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 #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.

Santa Fe High School Graduation

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Congratulations to the 2024 Santa Fe High School Graduating class!

Event Information:

  • Doors: 5:00pm
  • Camera Policy: Professional cameras are allowed, however, all camera bags are subject to be searched at doors.
  • Seating – Seating is first come, first served. Reserving seats will not be permitted.
  • Concession Information: Concessions are not available for this event.
  • Disabled Patron ServicesAccessibility Information
  • Accessible Gates: Gates 1 only for guests. Graduates enter through Gate 4.
  • Security: See all Security Policies.
  • Metal Detectors: See Metal Detector procedures.
  • Prohibited Items: Noisemakers, blow horns, helium balloons and wrapped packages are prohibited. Security and Policies
  • Parking: Parking will be available in the O’Connell Center lot and garage, where standards restrictions will be lifted to support this event. Parking will be available on a first come, first served basis. For more information on locations, please refer to our Parking Information page.
  • DirectionsMap and Driving Directions »

Eastside High School Graduation

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Congratulations to the 2024 Eastside High School Graduating class!

Event Information:

  • Doors: 1:00pm
  • Camera Policy: Professional cameras are allowed, however, all camera bags are subject to be searched at doors.
  • Seating – Seating is first come, first served. Reserving seats will not be permitted.
  • Concession Information: Concessions are not available for this event.
  • Disabled Patron ServicesAccessibility Information
  • Accessible Gates: Gates 1 only for guests. Graduates enter through Gate 4.
  • Security: See all Security Policies.
  • Metal Detectors: See Metal Detector procedures.
  • Prohibited Items: Noisemakers, blow horns, helium balloons and wrapped packages are prohibited. Security and Policies
  • Parking: Parking will be available in the O’Connell Center lot and garage, where standards restrictions will be lifted to support this event. Parking will be available on a first come, first served basis. For more information on locations, please refer to our Parking Information page.
  • DirectionsMap and Driving Directions »

Gainesville High School Graduation

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Congratulations to the 2024 Gaiensville High School Graduating class!

Event Information:

  • Doors: 9:00am
  • Camera Policy: Professional cameras are allowed, however, all camera bags are subject to be searched at doors.
  • Seating – Seating is first come, first served. Reserving seats will not be permitted.
  • Concession Information: Concessions are not available for this event.
  • Disabled Patron ServicesAccessibility Information
  • Accessible Gates: Gates 1 only for guests. Graduates enter through Gate 4.
  • Security: See all Security Policies.
  • Metal Detectors: See Metal Detector procedures.
  • Prohibited Items: Noisemakers, blow horns, helium balloons and wrapped packages are prohibited. Security and Policies
  • Parking: Parking will be available in the O’Connell Center lot and garage, where standards restrictions will be lifted to support this event. Parking will be available on a first come, first served basis. For more information on locations, please refer to our Parking Information page.
  • DirectionsMap and Driving Directions »

Zach Williams and Tim Tebow – Breaking Chains Through Grace

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Ticketing Info: Tickets will officially go on-sale on Ticketmaster.com or at the O’Connell Center Box Office (please check hours before arriving) on April 12, 2024 at 12:00pm.

Seating Map (Price Levels Included): Zach Williams Map

PRICES

  • Price Level 1 – $200.00
  • Price Level 2 – $150.00
  • Price Level 3 – $100.00
  • Price Level 4 – $75.00
  • Price Level 5 – $60.00
  • Price Level 6 – $50.00
  • Price Level 7 – $35.00
  • NOTE: Additional Fees apply on Ticketmaster and at the O’Connell Center Box Office

Event Information

  • Doors: 6:00pm
  • Gates: Gate 1 will be open.
  • Camera Policy: No cameras are permitted for this event. Cell phone cameras are allowed.
  • Video/Audio Recording Policy: Professional video camera equipment is not permitted.
  • 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 »

SGP and ACCENT presents Nelly

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a FREE show for UF Students-only. UF Students can pick up 2 tickets with their Gator 1 ID at the O’Connell Center box office. Tickets will NOT be available for UF students on Ticketmaster.com.

Additional Information

  • Doors: 6:00pm
  • Gates: Gate 1 will be open for UF Students.
  • 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 will be available starting at 12:00pm on Wednesday, April 3rd at the Gate 1 box office. Tickets will NOT be available for purchase on Ticketmaster.com.

WBIT – Florida vs. St. John’s (First Round)

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WBIT Information:
Information for the WBIT, including tickets and broadcast information can be found on WBIT.net.

Additional Information

  • Tip-Off: 7:00pm
  • Doors Open: 1 hour prior to tip-off
  • Gates: Gates 1 will be open for the general public.
  • 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 restrictions are lifted at 3:30pm on weekdays in the parking garage and lot adjacent to the O’Connell Center. Parking is first come, first served.
  • Directions: Map and Driving Directions »

NCAA Gymnastics Championships – Gainesville Regional (Second Round)

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Schools Competing: Utah, Maryland, Towson, Michigan State

Additional Info: Extra info on regionals can be found on the NCAA.com website.

Meet Information:

  • Doors: 1 hour prior to event
  • Gates: Gate 1 open for patrons. Gate 3 will be open for UF students for sessions in which Florida is competing.
  • 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: Open in Gate 1.
  • Disabled Patron Services: Accessibility Information
  • Security & Prohibited Items: See the Security Policies listed here »
  • Parking: Parking will be available on the top level of Garage 7 (O’Connell Center Garage), the grass lots immediately north of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, and Flavet Field. Campus restrictions will be in place in all other parking lots. No shuttles for this event.
  • Directions: Map and Driving Directions »