Allison and Gina

Freshman/Gina: Nursing; Allison: International Studies

Allison: Tallahassee, FL; Gina: Orlando, FL

Gina B.

 

Why did you come to UNF?  

   

UNF has an excellent Nursing Program and the campus size was just right for me. With a location close to the beach and several hospitals downtown, especially the Mayo Clinic, it was a perfect fit.

 

What is your favorite part of being a student at UNF?  

  

My favorite part of being a UNF student is the sense of community that UNF has; there are a lot of events on campus to attend in your free time. There's always a chance to make new friends.

 

What opportunities have you had at UNF that you might not have had elsewhere?  

  

At UNF I've had the opportunity to further my education in a comfortable atmosphere, while being provided with all the tools necessary for my success. Everything from flexible teachers, to ACE free tutoring, and study sessions in library with classmates, has helped me academically. The smaller size of UNF compared to other big Florida universities provides more attention to each individual student while still providing the high standards of collegiate life.

 

How have these opportunities shaped your "personal journey" (collegiate and otherwise)?  

  

It's comforting to know that UNF has provided all the tools necessary for success. 

 

Where do you think your UNF education will take you in the future?  

  

I plan to graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and UNF can help me get hired as a Registered Nurse right after I graduate.

 

What Residence Hall do you live in?  

 

Osprey Cove 

    

What is your favorite part of living on campus?  

  

My favorite part about living on campus is the convenience. Getting to class is much easier when you live on campus because you don't have to worry about traffic, parking or gas money! It won't take any longer than 15 minutes to get anywhere on campus. With many places to dine, from the Boathouse - a classic UNF restaurant in the Student Union - or the brand new Osprey Café, there are many options to grab a bite to eat on campus. If you need to relax, the Green is a great spot - a grassy field great for studying and frisbee matches - and The Game Room is fully equipped with pool tables, ping pong and various gaming consoles for a fun night with friends. 

    

Would you recommend living on campus to other students?  

 

I would recommend living on campus to friends because it's a great way to get the  full college experience. Sure, everyone is here to attend class, but there is so much more to the story. Living on campus is great because not only do you have easy access to your classes and the amenities of campus, you also make great friendships with your dorm mates. It's not hard to become fast friends with your room mates when you share everything from food, to secrets, and not to mention a bathroom! Personally, I'm so glad to have chosen to live on campus, because not only have I gained confidence from the independence that comes along with college, I'm also proud to call my room mate my "indefinite sleep over partner" and my best friend. 

    

How did you find the experience of picking a roommate/being assigned?  

 

I thought that the room mate selection process was well planned out. The system had an option to create a profile, and you could easily search and communicate with other freshman to pick a roommate based on characteristics like major, sleeping patterns, and interests. It was easy to narrow your choices to people you feel like you would be compatible with, and then communicate via Facebook or by text. Once you chose someone, it was nice to get to know one another, to avoid an awkward first meeting on move in day. Selecting a roommate was also convenient because we divided the costs of getting all of our dorm supplies, and together we filled up our room with everything we needed. 

    

Do you think you will continue to live on campus?  

 

I will continue to live on campus, I enjoy the dormitories and the ease of access to everything I could need. My roommate and I will live with each other, because our friendship is strong. I'm glad to have such a dependable and compatible roommate and living on campus has been fun and easy! 

 

 

Allison C.

 

Why did you come to UNF?   

  

I never wanted to be considered a number at a university, and UNF seemed like the perfect place where I would be represented as an individual.

 

What is your favorite part of being a student at UNF?  

  

The campus is more intimate compared to other universities, but large enough to meet new people everyday.

 

What opportunities have you had a UNF that you might not have had elsewhere?  

  

UNF gave me the opportunity of total immersion in college as a freshman. Through this process, I have become familiar with college life and less fearful about making rookie mistakes.

 

How have these opportunities shaped your "personal journey" (collegiate and otherwise)?  

  

UNF pushed me into being a more determined and enthusiastic person when it comes to my education, because the opportunities here help me understand what I want and need for my future. 

 

Do you currently have or plan to participate in any internships?  

  

Before I apply and accept any internships, I plan to study abroad in Spain with UNF. I will, of course, participate in internships in the future, but I think studying abroad is also appropriate for my major. 

 

Where do you think your UNF education will take you in the future?  

  

An education with UNF will offer me countless of opportunities, a future full of security, and a guide me in the right direction.

 

What residence hall do you live in?  

  

Osprey Cove

     

What is your favorite part of living on campus?  

 

Living on campus is a huge convenience. Sometimes weeks go by before I leave campus again, because everything I need is already here. 

    

Would you recommend living on campus to other students? Why?  

  

Living on campus helps new students and upperclassman integrate into the college lifestyle, so I highly recommend doing it. 

    

How did you find the experience of picking a roommate/being assigned?  

  

I was a bit nervous at first. I was afraid we weren't going to get along, but after we met, we became inseparable. 

    

Do you think you will continue to live on campus?  

  

I have already registered for next year's residency, and I plan on living on campus until I graduate. 

 

I would recommend living on campus to friends because it's a great way to get the full college experience. Sure, everyone is here to attend class, but there is so much more to the story. Living on campus is great because not only do you have easy access to your classes and the amenities of campus, you also make great friendships with your dorm mates.