Sale of Alcohol

Sale of Alcoholic Beverages

University of Florida Rule 6C1-2.019, Alcoholic Beverages

The sale of alcoholic beverage on the University campus, which for the purposes of this regulation includes all properties under the control of the University of Florida and all fraternity and sorority houses, shall be permitted only under the conditions set forth in this regulation.

Functions at which alcoholic beverages are sold shall include any function at which alcoholic beverages are served and for which:

  • an admission fee is charged, or
  • cups are sold, or
  • tickets are sold, or
  • donations are collected by the individual or group, or any of the members of the group sponsoring the function, or
  • cash or anything else of value is exchanged for alcoholic beverages.

The sale of alcoholic beverages is permitted only in the following facilities:  

  • the Orange and Brew in the J. Wayne Reitz Union (beer and wine only);
  • other areas that are designated for such use under the regulations set forth in the Reitz Union Policy Manual;
  • the University Golf Club;
  • the Touchdown Terrace;
  • the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts;
  • the cafe at the Mary Ann Harn Cofrin Pavilion of the Harn Museum of Art;
  • and areas designated for such use by the Vice President of Development and Alumni Affairs in Emerson Alumni Hall. 

Within these facilities, certain officials shall set the days, hours, and conditions of sale for those facilities.

  • The Director of the J. Wayne Reitz Union or the Director's designee shall set the days, hours, and conditions of sale for the Orange and Brew and for other designated areas in the Union.
  • The Athletics Director or the Director's designee shall set the days, hours, and conditions of sale for the University Golf Club and the Touchdown Terrace.
  • The Director of the Curtis M. Phillips Center shall set the days, hours, and conditions of sale for the Curtis M. Phillips Center.
  • The Director of the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art shall set the days, hours, and conditions of sale for the Mary Ann Harn Cofrin Pavilion.
  • The Vice President of Development and Alumni Affairs shall set the days, hours, and conditions of sale for Emerson Alumni Hall.
  • The Director of the Florida Museum of Natural History shall set the days, hours, and conditions of sale for the Florida Museum of Natural History.

The only alcoholic beverages that may be possessed or consumed in any facility listed above are those alcoholic beverages purchased in that respective facility, and the purchased alcoholic beverages must be consumed within that respective facility.

Whenever the management of any facility listed above conducts a reduced-price alcoholic beverages promotional event or allows for a period of time in which the prices of alcoholic beverages are reduced there shall be comparable reductions in the prices of non-alcoholic beverages during such event or period of time.

Facilities permitted to sell alcoholic beverages are prohibited from doing so in a manner that promotes excessive or rapid consumption. Examples include, but are not limited to, selling or serving on an “all you can drink” basis, selling multiple alcoholic beverages for the price of a single alcoholic beverage, and promoting free or discounted alcoholic beverages for a certain segment of the population.

The management of any facility listed above shall not sponsor drinking games or any other activities, including but not limited to “all you can drink” or “unlimited” drink promotions, which encourage the rapid and/or excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages.

The requisite permit for the sale of alcoholic beverages must be obtained from the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco of the State of Florida.