The University Colonnade

  • Barbara Jean Hood UF George A. Smathers Libraries
  • Sara Piety


For over 50 years, the University Colonnade at Library West has provided students, faculty and staff with a place to meet with friends, share information, and shelter from the elements. When Library West, originally called the Graduate Research Library, opened in 1967 the Colonnade provided a new outdoor space for the campus community.  Situated in a prime spot on the Plaza of the Americas, the Colonnade welcomes millions of people each year as they cross campus or come to study in Library West.