1693 wrote:Not academically related, but...
How easy is it to get tickets to the football/basketball games? Are law students entered into the same lottery as undergrads?
Also, what is there to do in terms of entertainment for whatever free time I will have in Gville? I know the bar scene is quite extensive from when I visited a few years ago, but what else is there to do around town?
edit: And thank you all for the great info/insight you are providing. It is much appreciated!
One of the first correspondences you will receive this summer (assuming you are attending) will be regarding football tickets. You can register for the lottery and be put in the same pool as everyone else. If you don't win, like me, season tickets are ~$100. I had 0 problem finding extra tickets for all but the huge SEC games (LSU, USC). Any other ticket you can buy from a law student for ~$20 or get one for free from a friend.
For Basketball, registration opens on the Gatorzone site and you just have to be one of the first few-thousand to do so. Once registered, you just show up with your Gator-1 (school ID). If you are one of the first 900 students, you can sit in the courtside student section, otherwise you are up top. I only had problems registering for the Kentucky game this year. Every other one was fairly simple when I registered on the same day that it was opened.
Every other sport just requires you to present your Gator-1 to enter.
Gainesville isn't big so there isn't a ton to do, but you'll find something that suits your interests. There are a few law school intramural sports teams, running groups, etc. There are a lot of outdoor activities here in general. Of course there are tons of bars and restaurants in mid and downtown but if that isn't your thing you will be able to find something to do. The different clubs/groups also host a variety of events each week both in between classes and after school / on the weekend.