Contact Information & Directions

Center for the Humanities
and the Public Sphere

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Telephone
352.392.0796

Fax
352.392.5378

Email
humanities-center@ufl.edu

Directions

The Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere is newly housed in the suite of offices at 200 Walker Hall. For directions to events on campus:

Driving from Gainesville Regional Airport

(approximately 6 miles).

There is only one road from the passenger terminal. When you reach the airport exit, turn right onto State Route 222 (NE 39 Ave). Take this road to its intersection with NW 13 St, a distance of 3-4 miles. (You will pass through lights at the intersections with Waldo Rd, NE 15 St, N Main St and NW 6 St before reaching the light at NW 13 St.)

Turn left onto NW 13 St and follow it for about 2.5 miles until you approach the light at W University Ave. University Avenue is equivalent to NW 0 Avenue, so it is fairly easy to count down the crossing streets between NW 39th Ave and W University Ave.

The University of Florida campus begins on the southwest corner of the intersection between W University Ave and NW 13 St.

Driving from Jacksonville Airport

(approximately 85 miles, and typically takes between 1.5 and 2 hours)

There is only one road from the passenger terminal. Just past the first light (and right before the road passes under a bridge) turn right onto the ramp for I-95 (South).

Once on I-95, stay in the right lane because after only a mile you will exit onto I-295 (South), heading counter-clockwise around Jacksonville’s version of the Beltway. Stay on I-295 for roughly 17 miles, until you reach I-10 (West), marked to Tallahassee.

After approximately 13 miles, leave I-10 at Exit 50 (U.S. 301 and Baldwin). Stay right at the fork in the exit ramp, joining U.S. 301 (South). Follow this road for about 37 miles, passing through the towns of Lawtey and Starke, until you reach Waldo. Here you fork right onto S.R. 24 (Gainesville) at the point where U.S. 301 continues on to Ocala. Take S.R. 24 for 10 miles to the outskirts of Gainesville.

As you approach Gainesville, you will pass through a light at NW 53 Ave, then see the airport perimeter on your left. At the next light, turn right onto NE 39 Ave (S.R. 222). Take this road to its intersection with NW 13 St, a distance of 2-3 miles. (You will pass through lights at the intersections with NE 15 St, N Main St and NW 6 St before reaching NW 13 St.)

Turn left onto NW 13 St and follow it for about 2.5 miles until you approach the light at W University Ave. University Avenue is equivalent to NW 0 Avenue, so it is fairly easy to count down the crossing streets between NW 39th Ave and W University Ave.

The University of Florida campus begins on the southwest corner of the intersection between W University Ave and NW 13 St.

Driving from Orlando Airport

(approximately 120 miles, and typically takes between 2 and 2.5 hours)

On exiting the airport, follow signs for the Beeline Expressway (State Road 528 West). Take the Beeline about 6 miles to the Florida Turnpike (North). If you miss the Turnpike exit, you should stay on the Beeline another 4 miles, then take I-4 (North) 4 miles to the Turnpike. (Both the Beeline and the Turnpike are toll roads.) Follow the Turnpike for roughly 50 miles to its end, where it merges with I-75.

Stay on I-75 (North) for 60 miles until you reach Gainesville. Leave I-75 at Exit 387 (Newberry Rd, S.R. 26). Turn right and head east along S.R. 26, which at first is Newberry Rd, but after a couple of miles becomes University Ave. About 4 miles from I-75 you will come across the University of Florida campus on your right.

Parking

Daytime Parking

Visitors to the University of Florida campus may find pay parking accommodations at the UF Bookstore and Visitor Welcome Center parking garage, located just south of the Reitz Union at the corner of Museum Road and Reitz Union Drive. This garage is an unrestricted pay facility available to campus visitors and all members of the University community and offers short-term and all-day parking options.  The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

Daily and short-term fees are to be paid at pay stations located at the stair towers and elevators in the garage.

  • Standard Daily Fee – $5.00 (159 spaces available)
  • Mid-term Parking Fee (2 hour limit) – $3.00 (40 spaces available)
  • Short-term Parking Fee (45 minute limit) – $1.00 (72 spaces available)

Evening Parking

Please take care in parking on or near campus, since the University of Florida and the City of Gainesville operate two separate parking programs, each with its own set of decals and hours restrictions.

Most UF parking opens to the public at 4:30 or 5:00. This includes parking along the service drives near Smathers Library and portions of the parking lots near Keane-Flint and Murphree Halls. The gated parking lots by Criser and Tigert Halls (on Union Road near SW 2nd Ave.) open at 5:30. Please note that different spots become available at different times, even within the same lot, and some spots and lots never open for public parking. Also, these lots often fill about an hour after parking restrictions have been lifted. More information on University parking is available here.

The City of Gainesville manages parking north and east of the campus area. Neighborhood parking east of SW 13th St. is in Zone 1; neighborhood parking north of University Ave. is in Zone 2. Decals are required for street parking in these areas until 4:00. Metered parking is available on University Ave., NW 16th St., and elsewhere, but must be paid until 5:00. More information on City of Gainesville parking is available here.