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What is 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.

4-H Contacts

InquiriesNameContactEvent Information
General  Kelsey Haupt

Gainesville, FL
June 27-30, 2020
Cost $295.00

4-H Online Technical Issues  Ben Knowles  352-294-2902  
Scheduling, Dorms, Transportation  Courtney Quirie 352-294-2901
Workshops, Policies, and Procedures  Sarah Hensley 352-294-2904  
  • Parent And Guest Tickets
    • Share the Fun is a free event, however, parents and guests need to check in at the Headquarter Desk outside the ballroom on the 2nd Floor of the Reitz Union to get a guest wristband.
    • To purchase tickets to the Youth Awards – Dessert Reception on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. click here: Buy Dessert Reception Tickets Here
    • Hall of Fame Dinner Tickets – this is an event to honor adult 4-H lifelong supporters. State Officers and 4-H University committee members are the ONLY youth that attend this dinner. All other youth eat at Gator Corner Dining. If you would like to attend the 4-H Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Ceremony, please check back for a link to buy tickets here.
  • District Spirit Stick Competition

    4-H University may not be happening in person, but we still want to see your district pride! Florida 4-H invites each district to submit a district report focusing on what they accomplished throughout this past year. How the information is reported is up to the creativity of each district. Videos, PowerPoints, infographics, well-designed reports, and anything else you can think of will be accepted. District reports are due to by July 1st. The top-scoring district will be announced at the July 30th 4-H University Live broadcast and be awarded with Florida 4-H’s Spirit Stick. This year’s competition will focus on the different elements of the report.

    The score sheet can be found here. Watch Facebook Live!

    • Tune in on Facebook to watch these events streamed live! Link to Facebook HERE.
    • Share the Fun – Tuesday, July 28 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Youth Awards Dessert Reception and Officer Installation – Wednesday, July 29 at 7:00 p.m
    • State Competitive Event Awards – Thursday, July 30 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Promotional Toolkit----NEW BRANDED MATERIAL COMING SOON!
    • Save the Date Graphic
    • Fliers for County Agents
    • Learn. Lead. Serve. Branding Posters
  • Service Activity – Food Drive

    FOOD DRIVE: Please bring non-perishable food items with you to 4-HU. When you check-in we will have a designated donation area where you can drop off your donations. Donations will be sent to the UF Hitchcock Field and Fork Pantry. Here is a list of suggested items to bring.

    • Beans (canned and dry)
    • Peanut Butter
    • Soup
    • Pasta
    • Rice
    • Oatmeal
    • Cereal




Florida 4-H University (4-H U) is a week-long, overnight event for senior-level 4-H youth hosted on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville. Youth participate in activity workshops led by University of Florida faculty, explore career opportunities, lead community service projects, and interact with their peers from across the state, all while having fun and developing critical life skills that will help them become responsible, productive, and engaged citizens of their communities, their country, and their world.