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What are Signature Events?

Signature Events are campus events recognized by the Department of Student Activities & Involvement as having a significant impact or the potential to have a significant impact on student engagement at the University of Florida. Signature Events promote a vibrant and diverse student experience that prepares Gators to engage, transform, and thrive in an evolving global community. As officially recognized University events, Signature Events are led and funded through Student Activities & Involvement, in collaboration with student leader volunteers. Student Activities & Involvement staff will meet regularly with and provide training and support to the student leader volunteers to ensure the Signature Events leave a lasting impact on the campus community.


Asian America Student Assembly – August 27, 2022, Phillips Center, Doors open at 6pm

Women's Welcome Assembly – August 29, 2022, Rion Ballroom, Doors open at 5:30pm

Hispanic-Latinx Student Assembly – August 30, 2022, Grand Ballroom, Doors open at 6pm

Pride Student Assembly – August 31, 2022, Grand Ballroom, Doors open at 6pm

Black Student Assembly – September 2, 2022, University Auditorium, Doors open at 6pm

Humans vs Zombies: Halloween – October 31, 2022

Dia De Los Muertos – November 2, 2022

Def Talent Jam – November 19, 2022

GatorLAN – Spring 2023

Women's History Month Opening & Closing Ceremony – Spring 2023

Chinese New Year Show – Spring 2023

SwampCon – Spring 2023


Eligibility & Terms

All Registered Student Organizations or a coalition of Registered Student Organizations are eligible to submit their program to be considered as a Signature Event. All submissions will be reviewed by a committee of Student Life staff to determine which events will receive a Signature Event designation. Once selected, a Signature Event program will be supported for three years, with an annual evaluation between Student Activities & Involvement staff and the student leader volunteers. At the end of three years, a Signature Event can reapply for a Signature Event designation. As an officially recognized university event, Signature Events are departmentally led and under the oversight of the Department of Student Activities & Involvement. Membership for the Signature Event programs will be composed of student members of the submitting RSOs (Registered Student Organizations). Members will receive direct advising and support from Student Activities & Involvement staff to develop and implement the Signature Event program.

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Signature Events Benefits


Three Years

Signature Events receive fully guaranteed support from UF Campus Engagement for a three-year period.

Advising

Signature Events receive dedicated advising and event-planning support from the Department of Student Activities & Involvement.

Promotion

Signature Events benefit from promotional and marketing support from the Division of Student Life.


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Signature Event Criteria


  • Signature Events must be submitted by a Registered Student Organization or coalition of Registered Student Organizations.

  • Signature Events are intended to enhance the campus and student experience for University of Florida students and should attract or have the capacity to attract over 500 students.

  • Signature Events must establish a connection to and be in congruence with the pillars and values of the University of Florida and the Division of Student Life.


Frequently Asked Questions

Email sigevents@ufsa.ufl.edu for more information about Signature Events.