Category UF Traditions

New Homecoming festival on Plaza

This story was originally published in the Alligator.

This weekend, Homecoming producers hope to weave a new tradition in with Gator fans’ old favorites.

On Friday, the staff will unveil the first Homecoming festival on the Plaza of the Americas.

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Gator Growl brings 3 performers, tickets expected to sell out

This story was originally published in the Alligator.

In 2012, there was one artist at Gator Growl, and for the next two years, there were two.

But at this year’s Gator Growl, held Nov. 6, there will be three artists: Echosmith, T.I. and Jana Kramer.

AN ELECTRIC OPENER: Jim McElwain era of Florida football off to fast start

This story was originally published in the Alligator.

The first time Chris Crary sat in the stands for a Gator football game, he was 3 years old.

After the game, he remembers running around the house, saying “I Gator.”

Gator Growl hits at talent

This story was originally published in the Alligator.

She’s a world-renowned American actress and country singer.

But she might not be the only performer at Gator Growl, held on Nov. 6 at Flavet Field, said Santiago Ramirez, Gator Growl’s AP of Communications.

Seniors race to finish UF traditions before deadline

This story was originally published on page 1 of the Alligator.

Madison Todd said she has been procrastinating throughout college, and completing her F-Book traditions was no exception.

“Maybe it’s how it should be — me procrastinating one final time,” she said.

Honor Apples remind students of UF tradition, the honor code

This story was originally published on the front page of the Alligator.

Joe Garron vividly remembers the wooden bins that offered up red apples to UF students throughout the day.

“You get a little hungry when you’re walking from class to class,” said Garron, a 1957 UF alumnus.

In the 1950s, students paid 5 cents when they took an apple from one of the unsupervised bins, and they were expected to report those who stole, a tradition known as Honor Apples.