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Administrative Announcements

The University has enabled Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection, which protects links and attachments found in email messages (Outlook), OneDrive files, Teams messages and other Office 365 linked Office applications. All links and attachments that are opened in any Office 365 application are scanned by Office 365 protection services to detect security issues.  If an attachment or link is found to be unsafe, the user will be alerted. If encountered, close the attachment or web page. If you feel that an attachment or link has been categorized by mistake, email ITSecurity@unf.edu. Using the "continue anyway" link is never recommended without the explicit direction of the IT Security team. 

Contact:

ITS Help Desk

helpdesk@unf.edu

(904) 620-4357

Website

Intersession begins Saturday, Dec. 14, and continues through Sunday, Jan. 5. Winter Break begins Wednesday, Dec. 25, and continues through Wednesday, Jan. 1. Classes resume Monday, Jan. 6. Below are special hours of operation and closures:

  • Business Services:
    • Saturday, Dec. 14, through Tuesday, Dec. 24: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; Closed Saturdays and Sundays
    • Wednesday, Dec. 25, through Wednesday, Jan. 1: Closed
  • Carpenter Library:
    • Friday, Dec. 13: Closes at 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, Dec. 14, and Sunday, Dec. 15: Closed
    • Monday, Dec. 16, through Friday, Dec. 20: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, Dec. 21, and Sunday, Dec. 22: Closed
    • Monday, Dec. 23, and Tuesday, Dec. 24: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Dec. 25, through Wednesday, Jan. 1: Closed
    • Thursday, Jan. 2, and Friday, Jan. 3: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, Jan. 4, and Sunday, Jan. 5: Closed
  • Center for Instruction and Research Technology:
    • Saturday, Dec. 14, through Intersession: Open regular hours
    • Wednesday, Dec. 25, through Wednesday, Jan. 1: Closed
    • Thursday, Jan. 2, and Friday, Jan. 3: Open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, Jan. 4, and Sunday, Jan. 5: Email support 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • College Optical (UNF Eye Center): Closed Wednesday, Dec. 25, through Wednesday, Jan. 1
  • Community First Credit Union: Visit the website for hours of operation
  • Delaney Student Union:
    • Saturday, Dec. 14, through Tuesday, Dec. 24: Open business days 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Closed Sundays
    • Wednesday, Dec. 25, through Wednesday, Jan. 1: Closed
    • Thursday, Jan. 2, through Monday, Jan. 6: Open business days 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Closed Sunday 
  • Dining Services: Visit the website for hours of operation
  • Eco Adventure:
    • Nature Tails: Open sunrise to sunset Saturday, Dec. 14, through Sunday, Jan. 5
    • Gear Checkout, Osprey Challenge Course​, Pavilion: Closed Saturday, Dec. 14, through Sunday, Jan. 5
  • Event Ticketing:
    • Saturday, Dec. 14, through Tuesday, Dec. 24: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; Closed Saturdays and Sundays
    • Wednesday, Dec. 25, through Wednesday, Jan. 1: Closed
  • Field House: Closed Saturday, Dec. 14, through Sunday, Jan. 5
  • Game Room: Closed Saturday, Dec. 14, through Sunday, Jan. 5
  • Golf Complex: Closed Wednesday, Dec. 25
  • ITS Help Desk:
    • Saturday, Dec. 14, and Sunday, Dec. 15: Closed
    • Monday, Dec. 16, through Tuesday, Dec. 24: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; Closed Saturdays and Sundays
    • Wednesday, Dec. 25, through Wednesday, Jan. 1: Closed
    • Thursday, Jan. 2, and Friday, Jan. 3: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, Jan. 4: Closed
    • Sunday, Jan. 5: Open 1 to 10 p.m.
  • Ogier Gardens: Closed Saturday, Dec. 14, through Sunday, Jan. 5
  • OneJax: Closed Wednesday, Dec. 25, through Wednesday, Jan. 1
  • One-Stop Student Services: Closed Wednesday, Dec. 25, through Wednesday, Jan. 1
  • Osprey 1Card Office:
    • Saturday, Dec. 14, through Tuesday, Dec. 24: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; Closed Saturdays and Sundays
    • Wednesday, Dec. 25, through Wednesday, Jan. 1: Closed
  • Osprey Connector: Inactive after 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13; will resume 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, with a modified housing route
  • Osprey Transit: Inactive after 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13; will resume 7:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6
  • Student Government: Closed Wednesday, Dec. 25, through Wednesday, Jan. 1; no green books available during this time
  • Student Wellness Complex:
    • Business Office:
      • Monday, Dec. 16, through Tuesday, Dec. 24: Open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      • Wednesday, Dec. 25, through Wednesday, Jan. 1: Closed
    • Dottie Dorion Fitness Center:
      • Saturday, Dec. 14, and Sunday, Dec. 15: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      • Monday, Dec. 16, through Wednesday, Jan. 1: Closed
      • Thursday, Jan. 2, through Sunday, Jan. 5: Open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Open Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Osprey Cliff: Closed Saturday, Dec. 14, through Sunday, Jan. 5
    • Paul Shirley Assessment Center: Closed Saturday, Dec. 14, through Sunday, Jan. 5
  • Town Center Shuttle: Inactive after 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13; will resume 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 5
  • UNF Bookstore:
    • Saturday, Dec. 14: Open noon to 4 p.m.
    • Sunday, Dec. 15: Closed
    • Monday, Dec. 16, through Monday, Dec. 23: Open business days 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Closed Saturdays and Sundays
    • Tuesday, Dec. 24, through Wednesday, Dec. 25: Closed
    • Thursday, Dec. 26, and Friday, Dec. 27: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, Dec. 28, and Sunday, Dec. 29: Closed
    • Monday, Dec. 30, and Tuesday, Dec. 31: Open 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Jan. 1: Closed
    • Thursday, Jan. 2: Open 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • Friday, Jan. 3: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, Jan. 4, and Sunday, Jan. 5: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Monday, Jan. 6, through Friday, Jan. 10: Open 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Saturday, Jan. 11: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • UPS Store: Closed Wednesday, Dec. 25, through Wednesday, Jan. 1

