Consumption and Possession

Serving, Consumption, and Possession of Alcoholic Beverages on Campus

University of Florida Rule 6C1-2.019, Alcoholic Beverages

Alcoholic beverages may not be served, consumed, or possessed in any outdoor public area of campus, classroom, laboratory, or office. 

Serving, consumption, and possession of alcoholic beverages shall be permitted in the following areas of the University campus (which for purposes of this rule includes all properties under its control and all fraternity and sorority houses): 

  • Private rooms of individuals of legal drinking age residing in University housing and in fraternity and sorority houses when such serving, consumption, or possession is not in conjunction with a function held by a student group or other organization or group;
  • Public meeting areas in University housing and in fraternity and sorority houses, during a function held by a student group(s) after registration of such function pursuant to applicable residence hall or fraternity and sorority policies.
  • Those areas of the J. Wayne Reitz Union that are designated for such use under the regulations set out in the Reitz Union Policy Manual.
  • The Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Baughman Center, and the Friends of Music Room with the permission of, and under the conditions imposed by, the Director of the Curtis M. Phillips Center.
  • The Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art with the permission of and under the conditions imposed by, the Director of the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art.
  • The Florida Museum of Natural History with the permission of, and under the conditions imposed by, the Director of the Florida Museum of Natural History.
  • Emerson Alumni Hall and the University of Florida Foundation with the permission of, and under the conditions imposed by, the Vice President of Development and Alumni Affairs.
  • Keene Center, Bruton-Geer Hall, Founders Gallery at the J. Hillis Miller Health Center, Rare Books and Special Collections in Smathers Library (East), TREEO Center, and University Gallery, with the permission of, and under the conditions imposed by, the President or Provost or the President’s or Provost’s designee.
  • University Golf Club, Touchdown Terrace, the Gator Room, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium boxes, Bull Gator Level, Press Box Lounge, Champion Club Lounge, Suites Level 6 and Suites on Level 7, and the University Women’s Club with the permission of, and under the conditions imposed by, the Athletics Director.
  • Austin Cary Memorial Forest with the permission of, and under the conditions imposed by, the Director of the School of Forest Resources and Conservation.

Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (1) and (2) of this rule, the President or President’s designee is authorized to give written permission, under terms specified with said permission, for the sale, service, consumption, or possession of alcoholic beverages at other times and/or locations on the University of Florida campus, provided that in no event shall alcoholic beverages be sold, served, consumed, or possessed in any outdoor public area of campus, classroom, laboratory, or office. Permission shall not be granted for the sale, service, consumption, or possession of alcoholic beverages at meetings, receptions, and other events held during the University’s normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and shall be granted only in furtherance of University programs and in consonance with the conditions of subsection (4) of this rule.  A current list of such permits can be obtained from the Office of the President.