Family Weekend Schedule

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Friday, October 11

 

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. 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 - 11:30 a.m. Saturday morning as well as at the Hospitality table at the Coxwell Amphitheater from noon to 2:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon to check-in or answer any questions you may have.

 

Student Wellness Complex                                                                                       Open Regular Hours throughout Family Weekend

Building 61

Parents must wear their name tag and sign a waiver themselves and for children under the age of 18  for  free access to the facility and for the fun classes offered on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Children must be accompanied by a parent and age guidelines will be enforced for children.  Pick up a copy of the schedule for classes when you check-in.

 

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.

 

Campus LandscapeTour                                                                                             2 to 3 p.m.

Student Union Plaza, Building 58, Registration/Check-In Table

Join John Moscarillo, one of the moving forces 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 Open House                                                                                    2 to 4 p.m.

Founders Hall, Building 2, Room 1100

Career Services is excited to welcome you to our center. This is a great opportunity to meet members of our team, take a tour and ask questions about programs, resources and services. Whether it's choosing a major, exploring career options, gaining work experience or starting a job search, it all starts here. Don't wait until senior year to plan your career, let us help you start now.

 

Disability Resources Center Open House                                                              2 to 4 p.m.

College of Education and Human Services, Building 57, Suite 1500

Visit us to learn about the services available to students with disabilities who register with the DRC.  Our friendly staff will be happy to show you our facility and explain how our accommodations ensure equal access to academics and activities on campus. Light refreshments will be provided.

 

Thomas G. Carpenter Library Open House                                                            2 to  4 pm

Library, Building 12, Lobby

Come to the Carpenter Library for light refreshments and a self-guided tour of our beautiful building.  The library is open to the public and has an expansive collection of electronic databases, e-books, and other materials in support of students' academic endeavors. The library also has artwork from notable local artists as well as computer workstations, comfortable seating, and of course print books!  Knowledgeable library faculty and staff will be available to answer your questions.

 

Honors and Scholars Open House                                                                           2 to 4 p.m.

J.J.  Daniel Hall, Building 1, Suite 1600

Honors and Scholars faculty and staff welcome you to come to our office to learn more about the Honors Program, the Office of Undergraduate Research, and our fabulous students. Students will be in our Honors community room sharing information about the freshman service projects. The Honors Student Union will be available to share information about Honors social and volunteer activities.

 

The Friday Lounge, Women's Center                                                                       2 to 4 p.m.

Founders Hall, Building 2, Second Floor, Room 2100       

Families are welcome to join the weekly discussion on trending topics.  Come share your thoughts, explore the richness of diverse perspectives and meet new people. It's a great place to be on Friday afternoons where the coffee is always hot and the conversations are even hotter! 

 

 

Lufrano Intercultural Gallery Exhibit: Disappearing Landscapes                     2 to 6 p.m.                                                                                                    Student Union, Building 58 East, Second Floor, Room 2400

As our population grows, our natural landscape disappears. Many people have worked to regain lost landscape and preserve natural areas for future generations. This exhibition focuses on what has been preserved rather than destroyed. The artist, Richard Lundgren, is a Master Pastelist and is a contributing artist to Maggie Price's 2011 book, Painting Sunlight and Shadow in Pastel.

 

Academic Center for Excellence (ACE)   "Making the Most out of College"        2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Founders Hall, Building 2, Room 1200

ACE provides academic advising for freshmen and sophomores and offers  tutoring, study skills workshops and informational sessions for all UNF students.  Join us for refreshments and the following activities. Specific times are listed in case you want to visit other offices that are also open:

"How Do They Do It?"  Tutoring demonstrations                                                        2:30pm-3:00pm 

"Goals, Resources, and Exploration: Making the Most out of College"

presentation by Dr. Leslie Kaplan                                                                                3:00pm-3:30pm

"What's on Your Mind?" - ask a panel of faculty, staff and current UNF students questions

that you want answered regarding your student's college experience                 3:45pm-4:30pm 

 

International Center Open House                                                                              3 to 5 p.m.

Student Union, Building 58 East, Second Floor, 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 UNF Golf Complex                                                                                      3 to 6 p.m.

South Campus, UNF Golf Complex, Building 48

Bring your clubs or rent them for a fun time with your student at the UNF Golf Complex. 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.

Ogier Garden next to UNF Skate Park/ near Lot 18

Join Garden Coordinator Kevin Anderson and staff for a tour of the Ogier Gardens. UNF's acre garden boasts 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 Ogier Gardens. Produce cultivated by student staff will be sold to the Osprey Café and at UNF's Market Days. Donations for the Ogier Gardens are immensely appreciated. Seed packet preferences are Organic and non-hybrid (open pollinated), non-GMO and suitable for North Florida.

