Administrative Announcements
Lock Shop Extended Hours

The Lock Shop, UNF Annex, Building 6, Room 1206, will be open for extended hours 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, through Friday, Aug. 24, to accommodate additional key requests at the start of the fall term. Normal operating hours 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. will resume Monday, Aug. 27.


Bill Bigham

(904) 620-2669

UNF In The News
  • Local scientists on possible algae issues in North Florida: Dr. Cliff Ross, Biology Department professor and chair, discussed the harmful algae blooms that are disrupting Florida's west coast with The St. Augustine Record.
  • UNF student wins contest to train like a cosmonaut in Russia: Lee Giat, a junior double majoring in astrophysics and multimedia production, is the winner of the Student Astronaut 2018 contest sponsored by the science television network Xploration Station. WJCT had the story.
  • The importance of reading to your child: Dr. Katrina Hall, associate professor of literacy, spoke to WJXT Ch. 4's "The Morning Show" about making reading fun for your child and how it helps them become more successful in school.
  • UNF’s Meyer nominated for NCAA woman of the year: After a superb four-year career at UNF, Eden Meyer is in contention for one of the highest honors in college athletics. The former distance runner was selected Thursday as one of 154 nationwide nominees for the NCAA Woman of the Year award. Read more in The Florida Times-Union.
  • Running vs. walking: Dr. Churilla, professor and Exercise Science and Chronic Disease graduate program director, discussed the benefits of walking and running when it comes to weight loss, burning calories and health with Highya consumer magazine.
  • Exploring the myths about blueberries: Janine Dray-Daris, instructor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, busted the myths on blueberries in the Times-Union's monthly "Goods" column.

Read more about UNF faculty, staff and students in "Featured Stories."


Amanda Dawson

(904) 620-2192

Transportation and Parking Services Notices
Block Party Lot/Road Closure August 19

Due to the Welcome to College Block Party event, Lot 4, adjacent to the Delaney Student Union, Building 58, will be closed intermittently between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and completely closed 4 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, for event vendor vehicles setup and event safety. Also, sections of UNF Drive, starting at Lot 5, adjacent to the Student Wellness Complex, Building 61, and after the entrance to the Arena Parking Garage, Garage 38, will be closed 4 to 10:30 p.m. for safety precautions. There will be signage alerting drivers as well as UPD officers helping to direct traffic. For additional questions, call Maria Figuerado, Student Affairs coordinator.


Maria Figuerado

(904) 620-5369

Bookstore - Shop Textbooks by Author

The Bookstore has changed the way textbook aisles are organized. Textbooks are now alphabetized by author's last name instead of being listed by course title. Students can visit the website from a phone or tablet and enter their student N-number to populate their course materials by author. If you need help, ask a Bookstore staff member for assistance. 


Matt Davidson

(904) 620-2648

New Library Databases

Two new research databases are available on the Library Databases webpage. Librarians are available to provide demonstrations and classroom instruction for all library resources. 

  • HeinOnline: John F. Kennedy Assassination Collection contains the National Archives and Records Administration's complete collection of records on President Kennedy's assassination in a fully searchable, user-friendly format. Also included are books, hearings, other related works and scholarly articles on this topic.
  • Cambridge Structural Database: From the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre, is the world's largest repository for small-molecule organic and metal-organic crystal structures, with more than 800,000 entries from X-ray and neutron diffraction analyses. Along with crystal structure data, each entry includes chemical/physical property data and associated journal article reference.


Stephanie Race

(904) 620-5177

Athletics and Recreation
Week of Welcome Group Fitness Classes

The Student Wellness Complex will offer special programs during Week of Welcome. Students and full-time faculty and staff must present a valid Osprey 1Card to gain entrance. Fitness classes take place, Student Wellness Complex, Building 61, as follows: 


Sunday, Aug. 19:

5 p.m.: Booty Blast with Lyndi 
6 p.m.: Zumba/Hip Hop Mash Up with Christian and Kelsey
7 p.m.: Music Video Spin with Ashland
8 p.m.: DJ GLOW Yoga Party with Melissa


Monday, Aug. 20:

