A Message from the President
Message from the President: Freedom of Expression Statement

During a news conference yesterday, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida higher education leaders presented a statement signed by the presidents of Florida’s 12 public universities reaffirming the State University System’s commitment to freedom of expression on Florida’s university and college campuses. Here at UNF, we encourage the open exchange of ideas and perspectives, and I'm proud to join the other SUS presidents in this effort to preserve these fundamental rights. Open dialogue and debate are at the core of a university’s mission to provide a vigorous environment for learning, and university campuses should be a place where freedom of expression is not only protected but encouraged and expected. View statement.

Administrative Announcements
Honors Hall First Floor Restrooms Unavailability

First floor restrooms will be closed for renovations 5 p.m. Friday, April 26, through Sunday, June 16, Honors Hall, Building 10. The restrooms located on the second floor will remain open for use.

Contact:

Stephen Fagan

stephen.fagan@unf.edu

(904) 620-1173

Intersession Hours

Intersession begins Saturday, April 27, and continues through Tuesday, May 7. Most University offices will keep normal business hours. Below are special hours of operation and closures:

  • Bookstore:
    • Saturday, April 27: Open noon to 4 p.m.
    • Sunday, April 28: Closed
    • Monday, April 29, through Friday, May 3: Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5: Closed
    • Monday, May 6, and Tuesday, May 7: Open 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Business Services:
    • Saturdays and Sundays: Closed
    • Mondays through Fridays: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Carpenter Library:
    • Saturdays and Sundays: Closed
    • Mondays through Fridays: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Center for Instruction and Research Technology:
    • Friday, May 3: Closed 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Delaney Student Union:
    • Saturday, April 27: Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Sunday, April 28: Closed
    • Monday, April 29, through Friday, May 3: Open 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday, May 4: Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Sunday, May 5: Closed
    • Monday, May 6, through Tuesday, May 7: Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Dining Services: Visit the website
  • Eco Adventure: Closed Saturday, April 27, through Tuesday, May 7
  • Field House: Closed Saturday, April 27, through Tuesday, May 7
  • Game Room: Closed Saturday, April 27, through Tuesday, May 7
  • ITS Help Desk:
    • Saturdays and Sundays: Closed
    • Mondays through Fridays: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Ogier Gardens:
    • Tuesday, April 30: Open 9 a.m. to noon
    • Wednesday, May 1: Open 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.
    • Friday, May 3: Open 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.
    • Tuesday, May 7: Open 9 a.m. to noon
  • Osprey Connector: Inactive after 6 p.m. Friday, April 26; will resume 7 a.m. Wednesday, May 8
  • Osprey Transit: Inactive after 5 p.m. Friday, April 26; will resume 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 8
  • Student Wellness Complex:
    • Business Office:
      • Saturdays and Sundays: Closed
      • Mondays through Fridays: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Dottie Dorion Fitness Center:
      • Saturday, April 27, through Sunday, April 28: Closed
      • Monday, April 29, through Friday, May 3: Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
      • Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      • Monday, May 6, and Tuesday, May 7: Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Paul Shirley Assessment Center: Closed Saturday, April 27, through Tuesday, May 7
    • Osprey Cliff: Closed Saturday, April 27, through Tuesday, May 7
  • Town Center Shuttle: Inactive after 3 p.m. Friday, April 26; will resume 10 a.m. Monday, June 17
  • UPS Store:
    • Saturdays and Sundays: Closed
    • Mondays through Fridays: Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Contact:

Amanda Dawson

amanda.dawson@unf.edu

(904) 620-2192

Network Maintenance April 28

Various University systems will experience brief service interruptions while network maintenance is performed during the weekly 5 to 9 a.m. maintenance period Sunday, April 28. 

Contact:

Help Desk

helpdesk@unf.edu

(904) 620-4357

Osprey 1Card Unavailability  

The Osprey 1Card will be unavailable for monetary transaction use Saturday, April 27, through Monday, April 29, as the University transitions to a new operating vendor. Following the transition, all functionality of the Osprey 1Card will remain the same. During the downtime, users will still be able to use the card to gain access to essential campus services such as entrance to the Carpenter Library.

Contact:

Osprey 1Card Office

myosprey1card@unf.edu

(904) 620-4000

Ozzie Bucks Discontinuing Off Campus Use

Starting Friday, April 26, Ozzie Bucks will no longer be accepted at off-campus locations. Students and employees may continue to take advantage of the Ozzie Bucks program at several on-campus locations. Since Ozzie Bucks never expire, remaining account balances will continue to be available after April 26. To log in and check your Ozzie Bucks balance visit the webpage.

