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.

New Student Convocation

New Student Convocation is the University of Florida’s official welcome for all first-year students. Convocation celebrates the UF Class of 2026’s entry into higher education and inducts them into a community of learners. New student Convocation invites student to fully embrace their student experience and understand the expectations that come with being a Gator. In learning more about the university, our first-year students will create their unique identity as a class and see how they can make a positive impact on the world as a member of the Gator Nation.

Additional 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.
  • Video/Audio Recording Policy: Video and audio recording is not allowed
  • Concession Information: Available throughout locations on concourse level
  • Disabled Patron Services: Accessibility Information
  • Security: See the Security Policies listed here »
  • Prohibited Items: Backpacks and oversized bags will not be permitted. Bags of any size are discouraged for this event. If at all possible, please leave bags at home. Please see above security link for more prohibited items.
  • Parking: Parking restrictions are lifted beginning at 3:30 pm Monday thru Friday. It is open parking past 3:30 pm on these days. Please be advised that the only General Public parking near the O’Connell Center will be in the O’Connell Center parking garage as well as the lot. Parking is first come, first serve. For more information on locations, please refer to our Parking Information page.
  • Directions: Map and Driving Directions »

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

The Ultimate Holiday Tradition!

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for over 35 years!   Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics in the distinctive Mannheim sound. The program celebrates the group’s recent anniversary of 35 years since the first Christmas album and includes dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller. 

Tickets go on sale Friday, July 29th!

Follow @OConnellCTR on social media for the presale password to purchase tickets starting July 26!

Purchase tickets HERE

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

Additional Information

  • Gates: Gate 1 will be open for the General Public.
  • Camera Policy: No cameras are permitted for this event. Cell phone cameras are allowed.
  • Video/Audio Recording Policy: Video and audio recording is not allowed
  • Concession Information: Open at Gate 1
  • Disabled Patron Services: Accessibility Information
  • Security: See the Security Policies listed here »
  • Prohibited Items: Please see above security link
  • Parking: Please be advised that the only General Public parking near the O’Connell Center will be in the O’Connell Center parking garage as well as the lot. Parking is first come, first serve and is lifted at 3:30 pm on the weekdays.
  • Directions: Map and Driving Directions »
  • Tickets: Tickets available on Ticketmaster.com and at the University Box Office starting Friday, July 29th

Craft Festival 2022

Full Event Details: Craft Festival 2022

The Stephen C. O’Connell Center is excited to host the Craft Festival on Saturday, November 26th and Sunday, November 27th 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: Please 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 »

Ticketing Information: Tickets can be purchased at the link provided below once the show has gone on sale. 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.

Volleyball Fan Day

Additional Information

Match Time: 2:00pm
Doors Open: 1:00pm
Opponent: Jacksonville
Admission: Free. No tickets needed for this event.
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.
Video/Audio Recording Policy: Video and audio recording is not allowed
Concession Information: Available throughout locations on concourse level.
Disabled Patron Services: Accessibility Information
Security: See the Security Policies listed here »
Prohibited Items: Please see above security link
Parking: Parking is lifted on weekends on campus. Spots will be available outside the O’Connell Center in the adjacent parking garage and lot. Parking will be on a first come, first served basis. For more information on locations, please refer to our Parking Information page.
Directions: Map and Driving Directions »

Volleyball – Virginia vs. ETSU (Gators Invitational)

The first game in our Student Welcome Weekend pits Virginia against East Tennessee State

Additional Information

Match Time: 4:00pm
Doors Open: 3:00pm
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.
Video/Audio Recording Policy: Video and audio recording is not allowed
Concession Information: Available throughout locations on concourse level.
Disabled Patron Services: Accessibility Information
Security: See the Security Policies listed here »
Prohibited Items: Please see above security link
Parking: Parking is lifted at 3:30pm on weekdays in the parking lot adjacent to the O’Connell Center. Spots will be available inside the parking garage and flat lot. Parking will be on a first come, first served basis. For more information on locations, please refer to our Parking Information page.
Directions: Map and Driving Directions »
Tickets: FloridaGators.com

Volleyball – North Florida vs. Virginia (Gators Invitational)

Additional Information

Match Time: 10:00am
Doors Open: 9:00am
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.
Video/Audio Recording Policy: Video and audio recording is not allowed
Concession Information: Available throughout locations on concourse level.
Disabled Patron Services: Accessibility Information
Security: See the Security Policies listed here »
Prohibited Items: Please see above security link
Parking: Parking is lifted on weekends on campus. Spots will be available outside the O’Connell Center in the adjacent parking garage and lot. Parking will be on a first come, first served basis. For more information on locations, please refer to our Parking Information page.
Directions: Map and Driving Directions »
Tickets: FloridaGators.com

Volleyball – ETSU vs. UNF (Gators Invitational)

Additional Information

Match Time: 4:30pm
Doors Open: 3:30pm
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.
Video/Audio Recording Policy: Video and audio recording is not allowed
Concession Information: Available throughout locations on concourse level.
Disabled Patron Services: Accessibility Information
Security: See the Security Policies listed here »
Prohibited Items: Please see above security link
Parking: Parking is lifted on weekends on campus. Spots will be available outside the O’Connell Center in the adjacent parking garage and lot. Parking will be on a first come, first served basis. For more information on locations, please refer to our Parking Information page.
Directions: Map and Driving Directions »
Tickets: FloridaGators.com

Volleyball – VCU vs. FGCU (Sunshine Invitational)

Additional Information

Match Time: 10:00am
Doors Open: 9:00am
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.
Video/Audio Recording Policy: Video and audio recording is not allowed
Concession Information: Available throughout locations on concourse level.
Disabled Patron Services: Accessibility Information
Security: See the Security Policies listed here »
Prohibited Items: Please see above security link
Parking: Parking is lifted at 3:30pm on weekdays in the parking lot adjacent to the O’Connell Center. Spots will be available inside the parking garage and flat lot. Parking will be on a first come, first served basis. For more information on locations, please refer to our Parking Information page.
Directions: Map and Driving Directions »
Tickets: FloridaGators.com

Volleyball – Georgia Southern vs. VCU (Sunshine Invitational)

Additional Information

Match Time: 4:30pm
Doors Open: 3:30pm
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.
Video/Audio Recording Policy: Video and audio recording is not allowed
Concession Information: Available throughout locations on concourse level.
Disabled Patron Services: Accessibility Information
Security: See the Security Policies listed here »
Prohibited Items: Please see above security link
Parking: Parking is lifted at 3:30pm on weekdays in the parking lot adjacent to the O’Connell Center. Spots will be available inside the parking garage and flat lot. Parking will be on a first come, first served basis. For more information on locations, please refer to our Parking Information page.
Directions: Map and Driving Directions »
Tickets: FloridaGators.com

Volleyball vs. FSU

Additional Information

Match Time: 7:00pm
Doors Open: 6:00pm
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.
Video/Audio Recording Policy: Video and audio recording is not allowed
Concession Information: Available throughout locations on concourse level.
Disabled Patron Services: Accessibility Information
Security: See the Security Policies listed here »
Prohibited Items: Please see above security link
Parking: Parking is lifted at 3:30pm on weekdays in the parking lot adjacent to the O’Connell Center. Spots will be available inside the parking garage and flat lot. Parking will be on a first come, first served basis. For more information on locations, please refer to our Parking Information page.
Directions: Map and Driving Directions »
Tickets: FloridaGators.com