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Administrative Announcements
Arena Bridge Demolition June 13 - July 18

The demolition of the Arena bridge, connecting the Arena, Building 34, and the Arena Parking Garage, Building 38, will take place in three phases:

  • Phase 1: Will begin Monday, June 13, and will conclude Friday, June 17. UNF Drive will be closed between the Student Union, Building 58, service drive and the Arena Parking Garage entrance. Both the Student Union service drive and Arena Parking Garage will remain open. Lot 4, adjacent to the Student Union, will be closed. The pedestrian crosswalk located between Lot 4 and the Student Wellness Complex, Building 61, will remain open for the duration of the project.
    • Due to the temporary road closure, the JTA bus pick-up and drop-off station in front of Lot 4 and across from the Student Wellness Complex will be restricted. The other two accessible stations are located in front of the Carpenter Library, Building 12, and the east end of Lot 11, adjacent to Osprey Clubhouse, Building 17.
    • Due to the Lot 4 closure, the vendor, 20-minute and disability spaces will be inaccessible. Other available disability spaces are located on the first and second floors of the Arena Parking Garage. None of the vendor or 20-minute spaces will be temporarily relocated.
  • Phase 2: Will begin Monday, June 20, and will conclude Friday, July 1. UNF Drive will re-open for through traffic. Lot 4 will remain closed. The JTA bus station in front of Lot 4 and across from the Student Wellness Complex will re-open. All parking spaces in Lot 4 will remain inaccessible.
  • Phase 3: Will begin Tuesday, July 5, and will conclude Monday, July 18. Lot 4 will re-open and UNF Drive will be reduced to two lanes between the Lot 4 exit and the Arena Parking Garage.

This project won’t affect the Osprey Connector Shuttle route, but may slightly delay the drop-off and pick-up times due to anticipated increase in volume traffic on Varsity Lane for the duration of the project. The bridge demo phasing plans are available here


John Lind


(904) 620-5230

Fiscal Year 2015-16 Payroll On-Demand/Late Timesheets

The deadline for all payroll on-demand and late timesheet requests for the 2015-16 fiscal year must be submitted to payroll by 10 a.m. Thursday, July 7, to ensure processing against the 2015-16 budget. Afterward, all on-demand and late timesheets will be processed against the 2016-17 budget. Questions can be directed to the Payroll Office at (904) 620-2984, (904) 620-2706, (904) 620-2992 or e-mail

Fourth of July Special Hours/Closures

Most University offices will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Below are special hours of operation and closures for the holiday weekend:

  • Carpenter Library:
    • Saturday, July 2: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Sunday, July 3: 1 to 10 p.m.
    • Monday, July 4: Closed
  • Dining: 
    • Saturday, July 2, and Sunday, July 3: Hours can be viewed on the website
    • Monday, July 4:
      • Osprey Café: 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
      • Clubhouse: 11:30 a.m.  to 1:30 a.m.
  • Field House: Saturday, July 2, through Monday, July 4: Closed
  • Game Room: 
    • Saturday, July 2: Noon to 10 p.m.
    • Sunday, July 3, and Monday, July 4: Closed
  • ITS Help Desk:
    • Saturday, July 2: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Sunday, July 3: 1 to 10 p.m.
    • Monday, July 4: Closed
  • Lend-A-Wing Pantry: Saturday, July 2, through Monday, July 4: Closed
  • One-Stop Student Services: Saturday, July 2, through Monday, July 4: Closed
  • Osprey Connector: Inactive after 8 p.m. Friday, July 1; services will resume 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 5
  • Osprey Transit: Inactive after 9 p.m. Thursday, June 30; services will resume 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 5
  • Student Government: Saturday, July 2, through Monday, July 4: Closed
  • Student Union:
    • Saturday, July 2: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Sunday, July 3, and Monday, July 4: Closed
  • Student Wellness Complex: Saturday, July 2, through Monday, July 4: Closed
  • Town Center Shuttle: Inactive after 3 p.m. Sunday, July 3; services will resume 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 5
  • UNF Bookstore:
    • Saturday, July 2: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Sunday, July 3, and Monday, July 4: Closed


Andrea Mestdagh


(904) 620-2192

Independence Day Holiday Pay Schedule

The Independence Day holiday, Monday, July 4, is a recognized University holiday and since most University offices will be closed, the payroll processing schedule for the pay period Saturday, June 18, through Friday, July 1, has been modified to process payroll in a timely manner. The revised schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, July 1: Web and departmental time sheets online submission and approval by 10 a.m.
  • Friday, July 8: Checks will be released at the Payroll Office, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 2850. Payroll direct deposits will be credited to employees' bank accounts.