Contact:

Amanda Ennis

amanda.ennis@unf.edu

(904) 620-2192

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Presidential Diversity and Inclusion Award and Scholarship, which will acknowledge and honor the exemplary work of students, faculty and staff who help promote the understanding and appreciation for diversity and inclusion at the University. For more information and to nominate, visit the CODI website; the submission deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17.

Contact:

Alison Cruess

acruess@unf.edu

(904) 620-2583

Nominate a colleague or department for one of the following awards: Presidential Excellence Award, Presidential Quality Customer Service Award or the Presidential Spot Award. Recipients will be recognized at the annual awards ceremony during next spring's Professional Development Forum. The nomination deadline is Sunday, Dec. 15; view instructions and the application via the webpage. Contact Gayle Stillson, assistant director, with questions. 

Contact:

Gayle Stillson

gstillso@unf.edu

(904) 620-1056

Per the University's Signage Policy, all temporary external signage must be approved through the Delaney Student Union. Temporary signage permits aren't required for posters, flyers or handbills. To request signage approval, complete the online form.

Contact:

Brock Ertel

brock.ertel@unf.edu

(904) 620-1750

Website
  • First Coast women leaders: Whitney Meyer, director in the President's Office, is spearheading two new programs focused on diversity and inclusion at UNF: the Community Alliance for Student Success program and the Fearless Woman initiative. She stopped by “Ignite Success” to discuss.
  • Possible fuel of the future growing at UNF: Action News spoke with Dr. Mike Aspinwall, assistant professor of biology, about his research on the energy generating potentials of switchgrass.
  • New MOCA exhibit: Jacksonville-based artist Kedgar Volta presents "The Fragility of the Promise," a large-scale reactive light and sound installation in the acclaimed Project Atrium series at MOCA Jacksonville, a cultural institute of UNF. Arbus had the story.
  • UNF students take on Washington DC: UNF students get meaningful political experience in Ambassador Nancy Soderberg's Real World Policy class. Read more in the Spinnaker.
  • Eating healthy during the holidays: Dr. Lauri Wright, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics chair, shared healthy holiday eating hacks on “First Coast Living.”
  • Freed to Run: UNF's School of Music participated in the capitol-to-coast six-marathon series, Freed to Run, which helps pediatric patients gain access to civil legal assistance through the Northeast Florida Medical Legal Partnership. Read more in The Florida Bar.
  • A peak inside the Sawmill Slough Preserve: Learn about the history of UNF's nature preserve in the Spinnaker.

