Firearms prohibited on campus

Dear students, faculty, and staff:

I’d like to take this opportunity to provide you with accurate information about the new “permitless carry” law that went into effect on Saturday.

To clarify, possession of a firearm at the University of Florida, and at all other colleges and universities in Florida, is still prohibited.

Under this new Florida law, gun owners no longer need a permit to carry a concealed weapon. However, the law did not change regarding where a person can and cannot carry a firearm. It also did not change regarding who can purchase or carry one: Only those who are legally eligible can do so.

If you own a firearm and intend to carry without a permit, I urge you to familiarize yourself with Florida laws regarding weapons and firearms. Willful ignorance is not a defense.

Owning a firearm is a considerable responsibility. Carrying one is even more consequential.

Please do your part in helping us keep our campus safe.

Linda Stump-Kurnick, Chief of Police

University of Florida Police Department

Assistant Vice President of Public and Environmental Safety

Published: July 3rd, 2023

Category: News