provides an excellent opportunity to shop for unique merchandise and gifts and features hundreds of different vendors. Come find something special for yourself or that hard to shop for person in your life.

Additional Information

  • Gates: The Administration Gate closest to the O’Connell Center parking lot will be open for the public.
  • Camera Policy: All cameras will be allowed for this event.
  • Video/Audio Recording Policy: Video and audio recording is not allowed.
  • Concession Information: Various stands will be open around the arena. A visual map will be provided upon entering the building.
  • Disabled Patron Services: Accessibility Information
  • Security: See the Security Policies listed here »
  • Prohibited Items: See above security link
  • Parking: Parking is lifted on campus during the weekend. The closest lot will be the O’Connell Center parking lot adjacent to the building. Alternative parking can be found around campus. For more information, please refer to the UF parking map.
  • Directions: Map and Driving Directions »

TICKETS

Tickets will be available for purchase when we get closer to the date of the show. You can refer back to this page to see when tickets will be made available. Tickets will be valid for entry on either date, but can only be used once. Coupons for the show will also be available HERE. You are able to scan the QR code on the coupon and enter the offer code ONEOFF to unlock a $1.00 discount on tickets.

UF Commencement – Master’s & Bachelor’s Degrees #2

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Excited to celebrate these University of Florida graduates as they take their next step in the Gator Nation!

Entrance: Gate 1- Doors open @ 8:30am for guests
Processional: Begins at 9:30am

Participating Degrees: Agricultural and Life Sciences; Education; Liberal Arts and Sciences; Warrington College of Business

Additional Information

For more information on UF Commencements, please visit the Commencement website.

UF Commencement – Master’s & Bachelor’s Degrees #1

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Excited to celebrate these University of Florida graduates as they take their next step in the Gator Nation!

Entrance: Gate 1- Doors open @ 5:30pm for guests
Processional: Begins at 6:30pm

Participating Degrees: Arts; Design, Construction and Planning; Health and Human Performance; Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering; Journalism and Communications; Medicine; Nursing; Pharmacy; Public Health and Health Professions; Veterinary Medicine

Additional Information

For more information on UF Commencements, please visit the Commencement website.

UF Commencement – Doctoral Degrees

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Celebrate these University of Florida graduates as they take their next step in the Gator Nation!

Entrance: Gate 1- Doors open @ 12:30pm for guests
Processional: Begins at 1:40pm

Additional Information

For more information on UF Commencements, please visit the Commencement website.

11th Annual Ronald McDonald House Red Shoe Affair

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The Eleventh Annual Red Shoe Affair promises to be an extraordinary evening in support of Ronald McDonald House families and in celebration of our new house. The festivities will be packed with a silent & live auction, heart-warming family stories, exquisite cuisine as well as open bars, dancing, and much more!

For more event details, go to: https://rmhcncf.org/event/red-shoe-affair/

Additional Information

UF Panhellenic Bid Day

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The individuals who have participated in recruitment will find out which sorority gave them a bid!

Additional Information

  • Doors: 2:15pm
  • Gates: Enter through Gate 1. This will be the only open gate.
  • Camera Policy: Small personal cameras are allowed. No professional cameras and NO DETACHABLE LENSES. The use of a flash is also prohibited.
  • Disabled Patron ServicesAccessibility Information
  • Security & Prohibited Items: Metal detectors will be in use.  See the Security Policies listed here »
  • Parking: Parking will be available in the O’Connell Center parking garage, as well as the lot surrounding the garage.
  • DirectionsMap and Driving Directions »

UF Panhellenic Orientation

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Event Information

  • Doors: 4:30pm
  • Gates: Enter through Gate 1. This will be the only open gate.
  • Camera Policy: Small personal cameras are allowed. No professional cameras and NO DETACHABLE LENSES. The use of a flash is also prohibited.
  • Disabled Patron ServicesAccessibility Information
  • Security & Prohibited Items: Metal detectors will be in use.  See the Security Policies listed here »
  • Parking: Parking will be available in the O’Connell Center parking garage, as well as the lot surrounding the garage.
  • DirectionsMap and Driving Directions »

Florida Gators Volleyball – Team Camp Blue

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Team camp is designed for high school teams ONLY, not junior high. Team strategies as opposed to individual skills will be emphasized.  Competition amongst other schools takes place during each session with an all-camp tournament at the conclusion.

Dates and Times

July 26 – July 28, 2024 (Friday – Sunday)

Price

Overnight Camper: $390
Day Camper: $305

Details

  • Have a minimum of 8 players (suggested maximum of 12) from your team committed to attend Florida Volleyball Camp this Summer.
  • Be a high school team and attend camp with your high school coach/team representative.
  • Have your coach send in team application and attach at least 8 player’s name and email address.
  • Each member of the team MUST complete the ONLINE camper registration by July 1, 2024.
  • SIGN UP EARLY!

Additional Information

For complete information, please visit FloridaGators.com

Florida Gators Volleyball – Advanced Serving Camp

Florida Gators Volleyball Advanced Serving Camp

As any coach will tell you, one of the quickest ways to the court is with an elite serve.  No matter your level, a consistent, aggressive serve that scores points is a must for any team’s success.This camp is designed for those players with the basic serving skills but looking to take their game to the next level. Taught will be the advanced serving strategies and techniques used by the Florida Gators.

Dates and Times

July 25, 2024 (Thursday)

Price

$120

Details

  • Open to girls 12 to 18 years of age
  • Registration begins at 5:30pm in the O’Connell Center Gate 1 Lobby

Additional Information

For complete information, please visit FloridaGators.com

Florida Gators Volleyball – Specialty Position Camp

Florida Gators Volleyball Specialty Position Camp

This camp focuses on specialized training and skill development by position. Each athlete must choose from one of the following to train for the entire duration of the camp:

  • Setter
  • Pin Hitter 
  • Middle Blocker
  • Libero/Defensive Specialist

Campers will have the opportunity to apply skills acquired into competition. Athletes will work in groups of similar age and experience. 

Dates and Times

July 23 – July 25, 2024 (Tuesday – Thursday)

Price

Overnight Camper: $535
Day Camper: $450

Details

  • Open to girls 13 to 18 years of age
  • Registration begins at 12:00pm in the O’Connell Center Gate 1 Lobby

Additional Information

For complete information, please visit FloridaGators.com