For more information, contact the Payroll Office at (904) 620-2984, (904) 620-2706, (904) 620-2992 or via e-mail

Lot 100 Construction

Beginning today, Monday, June 27, construction of an ADA ramp will begin at the Parking Services Building, Building 52, located at the intersection of UNF Drive and Eco Road. Throughout this project, some parking and traffic patterns will be affected as follows: 

  • Vehicles entering Lot 100, adjacent to the Parking Services Building, from the I-295 campus entrance won't be able to immediately turn left towards the front of the Parking Services Building, but will be able to access the service window. The building will be accessible from the southeast end of the lot. 
  • Vehicles entering from the southeast entrance won't be able to access the service window and are encouraged to park and walk in to the office for service.  
  • Four of the six 20-minute parking spaces located in front of the Parking Services Building will be blocked off as a designated area for construction and to allow vehicles to be able to turn around due to the lot section closure.


Wallace Harris


(904) 620-1310

One-Stop Student Services Hours

One-Stop Student Services is now open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. However, phones open at 9 a.m. on Fridays. 


One-Stop Student Services


(904) 620-5555

Summer B Hours of Operation/Closures

Summer B begins Monday, June 20, and continues through Friday, Aug. 5. Below are special hours of operation and closures:

  • Carpenter Library:
    • Monday through Thursday: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Friday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Sunday: 1  to 10 p.m.
  • Dining: Visit the website under "Places to Eat" then "Hours of Operation"
  • Fieldhouse:
    • Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Friday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday: noon to 6 p.m.
  • Game Room: 
    • Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Saturday: Noon to 4 p.m.
    • Sunday: Closed
  • ITS Help Desk:
    • Monday through Thursday: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; help by phone begins at 8 a.m.
    • Friday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; help by phone begins at 8 a.m.
    • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Sunday: 1 to 10 p.m.
  • Osprey Connector: 
    • Monday through Thursday: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Friday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday: No service
  • Osprey Transit: 
    • Monday through Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday: No service
  • Student Union:
    • Monday through Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Sunday: Closed
  • Student Wellness Complex:
    • Monday through Thursday: 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m.to 9 p.m.
  • Town Center Shuttle:
    • Monday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Friday through Sunday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • UNF Bookstore:
    • Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Sunday: Closed


Andrea Mestdagh


(904) 620-2192

UNF in the News
  • Public art brings beauty to the beach: A once empty lot across from Oceanfront Park in Jacksonville Beach now teems with vibrant ocean life - an anemone and its clownfish, a chunk of coral reef and some coastal fauna - as part of the new UNF Seaside Sculpture Park in Jacksonville Beach. Read more in The Florida Times-Union.
  • Decline in empathy: Dr. Tracy Alloway, associate professor of psychology, discussed a decline in empathy among younger generations and the cause of this social shift on "The Chat."
  • UNF aims to attract more women to the computing field: The School of Computing was selected for the 2016-18 National Center of Women and Information Technology Pacesetters program, a project designed to attract more women into the field of computing. Learn more in this WJCT story.
  • Learning with robots: Bronwyn McLemore, curriculum research associate at the Florida Institute of Education at UNF, talked to "River City Live" about a new pilot program that uses a robot to teach preschoolers about programming and problem-solving skills. Read more about the program in the Times-Union.
  • Jacksonville teens celebrate diversity through 'Metrotown': WJCT attended the last day of the OneJax Metrotown Institute, which promoted respect and understanding across the differences of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity, socio-economic status and ability to 60 high school-aged students.

Read more about UNF faculty, staff and students in "Featured Stories."


Andrea Mestdagh


(904) 620-2192

Blackboard to Canvas Transition

The University is transitioning its learning management system from Blackboard to Canvas. Both systems will be available for term courses during the fall 2016 and spring 2017 semesters. The Center for Instruction and Research Technology is offering workshops every week to help faculty and staff learn how to use Canvas and migrate their courses. Blackboard will be retired Wednesday, May 31, 2017.  Learn more about the Canvas transition and Canvas News.