Contact:

Amanda Ennis

amanda.ennis@unf.edu

(904) 620-2192

In accordance with procedures adopted by the Florida Board of Governors and in compliance with regulations, the University is proposing to amend or repeal the following:

  • 6.0210R Service, Assistance and Other Animals on Campus (amend)
  • 13.0010R Purchasing Regulation (amend)
  • 13.0020R Notice and Protest Procedures for Protests (repeal)
  • 13.0030R Purchasing Program - Bonding Requirements (repeal)

Contact:

Stephanie Howell

showell@unf.edu

(904) 620-1028

Website

Transportation and Parking Services Notices

From Thursday, Dec. 5, to May 2020, the Kernan Boulevard Shuttle Stop will be closed due to construction. The shuttle stop will be temporarily moved within the northwest section of the adjacent Lot 53, so designated with tents and signage. The shuttle service schedule shouldn't be affected except when the north intersection of First Coast Technology Parkway is closed and buses will be required to use the south end of the Parkway. For additional information and status changes, visit the Announcement page or contact Parking Services by email or phone (904) 620-2815.

Contact:

Neal Fisher

nfisher@unf.edu

(904) 620-4243

Orders for spring semester student parking permits and upgrades will start tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 10. To review permit cost and accessible parking locations, visit the Permits and Rates page or the Student Parking page, under the “Permit Details” heading. The fee will appear on your myWings student account 24 hours after the order is completed. To verify payment made, visit “How do I pay for the permit?” link.

Permit Sales:

Non-housing students may order a parking permit starting 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10. The Housing permit sales begin 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. To assist with this process, have your vehicle description and license plate number available. To order a permit, students must be registered for classes and must complete a parking permit order via the online portal.

Permit Upgrades:

Beginning 9 a.m. Dec. 10, non-housing students can upgrade their current annual permit to a more desirable option if that category hasn't sold out, with the exception that housing permits can only be obtained by residential students. Housing students have permit upgrade opportunities beginning Dec. 12. All upgrade transactions must be done in person at Parking Services, Building 52; bring a photo ID, current vehicle description and license plate number to verify the upgraded permit.

Contact:

Parking and Transportation Services

parking@unf.edu

(904) 620-2815

Academics

The Carpenter Library's December database is HeinOnline, the world's largest fully-searchable, image-based government document and legal research database. It contains comprehensive coverage of U.S. statutory materials and treaties, more than 2300 scholarly journals, all the world's constitutions, collections of classic treatises and presidential documents as well as access to the full text of state and federal case laws, powered by Fastcase.

Contact:

Library Acquisitions

lib-acq@unf.edu

(904) 620-5673

Website

The Carpenter Library is open 24 hours starting today through Friday, Dec. 13. Numerous events and activities are planned, as follows:

  • PAWS Your Stress: Noon to 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9; meet Canine Companions for Independence friendly service dogs in training
  • Free late-night coffee, tea and snacks: 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, through Wednesday, Dec. 11; refreshments will be available on the Library's first floor, until supplies run out
  • Zzz-Zone: Friday, Dec. 6, through Friday, Dec. 13; a quiet place for naps will be available, third floor reading room 
  • Coloring and Game Stations: Friday, Dec. 6, through Friday, Dec. 13; Library's second floor 
  • Random Acts of Snacks: Random times and days; Library staff and partnering departments will offer treats to students studying in the library

Contact:

Maria Atilano

m.atilano@unf.edu

(904) 620-1564

Website

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Building 4, Skinner-Jones Hall, Room 3205

Hendry Imani, a civil engineering graduate student, will defend his thesis "The Use of Real-time Connected Vehicles and HERE data in developing an Automated Freeway Incident Detection Algorithm."

Contact:

Thobias Sando

t.sando@unf.edu

(904) 514-3995

Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 3201

Monica Bolanos-Boudreau, an educational leadership doctoral student, will defend her dissertation "Person-Centered Physical Training Programs for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities: Stimulating Motivation and Participation as Essential Components of Program Development."

