Office of Undergraduate Studies


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Dr. Karen B. Patterson

Interim Associate Vice President for Faculty Resources and Dean of Undergraduate Studies


Dr. Patterson oversees UNF’s Hicks Honors College, first year academic advising, student academic success services, and undergraduate research. Additionally, the Office of Undergraduate Studies offers support for experiential learning and study abroad through the Transformational Learning Opportunities (TLO) program. Dr. Patterson works with an array of partners from across campus to enhance UNF’s Freshman Experience, an integrated first-year program that brings together academics, residence life, and student affairs.







Our Services  

Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) - First Year Academic Advising


Hicks Honors College   


Office of Student Academic Success Services - Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, Academic Coaching 

Office of Undergraduate Research

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Transformational Learning Opportunities


Staff Spotlight 

Trudy Cochrane recognized with Presidential Spot Award

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Office of Undergraduate Studies Administrative Assistant, Trudy Cochrane, honored with a Presidential Spot Award. The Presidential 'Spot' Award is designed to reward someone for an act that seemingly took a simple effort but ultimately will have lasting positive impacts on students, faculty, staff or visitors. UNF's Presidential Spot Award is an opportunity to nominate a colleague for his/her extraordinary action.The Presidential Spot Award is awarded to no more than 20 recipients, semi-annually, during the fall and spring cycles. Learn more about the program here









Lufrano Intercultural Gallery to Host Book Presentation

Angola Prison Seminary


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Student Union, Lufrano Intercultural Gallery, Building 58 East, 5:00 p.m.

Lufrano Intercultural Gallery presents a cheese and wine book presentation by Dr. Michael Hallet. Angola Prison Seminary is a book that was researched and written by scholars Michael Hallet, Joshua Hays, Byron Johnson, Sung Joan Jan, and Grant Duwe. The book draws from three years of on-site research, this book utilizes survey analysis along with life-history interviews of inmates and staff to explore the history, purpose, and functioning of the Inmate Minister program at Louisiana State Penitentiary (aka "Angola"), America’s largest maximum-security prison.


Students, faculty, staff, and the community are invited to this free event. Contact Intercultural Center for PEACE for more information.



Taylor Leadership Institute Hosts 8th Annual Student Leadership Summit

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Student Union Auditorium, 9am - 1pm


Fostering fun and opportunity, the Annual Student Leadership Summit is packed full of experiential learning opportunities for students, community leaders and volunteers. The UNF Student Leadership Summit is a flagship program of the Taylor Leadership Institute, a department within the Division of Student and International Affairs. Funded through the Student Services Fee, this extraordinary event is free and open to all UNF students. Held each Fall, the Leadership Summit awakens you to the authentic purpose in your life. You'll hear from leaders of all sorts and learn so much about yourself while having lots of fun. The experience will empower you to develop meaningful interactions with community organizations and connect you with "real world" venues to practice leadership on and off campus. Pre-registration is required to attend.  For more information contact Alison Noonan at or call (904) 620-5934.  



Don't be tricked into waiting to see your advisor!

Halloween Advising

All freshmen should meet with their academic advisor before Halloween. You can schedule your advising appointment with your assigned ACE advisor through your MyWings account by going to the Student Tab - My Records - Advising/Tutoring and Workshops - Schedules. Your ACE advisors are eager and excited to discuss your current classes and help you plan for Spring 2017.



Transformational Learning Opportunities Application Deadline October 28

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All faculty interested in applying for a Transformational Learning Opportunity must submit their applications by 5pm on Friday, October 28, 2016 for projects taking place Summer B 2017 - Summer A 2018. For more information on the TLO program or The TLO Application click here