ITS Help Desk


(904) 620-4357

Lectures, Seminars, and Information Sessions
Dining With a Dietitian

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 16, Osprey Commons, Osprey Cafe

Meet Yemila Lowry, health educator and registered dietician, and learn nutritious facts during lunch.


Brianna Ballard


(904) 620-1570

Search Committee News
Division of Administration and Finance

As part of on-campus, all day interviews with candidates for the director of Information Technology Service management position, 333100, open sessions will take place as follows at the Carpenter Library, Building 12, Library Conference Room, Room 2400:

  • Justin Begle: 11 a.m. to noon, Monday, June 27
  • Matthew Hodgson: 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, June 30
  • Christopher Petrello: 11 a.m. to noon, Friday, July 1


Maria Cartolano


(904) 620-5931

Athletics and Recreation
Derek Marinatos Summer Soccer Camps

The Derek Marinatos Soccer Academy, run by the Osprey men's soccer coach, is North Florida's premier summer soccer camp and features a professionally licensed coaching staff, first-class fields and campus facilities. Campers enjoy a fun learning experience for all-around soccer skills development. The schedule is as follows: 

  • DMSA Day Academy for boys/girls ages 6 through 13:
    • Monday, July 11, through Friday, July 15
    • Monday, July 18, through Friday, July 22
  • DMSA Summer Identification Camp for boys ages 15 through 20: 
    • Saturday, July 16

Register here.


Derek Marinatos


(904) 620-2948

UNF Baseball Youth Camp

It’s not too late to register for Smoke Laval's Baseball Camp. There are two different weeks of camp, as follows: 

  • Monday, July 18, though Thursday, July 21
  • Monday, July 25, through Thursday, July 28

More information is available on the website.


Joseph Bialkoski


(904) 401-4893

Items Available for Property Transfer
Desks/Computer Table Available

The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, located in J. Brooks Brown Hall, Building 39, Room 3042, has two desks and a computer table available. Stop by between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 28, through Thursday, June 30, if interested.


Linda Bravard


(904) 620-1700

Tables, Desks and Chairs Available

The Interfaith Center, located in Founders Hall, Building 2, Room 2100, has the following available:

  • Two round tables that seat four to five each 
  • 10 rectangular five-feet by one-and-a-half-feet classroom tables/desks
  • 14 rectangular five-feet by one-and-a-half-feet classroom tables/desks that measure approximately
  • 25 chairs with fold-up seats

Pictures available upon request.


Rachael McNeal


(904) 333-6698

Everything Else
Broken Food Truck Lunch

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Building 53, Ann and David Hicks Hall, Patio

Asian-inspired fare will be available for purchase a la carte. Cash, credit and debit card will be accepted. View the full menu on the website.

Sponsor: Chartwells Dining Services


Dennis Negrin


(904) 620-3016

Python Pi Programming Summer Camp

Camp takes place between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday, July 11, through Friday, July 15, at the Computer Science Building, Building 15. It costs $500 per person. Students can be dropped off as early as 8 a.m. and can be picked up as late as 5 p.m. Camp is open to youth 14 to 19 years old. Campers will: 

  • Learn Python Programming, curriculum developed by the University
  • Learn the computer organization of the Raspberry Pi 3 computer
  • Participate in team building activities
  • Get a Raspberry Pi 3 Kit to keep
  • Receive complimentary buffet lunch at Osprey Café
  • Receive free parking 
  • Receive complimentary snacks and bottled water

Contact the School of Computing at (904) 620-2985 with any questions. A limited number of up to $250 merit-based assistantships are available. If interested, send an e-mail explaining why you need the assistantship. Use "Summer Camp Assistantship" as the e-mail subject.


Sherif Elfayoumy


(904) 620-2985

Victim Advocacy Program

If you or someone you know experiences, or has experienced, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking, the Women's Center Victim Advocacy Program can provide guidance. Support options and information are available in a non-judgmental setting. In addition, protective measures are offered to help you feel safe on campus. The Women's Center is located in Founder's Hall, Building 2, Room 2100, and a 24-hour Crisis Helpline is available at (904) 620-1010. All services are free and confidential. 


Maurisha Bishop


(904) 620-2528

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