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Sibling Orientation

While big brother or sister is at New Student Orientation and you are at Parent Orientation, we have something for the younger siblings. The last thing they want to do is spend the day hanging around in sessions that will sound like a whole lot of “Blah, blah, blah,” and “Yada, yada, yada.” We want them to be excited about UNF and to have some fun on campus while they are here. 

 

So, we have decided to offer a Sibling Orientation Program for siblings 9 to 16 years old. We think it is a great opportunity for them to get to know UNF, the place where their brother or sister will be living and learning over the next few years. Along with New Student Orientation and Parent Orientation programs, our Sibling Orientation Program works to make the orientation experience one that the entire family can enjoy. 

 

We only offer Sibling Orientation on the select dates listed below. Don’t worry if big brother or sister has already registered for another date. We can easily make a change to a date that offers a Sibling Orientation Program, all you need to do is call. While the New Student Orientation program is over two days, the Sibling Orientation Program is only a half-day and will be on the second day of the student’s Orientation program. The half-day program will give parents plenty of time to help their brother or sister with any needed appointments during New Student Orientation. 

Sibling Orientation Dates:

2019 dates coming soon!

Sibling Orientation Registration:

Please note that there is no cost for a sibling to attend our Sibling Orientation Program, but space is limited.

Register for Sibling Orientation

Schedule of Sibling Orientation:

Time

Agenda

8 a.m.

Check-in (parents and siblings)

9 a.m.

Welcome and overview of the day and walk to nature trails

9:15 a.m.

Take a nature walk through the UNF Nature Trails with skilled guides and faculty members who will discuss the plant and animal life in our nature preserve

10:30 a.m.

Tour UNF’s Biology Building: Take a look at all of the exciting science labs we have where students can perform hands-on experiments with fellow students and faculty

11:15 a.m.

Tour of Human Body Lab: Don’t worry these aren’t real, but we have an outstanding simulation lab for our students majoring in nursing and other health-related fields

11:50 a.m.

Take a tour of our Student Wellness Complex. You’ll even get to climb our indoor rock wall

12:45 p.m.

Lunch in the Osprey Café: Eat lunch where your brother or sister will be eating every day while they at UNF. You’ll love all the options we have for you to choose from and it’s free!

1:30 p.m.

Parent pick up

 

Schedule above is tentative and subject to change.


If you need to update the student’s New Student Orientation date so the student and sibling will be in attendance during the same session, or if you would like more information, contact the Office of New Student Orientation at (904) 620-1722 or NewtoUNF@unf.edu.