Florida Blue Key

2019 — Gainesville, FL/US

Safety, Security & Parking


All events will be held on the University of Florida. Please note that UF is a tobacco-free campus. For more information, please visit http://www.tobaccofree.ufl.edu/


Blue Light Safety on Campus

“Emergency Blue Light” non-dial, outdoor emergency telephones are located at strategic points throughout campus, including all parking garages. There are currently more than 300 Emergency Blue-Light phones  available for use on campus. These phones are easily identified by the word “Emergency” and their distinctive blue lights can be seen both day and night. When the button is activated/pushed or the receiver is lifted (depending on the model of Emergency Blue Light phone) the caller is immediately placed in contact with the UFPD Dispatch Center. In addition to providing voice  contact with a police dispatcher, the dispatcher will also know the caller’s precise location. These Emergency Blue Light phones are for emergency use only. Additionally, all elevators in educational buildings have emergency phones with direct contact to the UFPD Dispatch Center as well. These phones are maintained by the Physical Plant

Division (PPD) and all provide a system by which one can directly establish communication for reporting elevator or other emergencies. All non-emergency incidents occurring on campus, including criminal offenses, should be reported to the UFPD at (352) 392-1111 (V/TDD) or come to the UFPD located at the corner of Museum Road and Newell Drive.




All smartphone users who download the free GATORSAFE safety app can now report tips to the UF Police Department, make emergency calls and perform other functions that improve their personal safety and security.


Features of the App:

  • View local crime happening around the UF Campus

  • Report a crime tip to UF Police (even anonymously) attaching pictures, and video

  • Trigger Mobile BlueLight to simultaneously send your location and call UFPD.

  • Use the Personal Safety Toolbox which contains a Flashlight, Loud Alarm, Ability to Send Your Location and Much More.

  • Information on Alcohol and Drug Safety

  • Transportation Information



There is limited parking available for registration only on Friday in the Reitz Union parking garage located at Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, FL 32603. Parking will begin at 9:00am and we ask that you please return the temporary parking pass you will receive to tournament staff on your way out of the garage so that coaches who arrive after you can park for registration. 


Parking on campus will be lifted at 4:30 p.m. on Friday unless otherwise posted on campus. Most parking on campus is lifted on the weekend unless otherwise posted. The parking lot across the street from the Reitz Union and commuter lot will be available once parking is lifted. Please always check for signage while on campus. Florida Blue Key will not be able to refund schools for any parking tickets received throughout the weekend.