UNF: Looking ahead after 50 years of growth

Published on October 5, 2022 at 9:35 am

Driving along North Florida Drive, cars are dotted with student parking passes as they pass light poles donning 50th Anniversary flags and pull into campus.

In many ways, the University of North Florida is a radically different campus than when the school initially opened its doors five decades ago — the growth has been significant.

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When UNF first launched, it was intended as a pipeline for non-traditional, older college students who lived and worked in the Jacksonville area and wanted to pursue higher education.

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author image email Emily Bloch reports on youth culture and education in the Jacksonville area including K-12, higher education, internet memes, LGBTQ+ youth and social justice issues for The Florida Times-Union.

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