On behalf of the UNF family, we welcome you and your student and look forward to assisting you as your student transitions from the routine of a high school student to that of a college student. During Orientation, students will be preparing to be an Osprey. However, Orientation is not just for students, it is for parents, too. At UNF we feel out students’ parents and family members play a vital role in their college success. Parents and family members have a similar opportunity to get to know the campus and the faculty and staff that will be working with their student. We offer parent and family member sessions while the students have separate sessions and activities. For example, academic advising and course registration is a student-only activity. During the Parent Orientation, you will learn about:
It’s a lot, but by the end of Orientation, students and parents should feel welcome and part of a new community. Having met college personnel, parents and family members should be more comfortable when they drop their student off on move-in day and more at home when returning for Family Weekend in the fall.
For additional information regarding our Parent and Family Orientation program please contact Jeanne Middleton at (904) 620-1567 or by e-mail.
With your first-year $50 membership into the UNF Parents Association, registration for the Parent and Family Orientation is included. To sign up for your membership and to register for Parent Orientation, please click here. The Parent Orientation is a separate process from the registration students complete for the New Student Orientation via their myWings, The membership covers the costs of the Parent 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 cost of membership 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.
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.
Summer and Fall 2017: May 24 – 25May 25 – 26May 30 –31May 31 – June 1June 1 – 2June 6 – 7 June 7 – 8June 8 – 9 June 13 – 14June 14 – 15June 15 – 16 (Hicks Honors College students only)
June 19 – 20
June 20 – 21Fall 2017 only: August 16 – 17
Parent Orientation is a two-day orientation that runs concurrently with the New Student Orientation. For more information on the New Student Orientation schedule, please click here.
Please note the schedule for the Hicks Honors College students and parents, scheduled for June 15 -16, can be found below (second table).
Students will be staying overnight at the Osprey Fountains. Below you will find a list of what students should pack for their stay:
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