University of Florida in popular culture

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The University of Florida is a major public university located in Gainesville, Florida, and has been portrayed numerous times in popular culture.


  • The 2006 film The Hawk Is Dying, is based on the University of Florida faculty member Harry Crews while he was working for the university during the 1970s.[1]


  • In the 1973 novel Rubyfruit Jungle the protagonist Molly Bolt received a full scholarship to the university and attended before she moved to New York to pursue an education in filmmaking.[2]