COVID-19 UPDATE: March 26, 2021

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Click here for Gator Dining’s safety measures in response to COVID-19.

Gator Dining will continue to provide the UF community with a robust dining program while adhering to enhanced safety measures consistent with UF Health and state guidance related to COVID-19. The current plan includes reopening of all locations for the fall semester under normal operating hours, but in adherence to physical distancing and other safety guidelines. The Gator Dining team will monitor operations daily and stay abreast of any changes in guidelines or direction regarding COVID-19 and adjust campus operations accordingly. Fall 2020 meal plan pricing remains the same as Fall 2019 pricing.

Gator Dining will adjust operating procedures to meet or exceed recommended UF Health and state guidelines related to COVID-19, in order to provide safe dining spaces and programming for the UF community.

Gator Dining staff have rearranged seating in dining halls to accommodate for social distancing.  Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. Students will be encouraged to maintain social distancing in addition to wearing a mask or face covering unless eating or drinking.

Please view the list of safety measures taken by Gator Dining.

» Retail Dining Locations

Reitz Union:

Gator Dining has decreased seating availability at the Reitz Union food court to about 82 seats from the original 1,016 that are usually available. Currently, at the open tables, only two seats are present to create social distancing and to decrease large groups of people in one area. Regarding booth seating, every other booth is available creating a 6 ft distance between seating. The 82 available seats are spread out throughout the 14,188 square foot dining space.

Mail Services is operating on its normal schedule. At this time, Passport Services are open by appointment only. Please bring a photo with you as photos will not be taken on site.

If special delivery arrangements are needed, please contact 352-392-0629.

The Gator 1 Card should be worn while on campus. Wearing your Gator 1 Card helps to ensure safety and security on campus. More info…

Due to Covid-19 Pandemic, all Gator 1 Card requests for students are required to be submitted through the Distance Gator 1 Card Application Site.  The issuance process for a Gator 1 Card can be expedited once an online Zoom interview has been scheduled.  In lieu of the Zoom interview, students are welcome to visit the Gator 1 Card Office in person for processing to obtain their Gator 1 Card by the next business day. Also, Electronic Staff/Faculty Authorization submissions are required for all UF Employees, Departmental Associates, Affiliates, and visitors.

In order to maintain a safe environment, photo capturing is restricted in the Gator 1 Card office at this time.  Images submitted online/electronically will be used to process Gator 1 Cards.

In order to obtain a card, an official picture Identification is required (Driver’s License or Passport) and UFID number is needed. The cost is $15.00.

The Gator 1 Card office is on the Mezzanine Level of the Bookstore and Welcome Center adjacent to the Reitz Union. The hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Gator 1 Card office at the Health Science Center will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays; 9:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m. & 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

» Students

Students may submit a request for their Gator 1 Cards online at

Cards will be mailed to the student’s permanent home address. Please email the Gator 1 Card team at for other arrangements.

» Faculty/Staff

Faculty and Staff are to work with their department’s ID Card Authorizer to place a request for a Gator 1 Card. Please provide a photo to your department authorizer, and they will submit it with the Gator 1 Card request. The department authorizer can select where the card is sent. Either a campus PO Box or an off-campus address may be selected. Please email the Gator 1 Card team at for other arrangements.

» Vendors, Spouse/Partners, and Others

Please email the Gator 1 Card team at or call 352-392-8343.

The UF Bookstore at the Reitz Union:

  • Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sunday – 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

The Health Science Center Bookstore:

  • Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sunday: Closed

The Law School Bookstore:

  • Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed




UF is canceling, postponing or, where feasible, moving all events to alternate virtual modes of participation until further notice. Scheduling new future events and conferences will also be postponed until further notice. Look for specific information about other cancellations and postponements on If you have any questions about events, please contact Business Affairs at or call (352) 392-1336.