Office of Undergraduate Studies


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Dr. Karen B. Patterson

Interim Associate Vice President for Faculty Resources and Dean of Undergraduate Studies


Dr. Patterson oversees UNF’s Hicks Honors College, first year academic advising, student academic success services, and undergraduate research. Additionally, the Office of Undergraduate Studies offers support for experiential learning and study abroad through the Transformational Learning Opportunities (TLO) program. Dr. Patterson works with an array of partners from across campus to enhance UNF’s Freshman Experience, an integrated first-year program that brings together academics, residence life, and student affairs.







Our Services  

Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) - First Year Academic Advising 


Hicks Honors College   

Office of Student Academic Success Services - Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, Academic Coaching

Office of Undergraduate Research

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Transformational Learning Opportunities


Staff Spotlight 

Trudy Cochrane recognized with Presidential Spot Award

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Office of Undergraduate Studies Administrative Assistant, Trudy Cochrane, honored with a Presidential Spot Award. The Presidential 'Spot' Award is designed to reward someone for an act that seemingly took a simple effort but ultimately will have lasting positive impacts on students, faculty, staff or visitors. UNF's Presidential Spot Award is an opportunity to nominate a colleague for his/her extraordinary action.The Presidential Spot Award is awarded to no more than 20 recipients, semi-annually, during the fall and spring cycles. Learn more about the program here









English Department and Undergraduate Studies bring Dutch Sound Artist to Sun-Ray Cinema

TLO SR 2016

Thursday, November 17, 9:15pm

Sun-Ray Cinema, 1028 Park St. 



Dutch sound artist, Jaap Blonk, is a legendary figure currently engaged in a worldwide tour celebrating the art and literary movement Dada’s 100th anniversary. Blonk will be performing some classic Dada sound/nonsense poems, as well as a “live” soundtrack to a number of Dada films, including a rare performance of what he calls his “Yappiscope”. YappiScope contains an overview of Jaap's oeuvre, including “projected scores” of his sound poems with simultaneous live performance. These veritable vocal steeplechases include visuals generated in real time by live sounds, new short videos, a live improvised sound track to a silent abstract film,  a live improvised sound track to an historic surrealist film, a beautiful multi-media work entitled Traces of Speech, and  the incredible sounds produced with Jaap’s “cheek synthesizer” technique, seen in extreme close-up.