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Joining the Parents Association

Joining and becoming a member of the UNF Parents Association affords you the opportunity to make a different in the lives of Osprey students. Membership provides you with the opportunity to actively participate in the life of your Osprey student, and interact with other parents. The association provides helps parents support their students as they transition into college and throughout their undergraduate years.


You can volunteer for major events such as planning Family Weekend and parent orientation sessions. The Parents Association meets on campus twice a year.

Parents Association – Join Now! 

To join the UNF Parents Association or renew your membership, please click here: UNFPA

Membership Levels

Annual Family Membership: $75 


Four-Year Membership: $150


Renewal of Annual Family Membership: $75


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
  • Career preparation and planning
  • Leadership development initiatives
  • Emergency funding

Membership Benefits

Benefits of UNF Parents Association membership include: 

  • 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
  • Invitations to special events where you can interact with University faculty, staff and other Osprey families
  • Hospitality tent at select campus events
  • Volunteer opportunities to support Parents Association programs
  • Special Parents Association event during Family Weekend

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 Celeste Watkins at (904) 620-1567 or email.  

Parent Volunteer Ambassadors

These volunteers help handle outreach, the Parents Association scholarships, campus events and more. There are volunteer opportunities throughout the year; contact the Parents Association at (904) 620-1567 or to apply.


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.