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Upcoming Events

Find information about upcoming lectures, concerts, receptions, local and regional socials, informal get-togethers for alumni and other events on campus. Network and have fun with fellow Ospreys.

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UNF Alumni October Third Thursday

Thursday, October 18, 2018

5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Pratt Guys

Cost: Free

 Let’s get spooky! Grab the family and come enjoy a night of barbeque and pumpkin carving at the Pratt Guys showroom for the October 18th edition of Third Thursday!


Bring the whole family for some fall-tastic fun! Enjoy fire pits with a s'mores station, backyard games, barbecue and local drinks from Wicked Barley Brewing Company while carving the perfect pumpkin for your doorstep. What could be more spooktacular? No school in Duval County on Friday, October 19!

As always, all UNF alumni and friends are welcome for this casual evening of fun and networking. Don’t forget your frequent “fly”er card. If you don’t have one, make sure to ask for one!

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Kendra Scott Sips and Sweets Give Back Party

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

5 - 8 p.m.

Location: Kendra Scott (St. John's Town CTR)

The Kendra Scott store, located in the St. Johns Town Center, will be hosting a Kendra Gives Back Party! Guests can enjoy sips, sweets, and jewels. UNF Alumni can also enjoy 15% off of their purchase in-store! Can't wait to see you there!

20% of sales will support the UNF Alumni Association.

Collegiate Night at the Fair

Thursday, November 8, 2018

6 - 9:30 p.m.

Location: Jacksonville Fairgrounds

Book Club Nov 2018

UNF Alumni Book Club November 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: UNF Alumni Hall

November's book: A Piece of the World: A Novel by Christina Baker Kline. 

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the smash bestseller Orphan Train, a stunning and atmospheric novel of friendship, passion, and art, inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s mysterious and iconic painting Christina’s World.

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UNF Alumni November Third Thursday

Thursday, November 15, 2018

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Veterans United Craft Brewery

Cost: Free

For November’s Third Thursday, we’re celebrating Veteran’s Day and our active military and veteran Osprey alumni! We'll be enjoying lite appetizers and craft beer at Veterans United Craft Brewery with our friends and partners from the UNF Military and Veterans Resource Center. Plus, military and veteran alumni will receive one free drink on us!

Don’t forget that all UNF alumni are welcome for this casual evening of fun and networking with fellow Osprey alumni and friends.
Washington D.C. Alumni Evening with the President

Washington D.C. UNF Alumni Reception with President Dr. David M. Szymanski

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Location: Florida House on Capitol Hill

Cost: Free, but space is limited.

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Reception with UNF President Szymanski: 5-6 p.m.
Join fellow UNF alumni and friends on Nov. 18 to network and meet UNF's sixth president, Dr. David M. Szymanski! Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and drinks at the historic Florida House on Capitol Hill. Business attire is appropriate. Formal remarks will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Professional Development Panel and Dinner: 6-8:30 p.m.
Following the reception, UNF's Public Service Leadership Program (PSLP) students and alumni will gather with Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, professor and program director, for their traditional professional development panel and dinner. This event's speakers include Joy Bagwell, Ian Duff, Jordan Pic and Brett Waite. All guests are welcomed to stay for this signature PSLP event.

Both events are free, but space is limited.

RSVP by Thursday, Nov. 8.
 This event is in partnership with the UNF Washington D.C. Osprey Alumni Club.

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27th Annual UNF Alumni Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

7 - 9:30 p.m.

Location: Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Join your fellow Ospreys on Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 7 - 9:30 p.m. for the annual UNF Alumni Holiday Party! Head to the North Florida Pole this holiday season and take a walk on the wild side. From the Range of the Jaguars, enjoy beautiful views of the lush landscape and replica Mayan stone temple. Holiday lights, live music and fun giveaways await you as well as hors d'oeuvres and drinks! This is one unforgettable evening you won't want to miss!
Book Club Dec 2018

UNF Alumni Book Club December 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: UNF Alumni Hall

December's book: The Painted Girls: A Novel by Cathy Marie Buchanan. 


A heartrending, gripping novel about two sisters in Belle Époque Paris and the young woman forever immortalized as muse for Edgar Degas’ Little Dancer Aged Fourteen

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UNF Alumni January Third Thursday

Thursday, January 17, 2019

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Diamonds Direct Jacksonville

Cost: Free

Nest Fest 2019

Homecoming 2019

Sunday, February 17, 2019 - Saturday, February 23, 2019

Save the date for February 17 - 23 for Nest Fest 2019 and mark your calendars for our marque events – the Blue & Gray Bash on Friday, Feb. 22, Swoop the Loop 5K and Fun Run as well as Homecoming Village on Saturday, Feb. 23. More information and registration coming soon!