One More Reason to #BeAnOsprey: There’s No Excuse to Miss Leg Day

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The largest fitness center in northeast Florida is waiting for you to come and experience all that it has to offer! The UNF Student Wellness Complex is a state-of-the-art wellness, fitness and sports learning facility that opened just a few years ago. It boasts a 34-foot-tall rock wall, an indoor track and a Jamba Juice for healthy post-work out snacking.

The UNF Student Wellness Complex is more than your typical gym. It offers 260 exercise stations, nutritional assessments, personal trainers at a low cost, and it has large glass windows that provide vast views of our beautiful campus while you work out. For a look at this spectacular facility, check out the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na4nfmNS3zU.

As a student, you have unlimited access. Not only can you rock climb or run the indoor track, but you can also enjoy the special studios that are designed to accommodate fitness classes such as Zumba, Kickboxing, Yoga, Spin, Ab Attack, Sweat Shop Circuit and many more. With more than 50 fitness classes each week, there is a class for everyone, no matter your fitness level! And with 27,000-square-feet of fitness space, there is plenty of room to bring all of your UNF friends.

Just in case you want even more variety in your fitness routine, there’s more. UNF is home to competitive intramural sports, a skate park and the Osprey Challenge Course which consists of a ropes team building program and a zip line. With all the fitness amenities we offer, there’s no excuse to skip leg day ever again.

To learn about all the ways UNF students are getting fit and active, visit http://www.unf.edu/recreation.

Your Personal Journey

We’re focused on you. Your personal journey in and out of the classroom is something we care deeply about. UNF fosters not only intellectual growth but also the cultural growth and civic awareness of our students. Simply, our goal is to prepare students for life and help them become significant contributors of their communities.

Ready to #BeAnOsprey? Apply now

Osprey Course Scheduler – Schedule smarter. Schedule faster.

UNF now offers a way for you to schedule your classes smarter and faster! Osprey Course Scheduler, a new registration system accessible through MyWings, allows you to see multiple class schedule options and choose the one that best fits your needs. And it does it all in about 10 minutes – how’s that for convenient?

Simply select the campus on which you’d like to take your classes (main, MOCA Jacksonville, one of the local health care centers for an internship, etc.), choose your courses, and then the sample schedules appear from which you may select. You can even add breaks into your day for work, studying or working out.

The software helps eliminate filler classes by better enabling you to search for degree-applicable classes. That means moving toward graduation and your career goals even quicker.

Schedule smarter. Schedule faster.

How To Access College Scheduler:

1. Go to mywings.unf.edu

2. Log into myWings with your N number and password

3. Click on the “Student” tab

4. Under “My Records” click “Student Self Service”

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5. Click “Registration”

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6. Click “Osprey Course Scheduler”

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One More Reason To #BeAnOsprey: Every Week is Shark Week

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sharkSurf’s up in Jacksonville, Fla., home of the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway, St. Johns River and the University of North Florida! UNF’s proximity to such diverse bodies of water makes it an ideal location for the Coastal Biology program, one of our six Flagship Programs.

More than a typical marine biology program, Coastal Biology gives UNF students the opportunity to work directly on research with professors, grow corals, study marine mammal life in UNF’s necropsy lab (the only necropsy lab between Miami and North Carolina) and tag sharks. That’s why we feel confident in saying that at UNF, every week is shark week.

Being a Flagship Program for UNF means that Coastal Biology, along with the other five Flagships, has been elevated as stand-outs among other programs as the best of the best. These programs receive significantly more funding, resources and attention because they have reached a level of national prominence in both scholarly study and research.

Other Flagship Programs include International Business, Transportation and Logistics, Nursing, Nutrition and Dietetics and Music. All of these programs have received impressive accolades throughout the years. Most recently, UNF’s Transportation and Logistics program was recognized as leading the nation in the number of graduates achieving the highest level of internationally recognized professional certification and 80 percent of T&L graduates have a job offer in the field within three months.

Your Personal Journey
We’re focused on you. Your personal journey in and out of the classroom is something we care deeply about. UNF fosters not only intellectual growth but also the cultural growth and civic awareness of our students. Simply, our goal is to prepare students for life and help them become significant contributors of their communities.

Ready to #BeAnOsprey? Apply now

Common Application Mistakes to Avoid

Common College Application Mistakes to Avoid

Applying to colleges can be a very stressful process. You have to remember what each school requires and their deadlines. Sometimes, even the smallest mistakes can have big consequences. Below are the most common mistakes we see students make while they are navigating the college application process.

Application Mistake #1: Incorrect Information

Very seldom do students make major mistakes on their applications. However, small mistakes can complicate the process as much as large mistakes. This is the case when students submit incorrect information such as the wrong social security number, date of birth, type of application, term of application, or intended major. It is also very important that when you apply to college you use your legal name. Often students will list a nickname instead of their legal name (e.g. listing “Will” instead of “William). Any of these mistakes can cause a delay in your application because the school may not be able to match your transcripts and/or test scores to your application.  Continue reading

Quick Guide to Buying your Textbooks

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So you’re registered for your classes and all ready to start the new term, there’s just one thing left to do… buy your books! We have put together this easy step-by-step guide to show you how to find (and buy) the books you need! Continue reading

Summer B Spotlight: UNF Hump Day

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Hump DayHappy Hump Day! Today at UNF, we were joined by two camels, Oscar and Omar (featured to the left) for rides around the Student Union. Osprey Productions, an agency of Student Government that plans and hosts events for the student body, help us put an extra few humps in hump day.

Later in the day, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm UNF’s Women’s Center will be hosting a Relaxation and Pampering Day in Student Union Ballrooms A & B for free massages, maniucures!

For more Summer B events go to: http://unfadmissions.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/summer-b-kickoff-schedule/

Summer B Kickoff Schedule

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CamelSo the Summer B Kickoff is the University of North Florida’s way of welcoming you to the first official week of classes for the term. We do this by hosting all different sorts of events and hang outs for new and returning Ospreys so they can adjust to the new semester, all completely free. Most of these upcoming events have a bunch of free food and giveaways, so what could be better? Luckily for us, we don’t have to wait any longer! Yesterday started off a week of events and there is at least one event every day from now till the 28th. The schedule is:

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Who is #FaithTheIntern

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  • Real Name: E. Faith Hershey
  • Hometown: Parkesburg, PA.
  • Major: Advertising
  • Minor: Business Administration
  • Class: Senior-Graduating Fall 2014
  • Involvement: SWOOP Squad, Advertising Club, Greek Like, Intramurals (briefly), Student Government, Spinnaker
  • Favorite Place on Campus: Lake Oneida
  • Favorite Color: Teal
  • Favorite Animal: Pug
  • Biggest Weakness: Chocolate

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