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Administrative Announcements

The Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended, includes many disclosure and reporting requirements for institutions who participate in Title IV Federal Student Aid Programs. To comply with federal requirements and to provide comprehensive consumer and safety information to prospective and enrolled students and prospective and current employees, the University has established a Consumer Information webpage. This page contains specific consumer information as required by HEA, including the exact electronic address where information is posted. The information may also be accessed through a link at the bottom of every UNF webpage.

The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) requires co-educational institutions of postsecondary education that participate in Title IV, federal student financial assistance programs and have intercollegiate athletic program, to prepare an annual report for the Department of Education on athletics participation, staffing, revenues and expenses, by men’s and women’s teams. The University of North Florida’s most recent EADA report may be found online via the UNF Athletics website. Paper copies of the report can be obtained by contacting:

University of North Florida Athletic Compliance
UNF Arena: Building 34, Room 1031
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224
(904) 620-2833

View additional consumer and safety information required by the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, via the webpage.

The Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations outlined in the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA), as articulated in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) Part 86 require institutions to notify all students and employees annually of the following information:

  • Standards of conduct
  • Disciplinary sanctions for violations of the standards of conduct
  • Possible legal sanctions and penalties
  • Statement of the health risks associated with abuse of alcohol and other drugs
  • Availability of program related to alcohol and other drugs

UNF is committed to educating its community regarding the harmful effects and legal consequences associated with alcohol and other drug use. Special attention has been paid to providing a balance between educational and punitive components. A series of educational and prevention programs are offered to the University community, while at the same time alerting members to the consequences of noncompliance. It is hoped that all members of the University community will strive to promote behaviors that are compatible with the educational mission of the University, including the establishment of healthy and responsible norms. .

For specific information related to the items mentioned above, refer to the official Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy. For additional information, contact the Dean of Students at (904) 620-1491.

Contact:

One Stop Student Services

onestop@unf.edu

(904) 620-5555

Per the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended, and 34 CFR 668.40, a student, who is convicted of a state or federal offense involving the possession or sale of an illegal drug that occurred while the student was enrolled in school and receiving Title IV aid, is not eligible for Title IV funds. [An illegal drug is a controlled substance as defined by the Controlled Substance Act and does not include alcohol and tobacco.] Convictions only count against a student for aid eligibility purposes (FAFSA question 23c) if they were for an offense that occurred during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving federal student aid—they don't count if the offense wasn't during such a period, unless the student was denied federal benefits for drug trafficking by a federal or state judge. Also, a conviction that was reversed, set aside or removed from the student’s record doesn't count, nor does one received when she was a juvenile, unless she was tried as an adult. View more information regarding periods of ineligibility and regaining eligibility after a drug conviction via the webpage.

The UNF Foundation Scholarships office has implemented a new scholarship management system called AcademicWorks. This system allows students to view their eligible scholarships, apply online and manage the acceptance process. To be considered for a Foundation Scholarship, follow the steps below:

1. Complete Data Sharing Consent Form:

  • Each year, students must complete the data sharing consent form to be considered for any Foundation scholarship. This includes renewal of an existing scholarship. Once the form is complete, it takes 24 hours for student data to be updated in Academic Works.
  • To access and complete the form:
    • 1. Click here
    • 2. Log into myWings
    • 3. Click on the Data Consent with UNF Foundation Scholarship link
    • 4. Fill out the form and click submit at the bottom.

2. Visit UNF Academic Works:

  • Complete the general application along with any applications from the colleges and units.

Student information isn't immediately updated in the system once the data consent form is complete. Students will have access to Academic Works, but all eligible scholarships won't appear until the following day. For questions, email the Foundation Scholarship office.

