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UNF Winter Break Information

ATTENTION UNF HOUSING RESIDENTS!

FIRST-YEAR HOUSING – Osprey Hall, Osprey Landing, Osprey Cove and Osprey Crossings

The first-year housing areas of Osprey Hall, Osprey Landing, Osprey Cove and Osprey Crossings will CLOSE for UNF’s Winter Break period starting at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 13, 2019. All residents, including any upper-class students residing in these first-year housing areas, will not be permitted to remain on campus during UNF’s Winter Break.

Please plan accordingly as there is not an option to remain in these buildings beyond 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 13, 2019.

Please note, residents returning for Spring 2020 in Osprey Hall, Osprey Landing, Osprey Cove and Osprey Crossings DO NOT HAVE TO MOVE OUT. Residents of these areas simply need to take the personal items they need during UNF’s Winter Break with them (December 13, 2019 - January 5, 2020).

Osprey Hall, Osprey Landing, Osprey Cove and Osprey Crossings will re-open at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 5, 2020. Spring 2020 classes begin on Monday, January 6, 2020. If you have a room assignment, your housing key will automatically reactivate on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. 


Information on how to pay or defer Spring 2020 rent is available at http://www.unf.edu/housing/Financial_-_How_to_Pay.aspx

UPPER-CLASS HOUSING – The Flats at UNF, Osprey Village and Osprey Fountains

The upper-class housing areas of The Flats at UNF, Osprey Village and Osprey Fountains will remain open for UNF’s Winter Break (December 13, 2019 - January 5, 2020).

The Flats at UNF, Osprey Village and Osprey Fountains residents may stay on campus during UNF’s Winter Break only if rent is up to date (August - December 2019).

Information on how to pay or defer Spring 2020 rent is available at http://www.unf.edu/housing/Financial_-_How_to_Pay.aspx

BEFORE DEPARTING FOR WINTER BREAK

  • Remove all personal items you will need for the duration of winter break (December 13, 2019 - January 5, 2020). This includes, but is not limited to: clothing, toiletries, computer equipment, gaming systems, medication, plane tickets, holiday gifts, etc. While Osprey Hall, Osprey Landing, Osprey Cove and Osprey Crossings are closed no one will be permitted within these housing areas.
  • Dispose of any perishable items.
  • Remove all trash from your room/suite/apartment and dispose in an area dumpster.
  • Clean fish tanks and take fish home.
  • Unplug all electrical items in the room/suite/apartment including fish tanks and refrigerators. Power surges and/or outages can occur over the break period.
  • Defrost and clean personal refrigerators. Use towels to soak up the water from melting ice. Do not defrost refrigerators in courtyards or on building sidewalk/walkways.
  • Clean or remove any dirty laundry, including bed linens and bath towels.
  • Lower and close window blinds and lock all windows.
  • Set thermostat to approximately 65 degrees on the heat setting or on the low range.
  • Turn off all lights.
  • LOCK YOUR DOOR.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

Housing and Residence Life staff may enter resident rooms/apartments over Winter Break in order to conduct scheduled room maintenance and lock maintenance.

From December 25, 2019 through January 1, 2020 the University of North Florida is CLOSED. During this time, residents that remain on campus may experience delays or disruptions to mail/package delivery. To avoid these delays residents should make other arrangements for mail delivery.

SAFETY REMINDERS:

During break periods there is a drastically reduced number of students/staff in and around the campus community. During this time it is especially important to be mindful of basic safety tips to avoid becoming victim to a crime of opportunity.

  1. LOCK YOUR DOORS AND WINDOWS: It may seem simple but it is very important to lock/secure your doors and windows (car and room/apartment) even when you are gone for just a few minutes. It only takes a few seconds for someone to enter your room or your car and take your valuables.
  2. REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: We encourage you to contact the University Police Department any time you see something or someone suspicious. This could include an unfamiliar person loitering around the community, a person “cruising” the parking lot or someone trying to see things door-to-door. The University Police Department is here to respond to your concerns, so please DO NOT hesitate to contact them. The University Police Department would rather check out 100 “false alarms” than miss one incident truly needing attention. 

Also, for your safety and convenience, on-call staff remains in place over break periods and the Osprey Clubhouse Welcome Desk, Osprey Fountains Welcome Desk and The Flats at UNF Welcome Desk all remain open 24/7 throughout the break period. If you have a question or need staff assistance call:
  • The Flats at UNF Community Desk: (904) 620-3528
  • Osprey Clubhouse Welcome Desk: (904) 620-4999
  • Osprey Fountains Welcome Desk: (904) 620-5000