UWF named ‘Great College to Work For’ for ninth year

The University of West Florida was named a 2021 “Great College to Work For,” marking the institution’s ninth appearance on the list. Conducted annually, the Great Colleges to Work For survey collects data and highlights colleges that receive top ratings from their employees on workforce practices and policies. This year, 196 institutions participated in the […]

UWF recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s Top Public Schools – Regional South Rankings

The University of West Florida was ranked in the top 20 public institutions in the region by U.S. News & World Report, which released its 2022 Best Colleges rankings on Sept. 13. “These rankings reflect the world class faculty, supportive staff and robust programming we have here,” said UWF President Martha D. Saunders. “At UWF, […]

Couple’s love of music honored through gift in excess of $8.5 million to UWF

A historic gift to the University of West Florida from the late Dr. Herman and Valerie Rolfs through their estate will provide significant scholarships and resources for music students annually. The total value of the donation, which created the Dr. Grier Williams School of Music, and includes an Imperial Bösendorfer piano, is valued over $8.5 […]

UWF welcomes students back to campus during move-in week, prepares for Argo Arrival

The University of West Florida is seeing a back to school rush for on-campus housing accommodations as students return to campus. Students began moving in on campus on Aug. 18. With more than 1,400 housing contracts, UWF opted for move-in day to be spread over three days, to allow for an efficient move-in experience. Argo […]

Media invited to UWF Move-In

WHAT: Media are invited to join UWF President Martha D. Saunders and University officials as they welcome students to the University of West Florida during move-in week. University administrators, including Saunders, will visit the residence halls at noon, while students move into the residence halls. Face coverings are expected to be worn. WHEN: Friday, Aug. […]

Florida SBDC celebrates 45 years of service helping small businesses

The Florida Small Business Development Center Network is celebrating 45 years of service helping small businesses grow and succeed. The network is sharing “45 Stories for 45 Years” using the hashtag #FloridaSBDC45 to share stories of small businesses, partners, and the greater community. “Our 45-year story is a testament to the hard work and commitment […]

Message from the President: Back to School Fall 2021

Dear UWF Community,  After all we have been through over the past year, I had hoped my back-to-school letter to you would be about something other than a pandemic. Unfortunately, the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases has raised questions within the campus community which must be addressed. I have been meeting frequently with the Chairman […]

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New housing director for UWF selected

The University of West Florida welcomes Leigh Prouty as the University’s director of Housing and Residence Life. Prouty will begin serving in this role at the University on June 28, 2021. As director, Prouty will oversee the staff of Housing and Residence Life and all services provided by the unit. Her responsibilities will include budget […]

Healthier Argo Nation: Updated UWF COVID-19 Protocols

Effective June 1, 2021, the University of West Florida will be implementing changes to its COVID-19 guideline and protocols. These thoughtful changes were made due to recently released national guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and in coordination with the Florida State University System. Please review the below changes before returning to […]

Argie the Mascot posing with a COVID-19 vaccine bandaid.

First and Second Vaccine Doses Available Argo Nation Vaccination Day

In partnership with the Florida Department of Health, the University of West Florida will now administer first doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, May 26. If you are getting your first dose, you will need to visit the FDOH or a participating pharmacy to receive your second vaccine. The University will not be […]

UWF announces Spring 2021 President’s, Dean’s Lists

A total of 2,980 undergraduate students enrolled during the Spring 2021 semester at the University of West Florida were named to the President’s or Dean’s Lists.  The Spring 2021 President’s List features 1,286 students enrolled in at least six credit hours who earned a semester GPA of 3.90 or higher. The Spring 2021 Dean’s List […]

Students and faculty gathered to plant various fruit-bearing trees on the UWF campus as part of the Argos' Edible Campus program on Apr. 25, 2021.

UWF launches Argos’ Edible Campus program, combating food insecurity

With 200 new trees and bushes on the University of West Florida’s Pensacola campus, the University is taking another step toward combating food insecurity with its Argos’ Edible Campus program. The program will provide access to fresh fruits, nuts and vegetables, free of charge to students. In March, Chasidy Hobbs, lecturer in the Department of […]