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First-Year Orientation

Check-In

Check-in for the 2022 Summer and Fall orientations will begin at 10 a.m. Please check your email for specific parking and check-in instructions, we will send you details for your orientation about 1 week from your session date.

Check-in for freshmen students attending orientation sessions in May and June will take place in the Fountains Residence Hall.

Check-in on "Day 1" begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 11 a.m. (summer and fall students only)

It is important that you be on time for Orientation. Please give yourself enough time to arrive on campus and park before check-in closes.

Parking

Parking is free for our Orientation participants but you must have a parking pass. You will receive a instructions via email, 1-week prior to your Orientation session.

Please refer to your parking and final instructions email for information as to where to park.

  • From I-95 (North of Jacksonville)

    Take I-95 South. Merge onto I-295 South. Continue I-295 South until you reach the UNF exit 52. Exit left onto UNF Drive. Stay in the right lane as you enter campus. At light, make a right onto UNF Drive. Make a right at the next light onto Alumni Dr. At next light, make a left onto Kernan Blvd S and stay in left lane, take next available left onto Osprey Ridge Rd for Fountains Residence Hall.

  • From I-95 (South of Jacksonville)

    Take I-95 North. Merge onto I-295 North. Continue I-295 North until you reach the UNF exit 52. Exit right onto UNF Drive. Stay in the right lane as you enter campus. At light, make a right onto UNF Drive. Make a right at the next light onto Alumni Dr. At second light, make a left onto Kernan Blvd S and stay in left lane, take next available left onto Osprey Ridge Rd for Fountains Residence Hall.

  • From I-10 (Eastbound)

    Take I-10 East to I-95 South. Take exit for SR-202, J. Turner Butler Blvd East. Exit left to head east toward Jacksonville Beach. After approximately 5 miles, take the Kernan Blvd exit. Make Left onto Kernan Blvd South and keep in the left lane. After second light, take turn lane on left for Osprey Ridge Rd, and continue on Osprey Ridge Rd, Fountains Residence hall on the left.

  • From Jacksonville International Airport

    Follow signals to airport exit. Stay in the right lane and take I-95 South. Take exit 362A towards I-295 South. Continue on I-295 South until you reach the UNF exit 52. Exit left onto UNF Drive. Stay in the right lane as you enter campus. At light, make a right onto UNF Drive. Make a right at the next light onto Alumni Dr. At second light, make a left onto Kernan Blvd S and stay in left lane, take next available left onto Osprey Ridge Rd for Fountains Residence Hall.

  • From A1A and the Jacksonville Beaches
    Take Atlantic Boulevard or Beach Boulevard west. Turn left onto I-295 S. Take UNF exit 52. Exit left onto UNF Drive. Stay in the right lane as you enter campus. At light, make a right onto UNF Drive. Make a right at the next light onto Alumni Dr. At second light, make a left onto Kernan Blvd S and stay in left lane, take next available left onto Osprey Ridge Rd for Fountains Residence Hall.
  • From I-95 (North of Jacksonville)

    Take I-95 South. Merge onto I-295 South. Continue I-295 South until you reach the UNF exit 52. Exit left onto UNF Drive. Keep straight at the Eco Rd/UNF Drive light. Take next available right into the parking lot entrance, then take a right into the parking garage entrance. Parking is prohibited on level 1 and orange lined spaces reserved for faculty/staff.

  • From I-95 (South of Jacksonville)

    Take I-95 North. Merge onto I-295 North. Continue I-295 North until you reach the UNF exit 52. Exit right onto UNF Drive. Keep straight at the Eco Rd/UNF Drive light. Take next available right into the parking lot entrance, then take a right into the parking garage entrance. Parking is prohibited on level 1 and orange lined spaces reserved for faculty/staff.

  • From I-10 (Eastbound)

    Take I-10 East to I-95 South. Take exit for SR-202, J. Turner Butler Blvd East. Exit left to head east toward Jacksonville Beach. After approximately 4 miles, take exit ramp for the I-295 toward Intl. Airport/Daytona Beach. Keep left on ramp for I-295 North/ Univ. North Florida exit. Merge onto I-295 North and keep in the right lane. Exit right for Univ. of North Florida, exit 52. Keep right and merge onto UNF Drive. Keep straight at the Eco Rd/UNF Drive light. Take next available right into the parking lot entrance, then take a right into the parking garage entrance. Parking is prohibited on level 1 and orange lined spaces reserved for faculty/staff.

  • From Jacksonville International Airport

    Follow signals to airport exit. Stay in the right lane and take I-95 South. Take exit 362A towards I-295 South. Continue on I-295 South until you reach the UNF exit 52. Exit left onto UNF Drive. Keep straight at the Eco Rd/UNF Drive light. Take next available right into the parking lot entrance, then take a right into the parking garage entrance. Parking is prohibited on level 1 and orange lined spaces reserved for faculty/staff.

  • From A1A and the Jacksonville Beaches

    Take Atlantic Boulevard or Beach Boulevard west. Turn left onto I-295 S. Take UNF exit 52. Exit left onto UNF Drive. Keep straight at the Eco Rd/UNF Drive light. Take next available right into the parking lot entrance, then take a right into the parking garage entrance. Parking is prohibited on level 1 and orange lined spaces reserved for faculty/staff.

Transfer Student Orientation

Check-In

Check-in for Transfer Orientation takes place at the Fine Arts Center (Building 45). Please check your email for specific parking and check-in instructions, we will send you details for your orientation about 1 week from your session date.

