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Registration/Check-In 1:30 to 6 p.m.
Student Union Plaza, Building 58
Pick up your Parent and Family Weekend packet. You’ll find in it a complete schedule of events, nametags and other important information about the weekend. Pick up a list of other activities taking place throughout the weekend as well as campus displays. Check-in for Saturday’s Amazing Crazy Ozzie Challenge. PLEASE NOTE: Nametags are required for entry into most events and should be worn or displayed throughout the weekend. Registration table will also be open at the Student Union Plaza 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday morning as well as at the Hospitality table at the Coxwell Amphitheater from noon to 2:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon to check-in or answer any questions you may have.
Campus Tours (every half hour) 2 to 4 p.m.
Student Union Plaza, Building 58, Registration/Check-In Table
Group tours start from here or pick up a campus map and tour on your own.
Gardens and Nature at UNF 2 to 3 p.m.
Join Chuck Hubbach, UNF horticulturist and the moving force behind UNF's beautiful campus, for a tour of new campus landscape and descriptions of upcoming projects. While you’re at it, pick up some tips for your garden.
Career Services Center Open House 2 to 4 p.m.
Founders Hall, Building 2, Room 1100
Come join us for a 50-cent tour of the new Career Services Center. Meet the staff and learn about the services, programs and resources provided to UNF students and graduates. Whether it’s choosing a major, exploring a career or starting a job search, it all starts here — and now. Don’t wait until senior year to start working on your career.
Disability Resources Center Open House (NEW LOCATION) 2 to 4 p.m.
College of Education and Human Services, Building 57, Suite 1500
Drop in and learn about the services and staff available to help with a variety of needs to ensure that all students with disabilities have equal access to educational opportunities at the University of North Florida.
The Friday Lounge, Women’s Center 2 to 4 p.m.
Founders Hall, Building 2, Room 2100
Families are welcome to join in The Friday Lounge, where students come to hang out, talk about current issues and try new things. You can speak up or just chill out. Friday afternoons, it’s the place for coffee, snacks and conversation.
Lufrano Intercultural Gallery Exhibit: Reflections - Vietnam War 45 Years Later 2 to 5 p.m. Student Union, Building 58 East, Second Floor, Room 2400
This series of paintings of war is an eclectic fusion of styles combining representational, surrealism and experimental modernism. The use of symbolism is interwoven among the war series paintings depicting pain, suffering and death associated with all war, especially the Vietnam War, which lacked support from society. The artist, Colonel Jerome Domask, Army (RET.), is currently a student in UNF's Art and Design Department.
Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) Round Table with Dr. Jeff Coker 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Founders Hall, Building 2, Room 1200
We provide academic advising for freshmen and sophomores and offer tutoring, study skill workshops and informational sessions for all UNF students. Join us for milk and cookies, while enjoying a round table discussion on how you can assist in the success of your student, see how tutoring works, view a science experiment, and delight in a performance by ACE’s student peer advisers. Meet Dr. Jeff Coker, Dean of Undergraduate Studies and other ACE staff members - including academic advisers, professional and peer tutors, as well as UNF faculty members.
International Center Open House 3 to 5 p.m.
Student Union, Building 58 East, Room 2300
Come to the International Center to talk with study abroad advisers about opportunities for semester and year-long individual study abroad programs, faculty-led group study abroad courses, and other international opportunities. These opportunities are personally and educationally enriching and provide the foundation for a global resume. Information on financial resources to help fund these programs will also be available.
Golf at the Hayt GolfPlex 3 to 5 p.m.
South Campus, Hayt Golf Learning Center, Building 48
Bring your clubs or rent them for a fun time with your student at the Hayt GolfPlex. Get a small bucket of balls and a trip around the holes for two for $16 (weekday price). That’s a half-price bargain and lots of fun. Do it again Saturday and/or Sunday for just $20.
Osprey Organic Gardens Tour 4 to 5 p.m.
