As two displaced University of Florida alumni now living in different parts of the country, we felt disconnected from our great university and the town we called home for many years. We often talked about missing The Alligator and knowing about all the interesting stuff happening around campus. Sure, we watched Gator games at the local official team bar, but we totally missed any mention of the first ever mind-controlled drone competition, which happened to be held at UF. We were officially out of the loop.

The desire to regularly reconnect with the university and its surroundings, and stay abreast of the incredible imprint Gator Nation is making on the world, led us to this passion project, Alumni Beat. Through a weekly newsletter, we aim to highlight all that’s great with the Gator Nation on campus and around the globe.

By simply signing up with your email, we’ll deliver the latest orange and blue news directly to your inbox.

We would also love to hear from you, our fellow alumni and subscribers. If you have a story about how you or another Gator is making a positive impact on the world we’d be pleased to share it. Send us an email to

We hope you enjoy. Go Gators!