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Homecoming is Finally Here! 

The wait is finally over!  Starting Feb. 15, UNF Homecoming: Nest Fest will be upon us!  We invite you to join the celebration.  There is always something for everyone to enjoy.  Highlighted here are events especially for our UNF Alumni and Friends.  We're also offering special discounts and offers to alum only available during the week of Homecoming.  We hope you can join us and take full advantage of all that Homecoming: Nest Fest has to offer. Welcome Home Alumni!  

Event Schedule for Alumni and Friends

Homecoming Comedy Show

8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15

Doors Open: 7 p.m. | Show Starts: 8 p.m.

UNF Arena

Tickets: Available online or in-person at the UNF Ticket Box Office


Get ready for Nest Fest with a night full of laughter at the Comedy Show. This year Jay Pharoah and Nasim Pedrad will be performing. Tickets will be available for UNF alumni, $25 and general admission, $30. A special discounted price is offered for alumni. Visit the UNF Ticket Box Office and use discount code ALUMNI19 


Women’s Tennis vs South Alabama 

11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17

UNF Tennis Complex 

Free admission


Softball vs Northern Iowa

12 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17

UNF Softball Complex

Free admission


Baseball vs University of Missouri

1:05 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17

Harmon Stadium



$5 Day at the Osprey Cafe 

7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20

Osprey Commons, Building 16


The Osprey Cafe is the one and only "all you care to eat" establishment on campus. The cafe is open on Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and is offering everyone a discounted rate of $5 + tax. 

UNF Black Alumni Weekend Kickoff 

8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20

Hicks Hall, Building 53


Kick off the annual UNF Black Alumni Weekend by participating in a campus tour.  A group of students from First Coast High School will also join the tour. 

For a full list of Black Alumni Weekend events please visit the Black Alumni Weekend Committee's Calendar of Events

UNF Men's Basketball vs JU Watch Party

6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20

Game start: 7:00 p.m.

Buffalo Wild Wings, St. John's Town Center

Free admission


Alumni are welcome to join the Alumni Association at Buffalo Wild Wings to watch the Men's Basketball team take on JU.


1972 Emeriti and Friends Luncheon and Showcase

10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21

Showcase: 10:30 a.m. | Lunch: 11:30 a.m.

Adam W. Herbert University Center, Building 43

Free admission, RSVP required: (904) 620-4723 or via email

University alumni, faculty and staff in their retirement years are invited to join the Alumni Association for a complimentary lunch and entertainment.




Alumni Recognition Dinner and Awards Ceremony

 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21

Board of Trustees Room, Adam W. Herbert University Center, Building 43

Admission is $35 per person. 


University of North Florida alumni will be recognized for their exemplary service and contributions to UNF and the community. A cocktail reception will be followed by a seated dinner and the award presentations. 



Inauguration of UNF's Sixth President

10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22

Lazzara Performance Hall


The campus community is encouraged to mark their calendars for the morning of Friday, Feb. 22, when Dr. David M. Szymanski will be officially inaugurated as UNF’s sixth president. To RSVP and for more information, please visit the Inauguration website.


Baseball vs Fordham University

6:05 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22

Harmon Stadium



Blue and Gray Bash

7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22

UNF Field House, Building 26

Tickets: $50 per person


Alumni and guests are invited to an unforgettable Friday night! At Blue and Gray Bash: A Taste of the Town you can sample items from restaurants located across Jacksonville, get your groove on with live music from the band be easy, dancing, and support UNF student scholarships by bidding in the live and silent auctions.


Purchase Tickets 


Swoop the Loop 5k and Fun Run

8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23

Registration: 8 a.m. | Race Start: 9 a.m.

