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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.

For reasonable accommodations in order to participate in any of our events, please call the Office of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving at least five days in advance at (904) 620-4723.  

EverythingIve Never Told You Book Club pick, photo of person swimming face down in dark blue water

July Book Club

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location: UNF Alumni Hall, Building 60

From Celeste Ng, a New York Times Bestselling Author, Everything I've Never Told You is a profoundly moving story of family, secrets, and longing. Both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.
SMASH

July Third Thursday

Thursday, July 18, 2019

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: SMASH Ping Pong Restaurant & Bar

Cost: FREE

No professional skills needed to have a smashing good time with us at SMASH Ping-Pong Restaurant & Bar! Join us from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on July 18, as we serve up a unique experience for this month’s Third Thursday. Alumni and friends can enjoy food and beverages made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients as they challenge friends to a game of pingpong. Grab a paddle, make connections and SMASH!

graduates posing in the UNF Field House

Summer 2019 Finals Week

Monday, July 29, 2019 - Friday, August 2, 2019

Location: Various locations

Cost: FREE

During finals week, the UNF Alumni Association will be in the Thomas G. Carpenter Library from 8 - 9 p.m. on Monday, July 29, giving out snacks and coffee to students as they study for their final exams.

 

From Monday, July 29, to Thursday, August 1, the Alumni Association will be in the UNF Bookstore giving out our gifts to the graduating seniors! Stop by our table in the Bookstore to receive your gift and register with the Alumni Association!

 

Don't forget to stop by our photo booth on graduation day! Before each commencement ceremony, get your photo taken with your friends and cohort on your special day. Free photos and lapel pins are our way of saying "Welcome to the Alumni Association!"



Congratulate your graduating Osprey with flowers on Friday, August 2. Every year the UNF Presidential Envoys sell beautiful rose bouquets before and after each ceremony just outside the UNF Arena. Look for them under our blue tent and show your brand new alumni some love.

 

Athletic Director Reception

August Third Thursday: Athletic Director's Reception

Thursday, August 15, 2019

5:30 - 8 p.m.

Location: The Boathouse

UNF Athletics will hold their annual Athletic Director’s Reception for UNF alumni, donors, partners and UNF community members on Thursday, Aug. 15 from 5:30-8 p.m. in The Boathouse restaurant located in the Student Union. Return to campus and reminisce about afternoons spent in The Boathouse with your classmates, hear a recap, and help  kick-off another exciting year of UNF Athletics!

Becoming by Michelle Obama Book Club, photo of Michelle Obama in white shirt with blue-gray background

September Book Club

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location: UNF Alumni Hall, Building 60

In her memoir, Becoming, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. 
Becoming, by Former First Lady Michelle Obama, is a New York Times Bestseller, Oprah's Book Club Pick and the NAACP Image Award winner.
The Reckoning by John Grisham, picture of abandoned house on cotton field with dead tree

October Book Club

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location: UNF Alumni Hall, Building 60

In a major novel unlike anything he has written before, John Grisham takes us on an incredible journey, from the Jim Crow South to the jungles of the Philippines during World War II; from an insane asylum filled with secrets to the Clanton courtroom where Pete’s defense attorney tries desperately to save him. 
Fore Scholarships Golf Classic 2019

Fore Scholarships Golf Classic

Monday, October 21, 2019

9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. shotgun start times

Location: Jacksonville Golf & Country Club

Golf for a good cause by playing in the UNF Fore Scholarships Golf Classic on Monday, Oct. 21. This tournament is a fundraiser that directly supports UNF student scholarships. You can enter as a team, purchase a hole sponsorship or be a product sponsor. Thanks to the partnership of UNF’s Alumni Engagement and the UNF Osprey Club, players will enjoy 18 holes of golf (including cart), great food and multiple opportunities to win hole prizes. 

 

4 Player Tournament Format

Sponsorship and Player Registration Forms will be available soon. 

 

Jags 2019

10th Annual UNF Alumni Jaguars Game Day Experience

Sunday, October 27, 2019

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: TIAA Bank Field, Lot X

SAVE THE DATE: Ticket & Tailgate Packages will be Available Soon! 

Join us for our 10th Annual UNF Alumni Jaguars Game Day Experience when the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the New York Jets, Sunday Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. Represent Duval with fellow Ospreys at our pregame tailgate party from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with live music, exclusive Jaguars giveaways, classic tailgate games and delicious local food just outside of TIAA Bank Field in Lot X.  

Jacksonland by Steve Inskeep Book Club, picture of burned map of United States from 1820-1850

November Book Club

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location: UNF Alumni Hall, Building 60

Jacksonland is the work of renowned journalist Steve Inskeep, cohost of NPR’s Morning Edition, who offers a heart-stopping narrative masterpiece, a tragedy of American history that feels ripped from the headlines in its immediacy, drama, and relevance to our lives. Jacksonland is the story of America at a moment of transition, when the fate of states and nations was decided by the actions of two heroic yet tragically opposed men.
7 graduates on graduation day wearing navy caps and gowns with tassels and stolls representing their clubs

Fall 2019 Finals Week

Monday, December 9, 2019 - Friday, December 13, 2019

Location: Various locations

Cost: FREE

During finals week, the UNF Alumni Association will be in the Thomas G. Carpenter Library from 8 - 9 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9, giving out snacks and coffee to students as they study for their final exams.

 

From Monday, Dec. 9, to Thursday, Dec. 12, the Alumni Association will be in the UNF Bookstore giving out our gifts to the graduating seniors! Stop by our table in the Bookstore to receive your gift and register with the Alumni Association!

 

Don't forget to stop by our photo booth on graduation day! Before each commencement ceremony, get your photo taken with your friends and cohort on your special day. Free photos and lapel pins are our way of saying "Welcome to the Alumni Association!"

 

 

Congratulate your graduating Osprey with flowers on Friday, Dec. 13. Every year the UNF Presidential Envoys sell beautiful rose bouquets before and after each ceremony just outside the UNF Arena. Look for them under our blue tent and show your brand new alumni some love.