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50th Anniversary Events Calendar

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January 2022

Ospreys playing JU in basketball


Cheerleaders in front of fans in the arena stands

Date Event  Location 
Sun. 1/9 -        Sat. 1/15 Spring Week of Welcome UNF Campus
Thurs. 1/13    50th Anniversary Kickoff! UNF Arena
Fri. 1/14 -
Sun. 1/23   
UNF Shakespeare presents Hamlet UNF Campus and MOCA
Sat. 1/15 Men's & Women's Basketball vs. Jacksonville University  UNF Arena
Sat. 1/15 Party in the Plaza UNF Arena
Weds. 1/19 COAS Scholars Lecture: Josh Gellers  Zoom
Tues. 1/25 The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series UNF Recital Hall
Tues. 1/25 Accountability and Leadership Lecture with the LGBTQ Center UNF Library
Fri. 1/28 Rainbow Swoop MOCA

February 2022

Homecoming Parade from 1999


Two girls sitting on grass in front of farris wheel

Date  Event  Location 
Tues. 2/1 Early Childhood Book Drive TBD
Thurs. 2/3 34th Annual Great American Jazz Series TBD
Thurs. 2/3 -      Fri. 2/4 Express Your UNF Pride Various
Thurs. 2/3 Express Your UNF Pride! 50th Anniversary Painting Parties Bldg. 57
Weds. 2/9 41st MLK Scholarship Luncheon TBD
Weds. 2/9 50 Years of Excellence Leadership Series: Economic Mobility University Center
Fri. 2/11 Jim Draper Opening Reception UNF Gallery

Sun. 2/13 -      Sat. 2/19

Homecoming 2022 Events UNF Campus
Mon. 2/14 Free Advice Day; Fall in Love with your Career Bldg. 57
Tues. 2/15 Sorce Construction Annual Basketball Game UNF Arena
Fri. 2/18 Barbara Ritzman Devereux Visiting Artist Workshops MOCA
Sat. 2/19 Brook's BBQ Bash and Open House! BCH-Bldg. 39
Sat. 2/19 Nursing Photo Gallery Unveiling Bldg. 39A
Tues. 2/22 The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series UNF Recital Hall
Tues. 2/22 History Activated Lecture: Local Civil Rights Past and Present UNF Library
Weds. 2/23  Virtual Education Career Fair Virtual

March 2022

50 Hour Giving Challenge logo and swoop and support March 7 thru 9


Students in sumo suits wrestling

Date Event  Location 
Tues. 3/1 Express your UNF Pride Opening Reception UNF Campus
Weds. 3/2 Osprey Career Fair University Center
Thurs. 3/3 4th Annual Great American Jazz Series TBD
Thurs. 3/3  Construction Alumni & Industry Social TBD
Fri. 3/4 Women's History Month Luncheon TBD
Mon. 3/7 -        Weds. 3/9 50-Hour Giving Challenge Various
Weds. 3/10 BCH Dean Dedication Building 39
Weds. 3/10 CCEC Block Party UNF Campus
Thurs. 3/17 -      Sun. 3/20 Spring Sports Weekend UNF Campus
Fri. 3/18 Engineering Innovation Day TBD
Thurs. 3/24 Women in Pow=r TBD
Tues. 3/29 Women's Voices: Five Women, Five Decades UNF Library
March  50 Fearless Women TBD

April 2022

Rainbow Balloon Installation


Students in the library with emotional dogs for stress day

Date Event  Location 
Fri. 4/1 International Dinner Dance UNF Field House
Thurs. 4/7 BCH Dean Dedication Bldg. 39
Fri. 4/8 Pride Games UNF Campus
Sat. 4/9 Blast from the Past UNF Campus
Tues. 4/12 The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series UNF Recital Hall
Tues. 4/12 50 Years of Excellence Leadership Series: The Future of Logistics University Center
Tues. 4/12 Environmental Research and Education at UNF Lecture UNF Library
Tues. 4/12 OneJax 2022 Humanitarian Awards Dinner Daily's Place
Thurs. 4/14 Rainbow Swoop MOCA
Thurs. 4/14 Hardhat Banquet UNF Campus
Tues. 4/19 Opera Scenes and UNF Chorale UNF Recital Hall
Sat. 4/23 Service Day at the UNF Preschool Bldg. 49
Tues. 4/26 UNF Orchestra presents a World Premiere TBD
Fri. 4/29 Lavender Graduation Celebrates Top 50 UNF LGBTQ Leaders TBD
April Undergraduate Research Symposium TBD
April  CCEC Alumni and Industry Social UNF Campus
April Service Day/Project TBD

