University of Florida Archives Moving Image Collection

Production number 2

Production title:  Road to the Moon

Production date: ca. 1965

Color / Sound

Total running time: 00:27:50

Story and script by John Paul Jones

Producer: Harold Dillinger

Director: Dwight Godwin

Narrator: Donley Fredderson

Available in VHS, DVD, DVCAM and mini-DV.

Derived from 16 mm film.

Produced by the University of Florida Alumni Association.

Road to the Moon is a promotional film aimed at new and prospective students and their parents. 

The film depicts many aspects of the university's environment, but emphasis is placed on curriculum, advisement, and counseling.  Considerable attention is given to the University College. 

Individual deans and counselors are featured, but few are identified. 


0:00    Shots of Florida. (Miami Beach, Kennedy Space Center, orange groves)

1:05    Campus scenes including library and astronomy class

2:30    Summer orientation.  UF official talking to new students and parents.

4:10    University College

                Dr. Arnold Graeffe with students at his house.

                Writing Lab

                Dean Byron S. Hollinshead talks to fraternity group about the merits of University College's curriculum.

9:00    Student counseling and advisement


                Student talking to advisor

                Career counseling (very fast clips of all colleges)

14:20        Vocational counseling

16:50        Mental health counseling (very long session with Dr. H. Thompson Martin)

20:00    Intramural sports

20:30    Football.  Ray Graves speaking to team about importance of academic success.

22:00    More campus scenes. Campus as a place of "beauty and inspiration."

23:20    Student activities.


                Dormitories, student government, Seminole (yearbook) staff.

24:00      ROTC


                Religion-in-Life Week

24:30     More campus scenes

25:00    Social life: students around campfire.

26:00    President J. Wayne Reitz speaking about the university.

27:10    Credits


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