Meet at the Garden next to UNF Skate Park/ near Lot 18
Join Garden Coordinator Carmen Franz for a tour of the new Osprey Gardens. Once in full swing, UNF’s half-acre production will boast a wide variety of fruit trees, raised vegetable beds and row crops. Programs strive to promote student health and sustainable food systems through organic gardening. An incredible team of student staff & volunteers maintain the Osprey Gardens. Produce cultivated by student staff will be sold to the Osprey Café and at UNF’s Market Days. Donations for the Osprey Gardens are immensely appreciated. Seed packet preferences are Organic and non-hybrid (open pollinated), non-GMO and suitable for North Florida.
College Adviser Drop-In Sessions 4 to 5 p.m.
See Campus Map for college locations listed below
Academic Advisers in each of the colleges will be available in their offices to visit with you and answer your questions regarding the various majors offered as well as pre-requisites, degree requirements, internships, etc. All are welcome. Drop-in at your convenience. Just look for the balloons to find your way.
College of Arts & Sciences Advising Office Social Science (Bldg. 51) Room 2508
Brooks College of Health Advising Office Brooks Browning (Bldg. 39) Room 2034
Coggin College of Business Advising Office Coggin (Bldg. 42) Room 2027
College of Computing, Engineering,
Computing Advising Office John Mathews, Jr (Bldg. 15) Room 3201
Construction Management Advising Office Engineering (Bldg. 50) Room 3200
Engineering Advising Office Engineering (Bldg. 50) Room 3200
Education & Human Services Advising Office Educ & Hum Serv (Bldg. 57) Room 1085
Welcome Reception 4 to 6 p.m.
Student Union, Building 58 West, Second Floor, Boathouse
Gather with other parents and families to meet Academic Affairs and Student Affairs administrators, faculty and academic advisers in an informal setting. Light appetizers will be served.
Evening Trust Walk 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Robert W. Loftin Nature Trails, Golden Pavilion, Building 54, Lot 100
Under the direction of Chief Ranger of the Wildlife Sanctuary AyoLane Halusky, students and parents work together to find their way along a short stretch of trail. Are you ready to trust one another?
Men's Soccer vs. Northern Kentucky University 7 p.m.
Hodges Stadium, Building 46
Show your Family Weekend nametag and receive a special discount ticket compliments of UNF Intercollegiate Athletics. Cost: $2 each. Children 2 and younger admitted free.
Upbeat Pink - A Night on Broadway 7:30 p.m.
UNF Fine Arts Center, Building 45, Lazzara Performance Hall
UNF and Mayo Clinic present the 8th annual Upbeat Pink Concert featuring music from memorable Broadway shows performed by the UNF Woodwind Symphony, Dr. Gordon Brock, conductor, and the UNF Choral Ensembles,
Dr. Cara Tasher, conductor. Special guests include members of the Breast Clinic team at Mayo Clinic.
FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.
Ice Cream Social 9 p.m.
Late Night Bingo 9:30 p.m.
Student Union, Building 58 West, Third Floor Foyer and Ballroom
Enjoy a special treat tonight with Kilwin’s famous waffle cones and ice cream as you make your own yummy ice cream delight. Then work off that ice cream by joining in some exciting rounds of bingo with fun prizes!
*Please bring donations of necessities for college students: paper, pens, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, snacks and toilet paper – anything that you buy for your own student. These items will be used as prizes tonight.
Amazing Crazy Ozzie Challenge Times to Be Determined
Student Union, Coxwell Amphitheater, Bandstand
This event is a combination scavenger hunt, amazing race, treasure hunt and challenge solving. Competition will be organized by team sizes (minimum 2; maximum 6). Each team must have at least one UNF student and at least one parent/guardian. Teams will be provided clues to a destination at which point they will be asked a question or presented a challenge. Those who complete it correctly will receive Ozzie points and move on to your next destination. Winning family teams with the highest points will be announced prior to the Saturday night entertainment.
Golf Clinic at the GolfPlex 9 to 10 a.m.