Contact:

Thomas Higginbotham

thomas.higginbotham@unf.edu

(904) 620-2990

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 3201

Pamela A. Evors, an educational leadership doctoral student, will defend her dissertation "Inside Collaborative Communities: Teachers Perspectives of the Collaborative Process."

Contact:

Thomas Higginbotham

thomas.higginbotham@unf.edu

(904) 620-2990

The Carpenter Library now has 15 scientific calculators and 10 basic 4-function calculators available for three-hour loans. These items, in addition to graphing calculators, laptops, phone and laptop chargers, dry-erase markers and more, can be checked out from the first floor Information Desk .

Contact:

Victoria Rocanelli

victoria.rocanelli@unf.edu

(904) 620-4020

Athletics

Cheer on the women's basketball team, Building 34, Arena, as it hosts as follows:

  • 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28: versus Holy Cross University; doors open at noon
  • 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31: versus Edward Waters University; doors open at 1 p.m.  

Admission is free.

Contact:

Kaitlin Parsons

k.parsons@unf.edu

(904) 620-5429

Arts and Entertainment

The UNF Ceramics Guild is hosting a ceramics holiday sale of student work perfect for gift-giving, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, and Thursday, Dec. 12, Fine Arts Center, Ceramics LabA-C, Building 45. Snacks and beverages will be available while supplies last. For more information, contact Madison Schott, guild president.

Contact:

Madison Schott

unfceramicsguild@gmail.com

(904) 620-3815

Diversity Initiatives

The Intercultural Center for Peace is currently accepting applications for the 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship. Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students who demonstrate King's ideals during the MLK Scholarship Luncheon, Wednesday, Feb. 5. The completed application packet is due Tuesday, Dec. 17. 

Contact:

Brandi Winfrey

icp@unf.edu

(904) 620-2528

Dining Services

Spring Meal Memberships are now available via MyWings; a variety of cost saving memberships are offered. To learn more, visit the webpage. Reminder: First Time in College students living in University housing are required to purchase a meals-per-week membership.

Contact:

Layn Alderson

l.alderson@unf.edu

(904) 620-5152

Website

Everything Else

Commencement ceremonies will broadcast live in HD on Spinnaker TV, Channel 15-1, to all televisions connected to the campus tele-video cable system. Ceremonies will take place at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13. The broadcast is sponsored by Spinnaker Media and the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction.

Contact:

Mo Baker

m.baker@unf.edu

(904) 620-1598

The University Police Department is participating in a statewide initiative to improve pedestrian, bicycle and skateboard safety on campus. In an effort to protect the safety of these most vulnerable road users, UPD will conduct High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) details in the University’s high traffic crosswalks. Funded through a contract in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation's focused initiative, the goal is to increase awareness of and compliance with traffic laws that protect the safety of pedestrians, skateboarders, and bicyclists. Always be mindful and use extra care in crosswalk areas, whether on foot or in a motor vehicle.

Contact:

Officer Karen Livingston

karen.livingston@unf.edu

(904) 620-2800

Official fall commencement DVDs are available to order at a cost of $26.95 plus tax, shipping and handling. Visit the commencement website and click the "Purchase" button to order a copy today.

Contact:

Elaine Poppell

e.poppell@unf.edu

(904) 620-1876

Osprey Life and Productions is now scheduling for spring's Week of Welcome to take place Sunday, Jan. 5, through Saturday, Jan. 11. Departments/organizations wanting to table at the official welcome back event, "Blue Year’s Celebration," 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, should complete the survey form online. Departments interested in hosting an event need to fill out the second page for each event to be included in the calendar of events. The deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 17. Contact Student Affairs coordinators Maria Figuerado, at (904) 620-5369, or Ariel Broussard, at (904) 620-5440, with any questions.

Stock up for the holidays online and in-store. Featuring 30% off T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and drinkware; $50 off select Beats Solo 3 wireless headphones. Offer ends today, Wednesday, Dec. 11.

Contact:

Heather Czigan

0647gm@follett.com

(904) 620-2665

Website