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Dean of Students Office

The Nesting Place at UNF

The UNF Dean of Students Office is home to our Nesting Place program. The Nesting Place program supports students who have experienced homelessness or have been involved with DCF (foster, adoption, aged out of DCF, etc.). The Dean of Students Office works closely with students who need to provide documentation for a homeless tuition waiver as well as students who submit paperwork from DCF.

Within the Nesting Place, students:

  • Use the Dean of Students Office as a resource guide and support system.
  • Learn about and gain assistance interacting with important contact persons in Housing and Residence Life and Financial Aid Offices.
  • Attend monthly events which include inviting campus partners to speak about their offices/resources, bringing in a meal for students and encouraging fellowship with one another.
  • Work with UNF MSW interns who work to support students and help plan events. 
  • Access snacks, toiletries, cleaning supplies, school supplies etc. that are kept in our pantry. 
  • Come with questions or concerns, get to know the Dean of Students Office and their fellow student colleagues, grab items they may need and feel welcome as a part of the greater UNF community.

Nesting Place Events

As a part of the Nesting Place, students are invited to participate in monthly events hosted by Care Services within the Dean of Students Office. We encourage fellowship within the Nesting Place to build a sense of community within the larger university setting.

Events include:

Meet and Greet events – a time for Nesting Place students to get to know each other (and the Care Services team!) and share a meal together

Branch Out events – a chance to have a meal with and visit an on-campus resource and learn what other offices on campus can do to help

Paperwork Palooza – an opportunity to complete any necessary waiver paperwork for the upcoming semester while enjoying food and the company of fellow students

Stayed tuned for future event dates and locations!


Contact Information:

Katherine Tavuzhnyanskiy | | 904.620.1491

My name is Katherine Tavuzhnyanskiy and I am the Assistant Director in UNF's Dean of Students Office. I have been in this position since Fall 2018 and worked at UNF as an Academic Advisor prior to my current role. I earned both my Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) from FSU and I very much enjoy working with students.