Hayt Golf Learning Center, Building 48
Sign-up for a FREE golf clinic. Let #11 nationally ranked Men’s Golf team Head Coach Scott Schroeder give you some individual tips to improve your swing and score. UNF students and/or family members only. Must be post-high school (NCAA rules). Only 2 golfers/family. Space is limited. To sign-up, e-mail Coach Schroeder at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, age, e-mail, and cell phone number. Coach will confirm your registration via e-mail.
Family Weekend Registration/Check-In 9:30 a.m. to Noon
Pick up your Parent and Family Weekend packet. You’ll find in it a complete updated schedule of events, nametags and other important information about the weekend. Pick up a list of other activities taking place throughout the weekend as well as campus displays. PLEASE NOTE: Nametags are required for entry into most events and should be worn or displayed throughout the weekend.
Regional Meet and Greet 10 a.m.
Parents Association Meeting 10:45 a.m.
Student Union, Building 58 West, Third Floor, Ballrooms A and B
Meet new members of the Parents Council, network with parents, and share contact information. Stick around to hear what's new with the University's Master Plan and a transformational opportunity with the Second Harvest Food Bank today at the Family Fun Zone. Parent Association Book Scholarship drawing happens here and you must be present to win.
Family Fun Zone 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Student Union, Coxwell Amphitheater
Activities include interactive games and relay races, corn bag toss - a family competition called Cornhole, climbing wall, dunk the RAs, DUI-Ville Driving Course, Nutrition Game, free caricature drawings. Families can also have a complimentary souvenir photo taken. Free popcorn, cotton candy, or sno-cones. Baptist Collegiate Ministry is returning to help you create your own souvenir tie-dye shirt. T-shirts are available for purchase at $5 each or for $1 you can tie dye your own white t-shirts. Make time during the fun activities to stop by the Second Harvest Food Bank truck and fill bags with food items for weekend meals for children. Your family can make a difference for these children and gain an understanding why UNF is BIG on "transformational" experiences.
Family Picnic Lunch Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Student Union, Coxwell Amphitheater
UNF’s faculty and staff will join you for lunch at the Student Union’s Coxwell Amphitheater. The Osprey Cheer and Dance teams will perform as well.
Outdoor Concert by UNF Jazz Ensemble II Noon to 1 p.m.
The award-winning UNF Jazz Ensemble II, under the direction of Assistant Professor Dennis Marks, will perform while you enjoy your lunch.
Campus Tours by Request Noon to 2 p.m.
Meet at the Hospitality Table at the Student Union’s Coxwell Amphitheater to arrange a tour.
Student Health Services Open House 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Student Health Center, Building 39A, Room 2098
Students have different needs than traditional patients. They are more apt to want immediate service, lower costs and a need to understand health care beyond simply treating their current illness. The clinic serves as the student’s primary health care center with unlimited free office visits. Other services offered include: health assessments, physical exams, immunizations, women’s clinic, digital imaging (x-ray), laboratory and a travel health clinic. Stop by and tour the new on-campus health clinic and have all your questions answered by our staff.
Honors Students Around the World (open to all) 2 to 3 p.m.
Student Union, Building 58 West, Third Floor, Ballroom
Honors students will provide a multimedia presentation that showcases their study abroad activities. This includes highlights from the Politics of Harry Potter class that included a spring break trip to England; the Art of Michelangelo class that included a spring break trip to Italy; and the Honors Summer School at the American College in Athens, Greece. In addition, student internships in Washington and abroad will be featured. Information about upcoming trips will be provided and there will be an opportunity to ask questions about the spring and summer of 2013's offerings.
Nature Trails Walk 2 to 4 p.m.
Led by AyoLane Halusky, chief Ranger of the Wildlife Sanctuary, this walk will take you a quarter-mile around Lake Oneida and will explore up to five fresh water habitats. Bring water, closed-toe shoes and dress for the weather.
Canoeing on Lake Oneida 2 to 5 p.m.
Lake Oneida, Golden Pavilion, Building 54, Lot 100
The whole family is invited to check out a canoe and enjoy a relaxing paddle around the lake amidst UNF’s natural beauty and wildlife. Life jackets are available and required for all young children and non-swimmers.
