Upcoming Events

Summer Send-Off

The first year away from home can be overwhelming for new students and parents. Your UNF Parents Association invites parents and guardians and their UNF student to join Ospreys of all ages and interests for an evening of fun and friendship. Students will have the opportunity to meet other students from the same part of the state, get questions answered, set up car pools for weekend visits and have fun in an informal setting. Parents will have the opportunity to build a local network, gain information on Family Weekend and learn more about the University.



To R.S.V.P., contact the Office of Parent and Family Programs at (888) 620-1567 or parents@unf.edu by the date indicated for the specific location. When we receive your reservation, we will provide you with directions to the host’s home. Some of the events are dinners and the host e-mail is included to coordinate your donation of a side dish or dessert, but reservations go through the Office of Parent and Family Programs.


For reasonable accommodations in order to participate, please call the Office of Parent and Family Programs at least five days in advance.



Jacksonville                                                                       Orlando

Saturday, July 26, 6 p.m.                                                      Saturday, Aug. 2, 12 p.m.

Hosted by Sherri and Richard Henderson                       Hosted by Mike and Lisa McClure

and their daughter, Shelby                                                   and their daughter Samantha

rshenderson11098@gmail.com                                     Lmcclure65@yahoo.com

RSVP by July 21                                                                      RSVP by July 25


St. Petersburg                                                                      Valrico

Saturday, Aug. 2, 6 p.m.                                                          Sunday, Aug. 3, 2 p.m.

Hosted by Natalie Davis and Ed Welch                               Hosted by Suzy and Tim Watts

and her daughter Kellam                                                       and their children, Maggie and David

Co-Host – Kenny and Wendy Banta                                     Note: family includes 2 cats and a dog if any

and their daughter, Kristen                                                    guest family members have allergies

nlyndavis@gmail.com                                                         suzy@dbsox.com

RSVP by July 25                                                                       RSVP by July 25


Spring Hill                                                                               Fort Myers                                                      

Sunday, Aug. 3, 6 p.m.                                                             Monday, Aug. 4, 6:30 p.m.

Hosted by Michele and Michael Plummer                           Hosted by Diane and Rob Gislason

and their son, Zachary                                                             and their son Scott

zamm@tampabay.rr.com                                                     dianegislason1@gmail.com

RSVP by July 25                                                                         RSVP by July 25


Daytona Beach                                                                        West Palm Beach                                                 

Wednesday, Aug. 6, 5:30 p.m.                                                 Friday, Aug. 8, 6:30 p.m.                                        

Hosted by Scott Cichon                                                             Hosted by Rick and Ruth Peeples                       

and his daughter Sydney                                                          and their daughter Erika

scott.cichon@cobbcole.com                                                 rrcabin@bellsouth.net                                     

RSVP by July 30                                                                          RSVP by Aug. 1           


Pembroke Pines                                                                    Boca Raton

Saturday, Aug. 9, 12  p.m.                                                        Saturday, Aug. 9, 6 p.m.

Hosted by Theresa Borges                                                     Hosted by Brad and Tracy Carter

and her daughter Gina                                                             and their son Josh

tborges@dadeschools.net                                                  bt1carter@bellsouth.net

RSVP by Aug. 1                                                                         RSVP by Aug. 1



Sunday, Aug. 10, 4 p.m.

Hosted by Carol and Glenn Cameron

and their daughter Courtney

Activities include swimming, sand volleyball and cornhole


RSVP by Aug. 1


Aloha Party

The Annual Aloha party is scheduled on  Friday, August 22 for parents to unwind after moving your college freshmen on campus and for returning parents who will moving their upper-class student in on Saturday. Enjoy beverages and snacks and meeting other parents and administrators in the Division of Student Affairs. The event is 7-9 p.m. at the Boathouse. 

Family Weekend 2014

Family Weekend 2014 will be October 24-26.We want to see you here as part of the Osprey Family. We have planned an exciting Family Weekend for you to enjoy with your student on campus. Spend time enjoying the campus and all the activities, meet your son or daughter’s  new friends, and discover why the four years your child spends here will launch an enduring love of UNF. There are events scheduled on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The scheduled and registration information will be available in August.