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

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 »

10th Annual Red Shoe Affair

Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida will be hosting its annual fundraising event, the Red Shoe Affair, at the O’Connell Center on Saturday, August 13th, 2022 at 6:00 pm. For more event details, go to: https://www.rmhcncf.org/event/red-shoe-affair-0

Additional Information

Commencement – Bachelor’s, Master’s & Specialist’s Ceremony #2

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

Attendees:

  • Agricultural and Life Sciences; Liberal Arts and Sciences; Journalism and Communications

    Additional Information

Commencement – Bachelor’s, Master’s & Specialist’s Ceremony #1

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

Attendees:

  • Arts; Design, Construction and Planning; Education; Health and Human Performance; Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering; Medicine; Nursing; Pharmacy; Public Health and Health Professions; Veterinary Medicine; Warrington College of Business

    Additional Information

Commencement – Doctoral Degrees

Excited to 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

Attendees:

  • PhD, EdD, AuD, DAT, DBA, DMA, DNP, DPM, DPT, OTD, and PharmD

    Additional Information

Commencement – Pharmacy (MS & PharmD)

Doors: open @ 12:30pm

Attendees:

College of Pharmacy (MS & PharmD)

Additional Information

Commencement – Levin College of Law

Entrance: Gate 1- Doors open @ 10:30am

Attendees:

Levin College of Law (LLM’s, JD’s, SJD’s)

Additional Information

Commencement – Dentistry (DMD’s)

Entrance: Gate 1- Doors open @ 7:30am

Attendees:

College of Dentistry

Additional Information

Live Stream: https://mediasite.video.ufl.edu/Mediasite/Play/c32c15d7782d4e4b890bb492db8951ba1d