Administrative Announcements
UNF In The News
  • Florida species are losing male population: As Florida's beaches get hotter, eggs from sea turtles, and possibly alligators, are showing signs of trouble. Dr. Adam Rosenblatt, assistant professor of biology, discussed his alligator research with "CBS This Morning."
  • UNF faculty shares expertise as elections approach: Dr. Michael Binder, associate professor of political science, spoke with First Coast News about political campaign ads, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune about Florida elections and The Florida Times-Union about the gubernatorial debates.
  • Science on TAP-Jax speaker series: Dr. Josh Gellers, associate professor of political science, spoke to "First Coast Connect" about Science on TAP-Jax, a new science speaker series designed to create deeper conversations and understanding of scientific topics relevant to Northeast Florida.
  • Former homeless student battles the odds, graduates with honors: Both of Gloria Elsen's parents died several years ago. Witnessing their medical challenges inspired Elsen to attend UNF to become a nurse. First Coast News shared her inspirational story.


Amanda Dawson

(904) 620-2192

Transportation and Parking Services Notices
Block Party Lot/Road Closure August 19

Due to the Welcome to College Block Party event, Lot 4, adjacent to the Delaney Student Union, Building 58, will be closed intermittently between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and completely closed 4 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, for event vendor vehicles setup and event safety. Also, sections of UNF Drive, starting at Lot 5, adjacent to the Student Wellness Complex, Building 61, and after the entrance to the Arena Parking Garage, Garage 38, will be closed 4 to 10:30 p.m. for safety precautions. There will be signage alerting drivers as well as UPD officers helping to direct traffic. For additional questions, call Maria Figuerado, Student Affairs coordinator.


Maria Figuerado

(904) 620-5369

Philosophy Undergraduate Honors Thesis Defense

Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Building 10, Honors Hall, Room 2451

Sally-Ann Akuetteh will defend her undergraduate honors thesis "Democracy with a Nudge - Employing Participatory Democracy as a Tool for Resistance."


Dr. Andrew Buchwalter

(904) 620-1155

Athletics and Recreation
Week of Welcome Group Fitness Classes

The Student Wellness Complex will offer special programs during Week of Welcome. Students and full-time faculty and staff must present a valid Osprey 1Card to gain entrance. Fitness classes take place, Student Wellness Complex, Building 61, as follows: 


Sunday, Aug. 19:

5 p.m.: Booty Blast with Lyndi 
6 p.m.: Zumba/Hip Hop Mash Up with Christian and Kelsey
7 p.m.: Music Video Spin with Ashland
8 p.m.: DJ GLOW Yoga Party with Melissa


Monday, Aug. 20:

9 a.m.: Barre Burn with Ashley
11 a.m.: Rock vs. Rap Spin Express with Hannah
6 p.m.: Funky Fresh Visuals and Mixed Level Yoga with Shelby
7 p.m.: Zumba with Christian


Tuesday, Aug. 21:

Noon: Bohemian Reggae Relaxing Yoga with Ashley
5 p.m.: Britney Spears vs. Miley Cyrus Spin with Ashland 
7 p.m.: Hip Hop Fitness with Kelsey
8 p.m.: Acro Partner Yoga with Devan and Patrick


Wednesday, Aug. 22:

4:30 p.m.: Spin and HIT Combo with Hannah
7 p.m.: Buns and Guns with Fran
8 p.m.: EDM Glow Spin with Fran 


Thursday, Aug. 23:

5 p.m.: Booty Blast with Lyndi
6 p.m.: Step and Tone with Lora
8 p.m.: Throwback Thursday Power Yoga with Devan


Friday, Aug. 24:

10 a.m.: Barre Burn with Sydney
6 p.m.: Spin and Strength with Kim 



Kacie Smith

(904) 620-5217

Arts and Entertainment
Week of Welcome

Week of Welcome (WOW) welcomes new and returning students to the campus community through a series of programs and activities spanning the first week of fall classes. Organized by Campus Life, WOW helps students make new friends, learn more about the campus and services available and how to get involved in academic/co-curricular programs. For a full listing of events, visit the website or Facebook event page.


