Die-Hard Gator Alums May Find Final Resting Place at UF

Dedicated Gators want to spend eternity on campus
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 5, 2009 12:15 PM CST
Stadium workers spray paint the Florida Gators logo on the sideline at Dolphin Stadium in Miami, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009.   (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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(Newser) – University of Florida alums who want their final resting place to be somewhere on the campus of their alma mater will likely get their wish, the Gainesville Sun reports. A bill that cleared a Florida Senate committee today would allow any of Florida’s state universities to build a columbarium—a mausoleum that houses urns of cremated remains.

Alumni could then pay $3,000 to $5,000 to guarantee an eternity on campus. UF receives about one such request a month from dedicated Gators. Of course, some may choose to skip the fee: "Really, somebody could just go and spread their ashes on campus and we wouldn't find out about it," a UF spokesman said.