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UNF is closely monitoring and following developments related to coronavirus (COVID-19) and will continue to make well-informed decisions for the protection of the university community. Updates and announcements are regularly posted to unf.edu/coronavirus.
In addition, resources and updates to address key areas within the campus community are also available.
Center for Instruction and Research Technology
Thomas G. Carpenter Library
CARES Act Student Emergency Aid Funding
Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
Because most of our university operations have been remote, most confirmed cases of COVID-19 among members of the community do not present a risk to other members of the UNF community. However, in an abundance of caution, this is an evolving situation and new positive cases will be posted as the University is notified. Student, employee and patient confidentiality laws prohibit the disclosure of identities of the individuals. Please note that any individual who has tested positive will be self-isolated, and anyone believed to be at risk for exposure will be contacted and asked to self-quarantine.
Notification: 7/2/20 - Student (lives off-campus)
Notification: 6/30/20 - Student (lives off-campus)
Notification: 6/29/20 - Student (lives off-campus)
Notification: 6/26/20 - Student (lives off-campus)
Notification: 6/24/20 - Student (lives off-campus)
Notification: 6/22/20 - Student (lives off-campus)
Notification: 6/19/20 - Student (lives off-campus)
Notification: 6/16/20 - Student (lives off-campus)
Notification: 5/27/20 - Student (lives off-campus)
Notification: 4/23/20 - Student (lives off-campus)Notification: 4/13/20 - Employee, Controller's Office Notification: 4/6/20 - Employee, University Development & Alumni EngagementNotification: 4/1/20 - Employee, College of Arts & Science Notification: 3/27/20 - Employee, University of North Florida Notification: 3/25/20 - Employee, University of North Florida
All UNF Summer Sessions (A, B, and C) will be conducted remotely in adherence to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's social distancing protocols and guidance from the State University System of Florida. Students should contact their academic advisors with questions about building their summer schedules.
UNF has implemented a Dining Refund Plan for all students who have paid or have been assessed dining charges for the spring semester and no longer utilized these services. For the majority of meal memberships, refunds include both the unused portions prorated as of March 23rd and the remaining balance of dining dollars.
All summer camps at UNF have been cancelled through July 31. Camps beyond this date are subject to cancellation per guidelines related to COVID-19. Updated information to be provided.
Members of the campus community who are currently experiencing symptoms, have been tested for COVID-19, have recently traveled, taken a cruise or have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 need to self-isolate and avoid contact with others during a period of 14 days, even if you have no symptoms of illness, and submit the appropriate Self-Reporting Form via Human Resources or Student Health Services.
More information can be found on the Human Resources page.
Hybrid courses provide a mixture of in person and online learning activities. UNF normally defines a Hybrid course as one in which at least 50 percent, and not more than 79 percent of the direct instruction of the course, is delivered using some form of technology where the student and instructor are separated by time or space.
During COVID-19, we have extended the definition of Hybrid to include any course that has some combination of campus meetings and online synchronous or asynchronous meetings to better capture the many alternative forms of instruction being used and to communicate to students what to expect as they register for classes.
This table will help students understand how various course types will operate as they review their course schedule.
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Residence halls have some restrictions. All residential students need to relocate to your permanent place of residence or off-campus. For those students who have nowhere else to go, UNF will work with each of you on housing arrangements.
The Department of Housing and Residence Life is working with students to retrieve personal belongings by appointments only. Contact the Department of Housing and Residence Life by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
UNF has implemented a Student Refund Plan for all students who have paid or have been assessed housing charges for the Spring 2020 semester and vacated campus housing. Residence hall costs were prorated through March 23, 2020 for all of these students, with the exception of The Flats at UNF.
UNF-associated international and domestic travel by faculty and staff is canceled until further notice. Any exceptions must be approved by a Vice President. International university travel by UNF students for Summer 2020, including but not limited to faculty-led and third-party study abroad programs, exchange programs, conferences and field work, is canceled.
