Upcoming Events 

Graduation Ceremony

Summer Graduation Party!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Location: In the MVRC

Cost: Free

Reserve a Cord

Military and veterans graduating at the end of the summer term are invited to celebrate in the MVRC on July 27! Stop by between noon and 1:00 p.m. to pick up your red, white and blue Americana cord and to enjoy a slice of cake. Please remember to reserve your cord ahead of time with Diane Stover - (904) 620-5131 or mvrc@unf.edu.


Coast Guard Birthday

Thursday, August 04, 2016
All day

Location: In the MVRC

The MVRC will be celebrating the U.S. Coast Guard's birthday all day! Stop by for a slice of cake, learn fun Coast Guard facts, and share service stories about the branch.

CRBC Registration

Military & Veteran Student Orientation

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Bldg. 57, Room 1100 A

Cost: Free


In our quest to successfully support the transition of military and veteran students from combat to an academic setting, we will host an orientation specifically designed for incoming military veteran students each semester.  This includes Active Duty, Veteran and Dependent Students. 


This orientation will address issues and provide information that are of specific use and interest to all of our military affiliated students. This includes both those using GI benefits and those that require general information.  A reception will be held afterward in the Resource Center.  


You are welcome to attend even if this is not your first semester!

marine corp holding books

Fall 2016 Classes Begin

Monday, August 22, 2016

Welcome back to campus, Ospreys! Remember to stop by the MVRC for free brain fuel (coffee) and a quiet place to study!

taste and tour

Taste & Tour of 57 West

Thursday, August 25, 2016
11:00 a.m.

Location: College of Education and Human Services Annex (Bldg 57 W)

Cost: Free

Take a taste tour of 57 West in the College of Education and Human Services Building while enjoying free lunch.  Meet staff from Student Affairs-the Taylor Leadership Institute (TLI), Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC), the Disability Resource Center (DRC), and On Campus Transition (OCT). We want to welcome all new and returning students.  Come by, meet our staff, and hear all about our transformative programs and volunteer opportunities offered throughout the year. 

OCT Mentoring

Become an On Campus Transition (OCT) Mentor! (Lunch & Learn)

Monday, August 29, 2016
11:30 a.m.

Location: In the MVRC


Looking to get involved? On Campus Transition has an array of fun ways for you to receive volunteer hours and valuable experience. Join us for this Lunch and Learn to discover how you can become a mentor!


Visit the MVRC table at Market Day!

Wednesday, September 07, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Student Union

Visit the Military and Veterans Resource Center at Market Day for information and giveaways!

Vet Center Van

Mobile Vet Center

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Student Union by the Lake

Mobile Vet Centers are community-based counseling centers that provide a broad range of services to assist in readjusting to civilian life. They provide services to veterans and servicemembers who have served in a war zone or area of hostility and their families. Vet Center services are also extended to family members who experienced an active duty death (bereavement counseling) and veterans of any era who have experienced any form of military sexual trauma or harassment.


Services include:


- Individual counseling

- Group counseling

- Marital and family counseling for issues related to the readjustment of the veteran

- Bereavement counseling for families who experience an active duty death

- Medical referrals

- VBA benefits explanation and referral

- Employment counseling, guidance and referrals

- Alcohol/substance abuse assessments and referrals

- Information and referral to community resources

- Military sexual trauma counseling and referral

- Outreach and community education


Primerica Lunch & Learn

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
11:30 a.m.

Location: In the MVRC


Fellow Osprey alum and Navy veteran, Homer Butler, will talk about job opportunities for veterans with Primerica insurance company.

Air Force Bday

Air Force Birthday

Monday, September 19, 2016
All day

Location: In the MVRC

Celebrate the Air Force's 69th birthday with food, games, and fun!

movie night

Movie Night!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Location: Student Union Auditorium

Save the date for movie night with the Military and Veterans Resource Center and Health Promotions!

service flags

Ribbon Cutting for Veterans Park

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
11:00 a.m.

Location: Veterans Park (Student Union Flagpole)

Join us for the ribbon cutting ceremony for UNF's Veterans Park.

Navy Bday

Navy Birthday

Thursday, October 13, 2016
All day

Location: In the MVRC

Celebrate the Navy's 241st birthday with food, games, and fun!

Week of Valor events

Week of Valor Movie Screening

Monday, November 07, 2016

Location: Student Union Ballrooms A/B

Save the date for a movie screening for the City of Jacksonville's Week of Valor!

tribute picture

Veterans Day Tribute

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Location: Student Union Plaza

The Military & Veterans Resource Center invites you to join us in paying tribute to our student veterans, faculty, staff and alumni. Show your support and give thanks to those who have served and are currently serving in our Armed Forces.



Marine Corps Bday

Marine Corps Birthday

Thursday, November 10, 2016
All day

Location: In the MVRC

Celebrate the Marine Corps' 241st birthday with food, games, and fun!

Graduating Students

Fall 2016 Veterans' Graduation Reception

Friday, November 18, 2016
12:00 p.m.

Location: Talon Room (Bldg. 16, Osprey Commons, 4th Floor)

Cost: Free


CONGRATULATIONS! In honor of your hard work, the Military & Veterans Resource Center would like to present graduating active duty military, ROTC, veterans and reservists with a special red, white and blue graduate cord! Cords will be presented to you during a recognition ceremony on Friday, November 18 at 12:00 p.m. in the Talon Room (Bldg. 16, Osprey Commons, 4th Floor). Family and friends are welcome to attend and celebrate your achievement with us, and refreshments will be provided. There is no charge for a cord, but you must RSVP to reserve one!


To RSVP: Email mvrc@unf.edu with your name, N number and branch of service.