Administrative Announcements
Florida Board of Governors Confirms President-Elect

Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Ballrooms, Room 3703

The Florida Board of Governors will confirm the President-elect Dr. David Szymanski.

Sponsor: Office of the President


Melonie Handerson

(904) 620-2500

One-Stop Limited Services March 21

One-Stop will have limited services due to a staff development event, Wednesday, March 21.


Will Hunter

(904) 620-2409

Spring Break Special Hours/Closures

Spring break for students is Monday, March 19, through Sunday, March 25. Most University offices will be closed Thursday, March 22, and Friday, March 23. Below are special hours of operation and closures:

  • Carpenter Library:
    • Saturday, March 17, and Sunday, March 18: Closed
    • Monday, March 19, through Wednesday, March 21: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 22, through Saturday, March 24: Closed
    • Sunday, March 25: Open 1 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.
  • Center for Instruction and Research Technology:
    • Thursday, March 22, and Friday, March 23: Closed
    • Saturday, March 24, through Sunday, March 25: Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. email support only
  • Dining: Visit the website for hours of operation
  • Eco Adventure: Closed Sunday, March 18, through Sunday, March 25
  • Fieldhouse: Closed Saturday, March 17, through Sunday, March 25
  • Game Room: Closed Saturday, March 17, through Sunday, March 25  
  • ITS Help Desk:
    • Saturday, March 17, and Sunday, March 18: Closed
    • Monday, March 19, through Wednesday, March 21: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 22, through Saturday, March 24: Closed
    • Sunday, March 25: Open 1 to 10 p.m.
  • OneJax: Closed Thursday, March 22, and Friday, March 23
  • One-Stop Student Services: Closed Thursday, March 22, and Friday, March 23
  • Osprey 1Card Office:
    • Monday, March 19, through Wednesday, March 21: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 22, through Sunday, March 25: Closed
  • Osprey Connector: Inactive after 10 p.m. Friday, March 16; will resume 6 p.m. Sunday, March 25
  • Osprey Transit: Inactive after 5 p.m. Friday, March 16; will resume 7:30 a.m. Monday, March 26
  • Student Government Rotunda and Business Offices: Closed Thursday, March 22, and Friday, March 23
  • Student Union:
    • Saturday, March 17, and Sunday, March 18: Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Monday, March 19, through Wednesday, March 21: Open 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 22, through Sunday, March 25: Closed
  • Student Wellness Complex:
    • Monday, March 19, through Wednesday, March 21: Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 22, through Sunday, March 25: Closed
  • Ticketing Box Office:
    • Monday, March 19, through Wednesday, March 21: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 22, through Sunday, March 25: Closed
  • Town Center Shuttle: Inactive after 3 p.m. Friday, March 16; will resume 11 a.m. Monday, March 26
  • UNF Bookstore:
    • Saturday, March 17: Noon to 4 p.m.
    • Sunday, March 18: Closed
    • Monday, March 19, through Friday, March 23: Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, March 24, and Sunday, March 25: Closed
  • UPS Store:
    • Monday, March 19, through Wednesday, March 21: Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 22, through Sunday, March 25: Closed


Amanda Dawson

(904) 620-2192

Updated University Policy

Minor/technical changes have been made to the Return of Title IV Funds When a Student Withdraws policy. View all University Policies and Regulations


Joann Campbell

(904) 620-2258

Transportation and Parking Services Notices
Arena Garage Reserved Parking March 27, 28, 29

The following parking restrictions will be in place, Arena Parking Garage, Building 38, adjacent to the Arena, Building 34, for guests attending the Board of Governors meeting:

  • Tuesday, March 27: 67 Blue Lot spaces will be reserved on the second floor, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; spaces will return to normal parking activity after 5:30 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, March 28: 117 Blue Lot spaces will be reserved on the second floor, 7 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.; spaces will return to normal parking activity after 6:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 29: 117 Blue Lot spaces will be reserved on the second floor, 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.; spaces will return to normal parking activity after noon


Parking and Transportation Services

(904) 620-2815

Library Trial Database

A new library database is available for trial on the Library Databases webpage.

  • Colonial America - Module 3 - The American Revolution: This module charts the upheavals of the 1770s and 80s, which saw the throwing off of British rule in the Thirteen Colonies. Contents include volumes of intercepted letters between colonists, the military correspondence of the British commanders in the field and material produced by the Ordnance Office/Secretary at War as well as two copies of the "Dunlap" edition of the Declaration of Independence. The trial ends Monday, April 2.