UNF discourages any personal travel, both international and domestic, at this time due to the continuing spread of COVID-19. If you do make personal travel plans, in an abundance of caution, you should research and follow the CDC guidelines for domestic or international travel. You may be subjected to a 14-day isolation period after returning from personal travel and not be allowed to report to campus, depending on the circumstances of your travel and the risk level of potential exposure to the COVID-19 virus while traveling. You should disclose and discuss your personal travel plans with your immediate supervisor if you are in regular contact with other University community constituents.
All study abroad programs for Spring and Summer 2020 have been canceled. The International Center will work with students and faculty leaders on repatriation and program cancellations.
In recognition of potential financial hardship caused by travel cancellations; students are asked to report specific financial losses directly associated with their study abroad program to the International Center at email@example.com. In the subject line, please include "COVID-19 Financial Impact_LAST NAME."
Please note: The deadline to submit a financial loss claim is June 1, 2020. An email with supporting documentation must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1, 2020 for requests to be processed.
Update 5/1/20: Students who do not live on campus should not come to campus until further guidance is communicated.
UNF instruction is now remote. No instruction will be in person. For courses involving experiential learning, such as internships, clinicals, etc., contact your professor or department to explore options. Most remote instruction, including live sessions, will take place on Zoom and/or Canvas.
For courses that conduct remote learning through alternate/additional online applications (beyond Zoom and Canvas), professors will reach out directly to those students via Canvas or e-mail for instructions. Contact your professors directly through either Canvas or via e-mail for specific questions regarding coursework.
In the event that you have difficulty with access to technology for any reason, contact the Library information desk at (904) 620-2615 or email@example.com and/or contact your professors to make alternative arrangements. The Library is offering services remotely. Visit the Library webpage for more information. If you need technology support (internet access, hardware, access to software, etc.) contact the ITS Help Desk by phone at (904) 620-HELP (4357), by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by visiting the Help Desk webpage.
Academic support such as tutoring and Supplemental Instruction, as well as academic advising services will continue through Zoom, email and phone. Visit the Undergraduate Studies webpage for more information. Graduate students should visit the Graduate Studies webpage for answers to key questions.
The Counseling Center coronavirus resource page includes resources for dealing with anxiety or concerns.
You can ship rentals back to the store via a free FedEx return label. You can generate a free return shipping label on the bookstore website at unfbookstore.com in your account.
To sign into your account, click the Sign In link on the top right side of the page. Enter the email address you provided at the register when you rented. Note: Even if you rented in the store, an account was created using the email you provided at the register. If you don't know your password, you can click Forgot Password link for a temporary password to be emailed to you. Once you've signed in, click the link "Rentals". You will be navigated to the Rentals page in your account. On Rentals page, scroll down the page to see the books you rented. Click the link "Return All Rentals by Mail". You can also click the button "Return by Mail". Both open a pop up to select your rentals to ship back. Follow the steps to generate and print the return label and packing slip. This option is available until your rental due date.
UNF instruction is now remote. No instruction will be in person. Students collaborating on group projects have been advised to do so using virtual means and should not meet in person. All live instruction, including Zoom lectures and Canvas online chats, must adhere to existing class schedule times.
If conducting remote learning through other online applications, beyond Zoom and Canvas, please ensure that all students have the ability to access. Students have been encouraged to contact the Library information desk to gain access to additional technology but may need to work with you to make alternative arrangements.
If you need technology support (internet access, hardware, access to software, etc.) contact the ITS Help Desk by phone at 620-HELP (4357), by email at email@example.com, or by visiting the Help Desk webpage.
A Human Resources webpage has been created specifically for employee concerns.
The COVID-19 task force members include: Scott Bennett, Eric Bruder, Joann Campbell, Dan Endicott, Bob Greenlaw, Carrie Guth, Marianne Jaffee, Curt Lox, Frank Mackesy, Dan Moon, Lee Moon, Doreen Perez, Simon Rhodes, Vince Smyth and Justin Sorrell.
More information can be found on the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/social-distancing.html
UNF continues to monitor and provide updates via email and online at www.unf.edu/coronavirus. Helpful resources or more information about the coronavirus, prevention, symptoms and travel advisories can be found at: