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









Office of Undergraduate Research sponsors students at the Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC)

Transportation & Hotel Application

February 24-25

Florida Atlantic University

Registration Deadline: January 11


The Office of Undergraduate Research will be sponsoring over 50 undergraduates to attend the Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC). FURC is a state-wide, interdisciplinary conference that welcomes finalized research and preliminary research to be presented as a poster. FURC will take place February 24-25 at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. The Office of Undergraduate Research will pay for travel and hotel arrangements. The deadline to register is January 11, 2017. Visit for more information.

17th Annual Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research and Scholarship (SOARS)

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April 14, 2017


The 17th annual Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research and Scholarship (SOARS) will be held April 14, 2017. This year, SOARS will feature the faculty showcase STARS, the Digital Humanities Initiative, an Interdisciplinary Hour, and graduate school recruiters and internship representatives from across the state. Be on the lookout for more information about the upcoming SOARS around campus and in your Osprey email and on the Office of Undergraduate Studies website!