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Week of Welcome

Week of Welcome is UNF’s official welcome to the University of North Florida. Students can participate in a series of events and programs for new and returning Ospreys spanning the first weekend and week of fall classes: August 20-August 28. 


Friday, August 20 | Saturday, August 21 | Sunday, August 22 | Monday, August 23 |Tuesday, August 24 | Wednesday, August 25 | Thursday, August 26 | Friday, August 27 | Saturday, August 28 

August 16 - 20, 2021

 Housing Check-in: Kickin' It Back to Campus

August 16 - 20, 2021

Department: Housing and Residence Life

 Please refer to the Housing Webpage for the full schedule of events.

Friday, August 20, 2021

 Selfies with Ozzie

Friday, August 20, 2021

10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. 

Location: Field House

Department: Housing and Residence Life

  

FSL 101

Friday, August 20, 2021

1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Location:  Student Union, 3rd Floor, Room 3804

Department:  Fraternity and Sorority Life
 Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority at UNF but don’t know where to start? The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life (OFSL) staff will be on-hand to give you all the details about how to join! So even if you have the tinniest bit of interest in Greek Life, we welcome and challenge you to learn more about how joining a fraternity or sorority can be one of the best decisions you can make! 

 GolfCart Goodies

Friday, August 20, 2021

2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Location: Throughout Campus

Department: Student Government

  Keep an eye out for Student Government members driving around campus passing out welcome goodie bags

First Floor Meetings

Friday, August 20, 2021

5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Location: Coxwell Amphitheater

Department: Housing and Residence Life

  

 

Welcome to the Nest

Friday, August 20, 2021

6:00 P.M.

Location: Coxwell Amphitheater

Department: Osprey Life & Productions

 Get your party on and celebrate the beginning of the Fall semester at the Welcome to the Nest party! Join Osprey Life & Productions out on the Coxwell Amphitheater located adjacent to the student union for your official welcome party! Meet your fellow Ospreys and enjoy a glow party full of fun activities and giveaways! This event is free for all current UNF students with a valid Osprey 1Card!

 

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Flight School

Saturday, August 21, 2021

10:00 A.M.

Location: Osprey Plaza

Department: Osprey Life & Productions

 Flight School is a guided event where students can meet peers, learn traditions, and be officially welcomed into the Osprey Family! Students will earn their wings and leave knowing several campus traditions and a few fellow ospreys. 

 

Mentalist Show featuring Anthem and Aria 

Saturday, August 21, 2021

4:30 P.M.

Location: Andrew Robinson Theater

Department: Osprey Life & Productions

 Osprey Life and Productions is hosting a mentalist showcase featuring Anthem and Aria. They are known for doing one of the best mind-reading shows in the country. We are providing the perfect opportunity for you to relax and enjoy a live show that is sure to leave you shaking. Doors for this event will open starting at 4:30 pm. This event is funded by student life and services fees and is FREE for all current UNF students but feel free to bring a non-UNF guest.

 

Popsicles at the Pool 

Saturday, August 21, 2021

6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Location: All residence hall pools (Clubhouse, Flats at UNF, and Osprey Fountain)

Department: Housing and Residence Life

Light snacks available

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Brunch on the Boardwalk

Sunday, August 22, 2021

11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Location: Candy Cane Lake Boardwalk (near 14B and Osprey Cafe) 

Department: Housing and Residence Life

  

Welcome to College Block Party

Sunday, August 22, 2021

4:00 P.M.

Location: Osprey Plaza

Department: Osprey Life & Productions

Join Osprey Life & Productions for the 17th Annual Welcome to College Block Party! There will be representatives from UNF Clubs, Departments, and Organizations present to help you get involved during the fall semester! There will also be giveaways, activities, and free food from local food trucks at this event. This event is free for all current UNF students with a valid Osprey 1Card and is funded by the Student Life and Services Fee.

Welcome to College Block Party: Fearless Woman

Sunday, August 22, 2021

4:00 P.M.

Location: Osprey Plaza

Department: Fearless Woman, CASS

Looking for a chance to connect with faculty, staff, and senior administrators on campus to further both your personal and professional growth? Join UNF's Fearless Woman Initiative! 

