Friday, October 20

  • REGISTRATION/CHECK-IN
    Student Union (Bldg. 58), Plaza
    1 – 6 p.m.

    Pick up your Family Weekend packet complete with schedule of events, name tags, the UNF Bookstore discount coupon and other important information. Drop off bingo prizes, nonperishable Lend-A-Wing Pantry donations and silent auction donations. Grab a “thinking of you” postcard to write a message for your student. Turn the postcards in with your student’s name and n-number when you turn in your evaluation and name tags before you leave at the end of Family Weekend. The postcards will be delivered to student mailboxes after the weekend.

    If you miss check-in, don’t worry. There will be a Family Weekend information table set up in the Student Union Plaza from 6 – 8 p.m. to answer questions and guide late arrivals, as well as on Saturday from
    9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

    PLEASE NOTE: Name tags and wristbands are required for entry into events and should be worn or displayed throughout the weekend. Registration will also be open Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Student Union Plaza. If your student didn’t sign a waiver before the event, they must sign one at check-in.

     

  • LUFRANO INTERCULTURAL GALLERY EXHIBIT
    Student Union East (Bldg. 58 E), Room 2400
    1 – 3 p.m.

    The Division of Student Affairs and the Lufrano Intercultural Gallery presents “Lost Springs of the Ocklawaha.” A collaboration between Gainesville painter Margaret Ross Tolbert and St. Augustine based environmental filmmaker Matt Keene, this multimedia exhibition features images, sculpture and film of Cannon Springs and Tobacco Patch Springs by various artists, featuring works by Tolbert and Keene, as well as Karen Chadwick, Mark Long and others.
  • COUNSELING CENTER CONSULTATION

    Founder’s Hall (Bldg. 2), Room 2300
    1 – 5 p.m.

    The UNF Counseling Center can help assist your student with his or her personal development and potential for academic success. Also, counselors can help you prepare for transition issues throughout the semester and during the upcoming holidays. Parents/guardians with or without their student may schedule a consultation with one of our counselors. Before your arrival, please call the office directly at (904) 620-2602 to schedule your 30-minute consultation and let them know who will be included in the consultation so they will know how to prepare.

  • UNF OGIER GARDENS
    Park in Lot 18 or ride the shuttle to Lot 18 and follow the walkway to the gardens
    1:30 – 4 p.m. Self-guided Garden Tour
    4 – 5 p.m. Staff-guided Garden Tour

    The Frederick and Ophelia Tate Ogier Gardens is the epicenter of innovative environmental and public health programming. Located on an acre, these organic gardens feature row crops, a wide variety of fruit trees, raised vegetable beds and peaceful sitting areas for students to relax.

     
  • UNF HEALTH PROMOTION BOD POD ASSESSMENT

    Student Wellness Complex (Bldg. 61), Dr. Paul Shirley Assessment Center on the second floor
    1:30 – 5 p.m. by appointment only

    The makeup of our bodies is called body composition. In a two-mass description, body composition is to be considered fat mass versus fat-free mass. There are several ways to assess body composition, some having more accuracy than others. For example, BMI, or Body Mass Index, is a measure of body composition using a person’s height and weight, yet because it does not take muscle mass into account, it may not be as accurate as measuring subcutaneous fat through skinfold testing. The gold standard or most accurate and effective way of measuring body composition is the Bod Pod.

    PLEASE NOTE: Appointments are required to be set up through the Department of Recreation and Wellness prior to the weekend by calling (904) 620-1081. Please note you are attending Family Weekend when scheduling your appointment. Guests will need to show their Family Weekend name badge and wrist band for entry. Appointments will last about 30 minutes.
  • OPEN HOUSE
    Various locations, please see below
    2 – 4 p.m.

    Grab a map and drop in to meet staff and learn about the services, programs and resources provided to UNF students at the following locations:

     

    Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) and Student Academic Support Services
    Founders Hall – Bldg. 2, Suite 1200

    Career Services
    Tom and Betty Petway Hall – Bldg. 57, Suite 2700

    College Optical
    Roy Lassiter Hall – Bldg. 8, Suite 1303

    Community First Credit Union
    Student Union – Bldg. 58E, Suite 1402

    Disability Resource Center
    Tom and Betty Petway Hall – Bldg. 57, Suite 1500

    Hicks Honors College
    UNF J. J. Daniel Hall – Bldg. 1, Suite 1600

    Student Government
    Student Union – Bldg. 58E, Suite 3300

    Thomas G. Carpenter Library
    Library – Bldg. 12, Lobby

    Writing Center
    Skinner–Jones Hall North – Bldg. 4, Suite 2501

  • MEN'S BASKETBALL INTER-SQUAD PRACTICE 

    UNF Arena (Bldg. 34)

    2 – 4 p.m. 

