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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

Contact:

John Lind

john.lind@unf.edu

(904) 620-5230

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.

Contact:

Wallace Harris

wharris@unf.edu

(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. 

Contact:

One-Stop Student Services

onestop@unf.edu

(904) 620-5555

Osprey Shuttle Fall Advertisement

Fall shuttle advertising packages are available through Parking and Transportation Services. Be aware the cost has increased due to more active shuttle buses and more available shuttle poster slots. Click here for fall package details. The request deadline is Thursday, July 1. For more information, contact Felicia Rivera, parking event coordinator.

Contact:

Felicia Rivera

f.rivera@unf.edu

(904) 620-2360

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

Contact:

Andrea Mestdagh

andrea.mestdagh@unf.edu

(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."

Contact:

Andrea Mestdagh

andrea.mestdagh@unf.edu

(904) 620-2192

Clubs and Organizations
Environmental Center Student Coalition Meeting

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Room 3606

Details will be discussed about the summer trip to Devil's Den and upcoming events.

Contact:

Kelly Rhoden

k.rhoden@unf.edu

(904) 620-5806

Athletics and Recreation
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.

Contact:

Joseph Bialkoski

n00797530@unf.edu

(904) 401-4893

Arts and Entertainment
Summer B A Cappella Performance Features Six Appeal Vocal Band

Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.

Building 14A, Andrew A. Robinson Jr. Theater

Six Appeal Vocal Band is one of the busiest touring a cappella ensembles in the country. Its far-reaching repertoire spans a multitude of decades and genres, including pop, country, classic rock, jazz as well as rhythm and blues. Doors open at 7 p.m. This event is for current University students with a valid Osprey1 Card. 

Sponsor: Office of Campus Life

Contact:

Jessica LeClair

jessica.leclair@unf.edu

(904) 620-5355

Uncut After Dark

Friday, June 24, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Ballrooms, Room 3703

This is an interactive dance party where attendees will have the opportunity to witness artistic pole dance performances by members of Bittersweet Studios, participate in interactive dance tutorials taught by studio instructors and test out their new dance skills.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Women's Center

Contact:

Brandi Winfrey

b.winfrey@unf.edu

(904) 620-2528

Everything Else
National HIV Testing Day

Monday, June 27, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Building 58E, Student Union, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center, Room 1111

Stop by the LGBT Resource Center for free, rapid HIV testing from Gateway Health from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Contact:

Jake Moore

jake.moore@unf.edu

(904) 620-5197

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