 

Sugar Rush

Sunday, August 22, 2021

6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

Location: Throughout campus

Department: Fraternity and Sorority Life

Let’s end the summer on a SWEET note!  Students, stop by any of the following locations (Outside the Library, in front of the Fine Arts Parking Garage, Osprey Boardwalk, and the Osprey Cove and Osprey Landing intersection) to pick up a free treat from Insomnia Cookies!   

 

Monday, August 23, 2021

Library Welcome Table

Monday, August 23, 2021

9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Location: Outside Building 12

 Department: Thomas G. Carpenter Library

Students, faculty and staff, please stop by and say hello to the Library staff in front of the Thomas G. Carpenter Library from Monday to Thursday during Week of Welcome for directions, assistance, and treats!

 

 

 

Treats for Trivia

Monday, August 23, 2021

10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Location: Peace Plaza, next to building 2

 Department: Military and Veterans Resource Center 

Savor something sweet on the first day of fall term. The Military and Veterans Resource Center is handing out tasty cupcakes in exchange for answering a military and UNF-themed trivia question. You can double the yum by checking in or liking @UNFVetsCenter on Facebook to receive a second sweet treat. This event is open to all students; you don't need to be military-affiliated to participate. 

The Meetup

Monday, August 23, 2021

Noon - 1:30 P.M.

Location: Osprey Plaza

Department:  Department of Diversity Initiatives

Did you know that UNF has diversity-focused initiatives on campus? Or that there are many culturally diverse members within the campus community? Find out about all these initiatives and look forward to meeting the staff, students and faculty that move these programs forward. 

Meet and Greek

Monday, August 23, 2021

6:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

Location: Osprey Plaza

Department:  Fraternity and Sorority Life

 Are you thinking about joining a fraternity or sorority at UNF?  Do you want to learn more about what chapters we have on campus?  Do you like live music?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life would love for you to come to our annual Meet & Greek event.  Come meet all 32 chapters that make up our Greek community and learn more about this amazing experience that awaits you! 

Digital Trivia

Monday, August 23, 2021

6:00 P.M.

Location: Virtual event @OspreyLife on Instagram

Department: Osprey Life & Productions 

 

Osprey Life & Productions is hosting digital trivia on our Instagram story. Put on your thinking caps and bring your random knowledge to compete with other students there is 5 categories with 3 questions each. Trivia begins at 6 p.m. 

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Library Welcome Table

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Location: Outside Building 12

 Department: Thomas G. Carpenter Library

Students, faculty and staff, please stop by and say hello to the Library staff in front of the Thomas G. Carpenter Library from Monday to Thursday during Week of Welcome for directions, assistance, and treats!

 

Rainbow Welcome

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Location: Osprey Plaza

 Department: LGBTQ Center

To welcome our Ospreys back to The Nest, we will be expanding one of our signature events. This year's Rainbow Welcome includes other UNF departments and the Jacksonville community. Join us between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the Osprey Plaza on Tuesday, Aug. 24 for food, fun & games. We will also be offering free rapid HIV testing through our community partner JASMYN from 1 to 5 p.m. in the LGBTQ Center.

 

Twisted Tuesday Pick-Up

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Noon

Location: Osprey Plaza 

Department: Osprey Life & Productions

 

 

Osprey Life & Productions is hosting Twisted Tuesday pick-up. Come and stop by Osprey Plaza where you can pick up a UNF customized mason jar. All craft supplies are provided, all you need is your Osprey 1Card! This giveaway/craft is LIMITED and is on a first come first serve basis. Make sure to arrive early!

 

SAID Swoop-In

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Location: John A. Delaney Student Union Ballrooms

Department: SAID (Student Alliance for Inclusion and Diversity) 

 Swoop on in with the Student Alliance for Inclusion and Diversity! Learn about our student organizations, including the Asian Students in Alliance, the Black Student Union, and the Latin American Student Organization. Get involved and have fun connecting with our student leaders and members! We hope to see you there!

 

Potato Party

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Location: Osprey Pavilion (near Osprey Hall)

Department: Housing and Residence Life

Do you love potatoes? Any potatoes? Join us for a potato party, which is exactly that, a chance to eat all sorts of potatoes!

