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UNF Timeline




  • Rich Matteson, professor of music, is inducted into the Jazz Hall of Fame.
  • First doctoral degree program begins.


  • Golf Team wins NAIA National Championship.
  • J.J. Daniel Hall dedicated.


  • 9,268 students are enrolled during the Fall Term.
  • College of Education Building named for Frederick H. Schultz.


  • The UNF Arena opens.
  • The groundbreaking for College of Health building.
  • UNF joins NCAA Division 11.
  • Golf Team wins second NAIA National Championship.


  • Osprey Landing, housing 150 students, opens in the Fall.
  • Women's Tennis Team wins NAIA National Championship.


  • More than 10,000 students enroll during Fall registration.
  • The new College of Health building opens.
  • Dottie Dorion Fitness Center opens.
College of Health view from the parking lot


  • New College of Business Administration building opens.
  • 11,000 students enroll for Fall classes.
College of Business and lake view


  • UNF celebrates its 25th anniversary.
25th Anniversary logo


  • President Adam Herbert takes on the challenge of being the chancellor of the State University System.
  • Chancellor Adam Herbert recommended the Board of Regents Selection Committee reopen the nationwide search for a new president of the University of North Florida.
  • Dr. E. K. Fretwell becomes the interim president of UNF.
  • December 1998 - Dr. Anne Hopkins was named the fourth president of UNF.
Dr. E K Fretwell


  • UNF is re-accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • Grand opening for $14 million University Center.
Students walking outside a residence hall