Provide feedback on this database to Stephanie Race, Carpenter Library head of research and outreach. 


Stephanie Race

(904) 620-5177

Thesis Crafting Workshop

Monday, March 26, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Building 4, Skinner-Jones Hall, Writing Center, Room 2501

The Writing Center will host a student workshop on crafting a strong, solid thesis; faculty/staff are welcome to attend.


Writing Center

(904) 620-5394

Athletics and Recreation
Baseball Versus University of South Florida

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 6:05 p.m.

Building 27, Harmon Baseball Stadium

Cheer on the baseball team as it takes on USF in a mid-week matchup; this game was scheduled for today, Tuesday, March 20, and moved due to weather; ticket information.

Cost: Students, Free with Valid Osprey 1Card; Adults, $5; Youth/Military/Faculty/Staff/Seniors, $3


Kaitlin Parsons

(904) 620-5429

Derek Marinatos Soccer Academy Summer Camps

DMSA Summer Camps: Day Academy

Day Academy sessions for boys/girls ages 6 through 13:

  • Monday, June 4, through Friday, June 8
  • Monday, June 11, through Friday, June 15
  • Monday, July 9, through Friday, July 13
  • Monday, July 16, through Friday, July 20

The DMSA Day Academy has established itself as North Florida's premier soccer summer day camp. Designed to teach soccer skills, tactics and fundamentals, the camp includes individual instruction by qualified coaching staff and age-specific curriculum with an emphasis on fun. Every camper will receive one soccer ball, plus for each camp attended, a DMSA T-shirt, drawstring bag and water bottle. Pool time is included; aftercare is available for an additional fee.


DMSA Summer Camps: UNF Men's Soccer Identification Camp

Session for boys ages 14 through 20: Saturday, June 2


The North Florida Summer Identification Camp is designed for elite club and high school players to demonstrate their skills in front of the North Florida coaching staff and other coaches in attendance.


DMSA Summer Camps: Elite Residential Academy

Session for boys ages 14 through 20: Friday, June 29, through Sunday, July 1


The DMSA Elite Residential Academy is an overnight camp for high school soccer players aspiring to play at the next level or to further those who already do. The Academy, conducted by collegiate and nationally licensed coaches, will offer daytime advanced tactical, technical and fitness training as well as competitive night games.


For more information, tuition costs and registration, visit the Derek Marinatos Soccer Academy website.


Derek Marinatos

(904) 620-2948

March Student Wellness Complex Group Fitness Special Events

March's special fitness events will take place, Student Wellness Complex, Building 61, as follows:

  • Music Video Spin: 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, Indoor Cycling Studion, Room 1700
  • Sunset Mixed Level Yoga: 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, Second Floor Patio; mats provided
  • Total Body Turn Up - 300 Burpee Challenge: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, Group Fitness Studio, Room 1800

Osprey 1Card must be presented to enter the Student Wellness Complex.


Kacie Smith

(904) 620-5217

Arts and Entertainment
'Iron Wedding' Pour/Performance

Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Sculpture Yard, behind Building 6, Building Services

Celebrate fire, art, music and true love at the "Iron Wedding" performance. This event is the rehearsal for the actual wedding between two Department of Art and Design alumni, Nik James and Nicole Bovasso. It will feature iron casting, original music, printmaking, painting and photography. Attendees can create an iron piece by making a scratchblock of sand and having it cast in iron; no prior experience necessary. Small scratchblocks cost $10 and large are $15. Parking will be available in Parking Lot 9 and 10. 

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Department of Art and Design


Jenny Hager

(904) 620-4687

Facebook Event
Lectures, Seminars, and Information Sessions
'Get Black' Panel Discussion/'Get Out' Movie Screening

Movies like "Get Out" and "Black Panther" challenge what it means to have diversity in major motion pictures. A panel of students and English department faculty will discuss diversity in blockbuster hits and why it's important to be honest and forthcoming with that representation in the "Get Black: Representation in Major Motion Pictures" panel discussion, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, Skinner-Jones Hall, Building 4, Writing Center, Room 2501. In addition, Movies on the House will host a 7 p.m. screening of the 2017 American horror movie "Get Out," Andrew A. Robinson Jr. Theater, Building 14A.


