Coggin Exchange Orientation

Coggin exchange students are required to attend BOTH mandatory orientations below.


Coggin College of Business

Each term, the Coggin College of Business hosts a required orientation to assist incoming business exchange students prepare for their time at UNF.


The Coggin Exchange Student Orientation for Fall 2017 is scheduled for:

Date: Saturday, August 19

Time: 9:00AM-1:00PM

Location: Coggin College of Business Building 42, Room 1020

Questions? Contact Erika Gallion.


During orientation the International Center will cover important topics such as F-1/J-1 regulations and responsibilities, enrollment requirements, and on-campus employment.

Please bring the following items/information to orientation:

  • I-20 (F-1 students) / DS-2019 (J-1 students)
  • Passport and visa
  • Local U.S. address
  • Phone number

Questions? Contact UNF's International Center.


Planning for Arrival

Exchange students should plan to fly into Jacksonville, Florida (airport code: JAX). We DO NOT recommend flying into a different city in Florida and then traveling to Jacksonville.  Please be aware that public transportation in the United States is not nearly as developed as it is in other countries and tends to be very expensive.

When to Arrive in Jacksonville  

Students should expect to arrive a few days before classes start at UNF and before the two REQUIRED international student orientations (see above). Please take these factors into consideration when making flight arrangements. Once you have arranged your flight, you must send your flight information and itinerary to our office. Ideally, students should plan to arrive on Thursday, January 5. Please note that if you arrive early, certain amenities may not be available such as: the campus transportation shuttle, dining on campus, and more. We recommend that you arrive as close to possible to Thursday, January 5 for the best experience.   


 If it is unclear when you should arrive or you have any questions about your arrival plans, please e-mail Erika Gallion.


Arriving in Jacksonville and Getting to Campus  

You may want to download our Campus Map to familiarize yourself with the campus.


During certain designated days, the UNF International Center offers transportation from Jacksonville International Airport (airport code: JAX) to campus for students who will be living on campus only. Information on the airport pick up days will be mailed to you with your DS-2019 and welcome packet. Students living on campus should notify our office of their arrival plans as early as possible so we can assist in making arrangements for checking-in with the Housing Department. . Students who will be living off campus will have to make their own transportation arrangements from the airport to their accommodations.  All students are required to return the "Statement of Intent to Enroll" form in the DS-2019 welcome packet with their flight information and arrival plans filled in on the form.


If you plan to arrive before your housing is available for move-in, you may choose to stay temporarily in one of UNF's preferred hotels (see "Local Hotels" under "Visiting UNF").