Contact:

Osprey 1Card Office

myosprey1card@unf.edu

(904) 620-4000

Presidential Diversity and Inclusion Student Scholarship Recipient

Haiden Baier, a graduate student, is the recipient of the 2019 Presidential Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship. Baier​ helped the University address discrimination and stigma by playing a large role in launching the Gender Inclusive Housing Community, a living-learning community that affirms and celebrates gender identity at UNF. In an internship with the Bay Area Youth Services Juvenile Diversion Alternative Program, Baier​ created an LGBTQ+ based workbook for youth to help them with coming out. He facilitates the Club Can Do mentoring program at the LGBT Resource Center. Baier​ is working toward a master’s degree in social work.

Contact:

Commission on Diversity and Inclusion

codi@unf.edu

(904) 620-2583

Spring Commencement Security Protocol

The University has implemented changes in security protocols to provide an additional level of security for our campus community and guests during spring commencement ceremonies. All graduates, faculty, staff, vendors and guests will be screened by metal detectors and all bags will be checked upon each entry into the Field House and the Arena. Plan accordingly and arrive early to ensure adequate time for these procedures.

Student Email Accounts Changing May 7

In order to provide better collaboration with the Office 365 tools, students will soon have an email account in the same environment as faculty and staff. During this transition, students will have two UNF mailboxes, their old one that uses "N-number@ospreys.unf.edu" and a new one that uses "N-number@unf.edu." Starting Tuesday, May 7, email communication from University systems will be delivered to the @unf.edu account only. Students will click the "Email" tile in myWings to access their new email account.

 

Beginning May 7, students will want to log in to their Ospreys account by clicking on the "Old Email" tile in myWings and activate automatic forwarding so any email still being sent to their Ospreys account is redirected to the new account. It's recommended students also turn on an "Automatic Reply" notice that directs email senders to contact them at their new @unf.edu address. Both the UNF and Ospreys accounts will be active for a period of time to enable transition to the new Office 365 environment. Communication will be sent prior to the Ospreys account being deactivated. Visit this webpage for additional information.

Contact:

ITS Help Desk

helpdesk@unf.edu

(904) 620-4357

Transportation and Parking Services Notices
Varsity Lane Closure

Varsity Lane will be closed to through traffic Saturday, April 27 through Sunday, May 26, and will reopen on Monday, May 27. During the closure, access to Lot 34 will be provided via UNF Drive only. Eco Road will serve as the detour route when traveling between the campus core and the athletic fields/Lot 18. To review the temporary traffic patterns, visit Temporary Traffic Control Detour Plan

 

Temporary mixed-permit parking accommodations for April 27 through May 26:

  • Lot 18 shuttle stops won't be serviced and all Gray Permit holders may park in both Blue and Gray Lots. To review Blue Lot locations, visit the campus map.
  • The Arena/Wellness shuttle stops on Varsity Lane will be inaccessible, as an alternative, utilize the temporary shuttle stop on UNF Drive located immediately across from the Delaney Student Union shuttle stop and entrance to Arena Garage.
  • When shuttle operations return to normal on May 27, Gray Permit holders must again park in Gray Lot spaces only.

Contact:

John Lind

john.lind@unf.edu

(904) 620-5230

Academics
Carpenter Library Open 24 Hours

The Carpenter Library will be open 24 hours starting today, Monday, April 15, through 5 p.m. Friday, April 26.

Contact:

Paul Mosley

pmosley@unf.edu

(904) 620-1527

Website
Enrollment Status for Federal Financial Aid

Only courses that count toward your current degree requirements may be included in your enrollment status for federal financial aid. If students are enrolled in courses that are not required for completion of a degree, some financial aid awards may be reduced or canceled. For questions about the degree-applicability of courses, contact your Academic Advisor. For questions about financial aid, contact One-Stop Student Services with the information found on the webpage or call (904) 620-5555.

Contact:

One-Stop Student Services

onestop@unf.edu

(904) 620-5555

Environmental Center Book Recycle

The Environmental Center is collecting unwanted textbooks to help support literacy programs worldwide through Better World Books. Donations are accepted throughout the year at the Environmental Center office, Building 1, Daniel Hall, Room 2200, and outside the UNF Bookstore, Delaney Student Union, Building 58W, in the blue collection bin.

Contact:

James Taylor

j.taylor@unf.edu

(904) 620-5804

Faculty Association May Meeting/Time Change

Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 12:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 16, Osprey Commons, Talon Room, Room 4202

The Faculty Association meeting time has changed from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Lunch will begin at noon. View the complete May meeting agenda and the packet in color or black/white. Limited hard copies will be available at the meeting. For more information, contact Dr. David Fenner, chair, or Cindy Chin, executive secretary.