Contact:

Emily Williamson

emily.williamson@unf.edu

(904) 620-5384

Transportation and Parking Services Notices

Due to the Athletic Department's Elementary Day event, parking and shuttle stop modifications will be in place Monday, Jan. 27, as follows:

  • 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Lot 46, near Hodges Stadium, Building 46, and Lot 34, behind the Arena, Building 34, will be closed with barricades.
  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The east section of North Entrance Road around Lot 18, near Harmon Baseball Stadium, Building 27, will be blocked off. Shuttle stop No. 2, near the Central Parkway campus entrance, won't be in service; however, shuttle stop No. 1, near Hodges Stadium, will have normal service activity. Entrances to Lot 18 will be open, except the east entrance

All spaces will return to normal operations after 2 p.m.

Contact:

Parking and Transportation Services

parking@unf.edu

(904) 620-2815

Academics

Students can receive help with math, biology, chemistry, French, ASL, research and writing at the Carpenter Library, Building 12, Perdue Study Area on the second floor. Tutors from the Office of Student Academic Success Services and the Writing Center are available throughout the semester. Librarians offer face-to-face and online research consultations for all students, faculty and staff. Availability is as follows:

  • Research consultations
  • French and ASL
    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Math
    • Monday through Thursday: 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Biology and Chemistry
    • Monday through Thursday: 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Writing: 
    • Monday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Tuesday:  2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Wednesday: 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • Thursday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Click to view tutoring schedule and Writing Center hours.

Contact:

Stephanie Race

stephanie.race@unf.edu

(904) 620-5177

Student applications are now being accepted for the College of Arts and Sciences Transformational Learning Opportunity (TLO) Scholarship. Funding is available for summer or fall research projects, directed independent study, international learning or internships. Faculty should advise students to apply by the Friday, Feb. 14, deadline. Access the application via the webpage. For questions, email the COAS Scholarship Coordinator.

Contact:

COAS Scholarship Coordinator

coas.scholarships@unf.edu

(904) 620-2560

Current undergraduate students approved to take graduate level courses and eligible alumni may pay an exclusive discount rate of $275 per credit hour for tuition. Visit the Graduate School website to view program offerings and learn more about the 33% tuition decrease. 

Contact:

Dekira Hemingway

d.hemingway@unf.edu

(904) 620-5340

Friday, February 28, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Building 58W, John A. Delaney Student Union, Rooms 3703AB/3804/3806

UNF will host the Inaugural Piracy Studies Conference, an interdisciplinary, international conference organized by the Grupo de Estudio Internacional "Piratería de la Edad Moderna Temprana." Conference sessions are open to the UNF community. For more information and to register, visit the website.

Contact:

Clayton McCarl

clayton.mccarl@unf.edu

(904) 620-1242

Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in a user-experience focus group to help the Carpenter Library redesign its Digital Commons and Library Guides web presence. Those selected to participate will receive a $5 Starbucks gift card and light snacks will be provided during the group sessions. Selected participants will be contacted by the end of January and sessions will be held in February.

Contact:

Adam Chalmers

lib-systems@unf.edu

(904) 620-1410

Website

A new research database is available on the Library Databases webpageASTM Compass and Digital Library provides access to a collection of industry standards and technical engineering information that includes the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards, Special Technical Publications, Manuals, Monographs, Data Series and all ASTM journals. ASTM Compass publications cover a broad range of engineering disciplines. Librarians are available to provide demonstrations and classroom instruction for all library resources.

Contact:

Stephanie Race

stephanie.race@unf.edu

(904) 620-5177

Friday, February 7, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Building 4, Skinner-Jones Hall, Room 1705; and other various rooms

This event, focused on International Humanitarian Law (the law of armed conflict), will give participants the opportunity to participate in a hands-on simulation, and to engage on related topics with faculty members from various departments, including Dr. Josh Gellers, associate professor of political science; Dr. Sarah Mattice, associate professor of philosophy/Interdisciplinary Studies Program director; and Dr. Sericea Stallings-Smith, assistant professor of public health. Register.