 

University of North Florida Police Department Town Hall Meeting                    4 to 5 p.m.

Student Union, Building 58 West, Second Floor, Auditorium

Meet Chief of Police John Dean to learn about our campus police department and what information is on their website, when students are notified or not notified of certain situations,  how they interact with your students and ask those questions you didn't ask at Orientation.

 

College Adviser Drop-In Sessions                                                                             4 to 5 p.m.

See Campus Map for college locations listed on the schedule provided at check-In

Academic Advisers in 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 and internships. All are welcome.  Drop-in at your convenience. Just look for the balloons to find your way. The locations are listed on the schedule provided at check-in.

               

 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.

 

Tailgate at UNF                                                                                                                5 p.m.

Parking Lot 18 behind Hodges Stadium

Grab your tailgate gear and have some fun while supporting your Ospreys!

Bring your own food, beverages, tent, chairs and favorite activity, like music, ping pong or Frisbee.

 

Wildlife Sanctuary Evening Trust Walk                                                                    5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Robert W. Loftin Nature Trails, Golden Pavilion, Building 54, Lot 100

Under the direction from staff of the Wildlife Sanctuary, students and parents work together to find their way along a short stretch of trail. Are you ready to trust one another?

 

Women's Soccer vs. Northern Kentucky University                                             6 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 age two and younger admitted free.

 

Upbeat Pink - An Evening with James Bond and Friends                                      7:30 p.m.

UNF Fine Arts Center, Building 45, Lazzara Performance Hall
UNF and Mayo Clinic present the 9th Annual Upbeat Pink Concert featuring memorable themes from the spy film genre in recognition of the 50th anniversary of James Bond movies, performed by the UNF Wind Symphony, Dr. Gordon Brock, conductor, and the UNF Choral Ensembles, professor Wayne Bailey, conductor.  Special guests include members of the Breast Clinic team at Mayo Clinic.

 

UNF Volleyball vs. Jacksonville University                                                                 8 p.m.

UNF Arena, Building 34

Wear your UNF colors and cheer on the Ospreys when we take on the crosstown rivals, Jacksonville University for the River City Rumble. Take advantage of the special promotion of buying a women's soccer ticket for the 6 p. m. match and get into the volleyball game at 8pm for free with your stub or show your name tag for the discount ticket at $2 each. Children age two and younger admitted free.

 

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 delight. Then work off that ice cream by joining in some exciting rounds of bingo with fun prizes! The games last as long as we have prizes. Please consider bringing prize 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. 

 

Saturday, October 12

Family Weekend Registration/Check-In                                                                    9:30  to 11:30 a.m.

Student Union Plaza, Building 58

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 in Student Affairs and how you can help be an advocate for UNF. Janet Owen, Vice President for  Governmental Affairs will share hot topics on important  legislation  that specifically impact UNF or public higher education in general.  The Parent Association Book Scholarship drawing happens here and you must be present to win.

 

Family Weekend Registration/Check-in                                                                      Noon to 2 p.m.

Parent Association Hospitality Tent, Student Union, Coxwell Amphitheater

Registration continues at the hospitality tent for families arriving just in time for the picnic lunch and afternoon activities.

 

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, and free caricature drawings. Families can also have a complimentary souvenir photo taken. Free popcorn, cotton candy, and sno-cones. Baptist Collegiate Ministry is returning to 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.

 

Family Picnic Lunch                                                                                                        Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Student Union, Coxwell Amphitheater

You and your family will enjoy lunch served by the Brothers of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Experience our Osprey Pride when the Osprey Cheer and Dance team perform.

 

Outdoor Concert by UNF Jazz Ensemble II                                                                 Noon to 1 p.m.

Student Union, Coxwell Amphitheater

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.

Student Union, Coxwell Amphitheater

Meet at the Parent Association Hospitality Table at the Student Union's Coxwell Amphitheater to arrange a campus tour.

 

Student Health Services Open House                                                                        1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Student Health Center, Building 39A, Second Floor, 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 C &  D

Honors students will provide a multimedia presentation that showcases their study abroad activities. This includes highlights from the Honors summer school at the American College in Athens, Greece; the Art of Michelangelo class that included a spring break trip to Italy; and the Ghana Project course that included a trip to Ghana. 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 2014 spring and summer offerings. 

 

Not Your Momma's (or Daddy's) Money                                                                      2 to 3 p.m.

