Administrative Announcements
Canvas Preferred Name Change

Users who have a preferred first name listed in Banner will now see it displayed in Canvas; users who don't, won't see a change. The University recognizes that many students, faculty and staff prefer to use names other than their legal names to identify themselves. To request the use of a preferred name, students can access the form on the One Stop Student Services site and employees can access the form on the Human Resources site.

Contact:

ITS Help Desk

helpdesk@unf.edu

(904) 620-4357

Dean of Students, Ombuds, Student Conduct New Locations

The Offices of the Dean of Students, Student Conduct and the Ombuds have all relocated to the second floor of Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Building 57, as follows: 

  • Office of the Dean of Students/Ombuds: Suite 2700 
  • Student Conduct: Suite 2750 

If you notice a student exhibiting distressing or alarming behavior, Supporting our Students (SOS) concerns can be submitted through the online referral form. Visit the Dean of Students webpage for more information.

Contact:

Liz Arflin

e.arflin@unf.edu

(904) 620-1491

Security Login Screen Updated

The security login screen that students, faculty and staff see when authenticating to some services has changed. When accessing services and applications through myWings, users won’t notice any change, but if accessing an application directly, users will see a different University-branded login screen. View changes.

Contact:

ITS Help Desk

helpdesk@unf.edu

(904) 620-4357

Stay Safe this Semester

In the event of an emergency, the University will use multiple means of communication to notify and update the campus community regarding the nature of a crisis. Means of communication may include social media, text messages, cell phone calls and indoor/outdoor mass communication systems. In the event of an active shooter emergency while in a classroom or other University building, individuals are encouraged to take the actions listed below:

 

  • RUN: When an active shooter is in your vicinity, if there is an escape path, and it's safe to do so, attempt to evacuate.
  • HIDE: If evacuation isn't possible, find a place to hide.
  • FIGHT: As a last resort, and only if your life is in danger, attempt to incapacitate the shooter.

 

When law enforcement arrives, remain calm and follow instructions, keep your hands visible at all times, avoid pointing or yelling and know that help for the injured is on the way. When informed to evacuate by emergency personnel, leave all personal effects behind, unless instructed otherwise by emergency personnel. Upon exiting the classroom space, promptly proceed to the location designated by or led to by emergency personnel. Don't re-enter classroom space until directed or given an all-clear by emergency personnel. Visit the Crisis Management website for more information.

 

It's strongly recommended that students watch a video supplied by the FBI titled "Run, Hide, Fight," found here

 

In addition, the University Police Department recommends students go to the App Store for Apple products and Google Play Store for Android products and download the free-of-charge app called Safe Ospreys. If prompted, grant permission to receive app notifications. By downloading the app, users will have access to the UNF Alert Feed for emergency notifications and these six safety feature buttons:

  • Mobile BlueLight: Just like the blue emergency phones on campus, this button simultaneously sends your location and calls the dispatchers in the University Police Department.
  • Friend Walk: This allows individuals to send your location in real-time to a friend or parent, so they can monitor as you walk to your destination and trigger a call to emergency services, if needed.
  • Report a Tip: Users can report a tip of unusual or criminal activity to UPD using one of three options—a Tip Report, the Silent Witness program or a call to UPD’s dispatch center.
  • Safety Toolbox: This button reveals a set of tools with directions—Flashlight, Share Map of your location and Notification History.
  • Emergency Plans: Even without internet access, users will be able to view and keep informed of the University’s emergency plans, such as procedures for bomb threats, campus disturbance, hazardous release, fire and facility evacuation.
  • Support Resources: This button offers links to the University’s Counseling Center and Women’s Center.

The University encourages the entire campus community to download and utilize the app as soon as possible.

Contact:

Chief Frank Mackesy

f.mackesy@unf.edu

(904) 620-2800

Summer B Special Hours

Summer B begins Monday, June 25, and continues through Friday, Aug. 3. Summer C also ends Aug. 3. Below are special hours of operation and closures:

  • Bookstore:
    • Monday through Thursday: Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Friday: Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday: Open noon to 4 p.m.
    • Sunday: Closed
  • Carpenter Library:
    • Monday through Thursday: Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Friday: Open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Sunday: Open 1 to 10 p.m.
  • Dining Services: Visit the website
  • Eco Adventure: Open noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday for gear checkout
  • Field House:
    • Monday through Thursday: Open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Friday: Open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday: Open noon to 6 p.m.
  • Game Room: 
    • Monday through Thursday: Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Friday: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday: Open noon to 10 p.m.
    • Sunday: Closed
  • ITS Help Desk:
    • Monday through Thursday: Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; help by phone begins at 8 a.m.
    • Friday: Open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; help by phone begins at 8 a.m.
    • Saturday: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Sunday: Open 1 to 10 p.m.
  • Student Union:
    • Mondays through Thursdays: Open 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Fridays: Open 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturdays: Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Sundays: Closed
  • Student Wellness Complex:
    • Monday through Thursday: Open 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Friday: Open 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday: Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Town Center Shuttle: Services resume 10 a.m. Monday, June 18