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Library Welcome Table

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Location: Outside Building 12

 Department: Thomas G. Carpenter Library

Students, faculty and staff, please stop by and say hello to the Library staff in front of the Thomas G. Carpenter Library from Monday to Thursday during Week of Welcome for directions, assistance, and treats!

Stay Calm & Cool with Popsicles and Pizza at COEHS Free Advice Day!

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Location: Outside Building 57, College of Education and Human Services

Department: College of Education and Human Services

Stop by our College to get some Free Advice on majors, minors, rewarding careers, college club information, scholarships, support services, General Knowledge test prep, and career related services! 

If you require an accommodation for this event, please contact Jade Yuen at j.yuen@unf.edu or 904-620-1649 five days prior. 

 

WOW: Market Days

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Location: Osprey Plaza

Department:  Student Union Administration

Join the UNF Student Union at the first official Market Day of the year. Students can come and mingle with local vendors, student clubs, and on-campus departments. The first 200 students get a free Friends themed soup mug.  

 

The Cookout at Market Day

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Location: Osprey Plaza

Department: Community Alliance for Student Success (CASS)

 This isn't an ordinary cookout, it's not just an event or celebration, it's an experience and an opportunity to get to know other cultures. Join us for good food, music and lots of laughter at The Cookout!

 

A Seat at the Table at Market Day

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Location: Osprey Plaza

Department: Fearless Woman

 Ever wondered what it would feel like to have a seat at one of the most important tables? I'll tell you, it feels EMPOWERING! Join UNF's Fearless Woman and the campus community as we write what it would feel like to take our seat at the table. We'll also discuss more in depth how you can plan to bring this feeling to life. 

 

Mid- Week Chill-Down with CCEC

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Location: College of Computing, Engineering and Construction (Skinner Jones Hall, 1st Floor Lobby)

Department: CCEC Outreach and Recruitment, Office of the Dean

Students can have a mid-week chill-down with the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction. Stop by for some CHILLY refreshments and a snack. Chat with advisors, career services, faculty and staff. Learn about student opportunities (clubs, research, internships, etc). 

 

Welcome Back Cookout

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

11:30 A.M.- 1:30 P.M.

Location: Coggin College of Business Patio (Sheffield Plaza)

Department: Coggin College of Business, Office of the Dean
The Coggin College of Business is ready to welcome our students, faculty and staff back to campus! Join us for food, music, games and get to know the staff that is here for your success as a business student! 

"Major" Success!

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Noon- 3:00 P.M.

Location: Outside Building 2, near Peace Plaza 

Department: Career Discoveries
Choosing a major may feel like a big deal. A "best fit" major is the foundation for your future success. Are you sure you've chosen the right major? Have you explored suitable career options? Chat with the Career Discoveries Team for personalized tips and action steps you can start today. Spin the "Success Wheel" and grab a snack. Take Flight! Destination: Career Success! 

Food Truck Frenzy

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

5:00 P.M.

Location: Osprey Plaza 

Department: Osprey Life & Productions
Come out to Osprey Plaza located in the middle of the student union by the lake and enjoy FREE tasty food from Hapali! This event is FREE for all current UNF students with a valid Osprey 1Card. Food is first come first serve, so make sure to arrive early! This event is funded by the A&S Fee.

Panhellenic Showcase

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Location: Ballrooms, John A. Delaney Student Union

Department:  Panhellenic Council, Fraternity and Sorority Life

 What better way to start getting involved at UNF than by joining a sorority!  The Panhellenic Council invites all female Ospreys to visit with our seven chapters and learn more about what Panhellenic membership and recruitment entails.  You do not need to have registered for recruitment to attend; however, Panhellenic Recruitment registration will close at 11:59pm on Saturday, August 28th

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Library Welcome Table

Thursday, August 26, 2021

9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Location: Outside Building 12

 Department: Thomas G. Carpenter Library

Students, faculty and staff, please stop by and say hello to the Library staff in front of the Thomas G. Carpenter Library from Monday to Thursday during Week of Welcome for directions, assistance, and treats!

TLI Week of Welcome Open House

Thursday, August 26, 2021

11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Location: Alumni Square, outside the TLI offices (between Chick-Fil-A and Chopped & Wrapped)

 Department: Taylor Leadership Institute

Stop by the Taylor Leadership Institute in Alumni Square for our Week of Welcome Open House to grab a cold ice pop and learn more about TLI, the leadership minor, our signature events and more! 

