Administrative Announcements
Intersession/Winter Break Special Hours and Closures

Intersession begins Saturday, Dec. 8, and continues through Sunday, Jan. 6. Winter Break begins Monday, Dec. 24, and continues through Tuesday, Jan. 1. Below are special hours of operation and closures:

  • Business Services:
    • Saturday, Dec. 8, through Sunday, Dec. 23: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, Closed Saturdays and Sundays
    • Monday, Dec. 24, through Tuesday, Jan. 1: Closed
  • Carpenter Library:
    • Saturday, Dec. 8, through Thursday, Dec. 20: Open weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Closed Saturdays and Sundays
    • Friday, Dec. 21: Open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Saturday, Dec. 22, through Tuesday, Jan. 1: Closed
    • Wednesday, Jan. 2, through Friday, Jan. 4: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, Jan. 5, through Sunday, Jan. 6: Closed
  • Center for Instruction and Research Technology:
    • Monday, Dec. 24, through Wednesday, Dec. 26: Closed
    • Thursday, Dec. 27, through Monday, Dec. 31: open for limited email support
    • Tuesday, Jan. 1: Closed
  • College Optical: Closed Tuesday, Dec. 11, through Wednesday, Jan. 2
  • Community First Credit Union: Closed Monday, Dec. 17, through Tuesday, Jan. 1
  • Delaney Student Union:
    • Saturday, Dec. 8, through Friday, Dec. 21: Open business days 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sundays Closed
    • Saturday, Dec. 22, through Tuesday, Jan. 1: Closed
    • Wednesday, Jan. 2, through Sunday, Jan. 6: Open business days 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday Closed
  • Dining Services: Visit the website for hours of operation
  • Eco Adventure:
    • Nature Tails: Open sunrise to sunset Saturday, Dec. 8, through Sunday, Jan. 6
    • Gear Checkout, Osprey Challenge Course​, Pavilion: Closed Saturday, Dec. 8, through Sunday, Jan. 6
  • Field House: Closed Saturday, Dec. 8, through Sunday, Jan. 6
  • Game Room: Closed Saturday, Dec. 8, through Sunday, Jan. 6
  • Golf Complex: Closed Tuesday, Dec. 25
  • ITS Help Desk:
    • Saturday, Dec. 8, through Sunday, Dec. 23: Open weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Closed Saturdays and Sundays
    • Monday, Dec. 24, through Tuesday, Jan. 1: Closed
    • Wednesday, Jan. 2, through Saturday, Jan. 5: Open weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Closed Saturday
    • Sunday, Jan. 6: Open 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. for phone support only
  • Ogier Gardens: Closed Saturday, Dec. 8, through Sunday, Jan. 6
  • OneJax: Closed Monday, Dec. 24, through Tuesday, Jan. 1
  • One-Stop Student Services: Closed Monday, Dec. 24, through Tuesday, Jan. 1
  • Osprey 1Card Office:
    • Saturday, Dec. 8, through Sunday, Dec. 23: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, Closed Saturdays and Sundays
    • Monday, Dec. 24, through Tuesday, Jan. 1: Closed
  • Osprey Connector: Inactive after 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7; will resume 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, with a modified housing route
  • Osprey Transit: Inactive after 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7; will resume 7:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7
  • Student Government: Closed Monday, Dec. 24, through Tuesday, Jan. 1
  • Student Wellness Complex:
    • Dottie Dorion Fitness Center:
      • Saturday, Dec. 8, through Tuesday, Dec. 18: Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays
      • Wednesday, Dec. 19, through Tuesday, Jan. 1: Closed
      • Wednesday, Jan. 2, through Friday, Jan. 4: Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Osprey Cliff: Closed Saturday, Dec. 8, through Sunday, Jan. 6
    • Paul Shirley Assessment Center: Closed Saturday, Dec. 8, through Sunday, Jan. 6
  • Town Center Shuttle: Inactive after 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7; will resume 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 6
  • UNF Bookstore:
    • Saturday, Dec. 8, through Sunday, Dec. 23: Open business days 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Saturdays and Sundays
    • Monday, Dec. 24, through Tuesday, Dec. 25: Closed
    • Wednesday, Dec. 26, through Sunday, Dec. 30: Open business days 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Saturday and Sunday
    • Monday, Dec. 31: Open 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Jan. 1: Closed
    • Wednesday, Jan. 2, through Thursday, Jan. 3: Open 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • Friday, Jan. 4: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, Jan. 5, through Sunday, Jan. 6: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • UPS Store: Closed Monday, Dec. 24, through Tuesday, Jan. 1

Contact:

Amanda Dawson

amanda.dawson@unf.edu

(904) 620-2192

UNF In The News
  • UNF honoring student’s exceptional service during fall commencement: Amanda Olsavsky, who is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in education, will be recognized as the recipient of the Senior Service Award for her outstanding record of volunteerism during fall commencement today. Read more.
  • UNF Osprey Café named 3 Star Certified Green Restaurant: Dining Services’ Osprey Café was named a 3 Star Certified Green Restaurant by the Green Restaurant Association and is the only restaurant with this designation in Florida. Read more.
  • Kids receive custom cars from UNF: Engineering and physical therapy students in the Adaptive Toy Project spent the semester retrofitting toy electric cars for eight children with developmental disabilities. The Florida Times-Union stopped by to see the kids test out their new wheels.
  • UNF College of Education and Human Services partners with Clay School District: Three Clay County schools will host future educators from UNF after being awarded the status of UNF Development Schools. Read more in Clay Today.
  • 'Deconstructing My Religion': Dr. Julie Ingersoll, professor and Religious Studies Program coordinator, is featured in the “Deconstructing My Religion” documentary on CBS sharing her insight, as a scholar of religion, to help contextualize evangelicalism.
  • Impact of Michael Cohen's plea: Adrienne Lerner, Pre-Law director, discussed Cohen's plea deal on WJXT Ch. 4's "The Morning Show."
  • 'PAWS Your Stress': Assistance dogs in training from the First Coast Chapter of Canine Companions for Independence stopped by the Carpenter Library to ease finals week stress for students. The Spinnaker was there. 

Read more about UNF faculty, staff and students in "Featured Stories."

Contact:

Amanda Dawson

amanda.dawson@unf.edu

(904) 620-2192

Transportation and Parking Services Notices
Lot 3 Unavailability December 7-January 1

Lot 3, in front of Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, will be unavailable beginning Friday, Dec. 7, until Tuesday, Jan. 1, due to maintenance. Using a valid parking permit, make plans to park in other locations, such as Lot 2, in front of the Carpenter Library, Building 12, or the Arena Garage, Building 38, during this time. 

Contact:

Parking and Transportation Services

parking@unf.edu

(904) 620-2815

Spring Student Parking Permit Sales/Upgrades Start Today

Students may purchase a Blue Lot or Gray Lot parking permit for the spring semester starting 9 a.m. today, Monday, Dec. 3. The Housing permits sale begins 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17. To assist with this process, have your vehicle description and license plate number available prior to purchasing. To purchase a permit, students must be registered for classes and must complete a parking permit purchase via the online portal. To review permit cost and accessible parking locations, visit the permits and rates page or how to purchase a permit. 

 

Additionally, beginning 9 a.m. December 3, students can upgrade their current annual permit to a more desirable option, so long as that category hasn't sold out, with the exception that Housing permits can only be obtained by residential students. All upgrade transactions must be done in person at Parking Services, Building 52. To assist with the process, bring a photo ID, current vehicle description and license plate number to verify the upgraded permit. The permit cost will be added to your myWings account within 24 hours of purchase.

Contact:

Parking and Transportation Services

parking@unf.edu

(904) 620-2815

Academics
Graduate School UNF+ Pathways to Success

The Graduate School now offers UNF + Pathways program for high-achieving undergraduate students who are interested in graduate programs. To learn more and to review the frequently asked questions, visit the webpage.

Contact:

Dekira Hemingway

d.hemingway@unf.edu

(904) 620-5340

Sexual Health Research Symposium Call for Proposals

The Community Sexual Health Education and Research Initiative (CSHERI), in collaboration with the LGBT Resource Center, is hosting a Sexual Health Research Symposium during Pride-U-Cation Week in March. The one-day symposium will feature sexual health research and scholarship from across disciplines. Proposals showcasing related projects and work from students, faculty, staff and community agencies are now being accepted. Details regarding the event, proposals and deadlines are available via the website. Questions can be directed via email to Dr. Robert Zeglin, CSHERI director.

Contact:

Robert Zeglin

csheri@unf.edu

(904) 620-5048

Athletics
Intersession Men’s Basketball Games

The men’s basketball team will play the following games during Intersession break at the Arena, Building 34:

  • 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, versus Charleston Southern University
    • Early arrivers receive a free UNF holiday ornament
  • 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, versus Florida National University
  • 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, versus University of North Alabama

All games are free for students with a valid Osprey 1Card.

Contact:

Kaitlin Parsons

k.parsons@unf.edu

(904) 620-5429

Intersession Women’s Basketball Games

The women’s basketball team will play the following games during Intersession break at the Arena, Building 34:

  • 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3 versus Florida International University
    • Fans can enjoy $1 popcorn, $1 drinks and $1 hotdogs
  • 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, versus Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University for the Holiday Classic Tournament
  • 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, versus Warner University
  • 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, versus University of North Alabama in ASUN Conference play

All games are free for students with a valid Osprey 1Card.