Maria Figuerado

(904) 620-5369

Lectures, Seminars, and Information Sessions
Florida Data Science for Social Good Project Reveal

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

WJCT Studios, 100 Festival Park Ave.

The Florida Data Science for Social Good (FL-DSSG) program was an intensive 12-week internship that invited students to tackle data-rich projects that have the potential for substantial local impact. At the event, FL-DSSG interns will present findings and reveal insights gained from Baptist Health, Family Support Services, Girls Inc. of Jacksonville, and the Performers Academy projects. The public is invited to attend; a reception will follow the presentations. Register and find more information on the website, or visit the Facebook page.


Karthikeyan Umapathy

(904) 620-1329

General Meetings
Board of Trustees Governance Meeting

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Building 1, J.J. Daniel Hall, Room 2800

The Governance Committee will meet to discuss Board self-assessment in preparation for further discussion by the full Board at the retreat Thursday, Sept. 20.

Sponsor: Office of the President


Sharon Bove

(904) 620-2500

Professional Development and Training
Upcoming Division of Continuing Education Courses/Programs

The upcoming Continuing Education courses/programs will take place, Herbert University Center, Building 43, as follows:

  • Certified Financial Planner Information Session: 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, Room 2136; Register
  • New Manager Essentials Certificate: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, Room 2144; Register
  • Project Management Information Session: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, Room 2136; Register

The entire Course Catalog is available online. Students, faculty and staff receive a 50-percent discount on all course offerings. To receive the discount, contact the Customer Care Team at (904) 620-4200 or via email.

Everything Else
Financial Literacy Guidance

The Financial Literacy Guidance from Federal Student Aid is designed to help students develop the skills necessary to make informed financial decisions, in particular with regard to the student loan process, by providing information on key concepts of managing personal finances as well as establishing and formulating a plan to reach financial goals. Watch the Responsible Borrowing video to learn about obligations as a borrower and how budgeting can help manage finances. The Budgeting video will help build decision-making skills to reach financial/academic goals.


One-Stop Student Services

(904) 620-5555

Genuinely U Fall Breakfast

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Building 58E, John A. Delaney Student Union, Room 3703

Enjoy networking with female colleagues during the fall breakfast assembly. Genuinely U, a women's faculty and staff network, creates opportunities for women of the University to be inspired, support one another, advance leadership and effect change within the University and broader community. RSVP via the website by Thursday, Aug. 23. 

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Women's Center


Joanna Young

(904) 620-5515

Public Opinion Research Lab Hiring Students Now

The Public Opinion Research Lab is hiring students who are available to begin immediately to help during campaign season. The position requires making phone calls and recording data for research. If interested, email the PORL for more information.

  • Rate of pay: $10 per hour
  • Hours: 4 to 9 p.m.
  • Dates: Now through November
  • Location: Social Sciences Building, Building 51, Room 2222


Mark Cooper

(904) 620-2784

Red Maple Boardwalk Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Building 54, J. M. Golden Environmental Education Pavilion

Celebrate the renovated Red Maple Boardwalk, part of the Nature Trails in the Wildlife Sanctuary, with guided walking tours following the ribbon-cutting ceremony. For more information, visit the website. RSVP via email to Heather Kite, associate director of Recreation and Wellness, by Thursday, Aug. 16.


Heather Kite

(904) 620-2998

Troops N' Tires Car Show

Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Lot 18, near Harmon Stadium, Building 27

The Student Veterans of America - UNF Chapter has partnered with the Military and Veterans Resource Center to host a car show with food and fun as part of the Week of Welcome. Attendance is free. Vehicle registration before the event costs $20, $25 on event day. The first 200 students receive a free T-shirt when presenting a valid Osprey 1Card. For more information, visit the website.


Ryan Geddings

Facebook Event
Week of Welcome Study Abroad Alumni Social

Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Room 3804

Students, faculty, advisors and alumni will share stories from study-abroad trips. Learn about scholarships, specific faculty-led exchanges, travel tips/tricks and general information on the study-abroad process; light refreshments will be served.


Payton Cantrell

(904) 620-3985

Facebook Event