Sponsor: International Studies Program, American Red Cross

Contact:

Clayton McCarl

clayton.mccarl@unf.edu

(904) 620-1242

Facebook Event

Clubs and Organizations

The Presidential Envoys provide outstanding service to the campus and community as well as possess strong leadership and communication skills that will enable members to transition from students to successful alumni. Envoys help the Office of the President and the Alumni Association at sponsored events and enjoy a wide range of opportunities such as mentoring, networking, leadership and community service. For more information, visit the website.

Contact:

Kennedy Rainge

presidential.envoy.recruitment@unf.edu

(904) 620-2490

Recreation and Wellness

UNF’s wellness dietitians offer a holistic approach to nutrition education and personalized nutrition counseling. During an appointment, learn the tools to confidently make your own food choices and practice flexibility, balance and enjoyment of all foods. Dietitians will work with you to create achievable, realistic wellness goals with consideration for your lifestyle, preferences and schedule.  Contact Callie Stewart or Kelly Schooley to schedule an appointment.

Arts and Entertainment

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Building 14A, Andrew A. Robinson Jr. Theater, Room 1314

The Land Report Collective deals with landscape in fundamental ways and as a foundational reference point. Leticia Bajuyo transforms suburban stereotypes into symbols and visual markers that delight and at the same time spur a critical stance as she crafts an irony inflected dystopian vision of the suburban fantasy. Jason Brown considers the politics of mountaintop removal in his construction of objects and installations while also creating playful formal assemblages; his objects and projects seek to challenge users to engage in a civic dialogue about individual, community and place. This lecture is free and open to the public.

Sponsor: Department of Art and Design

Contact:

Jenny K. Hager

j.hager@unf.edu

(904) 620-4687

Facebook Event

Lectures, Seminars, and Information Sessions

Professional U is a career development forum targeted to College of Arts and Sciences students. Different breakout sessions provide students the opportunity to understand the value of COAS majors in connection to various careers and industries. Students will also gain professional skills to network with employers for internship and employment opportunities. Speakers include alumni, employers and community partners. This multi-day event takes place Monday, Jan. 27, though Friday, Jan. 31, in the Delaney Student Union, Building 58W. Visit the website for session and location information.

Contact:

Brooke Hammon

csc@unf.edu

(904) 620-2976

Friday, January 31, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Building 4, Skinner-Jones Hall, Room 1705

Susan Eccher, military and international services regional manager for the American Red Cross North Florida Region, will give a lecture on International Humanitarian Law, the law of armed conflict. This event is happening in advance of the Raid Cross Simulation, organized by the Red Cross and the International Studies Program, taking place on Friday, Feb. 7.

Contact:

Clayton McCarl

clayton.mccarl@unf.edu

(904) 620-1242

Facebook Event

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

Building 34, Arena

Dr. Madeleine Albright is a professor, author, diplomat and businesswoman who served as the 64th US Secretary of State and, at that time, was the highest ranking woman in US government history. Reserve a free e-ticket. 

Cost: Free

Sponsor: UNF Foundation, World Affairs Council

Contact:

Molly Espinoza

molly.espinoza@unf.edu

(904) 620-4334

Military/Veterans Affairs

Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 43, Adam W. Herbert University Center

Learn how to run a business solely from your smartphone by learning the apps and technology you will need to be responsive to customers and get more done with less. This workshop is led by Greg Gutkowski, marketing instructor, and is open to all military, veterans and military spouses. Register.

Cost: Free, courtesy of MVRC and Army veteran Bob Jacoby

Contact:

Theresa Hammock

mvrc@unf.edu

(904) 620-5131

Website Facebook Event

Diversity Initiatives

Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Building 58W, John A. Delaney Student Union, Ballrooms C/D, Room 3703

Genuinely U aims to create opportunities for the women of UNF to be inspired and enlightened, support one another, advance women's leadership and effect change for the University as well as the broader community. At this spring breakfast meeting, network with other women on campus and enjoy a presentation on D.O.P.E. Leadership from Berneitha K. McNair, executive director of the Northeast Florida Community Action Agency and president of Berneitha McNair Consulting where she specializes in a modern, trendy approach to leadership training. RSVP by Monday, Jan. 27.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: The Women's Center

Contact:

Jess Harris

jessica.harris@unf.edu

(904) 620-5515

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Building 58W, John A. Delaney Student Union, Room: 3703D

The Student Alliance for Inclusion and Diversity and campus partners will register participants to vote and discuss the importance of voting in America.

