Family Weekend Schedule

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October 24 - 26, 2014

 

 

Open Throughout Family Weekend

 

 

STUDENT WELLNESS COMPLEX                  Friday: 6:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Saturday/Sunday: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Building 61

Wellness Complex class schedule available at Registration/Check-In.

PLEASE NOTE: All Family Weekend participants must wear their name tag and the waiver wrist band for free access to the facility. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parents at all times and will have access only to the Osprey Cliff and fitness classes on the first level, excluding Spinning. Use of the second and third level fitness areas is not permitted for children under the age of 18.  Age guidelines will be enforced.

 

UNF BOOKSTORE               Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m./Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m./Sunday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Student Union, Building 58 West, First Floor

 

UNF GAMEROOM                      Friday: 10 a.m.-12 a.m./Saturday: 12 p.m.-12 a.m./Sunday: 12-10p.m.

Student Union, Building 58 East, First Floor

Guests must be accompanied by UNF student with active UNF ID. 

 

UNF GOLF COMPLEX                                     Friday-Saturday: 8 a.m.-10 p.m./Sunday: 8 a.m.-dark

South Campus, Hayt Learning Center, Building 48

Bring your clubs or rent them. Get a small bucket of balls and a trip around the holes for two for $16 (weekday price). Do it again Saturday and/or Sunday for just $20 each time.

 

 

  

Friday, October 24 


 

Note: Programs in the green boxes are featured events for all family members, including your student.

 

REGISTRATION/CHECK-IN                                                                    1-6 p.m.

Student Union Plaza, Building 58

Pick up your Family Weekend packet complete with schedule of events, name tags, and other important information. Drop off bingo prize, non-perishable Lend A Wing Pantry, and silent auction donations.

PLEASE NOTE: Name tags and wristbands are required for entry into most events and should be worn or displayed throughout the weekend. Registration will also be open at the Student Union Plaza 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday morning. If your student didn’t sign a waiver before the event, he or she must sign it at Check-in.

 

WALKING TOUR: FROM SENECA TO SELMA TO STONEWALL                     2 p.m., 4 p.m.

Tour meets in Student Union Plaza, Building 58
Join the UNF LGBT Resource Center staff for a 30 minute walking tour of its special Diversity exhibit, curated by the Stonewall National Museum and Archives and hosted in celebration of LGBT History Month. The exhibit images anchor on President Obama’s acknowledgement of Seneca Falls, Selma (Alabama) and Stonewall (New York City) as three historical sites of efforts for civil rights and equality.

 

UNF OGIER GARDENS TOUR                                                    2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.

Tour meets in Student Union Plaza, Building 58. For Cart Ride or Drive yourself, park at lot 18 & walk.

Join student volunteers on a tour of UNF’s organic gardens which boosts a wide variety of fruit trees, raised vegetable beds and row crops. Educational programs strive to promote student health and sustainable food systems through organic gardening.

 

OPEN HOUSE TOURS                                                                         2-4 p.m.

Tours meet in Student Union Plaza, Building 58

Take a tour or grab a map and drop in to meet staff and learn about the services, programs and resources provided to UNF students at the following locations:

 

Career Services

Founders Hall, Bldg. 2

Room 1100

Disability Resource Center

Petway Hall, Bldg. 57

Suite 1500

Thomas G. Carpenter Library

Library, Bldg. 12

Lobby

Cell Phone Repair Store

English Hall, Bldg. 8

Suite 1303

Division of Student Affairs

Student Union, Bldg. 58

East Building

Academic Center for Excellence (ACE)

Founders Hall, Bldg. 2

Room 1202

Painting Studio

Fine Arts Center, Bldg. 45

Room 1600

Printmaking Studio

Fine Arts Center, Bldg. 45

Room 1603

Ceramics Lab

Fine Arts Center, Bldg. 45

Room 1504

Sculpture Studio

Fine Arts Center, Bldg. 45

Room 1500

Photography Lab

Photography Lab, Bldg. 45D

 

 

THE FRIDAY LOUNGE at the WOMEN’S CENTER                               2-4 p.m.