    Stop by to get a preview of UNF Men’s Basketball and see how they are preparing for the 2017-18 season.

  • THE FRIDAY LOUNGE at the WOMEN’S CENTER
    Founders Hall (Bldg. 2), Room 2100
    2 – 4 p.m.

    Families are welcome to join in the Friday Lounge for coffee, snacks and conversation.
  • CAMPUS TOURS
    Student Union (Bldg. 58), Plaza
    2 – 5 p.m. (every half hour)

    Group tours start here or pick up a map and tour on your own.
  • TEACHING KITCHEN, BURST OF LEARNING
    Student Union West (Bldg. 58W), Second floor Boathouse
    3 and 3:30 p.m.

    Join the UNF Campus Executive Chef for a cooking demonstration
    featuring shrimp summer rolls with hoisin dipping sauce.

    PLEASE NOTE: Space is limited for this event and requires a separate “product” registration with your online registration.
  • COLLEGE ADVISOR DROP-IN SESSIONS
    Various locations, please see below
    3 – 4 p.m.

    Academic advisors in each of the colleges will be available in their offices to answer questions regarding majors, prerequisites, degree requirements and more. Families of students with declared majors or students who have an interest in specific majors are welcome to visit with advisors. Drop in at your convenience.

     

    College of Arts and Sciences
    Social Sciences – Bldg. 51, Suite 2508

    Brooks College of Health
    Brooks Hall – Bldg. 39, Suite 2031

    Coggin College of Business
    Honors Hall – Bldg. 10, Suite 1350

    College of Computing, Engineering and Construction

    School of Computing:
    John Matthews – Bldg.15, Suite 3201
    School of Engineering and Construction Management:
    Science and Engineering – Bldg. 50, Suite 2400

    College of Education and Human Services
    Petway Hall – Bldg. 57, Suite 1070
  • INTERNATIONAL CENTER STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES
    Student Union East (Bldg. 58E), Room 2300
    3 – 5 p.m.

    Stop in and speak with study abroad advisors about opportunities for semester and year-long individual student abroad programs, faculty-led group study abroad courses and other international opportunities. Information on scholarships to help fund these programs will also be available.
  • LATIN AMERICAN DANCE CLASS

    Student Wellness Complex (Bldg.61), Mind and Body Room (Room 1017)

    4 – 5 p.m. 

    Join the Latin American Student Organization to learn basic Latin American Dance Steps, including the Bachata Dance.

  • WELCOME RECEPTION
    Student Union West (Bldg. 58W), Second floor Boathouse
    4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

    Gather with other parents and families to meet University administrators, faculty and academic advisors in an informal setting. Light appetizers will be served.

  • MOVIE AT THE COXWELL AMPHITHEATER: DESPICABLE ME 3
    Student Union, J.B. Coxwell Amphitheater
    7 p.m.

    Bring out your blankets or folding chairs to enjoy some outdoor family entertainment with hot, buttery popcorn.

  • ICE CREAM SOCIAL AND LATE NIGHT BINGO
    Hosted by the UNF Student Union Administration
    Student Union West (Bldg. 58W), Third floor foyer and Ballrooms
    8:30 – 10 p.m.

    Enjoy a special treat with Kilwin’s famous waffle cones and ice cream followed by exciting rounds of bingo with fun prizes students can always use.


    PLEASE NOTE: Consider bringing donations for college students to be used as prizes: paper, pens, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, snacks, gift cards and toilet paper, or any of the things you might buy for your own student.

  • ASTRONOMY NIGHT
    Science and Engineering Building Roof (Bldg. 50), Fourth floor
    10 – 11 p.m.

    View the planets, stars and nebulae through the Department of Physics’ 14-inch telescope. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the night sky and ask questions of professors and students. Observation takes place on the roof, so dress comfortably and for the outdoors. Telescope viewings can only take place if cloud cover permits.