Contact:

Milesh Patel

said@unf.edu

(904) 620-2528

The $1,000 Women’s History Month Scholarship is funded by the Office of the Vice President of Student and International Affairs and awarded to a UNF student for outstanding work on campus or in the local community to diminish sexism and enhance gender equity. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2; the award will be presented Wednesday, March 4, at the Women’s History Month Luncheon. For eligibility and application requirements, visit the webpage. For additional information, contact the Women’s Center via email or by calling (904) 620-2528. 

Contact:

Jess Harris

jessica.harris@unf.edu

(904) 620-5515

Dining Services

Dining Services is offering additional Dining Dollars (DD) for students purchasing a block membership from Tuesday, Jan. 14, through Monday, Jan. 27. Bonus DD amounts per membership option are as follows:

  • 110 meals + $200 DD = Receive $60 in bonus DD
  • 75 meals +250 in DD = Receive $40 in bonus DD
  • 45 meals + $300 DD = Receive $20 in bonus DD

Students may enroll in a membership via myWings. For questions or to learn more, visit the webpage or contact the Dining Services office at (904) 620-2543.

Contact:

Dennis Negrin

d.negrin@unf.edu

(904) 673-8730

Everything Else

Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Building 43, Adam W. Herbert University Center, Room 2146

This class will provide the knowledge needed to know how to make it in the real world and prepare for the financial aspects of your first job, including understanding your employment benefits package, completing tax forms, budgeting, building a credit score and creating financial goals. UNF students and staff receive a 50% discount. To register and receive the discount, email the Division of Continuing Education. For questions, call (904) 620-4200 or visit the website.

Cost: $59

Sponsor: Division of Continuing Education

Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

JCPenney at The Avenues mall, 10308 Southside Blvd.

UNF is partnering with JCPenney at the Avenues Mall to provide UNF students and alumni up to an extra 60% off select men’s and women’s career dress apparel and shoes. The career dress apparel featured in this event includes suites, dresses, sport coats, dress pants, scrubs, shoes and accessories.

Cost: Free

Contact:

Brooke Hammon

csc@unf.edu

(904) 620-2976

Website

The Alumni Association is seeking nominations from faculty, staff and students for the spring Senior Service Award, presented at each commencement ceremony to a graduating senior who has made significant contributions to the University and/or the community through volunteerism while maintaining an outstanding academic record. The recipient receives a commemorative plaque, a monetary award of $300, an engraved paver located in the Delaney Student Union Plaza and recognition at the commencement ceremony. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Jan. 31. To nominate a deserving senior, visit the website for more information and click on the award form. 

Contact:

Kelly Rhoden

unf-alumni@unf.edu

(904) 620-4723

The Alumni Association is offering grant funding up to $1,000 per club for two student clubs. Applications for the spring semester are due by Friday, Jan. 31. Visit the website for more information and an application form. For questions, contact the Office of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving at (904) 620-4723 or via email.

The Osprey Community Engagement Medallion recognizes up to 25 graduating students each semester who demonstrate an exemplary commitment to the greater Jacksonville community through activities such as community-based learning, volunteerism, community or social advocacy, community-based Federal work-study, and political engagement during their years as a UNF student. The application for spring/summer 2020 graduates is now available. Completed applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 13. For more information about the distinction and eligibility, visit the webpage, or contact the Center for Community-Based Learning.

Contact:

Justin Sipes

unfcares@unf.edu

(904) 620-3545

A social media survey is now available for anyone in the UNF community to take part in. The feedback from the survey will offer valuable insight on how the community views the social media channels. Take the survey.

Contact:

Ronnesha Rodgers

social@unf.edu

(904) 620-5427