Contact:

Amanda Dawson

amanda.dawson@unf.edu

(904) 620-2192

UNF In The News
  • UNF steps up fight against cancer with special microscope: Researchers at the Materials Science and Engineering Research Facility are using the one-of-a-kind TESCAN Q-Phase microscope to study cancer cells. The Jacksonville Business Journal and First Coast News stopped by to see this groundbreaking research tool.
  • Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship awarded to UNF faculty member: Dr. Thobias Sando, associate professor of civil engineering, is working in Tanzania with graduate student Festo Mjogolo to conduct a 12-week Infrastructure Management Research Clinic. Read more in The Spinnaker.
  • UNF biology faculty shares dolphin insight: Dr. Quincy Gibson, biology assistant professor, spoke to the The Florida Times-Union about habits of the local dolphin population.
  • UNF professor lends his research expertise on national issue: Dr. David Courtwright, history professor, spoke with In Sickness and in Health podcast about the opioid overdose crisis. Scroll down to Episode 11 and pick a media player to listen for free.
  • UNF surfers finish third at NSSA finals: The Surf Team finished third best in the nation at the National Scholastic Surfing Association’s collegiate championships. The Times-Union had the story.

Contact:

Amanda Dawson

Amanda.Dawson@unf.edu

(904) 620-2192

UNF-Wireless Network

Information Technology Services will begin installing a new wireless network this week. The new network, UNF-Wireless, is a multi-year project that will ultimately triple the number of access points on campus, enable a faster connection and provide a better experience. Phase 1 begins with Skinner-Jones Hall, Building 4, which will be converted to the new network the morning of Thursday, June 14. Housing areas occupied for Summer B will be converted next; these students will be able to enjoy the new network upon move-in. Phase 1 will continue throughout the summer, with the aim to complete all remaining residence halls, John A. Delaney Student Union and the Coggin College of Business before the fall term begins. View the planned conversion schedule and learn more about connecting to the University's wireless networks.

Contact:

ITS Help Desk

helpdesk@unf.edu

(904) 620-4357

Academics
Educational Leadership Doctoral Defense

Monday, July 2, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 3201

Robert Allan Greene, an educational leadership doctoral student, will defend his dissertation "The Effect of Modality on Student Achievement and Course Completion in a Developmental Mathematics Course."

Sponsor: Department of Leadership, School Counseling, Sport Management

Contact:

Adelyn Fleming

adelyn.fleming@unf.edu

(904) 620-2990

Jim and Millie Milligan Family Foundation Presidential Fellowship

The Jim and Millie Milligan Family Foundation Presidential Fellowship provides financial means for graduate students to complete thesis/dissertation requirements. These funds are intended to encourage timely graduation and are available to candidates already working towards completion. This fellowship awards existing students with a total of $3,000 in one term, in-state tuition waiver and out-of-state tuition reduction if applicable. The deadline to submit a fall fellowship application is Friday, July 20. To view eligibility requirements, the application and more information, visit the Graduate School website.

Contact:

Graduate School

graduateschool@unf.edu

(904) 620-1360

New Library Database

A new research database, HeinOnline: Gun Regulation and Legislation, is available on the Thomas G. Carpenter Library's  Databases webpage. This resource brings together essential periodicals, compiled legislative histories, CRS reports, Congressional hearings, U.S. Supreme Court briefs, monographs and other related materials on the controversial topic of regulating firearms in the U.S. Librarians are available to provide demonstrations and classroom instruction for all library resources.

Contact:

Stephanie Race

stephanie.race@unf.edu

(904) 620-5177

Clubs and Organizations
Coggin Delegation Accepting Applications

The Coggin Delegation gives students of all majors an opportunity to welcome international exchange students to the University and help them adapt to American culture by participating in group activities. The online application must be submitted by Wednesday, Aug. 1. Visit the website for more information.

Contact:

Alyssa Kyff

alyssa.kyff@unf.edu

(904) 620-5317

Athletics and Recreation
Derek Marinatos Soccer Academy Summer Camps

DMSA Summer Camps: Day Academy

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

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: Elite Residential Academy

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.

Contact:

Derek Marinatos

derek.marinatos@unf.edu

(904) 620-2948

Summer B Kickoff Group Fitness Classes

Summer B Kickoff group fitness special events are offered free for students and full-time faculty/staff members with a valid Osprey 1Card, Student Wellness Complex, Building 61. For class schedule and full descriptions, visit the group fitness webpage and click the link for "Summer B Kickoff Classes."

Contact:

Kacie Smith

kacie.smith@unf.edu

(904) 620-5217

Arts and Entertainment
Dinner/Show Featuring Geexella and Willie Evans Jr.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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

The second annual Dinner and Show will feature GeeXella and Willie Evans Jr. performing; a pasta bar will be available. Event and food is free for students with a valid Osprey 1Card, plus one guest. 

