Parent and Family Orientation

Orientation Overview

We would like to say how proud we are your student has chosen the University of North Florida to further their education! On behalf of the UNF family, we welcome you and your student and look forward to meeting their unique needs.

Orientation is an exciting and busy time as you assist your student in preparing to be an Osprey. However, it is not just for students. At UNF, we feel our students' parents and families play a vital role in their college success.

During the orientation program you will learn about UNF and the academic and student programs your student will be involved in. This is a great opportunity for you to see the many programs that enhance student intellectual, social, physical and emotional development. We hope it will be a fun time for you as well.

We have faculty, staff, and student leaders who welcome the opportunity to meet and discuss with you all aspects of your student’s enrollment. Please do not leave the orientation program without having your questions answered!

Many of the programs are for both the parents/ family members and students to attend together. However, there will be some activities that are just for students and some that are just for parents/family. For example, academic advising and course registration is a student-only activity. During the time of the student-only programs we will have a separate Parent and Family Session.

For additional information regarding our Parent and Family Orientation program please contact Jeanne Middleton at (904) 620-1567 or by e-mail.


Registration for the Parent and Family Orientation is separate from the registration students complete for the New Student Orientation. The registration fee for parents/guardians to attend Orientation is $50 per family. The fee covers the costs of the Orientation publications, snacks, materials and also includes your first-year membership into the UNF Parents Association. As a member, you will receive a T-shirt, mailings, invitations to special events, a monthly e-newsletter and a subscription to the UNF Alumni Journal. We cannot offer reduced fees for partial attendance. 


Parent and Student Orientation run concurrently, so please be sure to double check with your student that you are registering for the same Orientation date they have selected. To register for the Parent and Family Orientation, please click here


If your student switches orientation dates, please contact our office to switch your Parent and Family Orientation reservation by emailing or calling (904) 620-1567. 

Orientation Dates

Summer and Fall 2017:
May 24 – 25
May 25 – 26
May 30 –31
May 31 –June 1
June 1 – 2
June 6 – 7
June 7 – 8
June 8 – 9
June 13 – 14
June 14 – 15
June 15 – 16 (Hicks Honors College students only) 

June 19 – 20

June 20 – 21

Fall 2017 only:

August 16 – 17