Check-in is open between 8:00am - 8:45am.

It is important you be on time for the Orientation program so please give yourself enough time to arrive on campus and park before check-in closes.

Parking

Parking is free for our Orientation participants but you must have a parking pass. You will receive a instructions via email, 1-week prior to your Orientation session. Please refer to your parking and final instructions email for information as to where to park. 

IMPORTANT! Parking on the first floor of the parking garage is completely restricted, as well as parking in any orange lines Staff spaces.

  • From I-95 (North of Jacksonville)

    Take I-95 South. Merge onto I-295 South. Continue I-295 South until you reach the UNF exit 52. Exit left onto UNF Drive. Keep straight at the Eco Rd/UNF Drive light. Take next available right into the parking lot entrance, then take a right into the parking garage entrance. Parking is prohibited on level 1 and orange lined spaces reserved for faculty/staff.

  • From I-95 (South of Jacksonville)

    Take I-95 North. Merge onto I-295 North. Continue I-295 North until you reach the UNF exit 52. Exit right onto UNF Drive. Keep straight at the Eco Rd/UNF Drive light. Take next available right into the parking lot entrance, then take a right into the parking garage entrance. Parking is prohibited on level 1 and orange lined spaces reserved for faculty/staff.

  • From I-10 (Eastbound)

    Take I-10 East to I-95 South. Take exit for SR-202, J. Turner Butler Blvd East. Exit left to head east toward Jacksonville Beach. After approximately 4 miles, take exit ramp for the I-295 toward Intl. Airport/Daytona Beach. Keep left on ramp for I-295 North/ Univ. North Florida exit. Merge onto I-295 North and keep in the right lane. Exit right for Univ. of North Florida, exit 52. Keep right and merge onto UNF Drive. Keep straight at the Eco Rd/UNF Drive light. Take next available right into the parking lot entrance, then take a right into the parking garage entrance. Parking is prohibited on level 1 and orange lined spaces reserved for faculty/staff.

  • From Jacksonville International Airport

    Follow signals to airport exit. Stay in the right lane and take I-95 South. Take exit 362A towards I-295 South. Continue on I-295 South until you reach the UNF exit 52. Exit left onto UNF Drive. Keep straight at the Eco Rd/UNF Drive light. Take next available right into the parking lot entrance, then take a right into the parking garage entrance. Parking is prohibited on level 1 and orange lined spaces reserved for faculty/staff.

  • From A1A and the Jacksonville Beaches

    Take Atlantic Boulevard or Beach Boulevard west. Turn left onto I-295 S. Take UNF exit 52. Exit left onto UNF Drive. Keep straight at the Eco Rd/UNF Drive light. Take next available right into the parking lot entrance, then take a right into the parking garage entrance. Parking is prohibited on level 1 and orange lined spaces reserved for faculty/staff.

Parent and Family Orientation

Check-in

Check-in information coming soon! 

Parking

Parking is free for our Parent and Family Orientation participants but you must have a digital parking pass. An email with parking pass directions will be emailed three days before orientation. We will also provide parking instructions at check-in.

  • From I-95 (North of Jacksonville)

    Take I-95 South. Merge onto I-295 South. Continue I-295 South until you reach the UNF exit 52. Exit left onto UNF Drive. Keep straight at the Eco Rd/UNF Drive light. Take next available right into the parking lot entrance, then take a right into the parking garage entrance. Parking is prohibited on level 1 and orange lined spaces reserved for faculty/staff.

  • From I-95 (South of Jacksonville)

    Take I-95 North. Merge onto I-295 North. Continue I-295 North until you reach the UNF exit 52. Exit right onto UNF Drive. Keep straight at the Eco Rd/UNF Drive light. Take next available right into the parking lot entrance, then take a right into the parking garage entrance. Parking is prohibited on level 1 and orange lined spaces reserved for faculty/staff.

  • From I-10 (Eastbound)

    Take I-10 East to I-95 South. Take exit for SR-202, J. Turner Butler Blvd East. Exit left to head east toward Jacksonville Beach. After approximately 4 miles, take exit ramp for the I-295 toward Intl. Airport/Daytona Beach. Keep left on ramp for I-295 North/ Univ. North Florida exit. Merge onto I-295 North and keep in the right lane. Exit right for Univ. of North Florida, exit 52. Keep right and merge onto UNF Drive. Keep straight at the Eco Rd/UNF Drive light. Take next available right into the parking lot entrance, then take a right into the parking garage entrance. Parking is prohibited on level 1 and orange lined spaces reserved for faculty/staff.

  • From Jacksonville International Airport

    Follow signals to airport exit. Stay in the right lane and take I-95 South. Take exit 362A towards I-295 South. Continue on I-295 South until you reach the UNF exit 52. Exit left onto UNF Drive. Keep straight at the Eco Rd/UNF Drive light. Take next available right into the parking lot entrance, then take a right into the parking garage entrance. Parking is prohibited on level 1 and orange lined spaces reserved for faculty/staff.

  • From A1A and the Jacksonville Beaches

    Take Atlantic Boulevard or Beach Boulevard west. Turn left onto I-295 S. Take UNF exit 52. Exit left onto UNF Drive. Keep straight at the Eco Rd/UNF Drive light. Take next available right into the parking lot entrance, then take a right into the parking garage entrance. Parking is prohibited on level 1 and orange lined spaces reserved for faculty/staff.