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VIP Honors Tours

Welcome, future ospreys!

The Welcome Center has partnered up with the Hicks Honors College at UNF for to create an in-person VIP Honors Tour option for prospective students!

Advanced registration is required as space and dates are limited, view the registration below to select your specialized experience. Honors Tours are offered on select weekdays throughout the year for current high school juniors and seniors only.

Come see what the Hicks Honors College has to offer!

The Hicks Honors College is an interdisciplinary program designed for high-achieving students that emphasizes experiential and active learning in small classes. This interdisciplinary program provides the personalized education usually only available at small colleges while still offering all the resources of a state university. Hicks Honors College students represent the best that every new class of Ospreys has to offer: students with high intellectual ability, a strong work ethic, and a desire to get the most out of their college experience, both academically and socially.

What is the difference between a campus tour and an Honors tour?

On an Honors tour, you will get to know our hands-on Honors college and get a more in-depth look at what you will be doing as an Honors student at UNF.

Your tour will be led by a knowledgeable and friendly Swoop Squad member who is a currently enrolled student at UNF and is ready to share his or her experiences with you. The tour takes approximately 2.5 hours.

Virtually tour Crossing Q- the Honors Living Learning Community

In preparation, register to virtually tour the Honors living learning community, Crossing Q, prior to your visit.

The Honors LLC is designated housing for first year Honors students. The purpose of the LLC is to assist our students with a smooth transition into college. Located in Osprey Crossings Q, the housing facility is on main campus and provides students with a tight knit community, including social and educational programming designed to help students feel connected to Honors, UNF and each other!

During the Hicks Honors Campus Tour, you will:

  • Hear from a representative of Hicks Honors College
  • Attend an admissions information session
  • Meet current students through a guided campus tour
  • Hear about dozens of ways to get involved outside the classroom
  • Registration
    • Students can bring one or two guests to join them on the tour. The maximum number of guests allowed is 2, meaning registrations will be for no more than 3 people per family/party.
    • Everyone attending a tour must register in advance. We are unable to accept walk-ins at this time.
    • You will receive a confirmation call indicating one to two days before your scheduled visit, please confirm your attendance. Please notify us of any changes in your reservation via phone in advance. Our number is (904) 620-1183.
    • You may also schedule a virtual appointment to meet with a representative from the Office of Admissions before or after your visit. Visit the Q-UNF Kiosk and select Virtual Appointment.
  • Regulations
    • For the health and safety of our dedicated student tour guides, the University of North Florida highly recommends wearing masks while on campus.
    • We follow all guidelines and regulations outlined by the Florida Department of Health/CDC, which includes travel restrictions and quarantine periods. Please follow all advice, regulations and guidelines.
    • All guests must adhere to our social distancing policy.
    • Our student tour guides will be there to ensure that our policies and procedures for reopening are being carried out, so we ask that you support them in what they are doing by following their instruction.
  • Directions and Parking
    • Tours depart from the John A. Delaney Student Union.
    • Registered tour guests will be asked to check-in at the campus tour tent with the parking attendant to receive your free parking pass for the day. Arrive 30-45 minutes before your scheduled tour to secure a parking spot.
    • View map of campus to locate the John A. Delaney Student Union, Building 58 to check-in for your tour.
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