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The Osprey Nest
Public Art and Creativity

The Osprey Nest

Public Art and Creativity

a bunch of canoes by a lake
The Osprey Nest
Natural Environment

The Osprey Nest

Natural Environment

the fountain with the osprey on it
The Osprey Nest
The Osprey Fountain and Statue

The Osprey Nest

The Osprey Fountain and Statue

two smiling people at a table
The Osprey Perch
Alumni Third Thursdays

The Osprey Perch

Alumni Third Thursdays

three students sitting on the green
The Osprey Perch
The Green

The Osprey Perch

The Green

two students sitting outside of the boathouse
The Osprey Perch
The Boathouse

The Osprey Perch

The Boathouse

two students sitting onn the ground watching a performance during oktoberfest
The Osprey Spirit
Ozzie's Oktoberfest

The Osprey Spirit

Ozzie's Oktoberfest

a bunch of students swooping outside
The Osprey Spirit
Swooping

The Osprey Spirit

Swooping

four students smiling
The Osprey Spirt
Blue and Gray Wednesday

The Osprey Spirt

Blue and Gray Wednesday

basketball game with UNF team versus another team
The Osprey Spirit
River City Rumble

The Osprey Spirit

River City Rumble

The Osprey Nest

harmony table

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.

student showing her public art

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.