Founders Hall, Building 2, Second Floor, Room 2100       

Families are welcome to join in The Friday Lounge for coffee, snacks and conversation.

 

CAMPUS TOURS (every half hour)                                                    2-5 p.m.

Tours meet in Student Union Plaza, Building 58

Group tours start from here or pick up a campus map and tour on your own.

                                                                                                                                         

LUFRANO INTERCULTURAL GALLERY EXHIBIT                                2-5 p.m.  

On Fertile Ground

Student Union, Building 58 East, Second Floor, Room 2400  

On Fertile Ground: The Wing Lee Yuen Truck Farm, is a series of photographs that chronicles memories in a poignant tribute to what was once one of the largest sites in the country

for the production and shipping of Chinese fruits and vegetables. This farm was founded by three brothers, one of whom was Jung Fie Ng, the artist’s grandfather, in the 1940s.

 

INTERNATIONAL CENTER STUDY ABROAD INFO SESSION                         2-5 p.m.

Student Union, Building 58 East, Second Floor, Room 2300

Talk with study abroad advisors about opportunities for semester and year-long individual student abroad programs, faculty-led group study abroad courses, and other international opportunities. Information on scholarships to help fund these programs will also be available.

 

UNIVERSITY GALLERY OF ART                                                                              2 – 7 p.m.

Alumni Show: Beyond the Degree

Founders Hall, Building 2, Room 1001

Enjoy the work of UNF Alumni who have continued to have success as graduates majoring in our Art and Design programs.

NATURE TRAILS TOUR                                                                   2:30-3:30 p.m.

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

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.

 

STUDENT ART TOUR WITH DR. DEBRA MURPHY                                           3-4 p.m.

Tours meet in Student Union Plaza, Building 58 at 2:45 p.m. Tour starts in Alumni
Square at 3 p.m.

Enjoy a tour of student art with Dr. Murphy, head of Art Department and see the inspirational work of students. There will be one tour from 3- 3:30 p.m. and another from 3:30- 4 p.m.

 

WELCOME ABROAD –ACE ROUND TABLE                                           3:30-4 p.m.

Social Sciences, Building 51, First Floor, Room 1209

Enjoy a round table discussion with ACE staff members –including academic advisors, professional and peer tutors as well as UNF faculty members.

 

COLLEGE ADVISER DROP-IN SESSIONS                                            4-5 p.m.

See Campus Map for college locations listed below

Academic Advisers in each of the colleges will be available in their offices to answer questions regarding majors, pre-requisites, degree requirements, etc. All are welcome. Drop In at your convenience. Follow the balloons!

 

College of Arts & Sciences

Social Sciences, Bldg. 51

Room 2508

Brooks College of Health

Brooks Hall, Bldg. 39

Room 2034

Coggin College of Business

Coggin College, Bldg. 42

Room 2021

College of Computing, Engineering & Construction

John Matthews, Bldg. 15

Room 3201

College of Education & Human Services

Petway Hall, Bldg. 57

Room 1070

 

CLASSROOM EXPERIENCE:                                                                         4:15-5:05 p.m.

Negotiating Family Transitions with Dr. Marnie Jones

Social Sciences, Building 51, First Floor, Room 1205

Dr. Marnie Jones, professor of English, invites families to participate in an interactive, dynamic classroom experience designed to help parents understand the essential transitions of the first year student experience (as well as their own), so they can help their daughter or son thrive.  Dr. Jones is a beloved professor who many will remember from Orientation.

 

EVENING TRUST WALK                                                                                  4:30-6:00 p.m.

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

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

 

 

UNF TAILGATE AND WELCOME RECEPTION                                      4:30-6:30 p.m.

Student Union, Building 58 West, Second Floor, Boathouse

Show your UNF spirit and gather with other families to meet university administrators, faculty, academic advisers and Ozzie for some good old fashioned tailgating as UNF prepares to meet their rival, Jacksonville University. Follow the UNF Drum Line to the game!