9 a.m.: Barre Burn with Ashley
11 a.m.: Rock vs. Rap Spin Express with Hannah
6 p.m.: Funky Fresh Visuals and Mixed Level Yoga with Shelby
7 p.m.: Zumba with Christian


Tuesday, Aug. 21:

Noon: Bohemian Reggae Relaxing Yoga with Ashley
5 p.m.: Britney Spears vs. Miley Cyrus Spin with Ashland 
7 p.m.: Hip Hop Fitness with Kelsey
8 p.m.: Acro Partner Yoga with Devan and Patrick


Wednesday, Aug. 22:

4:30 p.m.: Spin and HIT Combo with Hannah
7 p.m.: Buns and Guns with Fran
8 p.m.: EDM Glow Spin with Fran 


Thursday, Aug. 23:

5 p.m.: Booty Blast with Lyndi
6 p.m.: Step and Tone with Lora
8 p.m.: Throwback Thursday Power Yoga with Devan


Friday, Aug. 24:

10 a.m.: Barre Burn with Sydney
6 p.m.: Spin and Strength with Kim 



Kacie Smith

(904) 620-5217

Lectures, Seminars, and Information Sessions
Florida Data Science for Social Good Project Reveal

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

WJCT Studios, 100 Festival Park Ave.

The Florida Data Science for Social Good (FL-DSSG) program was an intensive 12-week internship that invited students to tackle data-rich projects that have the potential for substantial local impact. At the event, FL-DSSG interns will present findings and reveal insights gained from Baptist Health, Family Support Services, Girls Inc. of Jacksonville, and the Performers Academy projects. The public is invited to attend; a reception will follow the presentations. Register and find more information on the website, or visit the Facebook page.


Karthikeyan Umapathy

(904) 620-1329

Everything Else
Financial Literacy Guidance

The Financial Literacy Guidance from Federal Student Aid is designed to help students develop the skills necessary to make informed financial decisions, in particular with regard to the student loan process, by providing information on key concepts of managing personal finances as well as establishing and formulating a plan to reach financial goals. Watch the Responsible Borrowing video to learn about obligations as a borrower and how budgeting can help manage finances. The Budgeting video will help build decision-making skills to reach financial/academic goals.


One-Stop Student Services

(904) 620-5555

Genuinely U Fall Breakfast

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Building 58E, John A. Delaney Student Union, Room 3703

Enjoy networking with female colleagues during the fall breakfast assembly. Genuinely U, a women's faculty and staff network, creates opportunities for women of the University to be inspired, support one another, advance leadership and effect change within the University and broader community. RSVP via the website by Thursday, Aug. 23. 

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Women's Center


Joanna Young

(904) 620-5515

Public Opinion Research Lab Hiring Students Now

The Public Opinion Research Lab is hiring students who are available to begin immediately to help during campaign season. The position requires making phone calls and recording data for research. If interested, email the PORL for more information.

  • Rate of pay: $10 per hour
  • Hours: 4 to 9 p.m.
  • Dates: Now through November
  • Location: Social Sciences Building, Building 51, Room 2222


Mark Cooper

(904) 620-2784

Red Maple Boardwalk Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Building 54, J. M. Golden Environmental Education Pavilion

Celebrate the renovated Red Maple Boardwalk, part of the Nature Trails in the Wildlife Sanctuary, with guided walking tours following the ribbon-cutting ceremony. For more information, visit the website. RSVP via email to Heather Kite, associate director of Recreation and Wellness, by Thursday, Aug. 16.


Heather Kite

(904) 620-2998

Troops N' Tires Car Show

Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Lot 18, near Harmon Stadium, Building 27

The Student Veterans of America - UNF Chapter has partnered with the Military and Veterans Resource Center to host a car show with food and fun as part of the Week of Welcome. Attendance is free. Vehicle registration before the event costs $20, $25 on event day. The first 200 students receive a free T-shirt when presenting a valid Osprey 1Card. For more information, visit the website.


Ryan Geddings

Facebook Event
Week of Welcome Study Abroad Alumni Social

Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Room 3804

Students, faculty, advisors and alumni will share stories from study-abroad trips. Learn about scholarships, specific faculty-led exchanges, travel tips/tricks and general information on the study-abroad process; light refreshments will be served.


Payton Cantrell

(904) 620-3985

Facebook Event