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Upcoming Events

Summer

Swoop Into Summer

Monday, March 29, 2021 - Friday, April 9, 2021

9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Location: Bldg. 2, Suite 1100 (Military & Veterans Resource Center)

Cost: Free

Start the summer semester off on the right foot. Students using VA education benefits are encouraged to "Swoop Into Summer" by bringing their proposed summer schedules into the MVRC for a check to make sure they are full-time for VA education benefits throughout the entire summer.

 

**Remember UNF offers five separate summer terms, and the VA calculates rates of pursuit based on each term's start and end dates. A full-time course load will be different for students enrolled in the split sessions!**

 

So, want to maximize your education allowance and get fun, free summer swag? Visit the MVRC any time between 9 am and 2 pm from March 29 through April 9 and we'll verify your schedule.

 

Graduation

Graduation Gifts for Military, Veterans and Military Spouses

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - Friday, April 16, 2021

Between 9 am and 4 pm

Location: Bldg. 2, Suite 1100 (Military & Veterans Resource Center)

Cost: Free

Graduating active-duty military, veterans, reservists, National Guard and ROTC students can pick up a special red, white and blue graduate cord and service branch pin from the MVRC to wear during commencement. In addition, special pins honoring graduating military spouses are also available. Ospreys can pick up their free graduation gifts in Bldg. 2, Room 1100 any time between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. up until April 16.
Purple Up

Purple Up! for Military Children

Monday, April 5, 2021

Mondays in April (April 5, 12, 19, and 26)

Purple Up is an annual observance celebrating the children of American service members and veterans. Purple references the joint environment of the military – encompassing all service branches, active duty, Reserve, National Guard, and veterans. Each Monday in April, the MVRC encourages all Ospreys to wear purple in recognition of over 700 military children attending UNF.

 

SVA logo without branches

Student Veterans of America (SVA) Meeting

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

3:00 pm

Location: Online -OR- Bldg. 2, Suite 1100 (Military & Veterans Resource Center)

Meet new friends and champion a good cause. Student Veterans of America (SVA) membership is open to any and all Ospreys who support veterans' efforts! This semester, students can attend meetings virtually or in-person at Bldg. 2, Room 1100 on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 12 p.m.*
  • Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m.*
  • Wednesday, March 3 at 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 16 at 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 6 at 3 p.m.

*Ospreys attending in person on Feb. 3 and Feb. 16 will get a free takeaway lunch. Masks and social distancing are required.

 

Join SVA in Perch Portal to access the Zoom links.

 

veteran Wellness

Veteran Wellness Program with SAFE Project & WWP

Monday, April 12, 2021 - Tuesday, April 13, 2021

10:00 am to 3:30 pm

Location: University Center, Board of Trustees Room 1058 (12000 Alumni Drive)

Cost: Free

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SAFE Project, in partnership with Wounded Warrior Project ® (WWP), created a Veteran Wellness training program to empower veterans through resiliency building, while helping participants seek help where there is a risk of substance use, mental health and co-occurring challenges.

 

The two-day event will feature five modules total (schedule below). Modules can be finished in one day, taken over two days or taken out of order, are brief (45-50 minutes) and include online recordings, exercises and worksheets.

 

Participants will receive a $50 gift card after completion of all five modules!

 

Daily schedule for the Veteran Wellness Program:

Block 1

10:00 to 10:30 a.m. - Module 1 (Self-Leadership)

10:30 to 11:15 a.m. - Module 2 (Navigating Emotions)

11:15 to 11:45 a.m. - Module 3 (Resilience)

11:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Evaluations/Debrief

 

Block 2

1:30 to 2:15 p.m. - Module 4 (Resources & Opportunity)

2:15 to 2:45 p.m. - Module 5 (Setting Goals)

2:45 to 3:15 p.m. - Module 6 (Making a Contribution)

3:15 to 3:30 p.m. - Evaluations/Debrief

Month of the military child

Finals Week Breakfast for Military Children

Monday, April 19, 2021 - Friday, April 23, 2021

9:00 to 11:30 am

Location: Library Walkway

Cost: Free

April is designated as the Month of the Military Child – a time to recognize the sacrifices made by children of military members and honor their resiliency and strength.

 

In honor of the over 700 military dependent Ospreys at UNF, students whose parents or guardians have served are invited to enjoy free breakfast during finals week. Grab-and-go a meal in front of the library between 9 and 11:30 a.m. from April 19-23.