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Press Release for Monday, July 25, 2016

UNF School of Computing Hosting Pokémon Go Tournament

Contact: Andrea Mestdagh, Specialist

Department of Public Relations

(904) 620-2192

The University of North Florida’s School of Computing will host a Pokémon Go Tournament on UNF’s campus from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 29, one of the nation’s first Pokémon Go tournaments to take place at a University. The event is free and open to the public, however registration is required.


“The game is a great opportunity to bring game players from the greater Jacksonville area to enjoy our safe and beautiful campus. The School of Computing students are very excited to organize this fun event,” said Dr. Sherif Elfayoumy, director of the School of Computing.


All levels of Pokémon trainers and members are invited to find more than 40 Pokéstops around the central area of UNF’s campus that will have active Pokémon lures. Attendees can compete with friends and other Pokémon Go enthusiasts during two competitions for a chance to win VISA gift cards.


All attendees are required to register online through Eventbrite, and print the Eventbrite ticket. The printed ticket will serve as a parking pass and should be displayed on the dashboard of attendees cars. Parking will be available in the Arena Parking Garage, Building 38, and the Fine Arts Center Parking Garage, Building 44. After parking, tournament attendees must check-in at Osprey Plaza at the Student Union, Building 58.


Attendees are encouraged to use #UNFPokemonGo on social media throughout the evening. For more information, visit . Contact the UNF School of Computing at (904) 620-2985, with any questions.


UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.