Contact:

Cindy Chin

cchin@unf.edu

(904) 620-2872

Website
Spring Commencement Ceremonies Live Stream Website/TV

Spring commencement ceremonies will broadcast live Friday, April 26, via the website and on Spinnaker TV, Channel 15-1, as follows:

  • 9 a.m.: Brooks College of Health; College of Education and Human Services
  • 12:30 p.m.: College of Arts and Sciences (art, biology, chemistry, economics, English, fine arts, French studies, history, interdisciplinary studies, international studies, math, music, philosophy, physics, practical philosophy and applied ethics, religious studies, Spanish and statistics); Coggin College of Business
  • 4 p.m.: College of Computing, Engineering and Construction; College of Arts and Sciences (anthropology, communication, criminal justice, political science, public administration, psychology, social work and sociology)
Athletics
Derek Marinatos Soccer Academy Summer Camps

DMSA Day Camps: Day Academy                            

Day Academy sessions for boys/girls ages 6 through 14:

  • Monday June 3, through Friday, June 7
  • Monday June 10, through Friday, June 14
  • Monday, July 8, through Friday, July 12
  • Monday, July 15, through Friday, July 19

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 camp attended, a DMSA T-shirt, drawstring bag and water bottle. Pool time is included; after-care is available for an additional fee.

 

DMSA Day Camps: UNF Men's Soccer Identification Camp

Session for boys ages 14 through 20:

  • Saturday, June 8, 2019

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: Overnight Senior Elite Residential Academy

Session for boys ages 14 through 20:

  • Friday, June 28, through Sunday, June 30, 2019

The DMSA Senior 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 on the camps, tuition costs and registration, visit the Derek Marinatos Soccer Academy website.

Contact:

Derek Marinatos

derek.marinatos@unf.edu

(904) 620-2948

Osprey Nation Student Rewards App

Students should download the new Osprey Nation Student Rewards App to stay up to date on all athletics, Student Government, Osprey life and productions events as well as earn points and win prizes/experiences. Register using your Ospreys email address, then fill out a full profile to earn 300 points immediately. Download the app for Android or for iPhone. For more information, visit the webpage.

Contact:

Logan Owle

logan.owle@unf.edu

(904) 620-5116

Diversity Initiatives
Club Can-Do Mentee Application Open

Club Can-Do is a mentoring program for LGBTQ+ students seeking opportunities for professional development and personal growth. Students will be matched with a LGBTQ+ community member based on shared interests, experiences and goals. Apply today to be a Club Can-Do mentee for the 2019-20 school year. For more information, visit the LGBT Resource Center webpage.

Contact:

Haiden Baier

h.baier@unf.edu

(904) 620-5518

Lavender Graduation Cords Available

Lavender graduation cords for LGBTQ+ or ally students for the spring commencement ceremony this Friday, April 26, are available for pickup at the LGBT Resource Center, Delaney Student Union, Building 58E, Room 1111.

Contact:

Haiden Baier

h.baier@unf.edu

(904) 620-4720

Search Committee News
Thomas G. Carpenter Library

Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 3614

The committee and representatives from the search firm Myers Mcrae will conduct Zoom interviews with candidates for the Carpenter Library dean position, 310410. For more information, contact Michael Morris, office manager.

Contact:

Michael Morris

m.d.morris@unf.edu

(904) 620-2990

Dining Services
Meal Memberships Now Available in MyWings

Students may enroll now for their summer and fall meal memberships through the myWings portal, by selecting the "Student Tools" icon. For more information on memberships including weekly, block and faculty/staff plans, visit the webpage.

Contact:

Dennis Negrin

d.negrin@unf.edu

(904) 620-1959

Everything Else
Library Finals Week Activities

The Carpenter Library, Building 12, will offer the following events and activities for students during finals week:

  • PAWS Your Stress: Meet friendly service dogs in training from Canine Companions for Independence; Noon to 2 p.m. Monday, April 22
  • Free late-night coffee, tea and snacks: Items will be available on the first floor until supplies run out; Starting 8 p.m. Monday, April 22, through Wednesday, April 24
  • Sponsored Group Study Rooms: First floor group study rooms will be stocked with freebies, goodies and more, courtesy of partnering campus departments throughout the week
  • Zzz-Zone: A quiet place for naps in the third floor reading room; Friday, April 19, to Friday, April 26
  • Coloring and Game Stations: De-stress on the second floor; Friday, April 19, to Friday, April 26

Contact:

Maria Atilano

m.atilano@unf.edu

(904) 620-1564

Website