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4-H University

Florida 4-H University is a week-long overnight event for senior 4-H youth (4-H age 14-18) held at the University of Florida. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in educational workshops lead by University of Florida faculty, explore career opportunities, lead community service activities, interact with youth from all over the state, and have fun while developing critical life skills that will help them become productive and engaged citizens of the communities, their country, and their world.

Key Questions Information
Who Senior 4-H Members (ages 14-18 as of September 1 of current 4-H year)
When July 29 to August 1, 2024
Where University of Florida, Gainesville | 
Housing in UF Honors Village, Programming in J. Wayne Reitz Union (Parking Info) and across campus
Cost $475 full week | $70 for one-day competitor rate that includes one (1) meal
Registration April 1 to June 15 via 4-H Online
Late Registration $500 full week | $95 for one-day competitor rate that include one (1) meal | Extended to June 24 via 4-H Online. No Late registrations will be accepted after June 24. 
Q+A Webinar

You can access at Ask 4-H About 4-H University Recording (

This goes through registration, activities, supervision, lodging, and more to make youth and families comfortable with registration and attendance.

Contact Registration, Schedule, & Activities | Courtney Quirie,
State Council | Derby Sale,
Sponsorship | Caylin Hilton, 


  • 4-HU Schedule at a Glance
  • Guests at 4-H University

    Guests are invited to join us for Competitive Events, Share the Fun, Senior Awards Banquet, and Champion's Breakfast.  All guests must register in 4-H online and check in at the 4-H University Headquarter Desk on the 2nd Floor of the Union.  

    Use this link to register to attend 4-H University Events as a guest.  If you have a family profile in 4-H Online, make sure you use the e-mail address associated with your account. 

    • Guest Registration in 4-H Online:
    • We ask that guest registration fees be paid in 4-H Online with an electronic payment by the registration deadline of 7/21/2024.  We cannot accommodate walk ins or late registrations. 
    • Guests may not attend any of the dance activities. Only those 4-H youth members registered for the Full Conference may attend dances.
    • Share the Fun, Senior Awards Banquet, and Champion's Breakfast will be live streamed on the Florida 4-H Youth Development Facebook page. It is a public page and you do not need to have a Facebook account to watch.

    Guest Registration Fees are as follows:

    • Competitive Events, Monday, July 29 - No cost for guest to attend, $8.00 for parking per vehicle (pay at Kiosk in Parking Garage)
    • Share the Fun, Tuesday, July 30 - No Cost for guests to attend and watch the show, no parking fee for arrivals after 4:30pm
    • Senior Awards Banquet, Wednesday, July 31- $50 per guest, dress is semi-formal, no parking fee for arrivals after 4:30pm.  Kids under 5 are free but must be registered to have a seat. 
    • Champion's Breakfast, Thursday, August 1 - $25 per guest, dress is professional.  Kids under 5 are free but must be registered to have a seat. $8.00 for parking per vehicle (pay at Kiosk in Parking Garage)
  • What are Competitive Events?

    Competitive Events are presentations consisting of Demonstrations, Illustrated Talks, or Public Speaking contests.  These contests occur at the county, district, state, and regional or national levels. Most competitions require some qualifying level of participation. This progression may be county to district to state OR county to state OR district to state.  Members present at the County and District levels and advance to the state contest based on district contest scores. 

  • What is Share-the-Fun?

    The 4-H Share-the-Fun Program is designed to help 4-H’ers discover, develop, and share their talents with others. The objective of the Share-the-Fun Program is to enhance the following areas: appreciation of talent, leadership, confidence, interest in special training, and the ability to discover opportunities for wholesome recreation. Youth compete in their counties and district contests.  The first-place senior winner at the district contest advances to the state contest.

  • What are Senior Awards and Recognition?

    This is a time where we honor our graduating seniors, announce scholarship and award trip winners, show our senior videos, recognize our Leader of the Legacy, and induct our incoming state officer team.  This is a special event celebrating some of our outstanding 4-H members from the past year.

  • What is the Champions Breakfast?

    The Champions Breakfast recognizes state competitive events participants, Community Pride Winners, and features the Parade of Champions, consisting of all Senior first-place individuals and teams from state level events during the membership year. 

  • What types of workshops are offered at 4-H University?

    There are a variety of workshops at 4-H university ranging from animal science to environmental science, to food preparation, and citizenship and leadership.  The workshops are 3 or 6 hours and are presented by University of Florida Faculty and Staff. 

    Attendees will explore career opportunities, lead community service activities, interact with youth from all over the state, and have fun while developing critical life skills that will help them become productive and engaged citizens in their communities, their country, and their world!  We have the following goals for our 4-H University Workshops:

    • The program utilizes "Learning by Doing" with hands on activities for our
    • The workshop allows members to explore their “sparks” (areas of interest).
    • Provides opportunity for members to consider a variety of career
  • Resource Links to Support Your 4-HU Experience

    Dress Code

    Dress Code by Event

    Packing List

    Reitz Union Maps

    State Council Voting Delegates - UPDATE COMING SOON!



  • Your 4-H University Youth-Adult Planning Committee

    The 4-H University planning committee is comprised of a youth chair appointed from the State Council officer team, youth members from across the state of Florida, and adult advisors. The committee is part of the Florida 4-H Executive Board that meets throughout the year to plan and support statewide programs. Below are the members of this year’s committee:

    Merrick D 4-H University Committee Chair and State Council Sergeant at Arms
    Courtney Quirie Co-Chair/4-H Professional
    Sarah Hensley Member/4-H Professional
    Amber Norris Member/4-H Professional
    Alaura B Member/State Council VP
    Alexander L. Member
    Anais D. Member
    Ava V. Member
    Breann R. Member
    Cayce S. Member
    Chase E. Member
    Connor L. Member
    Daniel H. Member
    Giorgio S. Member
    Haylee L. Member
    Jayden B. Member
    Joseph S. Member
    Josei S. Member
    Karen H. Member
    Kathryn M. Member
    Kendall T. Member
    Leilani H. Member
    Maddie G. Member
    Maleah G. Member
    Miles R. Member
    Musiq W. Member
    Natalie S. Member
    Reagan L. Member
    Ronan G. Member
    Rylan J. Member
    Taylor A. Member
    Tucker P. Member
    Vanessa E. Member


  • Tentative Future Event Dates

    July 29 to August 1, 2024

    July 28-31, 2025

    July 27-30, 2026

    July 26-29, 2027

For information about supporting 4-H University contact Caylin Hilton at


Registration & Program Content | Courtney Quirie,

State Council | Derby Sale, 

Sponsorship | Caylin Hilton,