UNF Timeline 
1980-1989

1980

 

  • Andrew Robinson becomes the interim president of UNF.
  • New library opens.
  • Governor Graham vetoes the UNF-UF merger bill.
 
Library 
   
1981

 

  • The library is renamed as the Thomas G. Carpenter Library, dedicated on August 15.
  • UNF theater opens for first production.
Auditorium 
   
1982

 

  • 5,500 students are enrolled in UNF.
  • July 1, 1982 - Curtis L. McCray becomes UNF's second president.
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1983

 

  • Intercollegiate athletic program begins.
 
   
1984

 

 

  • First year that Freshmen are admitted to UNF.
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1985

 

  • Osprey Village, first on-campus housing, opens.

 

 
   
1986

 

  • Women's Tennis Team wins the NAIA National Championship.
  • Library's on-line catalog (LUIS) replaces card catalog.
 
   
1987

 

  • The Aquatic Center and Olympic size pool opens.

 

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1988

 

  • The College of Health is established.
  • John E. Mathews Jr. Computer and Information Sciences Building dedicated.
  • Monique French becomes the first four-year student to graduate with a perfect 4.0 GPA.
  • Groundbreaking for Andrew A. Robinson Jr. Student Life Center.
 
   
1989

 

  • Adam W. Herbert becomes UNF's third president.
  • UNF is re-accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • Osprey Hall, a $3.7 million, 250-bed residence hall, opens.
  • Founder's Hall dedicated.
  • College of Computer and Information Sciences established.
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