The Arboretum encourages both academic and non-academic activities within the natural lands. Anyone wanting to use the campus natural areas for teaching, research or other sponsored activities needs to fill out the appropriate online form below and submit it at least two weeks prior to the requested use.

Site use permits help us protect our natural areas, and allow us to minimize conflicts between users, prevent unsuitable uses, and coordinate projects with management activities. They also enable us to track and document the use of our natural lands for program assessment.

Please review the General Use Rules and Permitting Process and fill out the Site Use Permit below.  Site use permit applications must be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to requested use. We strongly encourage early submission of applications to allow ample time for review and processing.  If you have any questions please contact John Guziejka, Biologist at UCF Natural Resources, at


Research and Course Use (Academic Activities)

The Research and Course Site Use form records the class information and meet times. This form gives us an idea of what the class project will consist of and helps us prepare how much of the natural lands will be used for academic purposes. It also ensures the natural areas are used for suitable activities.

Research and Course Site Use Form

Natural Lands and Nature Pavilion (Non-Academic Activities)

The Natural Lands Site Use form documents of the number of members involved as well as what and where the proposed non-academic activities will occur. This helps us to protect the natural lands and anticipate the scope of the activity. Time coordination is crucial and assists us to manage when the natural lands will be used.

Natural Lands and Nature Pavilion Form

Arboretum Park

The Arboretum Park and Event Request form records use of the Arboretum Park for various events and activities to ensure reservations do not overlap. The Park can be reserved by UCF entities, as well as Community Members. In addition, the form allows individuals to request the presence of Arboretum representatives at events both in the Park and elsewhere on campus.

Arboretum Park/Event Request Form