About #FL4HU

What is 4-H University?

Florida 4-H University is a week-long overnight event for young adults held at the University of Florida. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in educational workshops led by University of Florida faculty, explore career opportunities, lead community service activities, interact with youth from all over the state, and have fun while developing critical life skills that will help them become productive and engaged citizens in their communities, their country, and their world.


To be considered eligible for participation in Florida 4-H University, participants must be between the ages of 14 – 18 by September 1st of the previous year and must not have graduated high school.

2017 Keynote: Tim Bach

About the Keynote

Tim is not a “self-made” man; on the contrary, he was shaped
by many circumstances in life, both good and adverse. As a child in an all-American home, he never expected to have a problem growing up until it seemed he had lost it all in an instant. You will want to hear how he turned his challenging circumstances into building blocks for life. Be prepared to fall in love with the humor and sincerity!


25 Years | 50 States | 20 Countries | Over 1 Million People

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Connect with other 4-HU participants using the Yapp App.  Download the app from Google Play or your Apple store.
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does registration open & close?

Check out the Costs webpage for dates and prices!

When does registration close?

Registrations must be approved by June 30th, Contact your County Agent for local deadlines.

Who can attend 4-HU?

Participants must be between the ages of 14 – 18 as of September 1st of the previous year and must not have graduated high school.

How much does 4-HU Cost?
What's the dress code for 4-H University?

Take a look at the Florida 4-H State Dress Code.  A more detailed expectation for each day and event at 4-H University will be available soon.

What should I bring to 4-H University?

4-H University is much like 4-H Summer Camp in regards to packing.  Check out the link below to be prepared for the week.

Please note that participants will need to bring money for lunch, snacks or any fundraisers they may wish to participate in (raffles, purchasing glow sticks for dance, etc.).

What if I have to take a prescribed medication while at 4-H University?

If a youth brings any prescription or over the counter medication with them, they will need to fill out a medication form.  The form and medication need to be in a clear baggy and should be handed over to either their agent or to the adult(s) manning the 4-H University Registration Desk.

Is there a handbook for the event to help me prepare and be aware of expectations?

Why yes, there is! Take a look at the 2017 Handbook which explains the event, some of its activities, and some general expectations we have for our participants.

4-H University 2017 Participant Handbook