Contact:

Kaitlin Parsons

k.parsons@unf.edu

(904) 620-5429

Recreation and Wellness
Intramural Sand Volleyball/Kickball Registration Open

Intramural sand volleyball as well as kickball league registration begins 8 a.m. today, Thursday, Oct.18, and ends 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25. Time slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Two-versus-two and four-versus-four sand volleyball tournaments will be offered for men's, women's and co-recreational​ teams. Kickball teams must have at least five players on the roster to compete in the three-week season plus tournament-style playoffs. The sand volleyball tournament bracket as well as kickball league schedules will be available after the registration period ends; play will begin during the week of October 29. To register a team, visit the "Student Life and Activities" tab in myWings, then click on the "Intramural Sports" link. Visit the website or Facebook page for more information.

Contact:

Beth Harrell

bharrell@unf.edu

(904) 620-2646

Search Committee News
Department of Biology

Friday, December 14, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Building 59, Biological Sciences Building, Room 2001

The committee will conduct video conferencing interviews with five applicants for the assistant professor of biology, functional morphology, position, 332620.

Contact:

James Gelsleichter

jim.gelsleichter@unf.edu

(904) 620-1575

Department of Psychology

Friday, December 14, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Building 51, Social Sciences Building, Room 3404

The committee will meet to conduct telephone interviews for the assistant professor of psychology position, 316120. Contact Alicia Erchul, office manager, for more information.  

Contact:

Alicia Erchul

a.erchul@unf.edu

(904) 620-1699

Dining Services
Spring Meal Memberships Available

A variety of meal memberships are available to meet individual dining needs. Students may sign up via myWings and faculty/staff should sign up at the Dining Services office, Osprey Commons, Building 16, Room 2100.

Contact:

Brianna Ballard

brianna.ballard@unf.edu

(904) 620-5152

Professional Development and Training
Upcoming Certified Financial Planning Courses

The Division of Continuing Education is offering Certified Financial Planning (CFP) courses at the University Center, Building 43, as follows:

  • CFP Informational Session: 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, Room 2136; Register
  • CFP General Principles: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, Room 2144; 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 via email or by calling (904) 620-4200.

Contact:

Savannah Feustel

savannah.feustel@unf.edu

(904) 620-4200

Everything Else
December Three-Day Sale

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Building 58W, John A. Delaney Student Union, Bookstore, Room 1800

The Bookstore is having a three-day sale today, Tuesday, Dec. 11, through Thursday, Dec. 13, featuring in-store discounts, including 25 percent off branded apparel, drink ware and hats as well as online discounts of 20 percent off one item, 25 percent off two items and 30 percent off three or more items.

Contact:

Heather Czigan

0647gm@follett.com

(904) 620-2069

Website
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Application Open

The Intercultural Center for Peace is currently accepting applications for the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16. For scholarship eligibility and more information, visit the Intercultural Center for Peace website or stop by the office at Founders Hall, Building 2, Room 2100. 

Contact:

Lorna Bautista

lbautist@unf.edu

(904) 620-2475

Honors Hall/Daniel Hall Restroom Unavailability

Restrooms will be closed for renovations, as follows: 

  • Second floor restrooms in Honors Hall, Building 10, closed 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, through 6 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2
  • Second floor men's restroom in Daniel Hall, Building 1, closed 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, through 6 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2

Restrooms located on the first floor of both buildings will remain in service. 

Contact:

Stephen Fagan

stephen.fagan@unf.edu

(904) 620-1173

Surplus Property Auction

Friday, December 14, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Building 43, Adam W. Herbert University Center, Room 1003

The Controller's Office, in conjunction with First Coast Auction and Reality Inc., will have a surplus property auction. Those interested in bidding may preview items from 8 to 9 a.m. prior to the auction. To view the auction items online, visit the website. For more information, contact Jim Mousa, property manager.

Contact:

Jim Mousa

j.mousa@unf.edu

(904) 620-2779

Surplus Property Auction

Friday, December 14, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Building 43, Adam W. Herbert University Center, Room 1003

The Controller's Office, in conjunction with First Coast Auction and Reality Inc., will have a surplus property auction. Those interested in bidding may preview items from 8 to 9 a.m. prior to the auction. To view the auction items online, visit the website. For more information, contact Jim Mousa, property manager.

Sponsor: Controller's Office

Contact:

Jim Mousa

j.mousa@unf.edu

(904) 620-2779