What Parents Need to Know

Congratulations and welcome to the University of North Florida Parents Association web site.


We are here to assist families with the transition to college and are happy to serve as your first point of contact to UNF. Soon your new UNF student will begin college classes on our campus. Whether this is your first experience with college or not, we know you have many questions about UNF.


At UNF students are our first priority – so check out our Student Affairs web site to visit all the departments that provide services for our students. We have 28 departments, and know you will want to visit our student life section to learn how students get involved on campus, as well as housing operations to see our residence facilities.


We want you to feel that your son or daughter made a good decision to attend the University of North Florida and become a member of the Osprey family. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to speak with one of the members of the Parents Association to answer your questions.

Parent Session at New Student Orientation

At UNF, we believe that parents/guardians are an important partner in student success. Therefore, we would like to invite you to attend the Parent and Family members Orientation session and to participate fully in Orientation so that you may learn more about University policies and the resources that are available to UNF students. At no other event will you get as much information to give you a better understanding of your student’s campus experience at UNF. Orientation can be an exciting time for both you and your student. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Make the most of it.


Program Highlights:

  • Understanding your student’s transition to UNF
  • Academic policies and guidelines for academic success
  • How Career Services can help freshmen with undecided majors
  • Housing and Residential Life
  • Standing Reservations (meal plans)
  • Campus safety, security and crisis management
  • Office of Student Conduct
  • Student Health Services
  • Counseling Center
  • Parent Programs and Services
  • Financing your student’s education
  • Campus resources panel

Quick links to UNF Departments

As a parent, you often need to get in touch to get questions answered. Here are a few of the departments parents contact most.