Where to play Pokemon Go on campus

Courtney Stringfellow

Spinnaker compiled a list of UNF’s 10 Gyms and more than 70 Pokestops so you can properly plan your journey to class. Students who somehow aren’t fans of Pokemon can roll their eyes and get annoyed with students staring at their phones, but campus is a goldmine for trainers.

Receiving much love from game creators, perhaps in the effort to get people outside, UNF’s trail systems feature nearly 30 stops and three gyms. Many of the stops are located at plaques placed throughout the preserves, so lace-up those hiking shoes and hit the trails.

Students play Pokemon Go on campus. Photo by Jenn Mello.
Students play Pokemon Go on campus. Photo by Jenn Mello.

Lot 18

Gyms:

  • Geometric Sculpture (red sculpture at the roundabout near the Wellness Complex)
  • Untitled (orange sculpture located in the top left corner of campus)
Screencap by Mark Judson.
Screencap by Mark Judson.

Pokestops:

  • Harmon Stadium
  • Hodges Stadium
  • Skate Park (actually the Ogier Gardens sign, also RIP Skate Park)
  • “To boldly grow where no one has grown before” (plaque in the Ogier Gardens)
  • Swamps (sign in the Sawmill Slough preserve)

North region of Campus (Student Union)

Gyms:

  • By “Definition Sculpture” (the stainless steel sculpture outside the Science and Engineering Building)
  • UNF Sawmill Slough Preserve

Pokestops:

  • College of Education
  • Wellness Center
  • UNF Bookstore
  • Doctor Who Osprey Foot Street Art (near the front of the Student Union)
  • University of North Florida (more specifically, the Osprey Fountain where everyone takes graduation pictures)
  • North Florida Tennis (the tennis courts to the left of the Wellness Complex)
  • Coxwell Amphitheatre
  • University of North Florida Information (sign on the way to Lot 14 from the Student Union)
  • Parking Facility Plaque (located by the stairwell closest to the Wellness Complex)
  • UNF Table Tennis Courtyard (located outside the Game Room)
  • “Healing Place” (the sculpture in front of the Brooks College of Health Building)
  • J.J. Daniel Hall
  • Coggin College of Business Fountain
  • “Paper Boy” (the statue near the Coggin College of Business’s main entrance)
  • Flowing Steps Fountain (located at the back of the Science and Engineering building)
  • UNF Globe (located between the Biological Sciences and Social Sciences buildings)
  • UNF Biology Building Courtyard
  • Fishy Bike Rack
  • Spiral Sculpture (blue sculpture visible from the road behind the Biological Sciences building)
Screencap by Mark Judson.
Screencap by Mark Judson.

Center of campus

Gyms:

  • Maze Series (located just before the boardwalk)

Pokestops:

  • Giant Duck Pond
  • UNF Library
  • Geometric Scorpion
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Statue
  • Osprey Nest (mural facing the Outtakes by the Green)
  • Performing Arts Center
  • “Octo-Frame” (sculpture located behind the Fine Arts Center)
  • On Stilts (wooden bat house behind the Fine Arts parking garage)
  • Untitled (yellow art sculpture between the Computer Science and Communications Buildings)
  • Osprey Commons Mural (the Cafe)
  • Osprey Hall
  • Osprey Landing Y
  • Osprey Fountains (bus stop)
  • Osprey Fountains entrance

 

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South region of campus

Gyms:

  • Golf Complex

Pokestops:

  • Dorms Fountain (located where the paths to Osprey Crossings, Cove and Landing connect)
  • UNF Pyramid
  • Starry Night (the bus stop by the Osprey Clubhouse)
  • Osprey Clubhouse
  • UNF Housing Phase Three Plaque (located in Osprey Landing)
  • Herbert University Center
  • Herbert University Center East Fountains

 

Screencap by Mark Judson.
Screencap by Mark Judson.

Eco Road and Eco-Adventure Trails

Gyms:

  • Witch Hazel Trees
  • Unatode Trail Marker
  • 50-year-old Bald Cypress

Pokestops:

    • Environments (sign in the Sawmill Slough preserve)
    • Pine Forest
    • Wildflowers (sign in the Sawmill Slough preserve)
    • The Martin P. Garris Police Building Plaque
    • The Struggle for Nutrients
    • Pine Tree Rows
    • Goldenrod Trail
    • World Trail
    • Sabal Palms
    • World Trail marker
    • Sanctuary Trailhead
    • Loblolly Bay Placard
    • An Osprey’s Eye View
    • Magnolia Plaque
    • Ranger’s Challenge Plaque
    • Fungi
    • Recycled Decking
    • Watching you, waiting for their next move
    • Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Native Heart Island
    • Aggressive Invaders
Screencap by Mark Judson.
Screencap by Mark Judson.
  • A Name
  • Native Species
  • Lake Oneida Shallows
  • Endangered Species
  • Backwater lagoon
  • Sawmill Walkthrough Information Board
  • Chin up

Kernan Boulevard

Gyms:

  • Hicks Hall

Pokestops:

  • Alumni Hall Fountains
  • Alumni Hall
  • Bike Rack (short, green bike rack in front of Hicks Hall)
  • Hicks Hall Fountain

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