Family Feud 3 to 4 p.m.
Student Union, Building 58 West, Third Floor, Ballroom
Join in the fun of challenging other families to a good old-fashioned round of Family Feud. See who really knows what Richard Dawson was thinking!
Bring your clubs or rent them for a fun time with your student at the Hayt GolfPlex. Get a small bucket of balls and a trip around the holes for two for $20. That’s a half-price bargain and lots of fun.
Cook-Off Judging 3 to 5 p.m.
Student Union, Building 58 West, Second Floor, Auditorium
Come join the fun in watching a panel of expert chefs taste and judge the entries. Winners will be announced before the Saturday night entertainment. Entrants: Remember to pick up your plates and equipment following the judging. Otherwise, we cannot guarantee their return.
Dinner by the Bite 6 to 8 p.m.
Hosted by the Office of the Vice President of Student and International Affairs
Student Wellness Complex, Building 61, 2nd floor patio
Come for dinner and enjoy not only the wide variety of foods to sample, but also tour the long-awaited 75,000 square foot, $19.5 million Student Wellness Complex. This state-of-the-art comprehensive wellness facility houses the largest fitness center in Northeast Florida with almost 27,000 square feet of "fitness floor" space, three dedicated group fitness rooms, a 34 foot climbing wall, a 1/8 mile indoor track, and all new state-of-the-art cardio equipment. There will be group fitness clinics (e.g. yoga, zumba) and/or you can join in a mini 4-part fitness assessment with our Health Promotions Life team. Top off dinner with a sample from Jamba Juice in the lobby. Also, take a look at the Silent Auction items before you leave. You'll find some unexpected treasures on this cruise.
Catholic Osprey Mass 7:30 p.m.
Student Union, Building 58, Third Floor, Ballrooms A & B
Join the Catholic Ospreys for Mass on campus.
Wayne Hoffman - Mentalist and Illusionist 8:30 p.m.
Hosted by Osprey Productions
Robinson Theater, Building 14A
Wayne regularly tours the world sharing his presentations involving body language, human behavior, and understanding the human mind. He provides a unique blend of illusion and mind reading combining perceptual manipulation, psychological illusions and unparalleled sleight of hand. It's a different form of entertainment performed by "the best of the best" as Wayne continues to be acknowledged as one of the top ten mentalists in the world. With a fresh approach to magic and mentalism, come prepared to enjoy his loose style in this highly interactive show.
Wake-up Call: Walk, Jog or Run 9:00 a.m.
Student Wellness Complex, Building 61
Walk, jog, run or a little of each – just get the juices flowing. Led by members of the Health Promotions Life Team, get a tour of the campus at a rate that suits your style. New sights, sounds and a healthy heart!
UNF Interfaith Center: “Rites of Passage Ritual” 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Andrew A. Robinson, Jr. Center, Building 14, Auditorium, Room 1700
Everyone is invited to this interfaith ritual celebrating “Rites of Passage.” Through song, poetry, and other liturgy of different faiths and traditions, together we will mark this important passage in life—when young adults leave home and embark on the sacred journey of discerning their vocational callings, unique identities, and adult values.
A New Chapter: What's Next? 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Student Union, Building 58 West, Third Floor, Ballrooms A & B
Join new Counseling Center Director Dr. Rene Monteagudo in an interactive discussion of changing relationships between college students and their families. Before you leave campus today, here’s an opportunity to talk about transitions, letting go, trust, communication and much more.
Farewell Jazz Brunch 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Osprey Café, Building 16
Celebrate the Grand Opening of the new Osprey café seating 650 on 2 floors with multiple stations with traditional and specialized food selections. Check out the Balance U program with complete nutritional information to help your student make healthy food choices. Join other Osprey families for a delicious buffet brunch to complete your weekend campus visit. UNF Jazz students jam at the brunch for your enjoyment while you have another chance for a free family caricature drawing. Students with a Chartwell’s meal plan will need to use a meal for the brunch.
Golf at the Hayt GolfPlex 1 to 3 p.m.
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