Sponsor: LGBT Resource Center, Campus Life

Contact:

Dwan Love

d.love@unf.edu

(904) 620-5197

Facebook Event
Summer B Kickoff Week

Summer B Kickoff helps new and returning Ospreys adjust to the new semester with a series of events and activities during the first week of classes. Summer B Kickoff has a little bit of everything, including the party on the lawn and the 16th annual cookout. Events are sponsored by the Office of Campus Life and funded by the Student Life and Services Fee. Visit the website for more information. 

Contact:

Maria Figuerado

maria.figuerado@unf.edu

(904) 620-5369

Facebook Event
Search Committee News
College of Education and Human Services

Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 1070

The committee will meet to discuss candidate applications for the Childhood Education, Literacy and TESOL resident clinical faculty position, 331352. 

Contact:

Julie Van Laere

j.van-laere@unf.edu

(904) 620-1744

Professional Development and Training
Upcoming Division of Continuing Education Courses/Programs

Upcoming continuing education courses/programs take place Adam W. Herbert University Center, Building 43, as follows: 

  • PMP Certification Preparation Course: 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, July 6; Room 2136; Register
  • Construction Quality Management for Contractors (CQM-C): 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, July 10; Room 2136; Register
  • Certified Financial Planner General Principles: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, July 13; Room 2144; Register
  • Life, Health and Variable Annuity Insurance (2-15) Prelicensing Course: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, July 13; Room 2136; Register
  • International Logistics: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, July 13; Room 2144; Register

The entire Course Catalog is available online. Students, faculty and staff receive a 50 percent discount off of all course offerings. To receive the discount, contact the Customer Care Team at (904) 620-4200 or via email.

Everything Else
Dining Services Pop-Up Student Hiring Fair

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Building 16, Osprey Commons, Osprey Cafe

Dining Services is hiring for Summer B and fall semesters; stop by to meet the hiring manager for a prescreening.

Contact:

Kelly Elkins

k.elkins@unf.edu

(904) 620-5353

English Language Program Seeks Volunteers

The English Language Program is looking for Conversation Partner Program volunteers. Partners meet one-on-one with international students for an hour per week during the summer semester. For an opportunity to gain volunteer hours, help someone practice English, learn about a new culture and make a new friend, visit the English Language Program office, Andrew A. Robinson Jr. Building, Building 14E, Room 1710, or email Sarah Flaniken, English instructor.

Contact:

Sarah Flaniken

volunteerelp@unf.edu

(904) 620-4281

FIFA World Cup Events/Watch Parties

Events and activities related to the FIFA World Cup will occur on campus for the duration of the championship, hosted by the International Center, Game Room and Campus Life. The kickoff watch party with a for-entertainment-only bracket pool and raffle begins 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 14, in the Game Room, John A. Delaney Student Union, Building 58W. Watch parties and programs will run through the final match, Sunday, July 15. This monthlong programming is funded by the Student Life and Services Fee. All World Cup matches will be aired in the Game Room during regular operating hours. Some special events include a FIFA18 videogame tournament, a themed dinner in the Osprey Cafe, a three-on-three soccer tournament, juggling and free kick competitions. For event details and updates, visit the Facebook Event page or the International Center website.

Contact:

Lauren Hodge

l.hodge@unf.edu

(904) 620-2657

Free Rapid HIV Testing

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 58E, John A. Delaney Student Union, Room 1111

The LGBT Resource Center and Department of Recreation and Wellness will provide free, rapid HIV testing.

Contact:

Dwan Love

d.love@unf.edu

(904) 620-5197

Facebook Event
I-Dinner Summer Kickoff

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Building 58, John A. Delaney Student Union, Ballrooms A/B, Room 3703

Kick off Summer B semester by enjoying an evening of free food, fun, activities and community with the Interfaith Center.

Contact:

Dori Schaffield

d.schaffield@unf.edu

(904) 620-5522

Facebook Event
LGBT Resource Center Lunch Hour

Every Thursday during the summer, bring your lunch and hang out with other students/staff, noon to 1 p.m., LGBT Resource Center, Building 58E, John A. Delaney Student Union, Room 1111. 

Contact:

Dwan Love

d.love@unf.edu

(904) 620-5197

Facebook Event
Meal Memberships Available

A variety of block, weekly and faculty/staff meal memberships are available for purchase via myWings. Take advantage of the significant cost savings. For more information, visit the Dining Services website.

Contact:

Dennis Negrin

d.negrin@unf.edu

(904) 673-8730

Summer Lounge

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Building 2, Founders Hall, Room 2100

This Women’s Center lounge event will feature food, fun and great conversation; decorate sandals/sunglasses and make ice cream sundaes.

Cost: Free

Contact:

Joanna Hillman

joanna.hillman@unf.edu

(904) 620-5515

Tommy G's Summer B Celebration

Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 12, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, First Floor

Students are invited to meet and greet the library staff at a fun Summer B kickoff event. Soda and ice cream will be served.

Contact:

Maria Atilano

m.atilano@unf.edu

(904) 620-1564

Facebook Event