Hosted by Student United Way of UNF, Real Sense and Community First Credit Union

Student Union, Building 58 West, Third Floor, Ballroom A & B

If your family enjoys playing the game of "Life", then you don't want to miss the UNF version of  the game. "Where will your choices take you? Now you've made it through high school, do you think you know what it takes to live the life of luxury or will it be ramen noodles and candles for you?" Join us for an interactive simulation for both students and parents that will give you a taste of money challenges in the real world.  We'll set you up with jobs, income, a family and debt. It's up to you and your family to use your critical thinking skills to make the right real world choices! Prizes and refreshments will be provided.

 

Nature Trails Walk                                                                                                           2 to 3 p.m.

Robert W. Loftin Nature Trails, Golden Pavilion, Building 54, Lot 100

Come experience and learn about the UNF trails in this wildlife sanctuary. .  We will hike and share the  different trails where your  students  run, canoe and hike. Bring water, closed-toe shoes and dress for the weather.

 

Water Sports/Zip line                                                                                                     3 to 5 p.m.

Lake Oneida, Golden Pavilion, Building 54, Lot 100

Come out to paddle board, kayak and canoe on the beautiful Lake Oneida. Life jackets are available and required for all young children and non-swimmers. This is your opportunity to experience the one-of- a -kind zip line over the lake .

               

Family Feud hosted by UNF Swoop Squad                                                                 3 to 4 p.m.

Student Union, Building 58 West, Second Floor, Auditorium

Join in the fun of challenging other families to a good old-fashioned round of Family Feud. Who needs Richard Dawson or Steve Harvey when we have the UNF Swoop Squad as your host?

 

Golf at the UNF Golf Complex                                                                                        3 to 6 p.m.

South Campus, UNF Golf Complex, Building 48

Bring your clubs or rent them for a fun time with your student at the UNF Golf Complex. 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.

 

Honors Student Talent Show                                                                                       5:00 to  6:30 p.m.

Robinson Theater. Building 14A

The Honors Freshmen have organized a talent show for your entertainment. All donations collected for the event will go towards the Honors Freshman Service Project.  All Honors students are  involved in a giant service project that benefits the local refugee population of children who come from war-torn countries like Burma, Ethiopia, and Afghanistan. The students are mentoring  these children, coaching soccer, and inviting them  to participate in their first American Halloween and Thanksgiving celebrations. All donations will help to pay for the events our students are trying to host.  Our service project aims to connect, understand, and help our Jacksonville and world community. Come and enjoy the talent of the UNF community.

 

Family Weekend Dinner                                                                                               5:30  to 7:30 p.m.

Hosted by the Office of the Vice President of Student and International Affairs

Osprey Café, Building 16

Enjoy  a special dinner prepared by the chef just for Family Weekend! The new Osprey café seats 650 on two floors with multiple stations of traditional and specialized food selections. Check out the Balance U program with complete nutritional information to help your student make healthy food choices. If you missed out on your free family caricature drawing, you have another chance. Students with a Chartwell's meal plan will need to use a meal for the dinner.

 

Catholic Osprey Mass                                                                                                  7:30 p.m.

Student Union, Building 58, Third Floor, Ballrooms A & B

Join the Catholic Ospreys for Mass on campus.

 

The Evasons, - Mentalist Duo                                                                                     8:30 p.m.

Hosted by Osprey Productions

UNF Fine Arts Center, Lazzara Theater, Building 45

Unique, entertaining and unforgettable! Get Psyched!  The Evasons perform their mind-blowing feats of interactive psychic magic and uncanny mind reading. This is not a show built on simple magic tricks. This is one of the most incredible shows you will ever see. This duo will have you in shocked disbelief throughout the show. Their performance will erase any doubts about the possibility of someone reading your mind. You will want to participate throughout the entire performance and we promise you'll remember the experience for a long time afterwards.

 

 

Sunday, October 13 

 

UNF Interfaith Center: "Rites of Passage - Interfaith Celebration"                   10:00 to 11:00a.m.           

Student Union, Building 58 West, Third Floor, Ballroom A & B

Everyone is invited to this interfaith celebration . 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.  

 

Farewell Jazz Brunch                                                                                                  11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Osprey Café, Building 16

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 UNF Golf Complex                                                                                     Noon to 3 p.m.

South Campus, UNF Golf Complex, Building 48

Bring your clubs or rent them for a fun time with your student at the UNF Golf Complex. 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.

 

Women's Soccer vs. Lipscomb                                                                                1 p.m.

Hodges Stadium, Building 46

Show your Family Weekend name tag and receive a special discounted ticket, compliments of UNF Intercollegiate Athletics.  Cost: $2 each. Children 2 and younger admitted free.