UNF Parents Association

Joining and becoming a member of the UNF Parents Association allows you to have the opportunity to actively participate in the life of your Osprey student and interact with and lend support to other parents. The association provides assistance to parents by helping in the transitional time when your student begins college and throughout the undergraduate years. You can volunteer for major activities such as planning Family Weekend, sit on Parent Orientation panels, and/or serve as Regional Area Coordinators to host send offs and be a contact for incoming parents. The Parents Association meets on campus twice a year to plan the year’s activities.

 

Parents Association – Join Now!

To join the UNF Parents Association, please click here to print and complete a membership form. 

 

Mission Statement

The University of North Florida Parents Association serves as a link between parents and guardians of UNF students and the University to: 

 

Unite: parents, family members, faculty and staff as partners in support of the academic and personal success of students

Nuture: the relationships between parents, families, students and the University in recognition of the critical role parents and families play in the education of students. 

Facilitate: on-going communication to educate parents and families about University policies and campus resources. 

 

Membership Levels

Annual Family Membership: $75 


Four-Year Membership: $150 

 

Osprey Membership: $250 or higher 

 

Please note: Membership dues are considered a tax-deductible gift and you will receive an acknowledgment from UNF.

Thanks to your membership, we provide the following services to students: 

  • Scholarships
  • Lend-A-Wing Pantry support
  • Programming initiatives
  • Emergency funding

Membership Benefits

Benefits of UNF Parents Association membership include: 

  • Priority registration and discount on Family Weekend registration
  • A toll-free phone number to the Parent and Family Programs Office
  • Opportunity to enter a drawing for a Parents Association Book Scholarship each semester
  • Receive monthly e-news updates – Members of the association who are not currently receiving the e-newsletter and would like to receive it, should send their email address to parents@unf.edu.
  • Eligibility to serve on the Parents Council 
  • Invitations to special events where you can interact with University faculty, staff and other Osprey families

Bylaws

To review the UNF Parents Association Bylaws, please click here

 

Parents Association Committees

There are several standing committees and ad hoc committees that parents can be a part of. These committees are called together as the need arises. 

Outreach: Recruitment and retention of members by providing support to parents and their students

Scholarship: Interview finalists and select scholarship recipients

 

Events: Coordinating social and educational activities for the Association

If you are interested in joining one of these committees and/or would like further information, please contact Jeanne Middleton at (904) 620-1567 or email.  

Parents Council

The Parents Council works to encourage interaction between parents and the University. It also supports the services provided to parents through the Office of Parent and Family Programs. If you are interested in applying to join the Parents Council, please complete the form by clicking here 

Volunteer Opportunities

The following volunteer opportunities are currently available for parents.

  • Parent Outreach Events – Host an event throughout the year in communities across the state. Outreach events are great opportunities for parents and students to connect and meet other families as well as University staff and administrators.
  • On-Campus Events – Welcome new Osprey parents, answer questions and assist families of first year students during Orientation, Move-In Day, Week of Welcome, or work the registration table during Family Weekend.
  • Become part of the Parent’s Network – Add your name to a list of current parents who are willing take phone calls from new or prospective parents and assist UNF students who need assistance when traveling through your region.
If you are interested in volunteering, please complete a volunteer form by clicking here. Please contact Jeanne Middleton if you have any questions regarding volunteer opportunities at (904) 620-1567 or by email.

Other Opportunities

Events – check the UNF events calendar as there are many lecture series, programs, exhibits and other programs that are open to parents. Keep up to date on campus happenings and take advantage of your relationship with UNF. 

 

Go back to school – be a lifelong learner. Who says you can't be a student yourself? 

 
Make a contribution – consider making a gift to the UNF Parents and Family Program Fund.


Make a suggestion – email a suggestion to the Parents Association.