May 2022

Professor giving speech at Humanitarian awards ceremony
Date Event  Location 
Sat. 5/14 Express Your UNF Pride Opening Show MOCA
Sun. 5/22 Remembering Dr. Christine Rasche: A Special Collections Exhibition TBD
Tues. 5/24 Simulation Center Tours and Networking Reception FSCJ Deerwood
May 50 UNF LGBTQ Leaders UNF Campus

June 2022

Three Posing Drag Queens

Date Event  Location 
Sun. 6/5  Drag Queen Brunch TBD
Mon. 6/27 Summer Kick-Off Week UNF Campus

July 2022

Group of student sitting on the green

Date Event Location
Fri. 7/15 Rainbow Swoop TBD

August 2022

Two people posing with Ozzie

Date Event Location
Tues. 8/16 Simulation Center Tours and Networking Reception FSCJ Deerwood
Fri. 8/19 -    Sat. 8/27 Week of Welcome UNF Campus
Tues. 8/30 History of UNF Athletics Excellence Lecture UNF Library
August Athletic Director's Reception UNF Campus
August Pitch Competition- Future of Education Downtown
August CCEC Open House UNF Campus
August Week of Welcome UNF Campus
August UNF Night at Jumbo Shrimp 121 Financial Ballpark

September 2022

Three female students posing during event


Trombone player

Date Event  Location 
Tues. 9/13 50 Years of Excellence Leadership Series: Internationalization University Center
Sat. 9/17 Osprey Soiree - A Benefit for our Future Public Health Professionals Student Union
Mon. 9/19- Thurs. 9/29 Coggin & Brooks 50th Anniversary Alumni Study Abroad Italy
Tues. 9/20 UNF's Aerial Footprint: 50 Years of Land Use Change UNF Library
Fri. 9/23 UNF Healthcare Symposium 2022 University Center
Tues. 9/27 UNF at 50 Lecture: Striving for a Greener, More Diverse Institution UNF Library
Thurs. 9/29 Machin Family Ancient Studies Lecture TBD
September Fall Sports Weekend UNF Campus

October 2022

Students working at Blocktoberfest

Date   Event   Location  
Sat. 10/1  50th Anniversary Gala University Center
Fri. 10/21 Rainbow Swoop TBD
Fri. 10/21 CCEC Open House UNF Campus
Sat. 10/29 Trick or Treat Meet and Greet TBD
October Celebration of the Arts TBD
October Blocktober - Printmaking UNF Campus
October Talent Show UNF Campus
October Roar & Soar Alumni Tailgate TIAA Bank Field

November 2022

Students submerged in a ball pit with faces showing
Date Event Location
November Interfaith Thanksgiving Gratitude Service TBD

December 2022

Orchestra band performing concert
Date Event  Location 
Thurs. 12/1 Celebration of Women in the Arts TBD
Tues. 12/6 50 Years of Excellence Leadership Series: Business Analytics University Center
Tues. 12/6 Hicks Honors College 50th Anniversary Celebration TBD
Fri. 12/9 Building Bridges Creating Community Fundraising Event TBD
December Poster Presentation/Mixer TBD

Recurring Throughout 2022

Date Event  Location
December 21-January 22 Special Collection Exhibits: Founding UNF; The LGBTQ Center UNF Library
January-April Doctorate of Educational Leadership & Curriculum and Instruction Information Sessions Zoom
January-April  Breaking Down Barriers: Becoming a Teacher Information Sessions Zoom
January-April Let's Connect: College of Education and Human Services Information Sessions Zoom
January-September Capturing UNF Pride Painting Display      UNF Campus
January-November UNF Then and Now: 1972 - 2022 Models TBD
January-December Health Cooking Demonstration TBD
January-December Visiting the Honors Tree and Honors Time Capsule Student Union and Library
February-March 50 Days of Book Collection for UNF's 50th UNF Campus
February-March Special Collection Exhibits: Black History at UNF; The Women's Center and women's history at UNF UNF Library
March-November UNF Osprey Pride Displays at MOCA & Lufrano Art Galleries MOCA
April-May  Special Collections Exhibit: Environmental History of UNF; UNF's First Commencement UNF Library
April-December Notable BCH Graduates Unveiling UNF Campus
May-July  Special Collection Exhibit: Christine Rasche UNF Library
August-October Special Collections Exhibit: Development of Campus; Timeline and Memories of UNF UNF Library
All Year Celebrity Cooking Demonstration TBD