Gator 1 Card

To better serve our customers, the Gator 1 Card office at the Welcome Center now has extended hours!

Open Monday & Thursday; 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Every member of the UF family receives a Gator 1 Card, which is the official identification card of the University of Florida. Whether you are a staff, faculty, retiree, spouse/domestic partner or a vendor, the Gator 1 Card is essential to the UF community.

Gator 1 Card holders can:

  • Ride the Regional Transit System (RTS) bus service
  • Redeem Meal Plans, Flex Bucks, and/or Declining Balance at Gator Dining locations.
  • Open and use a Campus Vending Account
  • Access campus events or athletic activities
  • Defer textbook payments at the UF Bookstore
  • Turn the Gator 1 Card into a pin-based ATM card if it is partnered with the Wells Fargo Every Day Checking Account
  • Transact business at the University Bursar
  • Utilize recreational facilities
  • Access authorized buildings
  • Present the Gator 1 Card as identification
  • Access UF Library circulation privileges (application is required for retired faculty or staff)
  • Purchase an FSA membership or retired FSA membership to access all RecSports amenities (staff, faculty, spouse/domestic partner)

Students, faculty, staff, retirees and spouses/domestic partners of UF students, faculty and staff, can purchase their Gator 1 Card for $15.00 at either of the Gator 1 Card office locations. Payment can be made by charging the card to your student account,  cash, check, or a credit card. Please email the Gator 1 Card team at or call 352-392-8343.

Apply for a Gator 1 Card


Gator 1 Card Office
UF Bookstore & Welcome Center
1900 Museum Road
(352) 392-8343