UWF President Martha Saunders during the grand opening of the Commons Entrepreneurship Incubator Grand Opening

University of West Florida’s Center for Entrepreneurship unveils new space supporting economic innovation

The University of West Florida’s Center for Entrepreneurship celebrated the grand opening of the Commons Entrepreneurship Incubator, a new student work space for aspiring entrepreneurs. Located on the first floor of University Commons, the Commons Entrepreneurship Incubator will help UWF students transform their ideas into reality by providing networking opportunities and expert support from faculty […]

With Pensacola being home to many current and former members of the Armed Forces, the University of West Florida extends its support of those in the military seeking educational opportunities. Consistently ranked a military friendly school, UWF offers the resources needed to those who serve our country proudly.

UWF earns Gold-level Military Friendly Distinction

The University of West Florida has been recognized as a gold-level University in the large public school category in the annual Military Friendly Schools list for 2020-2021. UWF was the only large, public school in Florida and one of two in the nation to earn the gold distinction for success in helping veterans make the […]

Dr. Eman El-Sheikh and Dr. Tirthankar Ghosh recognized at the CyberCorps Scholarship for Service Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

UWF awarded prestigious grant to prepare the next generation of cybersecurity professionals

The University of West Florida has been awarded a five-year grant totalling approximately $2.4 million to prepare cybersecurity students for federal, state, local and tribal government organizations amid a cyber workforce shortage. The National Science Foundation CyberCorps® Scholarship For Service grant will provide scholarships for 23 undergraduate and graduate cybersecurity, computer science and information technology […]

UWF students studying at Boneheads Fire Grilled restaurant in Argonaut Village.

UWF online programs receive high marks in U.S. News & World Report rankings

The University of West Florida ranked 39th among 358 institutions for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings released on Tuesday, Jan. 14. This marks a dramatic increase from last year when UWF’s online bachelor’s program ranked No. 200. “UWF is reaching higher and developing new ways to deliver […]

UWF Notice: Severe Weather: Jan. 11, 2020

University officials are closely monitoring the severe weather that is forecast for Northwest Florida on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. All University of West Florida locations remain open at this time. If conditions change, the University will update the campus community. The greatest risk is projected to occur across southeast Mississippi and southwest Alabama. The primary […]

Dr. Rodney Guttmann, professor of biology in the UWF Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering.

UWF students, researchers learn how to bring ideas to marketplace at I-Corps course

University of West Florida professor Rodney Guttmann has been conducting research in an effort to identify biomarkers in cerebrospinal fluid that could detect the presence of Alzheimer’s disease. After participating in a five-week summer course at the University of Alabama at Birmingham that connects potential customers to faculty, students and other entrepreneurs who have a […]

Richard Fountain, dean of the UWF College of Business

UWF appoints new dean for College of Business

University of West Florida Provost and Senior Vice President George Ellenberg announced the appointment of Richard Fountain as dean of the College of Business. Fountain previously served as chair for the Department of Accounting and Finance at UWF since 2017. “We welcome Richard’s expertise with confidence that his leadership will allow the College of Business […]

UWF Presidential Seal

UWF announces Fall 2019 President’s, Dean’s Lists

More than 2,789 undergraduate students enrolled at the University of West Florida were named to the President’s or Dean’s Lists for the Fall 2019 semester, earning a GPA of 3.50 or higher. The President’s List features 1,154 students who earned a semester GPA of 3.90 or higher and were enrolled in at least six credit […]

Mort O'Sullivan gives a commencement speech to the UWF Fall 2019 graduating class at the Pensacola Bay Center on Dec. 14, 2019.

UWF trustee chairman recognized with the Presidential Medal of Honor

University of West Florida Board of Trustees Chairman Mort O’Sullivan was presented the Presidential Medal of Honor during the fall commencement ceremony on Dec. 14, 2019, honoring his more than 40 years of distinguished service to the University. The award is presented to individuals who have distinguished themselves by their actions and contributed in some […]

UWF nursing student Nova Francis

UWF’s first graduating class of nurse practitioners to serve vital need

Daily encounters as a trauma performance improvement specialist for Baptist Health Care motivated Nova Francis to enroll in the Earl and Nancy Hutto Master of Science in Nursing program. “Working in the emergency department over the past 10 years, I have seen some real disparities on access to care,” said the 43-year-old Francis. “Some people […]

Dr. Nye Grant's class practices surveying techniques on the University of West Florida's main campus.

UWF to offer new construction management degree

The University of West Florida is launching a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management beginning in Fall 2020, pending approval from the Florida Board of Governors. The UWF Board of Trustees approved the program at its quarterly meeting held on Dec. 5, 2019. The proposed program currently operates as a specialization in building construction within […]

Hunter Lyons

Turbulent childhood in rearview mirror for thankful UWF student

Hunter Lyons is building an impressive resume as a student leader at the University of West Florida and positioning himself for a bright future—which didn’t seem remotely possible during his turbulent childhood. The 2017 Pine Forest High School graduate spent much of his youth in the foster care system, lacking the typical, central support system […]