About the UNF Parents Association 

Parents Association  

Mission Statement: The Parents Association at the University of North Florida serves as a link between parents or guardians of UNF students and the university to...

Unite - parents, family members, faculty, and staff as partners in support of the academic and personal success of students

Nurture - the relationship between parents, families, students and the university in recognition of the critical role parents and families play in the education of students

Facilitate - on-going communication to educate parents and families about university policies and campus resources


Serve on a Parents Association Committee

There are several standing committees and ad hoc committees as the need arises.



Recruitment and retention of members by providing support to parents and their students

Scholarship Interview finalists and select recipients

Coordinating social and educational activities of the association


For more information, contact Jeanne Middleton at (904) 620-1567 or via e-mail parents@unf.edu or jmiddlet@unf.edu.

Volunteer Opportunities 

The following volunteer opportunities are currently available for parents. To get involved, go to the forms page for the Parent Volunteer Application.

Host or co-host a Student Send-off Reception at informal regional gatherings. These wonderful events are a way for incoming UNF students and their parents to meet and network before school starts. Returning students and alumni also attend and share their experiences with new members of the UNF family.

On-Campus Events. Welcome new Osprey parents, answer questions and assist families of first year students during Orientation, Move-In Day, Week of Welcome, or work the registration table during Family Weekend.

Become part of the Parent’s Network. Add your name to a list of current parents who are willing take phone calls from new or prospective parents and assist UNF students who need assistance when traveling through your region.


Regional Parent Clubs


As a parent, it’s hard to be involved with the University of North Florida when you’re in a different city, region or state! So in an effort to make things a little easier for you, we would like to create Regional Parents Clubs in various areas across the state to better serve you and your family. Join a Regional Parents Club and meet other UNF parents, serve the University you and your student love and cheer on the Ospreys!


Regional Parents Clubs can take on various forms and purposes. Some clubs may focus on coordinating events and services like ride-share programs or send-off parties, others may want to sponsor a scholarship for incoming students from the area attend an athletic game in your area or host an athletic game watch party. Whatever programs each club plans, they all have the same mission—to establish relationships and strengthen ties with UNF parents in their respective communities.


We are happy to report that there is interest in forming a Regional Parent Club in South Florida. Interested parents should contact Theresa Borges, Parent Advisory Council member, at tborges@dadeschools.net.