Swoop Trails

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Noon

Location: Osprey Plaza 

Department:  Osprey Life & Productions

 Osprey Life & Productions will host a UNF swag themed Swoop Trail. Students will have the chance to stop by 4 tables that will have a variety of giveaways for them to select from. This event is FREE for UNF students with a valid Osprey 1Card. This event is funded by the Student Life and Services Fee.

 

I-Dinner: Find Your Folks Picnic!

Thursday, August 26, 2021

6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Location: The Green

Department:  Interfaith Center

College is better with a community who has your back. Come grab a meal and meet student clubs and departments with a focus on diversity at our picnic on the green - with prizes throughout the evening! Hosted by the UNF Interfaith Center and the Better Together Leadership Team.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Starbucks Tab 

Friday, August 27, 2021

8:00 A.M. 

  Location: On-Campus Starbucks

Department: Osprey Life & Productions

 

Osprey Life & Productions is doing a Starbucks giveaway at the Starbucks located on campus. You may order a FREE grande drink of your choice on Osprey Life & Productions.

 

Limited quantities available so early arrival is suggested as this is a first come first serve event.

WOW, Writing! 

Friday, August 27, 2021

11:00 A.M. - Noon

Location:  The Writing Center, Building 4, Room 2501

Department:  The Writing Center
The Writing Center will host an hour-long open house for information about its support, services, and events for students, faculty and staff. Snacks and refreshments will be available. Come on by and visit us! 

FSL 101

Friday, August 27, 2021

1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Location:  Student Union, 3rd Floor, Room 3804

Department:  Fraternity and Sorority Life

 

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority at UNF but don’t know where to start? The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life (OFSL) staff will be on-hand to give you all the details about how to join! So even if you have the tinniest bit of interest in Greek Life, we welcome and challenge you to learn more about how joining a fraternity or sorority can be one of the best decisions you can make! 

Recess on the Amphitheater 

Friday, August 27, 2021

2:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Location: Coxwell Amphitheater 

Department:  RecWell, Delaney Student Union and New Student Orientation.

Come have fun on the Amphitheater! Enjoy a game tuck, inflatables, yard games, and Hyppo popsicles. 

Friday Lounge: Campus-life and COVID

Friday, August 27, 2021

2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Location: Zoom: https://unf.zoom.us/j/99648794945

Department: Women's Center 

 Join us for our first Friday Lounge of the semester! We will talk about the hopes and fears of transitioning to campus. 

 

Drive- In Movie

Friday, August 27, 2021

7:00 P.M. 

Location: Lot 18

Department:  Osprey Life & Productions

Join Osprey Life & Productions for a drive-in movie night located in Lot 18. We will be showing Cruella featuring Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, and Joel Fry. There will only be the one showing at 7:00 P.M. This event is funded by the A&S Fee.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Jacksonville Beach Clean-Up

Saturday, August 28, 2021

9:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.

Location: Pick-up in front of the Student Union

 Department: Center for Community-Based Learning

 Make your Osprey Impact and meet students who care about the environment!

THINGS TO KNOW:

 

  • Pick-up is at the front of the Student Union
  • Check-in starts at 9:00 a.m. and bus/van leaves promptly at 9:30 a.m.
  • Please arrive a few minutes early to complete forms/show ID, etc.
  • We will meet for the return to campus at the Jacksonville Pier
  • Bus/van leaves promptly to return to campus at 11:30 a.m.
  • Please bring UNF ID
  • You must return to the campus with the group or sign an acknowledgement that they are not returning to UNF on the bus
  • If you plan to drive to campus that morning, please park in Lot 38 (Arena Garage)
  • Gloves, bags, water, snacks and transportation provided
  • Please wear appropriate clothing and sunscreen

Please register at Osprey Impact (through MyWings) 

 

Drop Ship: Hug a Cactus

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Noon

Location: Virtual Event @ospreylife on INSTAGRAM

 Department: Osprey Life & Productions

Osprey Life & Productions will host a virtual event for students to receive a hug-a-cactus directly to their homes. Sign-up is limited and starts at 12:00 P.M. This is completely free for all current UNF students with a valid n-number. This event is funded by the A&S Fee.