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The Osprey Nest

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Natural Environment

Located on a nature preserve, respect for the natural environment runs deep at UNF. Not only do we have miles of hiking, biking and walking trails on campus, several lakes for kayaking and canoeing, a new ropes course and acres of undeveloped land to enjoy, each new building on campus has met the stringent LEED standards for environmental sustainability and efficiency.

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Public Art and Creativity

As well known as UNF is for its beautiful natural environment, it is also that well known for its public art and those who create it. From giant ducks to artisan bike racks to music on the Green, public art and performance enhance UNF’s natural beauty. We are incredibly lucky to have a MOCA, a cultural resource of the University of North Florida; a thriving permanent collection; two different art galleries featuring rotation assortments of varied works and a wide array of statues; sculptures; and installations that lived up the campus environment. Additionally, there is a committed group of students and faculty that have contributed greatly to the University’s position as one of the most artistically diverse institutions in the State University System.

Osprey fountain in front of Arena building

Osprey Statue and Fountain

Installed in 1995, the iconic statue in UNF Arena Plaza is where past, present and future Ospreys pose for classic photos — especially after graduation.