 

UNIVERSITY GALLERY OF ART OPENING RECEPTION                                      5 – 7 p.m.

Alumni Show: Beyond the Degree

Founders Hall, Building 2, Room 1001

Meet Alumni who created the art pieces for this exhibit to find out more about their styles and what they have done with their degrees in Art and Design. Light refreshments will be available. This opening was planned to coincide with Family Weekend so bring your aspiring artist to get a glimpse of what awaits him or her after graduating with an art degree.

 

UNF VOLLEYBALL vs. JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY                                  6 p.m.

UNF Arena, Building 34

Wear your UNF colors and cheer on the mighty Ospreys as we take on our crosstown rivals, Jacksonville University. Tickets to this event are free and provided in your registration packet.

 

MOVIE ON THE GREEN: MONSTERS UNIVERSITY                              6:45-8:35 p.m.

The Green                                                                                         

Bring out your blankets, folding chairs, and inner monsters as we scare up some family entertainment with hot, buttery popcorn on the campus green. Movie run time, 110 minutes, rated G.

 

WOMEN'S SOCCER VS. JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY                                          8 p.m.

Hodges Stadium

Wear your UNF colors and cheer on the mighty Ospreys as we take on our crosstown rivals, Jacksonville University. Tickets to this event are free and provided in your registration packet.

 

ICE CREAM SOCIAL AND LATE NIGHT BINGO                                     8:30-10 p.m.

Hosted by the UNF Student Union Administration

Student Union, Building 58 West, Third Floor Foyer and Ballroom

Enjoy a special treat tonight with Kilwin’s famous waffle cones and ice cream followed by exciting rounds of bingo with fun prizes students can always use.

Please consider bringing prize donations for college students: paper, pens, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, snacks, gift cards, and toilet paper – anything that you buy for your own student. These items will be used as prizes tonight. 

 

 

Saturday, October 25

 

REGISTRATION/CHECK-IN                                                  9 -11:30 a.m.        

Student Union Plaza, Building 58

Pick up your Family Weekend packet complete with schedule of events, name tags and other important information. Drop off non-perishable Lend A Wing Pantry donations.

PLEASE NOTE: Nametags and wristbands are required for entry into most events and should be worn or displayed throughout the weekend.

 

REGIONAL MEET AND GREET                                                                   9:30 a.m.      

PARENTS ASSOCIATION MEETING                                                        10- 11 a.m.

Student Union, Building 58 West, Third Floor, Ballrooms A and B

Network with other parents, meet scholarship recipients and get an update on Student Affairs programs. Dr. Quincy Gibson, lead biologist for the UNF’s dolphin research program will help you decide if complicated relationships of dolphins could be a reality show or a soap opera. The Parent Association Book Scholarship drawing will take place – you must be present to win. Preview Silent Auction items and decide what to bid on at dinner.

 

MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY SERVICE PROJECT       10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1-3 p.m.

The UNF Ogier Gardens

Join millions of volunteers in the largest national day of community service.  Activities include a tour, weeding, planting, mulching, propagating, seeding, and garden beautification.  Closed-toed shoes are highly recommended.  Sunscreen, water, and gloves will be provided. Sign-up is limited to twelve participants due to space, please register in advance.

This event requires a separate “Product” registration with your on-line event registration.

 

THE AMAZING CRAZY OZZIE CHALLENGE                     11 a.m., 11:50 a.m., 12:40 p.m.

Student Union Plaza, Building 58

Teams of up to six family members compete for prizes in this amazing race across campus. This event requires advance registration and is limited to 15 teams. There are three fifty minute timeframes to choose from. Sign up early –spots will go quickly!  This event features Dr. Jason Lee’s Sports Marketing class and the UNF Swoop Squad.        

This event requires a separate “Product” registration with your on-line event registration.