Paige Perez

Search Committee News
College of Education and Human Services

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 3201

The committee will conduct phone interviews for the sport management instructor position, 322330. Contact Judy Chacinski, office manager, for more information.


Judy Chacinski

(904) 620-1801

Everything Else
China Study Abroad Applications Open

The Confucius Institute is now accepting applications for its China trip Saturday, June 9, to Saturday, June 23. Students will travel to Beijing and Xi'An, visiting historic sites such as the Great Wall, Temple of Heaven and the Terracotta Warriors. The itinerary also includes workshops on Chinese calligraphy, painting, culture and more. Only 15 to 25 students will be accepted; apply now on the website event page or contact the Confucius Institute via email or at (904) 620-5436, for more information.

Diane Stover Farewell Open House

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Building 2, Founders Hall, Military and Veterans Resource Center, Room 1100

The campus community is welcome to stop by during open house hours to bid farewell to Diane Stover, Military Veterans Resource Center outreach and recruitment coordinator, as she embarks on a new adventure.


Theresa Hammock

(904) 620-5042

Dr. Elizabeth Curry Retirement Breakfast Reception

Friday, April 6, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Building 16, Osprey Commons, Talon Room, Room 4202

The Carpenter Library will celebrate the retirement of Dr. Elizabeth A. Curry, Library dean, with a breakfast reception. RSVP to Susie Parks, Library administrative assistant, by Friday, March 23.


Susie Parks

(904) 620-2553

Fruit Infused Water Hydration Station

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Building 61, Student Wellness Complex, Dottie Dorian Fitness Center

The wellness dietitians will offer free samples of fruit-infused water and provide recipes for additional infusion flavors.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Department of Recreation and Wellness


Callie Stewart

(904) 620-5223

Facebook Event
Healthy Osprey Icon Identifies Best Meal Dining Options

Look for the Healthy Osprey icon, a blue apple, to identify some of the best meal options with balanced nutrients offered at Osprey Cafe and around campus. The logo, designed in partnership with the Department of Recreation and Wellness, includes nutrition criteria set by Yemila Lowry, Dining Services registered dietitian. For more information, email Yemila Lowry or visit the website.


Yemila Lowry

(904) 620-2247

Lavender Graduation Registration Open

Each Spring, the LGBT Resource Center hosts a Lavender Graduation to honor and acknowledge the achievements and contributions to the University from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally students. The free event, Thursday, April 19, University Center, Building 43, will feature a catered reception followed by a ceremony where graduates are individually honored with a purple cord and certificate. Graduates who wish to participate must register.


Dwan Love

(904) 620-5197

Noor Inayat Khan Community Service Scholarship Award

The Interfaith Center is now accepting applications for the Noor Inayat Khan Interfaith Community Service Award. Two outstanding students will each receive a tuition scholarship in the amount of $500 and a commemorative award. Applications are due 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 4. View eligibility requirements and application instructions on the website.


Dori Schaffield

(904) 620-5522

Osprey Community Ambassador Applications Open

Osprey Community Ambassadors are paraprofessional student staff members in the Center for Community-Based Learning, who contribute to community engagement by participating in local hands-on learning opportunities, hosting programs/events and co-facilitating a UNF Cares class. The year-long commitment for active undergraduate or graduate students begins in May and concludes in April of 2019. OCAs receive three stipends throughout the year to compensate for work and time. The application deadline is Friday, March 30; to apply, visit the website. For more information, email the UNF Cares program.


Justin Sipes

(904) 620-3545

Osprey Community Engagement Medallion Spring/Summer Application Deadline

The Center for Community-Based Learning's Osprey Community Engagement Medallion application deadline is 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 27. This award recognizes up to 25 students who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to the greater Jacksonville community through community-based learning, volunteerism, social advocacy, community-based federal work-study and political engagement. The award will be presented in the spring and includes potential summer graduates. Visit the website for more information.


Ryan Doan

(904) 620-3547

Spinnaker Media Hiring Summer/Fall Semester Leaders

The following student leader positions for the summer/fall semester are available at Spinnaker Media: radio general manager, TV general manager, business manager, creative services director and editor-in-chief. For more information or to apply, visit the current job openings website or call Mo Baker, director.


Mo Baker

(904) 620-1598