Coxwell Amphitheater, John A. Delaney Student Union, Building 58

Alumni 5K: $20 per person

General Public 5K $25 per person (free for ages 9 and under)

General Public 1 Mile Fun Run: $10 per person (free for ages 9 and under)

Students: FREE

Alumni, and the Osprey community have the opportunity to support student scholarships and the Lend-A-Wing Pantry with a 5K run through the beautiful UNF campus! The 1-mile Fun Run is perfect for any Ospreys who still want to participate but might not want to take on the whole course. 


 Race Registration 


Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23

Talon Room, Osprey Commons, Building 16

Tickets will be available soon, please contact Carl Evans with questions


Join the UNF Athletics Department to celebrate incredible UNF athletes from years past. Brunch will be served prior to the inductions. Inductees will be announced soon!


Women’s Basketball vs Liberty

1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23

UNF Arena



Baseball vs Fordham University

1:05 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23

Harmon Stadium



Homecoming Village: Party in the Plaza

2:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23

UNF Arena Plaza

Free admission


All Ospreys are welcome to attend this exciting event before the Men's Basketball game vs Liberty University! Get in the Swoop Spirit with games, activities, and food before the #BirdsofTrey douse the Flames!

Faculty, staff, students, alumni and Ospreys of all ages are invited to attend this fun event before the UNF Men's Basketball game vs Liberty University. This free family-friendly event will include food and refreshments, music, a photo booth, face painting, inflatable games and more!  Catch up with friends, swing by the Alumni Association table and grab your 6th Man Game ticket packages and catch the UNF spirit before the Ospreys take on Liberty. 


Men’s Basketball vs Liberty

5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23

UNF Arena



Come out to watch your favorite Ospreys play against Liberty University in the Homecoming Game.  During the game, the winners of Mr. and Ms. UNF and the Homecoming competition will be announced. There is no better way to end the week! 



Special Offers for Alumni 


Student Wellness Complex Free 7-Day Pass    

 All week, Feb. 17- 23 

UNF Student Wellness Complex  

 All UNF Alumni have the opportunity to use the Student Wellness Complex at UNF for FREE! Consider it a seven-day trial on us. Pick up your seven-day pass at the Wellness Complex front desk anytime during the week of Homecoming. Bring a friend or the whole family (for those 18 and older). Use your seven-day pass once a day for seven days. Or, consider grabbing your workout buddy and sharing your pass (each person counts toward one day of your pass).  


Each pass is good for one visit per person.  All participants (including alumni) will be required to complete a liability waiver. 


Market Days

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20

Osprey Plaza, John A. Delaney Student Union, Building 58


Every Wednesday, the Osprey Plaza transforms into a bustling marketplace where the UNF community enjoys a wide variety of products and services from a diverse group of vendors.  For vendors Market Days in the perfect opportunity to promote your business or organization in a fun and interactive way and to connect with students and members of our UNF community. 


Costs for Vendors: $30.00 (includes tax)

Costs for Vendors who are also UNF Alum*: $15.00 (includes tax) 

*Alumni must note on the Market Days Registration Form they are alum in order to receive the special rate. 

For the registration form, policies, procedures, and frequently asked questions please visit the Market Days website


Registration Form


6th Man Game: Alumni Package   

5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23

UNF Arena 

Package with game ticket: $15 per person

Package without game ticket: $10 per person




Show your support during the Men's Basketball game with this special ticket package for UNF Alumni! The package includes a game ticket, 6th Man T-shirt, and more! Packages can be picked up during Homecoming Village.

Be the Osprey’s 6th Man and swoop for free throws, cheering loudly and proudly from the stands! This year you have two options to get in on the action: the All Inclusive Ticket Package, which includes a game ticket, t-shirt, and Ozzie Bucks concession stand coupon; and the T-shirt and Ozzie Bucks Only Package, which includes a t-shirt and Ozzie Bucks concession stand coupon, but not a game ticket. The T-shirt and Ozzie Bucks only package is a great option if you are already a season ticket holder!


Purchase tickets online today and pick them up from the Alumni Association at the Homecoming Village on Feb. 23.