FAMILY WEEKEND CARNIVAL                                                                 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Student Union, Coxwell Amphitheater

Swoop right up to carnival games and relays sponsored by UNF organizations. Highlights include Campus Life’s mini golf course, a petting zoo and hayrides, souvenir photo and bead making stations, DIY tie-dye shirts ($5; $1 to tie dye your own shirt), free caricature drawings and opportunities for photos with Ozzie! Enjoy free popcorn, cotton candy, sno-cones, and presentations by Jacksonville’s Museum of Science and History.

 

FAMILY PICNIC                                                                                         11:30 a.m. -1 p.m.

Student Union, Coxwell Amphitheater

Enjoy a picnic style lunch while the UNF Cheer and Jazz Ensemble II perform for your entertainment. 

 

CAMPUS TOURS BY REQUEST                                                            11:30- 1 p.m.

Student Union, Coxwell Amphitheater

Meet at the Parent Association Hospitality Table at the Student Union’s Cowell Amphitheater to arrange a tour.

 

OUTDOOR CONCERT featuring UNF JAZZ ENSEMBLE II                       Noon-1 p.m.

Student Union, Coxwell Amphitheater

The award-winning UNF Jazz Ensemble II, under the direction of Associate Professor of Music, Dennis Marks, will perform while you enjoy your lunch.

 

 

WATER SPORTS/ZIP LINE                                                                       1-5 p.m.

Lake Oneida, Golden Pavilion, Building 54, Lot 100

Come out to paddleboard, kayak and canoe on the beautiful Lake Oneida. Life jackets are available and required for all young children and non-swimmers. Experience the one-of-a-kind zip line over the lake. Due to high demand, these events require advance registration, so sign up early!

This event requires a separate “Product” registration with your on-line event registration.

 

STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES OPEN HOUSE                                       1:30-2:30 p.m.

Student Health Center, Building 39A, Second Floor, Room 2098

The clinic serves as the student’s primary health care center with unlimited free office visits. Stop by to tour the on-campus health clinic and have all your questions answered by our staff.  

 

MOVIE: MONSTERS UNIVERSITY                                                       1:45-3:35 p.m.

Student Union, Building 58 West, Second Floor, Auditorium

Not able to make the showing on the Green? No problem! Chill out and enjoy this matinee showing of Monsters University. Movie run time, 110 minutes, rated G. Bring your own snacks.

 

NATURE TRAILS TOUR                                                                               2-3 p.m.

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

Immerse yourself in UNF’s natural surroundings in 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.

 

HONORS STUDENTS AROUND THE WORLD (open to all)                         2-3 p.m. 

Student Union, Building 58 West, Third Floor, Ballrooms

Honors students provide a multimedia presentation that showcases their study abroad activities. This includes highlights from spring break study abroad trips to Morocco and Peru, and the Honors summer school at the American College in Athens, Greece.

 

PING PONG TOURNAMENT                                                                                            3-4:30 p.m.

Hosted by the UNF Student Union Administration

Student Union, Building 58 East, First Floor

Bring your doubles A-game and compete for prizes and bragging rights!  Free play begins at 2:45 p.m.; match play begins at 3 p.m. Play to 11 points, best two out of three games, winning teams advance to the next round. This event requires advance registration and is limited to sixteen teams.

This event requires a separate “Product” registration with your on-line event registration.

GOLF COMPETITION AT THE UNF GOLF COMPLEX                                    3 p.m.

South Campus, Hayt Learning Center, Building 48

Event includes club rental, range balls, one cold beverage (beer or soda). Cost: $25 per person.

This event requires a minimum of fourteen participants (seven 2-person teams) and will only take place if there is enough interest. RSVP to parents@unf.edu by October 3.

 

MOVIE: MONSTERS UNIVERSITY                                                       3:45-5:35 p.m.

Student Union, Building 58 West, Second Floor, Auditorium

Movie run time, 110 minutes, rated G. Bring your own snacks.

 

HONORS STUDENT TALENT SHOW                                                  4:30-6 p.m.

Andrew Robinson Theater, Building 14A

Organized for your entertainment to help fund the Honors Freshman Service Project, this event benefits the local refugee population of children who come from war-torn countries like Burma, Ethiopia, and Afghanistan. All donations received will help fund these events. The Honors Freshman Service Project aims to connect, understand, and help Jacksonville and our world community.

 

FAMILY WEEKEND DINNER                                                                                    5:30-7:30 p.m.

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

With special performance by UNF Jazz students

Osprey Commons, Building 16, Osprey Café

Enjoy a special dinner prepared by Executive Chef Brook Adams especially for Family Weekend! If you missed out on your family caricature drawing, you have another chance. Students with a Chartwells meal plan will need to use a meal for the dinner. Don’t forget to bid on the Silent Auction items in the Café 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

 

CATHOLIC OSPREY MASS                                                        6:30-7:30 p.m.

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

Join the Catholic Ospreys for mass on campus.

 

MINUTE-TO-WIN-IT hosted by UNF Student Government       6:30-7:30 p.m.

Andrew Robinson Theater, Building 14A

Get ready for an exciting, fun-filled event—Minute-to-Win-It: Family Weekend Edition. This is a primetime style game show where contestants take part in a series of 60-second challenges that use common household items. If contestants successfully complete a game within 60 seconds, they advance to the next level. Players win when they can make it through the final level—who will be the next Minute-to-Win-It champion?

 

FAMILY WEEKEND AWARD PRESENTATIONS                                    8 p.m.

UNF Fine Arts Center, Building 45, Lazzara Performance Hall

We will preface our evening entertainment with prizes, performances, and the announcement of the Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of the Year Award.

 

THEY Improv Performance                                                                                     8:30 p.m.

UNF Fine Arts Center, Building 45, Lazzara Performance Hall

The audience participates by initiating the action with suggestions. Using those suggestions THEY will perform comedic and theatrical comedy on the spot. Audience members that participate on the stage will quickly look like stars. THEY are going to make you laugh!

 

Sunday, October 26

 

                                                                            

“RITES OF PASSAGE – INTERFAITH CELEBRATION”                         9:30-10:30 a.m.  

Andrew Robinson Theater, Building 14A

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 BRUNCH

With special performance by UNF Jazz students                  10:30 a.m. -1 p.m.

Osprey Commons, Building 16, Osprey Café

Join us for a delicious buffet-style brunch.  There will be another opportunity for a free family caricature drawing. Students with a Chartwell’s meal plan will need to use a meal for the brunch.

 

THE LAUNCH WAS SUCCESSFUL AND THE MISSION CONTINUES      11 a.m.- 12p.m.

Hosted by the UNF Counseling Center

Andrew Robinson Theater, Building 14A

Drawing on small group activities, the Counseling Center will facilitate a discussion among parents on family transition issues throughout the semester and the upcoming holidays.

 

FAMILY FEUD       hosted by UNF Swoop Squad                             12:30- 1:30 p.m.

Student Union, Building 58 West, Second Floor, Auditorium

It’s time for the Family Feud! Reconnect with Orientation leaders and challenge other families to a good old-fashioned round of family fun. Survey Says!  

 

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART (MOCA) TOURS                        12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m.  

333 N Laura St, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Travel to see MOCA’s exciting exhibitions and tours every hour. Current exhibits include Project Atrium, a permanent collection, and featured exhibition: Get Real: New American Painting: a selection of artists providing snapshots of contemporary realist painting in the United States. For more information visit: www.mocajacksonville.org. Admission is $5-$8 for adults, and free for UNF students with ID.

 

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS VS. MIAMI DOLPHINS                    1 p.m. Kickoff

Everbank Field, 1 Everbank Field Drive, Jacksonville FF, 32202

Stand United as the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the Miami Dolphins at Everbank Field. Discounted tickets are available through UNF’s unique partnership with the Jags. Cost: $20 per person. Purchase Tickets , use promo code: UNFFAM