UWF Nautilus Shell Flag

UWF named ‘Great College to Work For’

The University of West Florida was named a 2019 “Great College to Work For,” marking the institution’s seventh 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, 236 institutions participated in the […]

UWF President Martha D. Saunders with 2019 UWF National Merit Finalists Adeline Watson and Shane Durepo

UWF welcomes third consecutive class of National Merit Finalists

The University of West Florida welcomed its third consecutive class of National Merit Finalists this fall, for a total of nine finalists enrolled since fall 2017. Adeline Watson and Shane Durepo were among approximately 16,000 students across the country who met the requirements for Finalist standing, out of an estimated 1.6 million high school juniors […]

UWF students studying in Building 76A on Friday, March 1, 2019.

UWF ranks top 15 in U.S. News & World Report’s Top Public Schools – Regional South Rankings

The University of West Florida ranked among the top 15 public regional institutions in the South in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings released on Monday, Sept. 9. UWF was the only public university in the state of Florida to rank in the top 15 of the Top Public Schools – […]

Building 58C - Lab Sciences Annex

UWF to celebrate grand opening of state-of-the-art teaching laboratory facility

WHAT: University of West Florida President Martha D. Saunders will host a grand opening of the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering Laboratory Sciences Annex. The $26.26 million state-of-the-art facility, connected to the Life Sciences Laboratory on UWF’s Pensacola campus, provides additional space for classroom and wet teaching lab needs. WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 19, […]

UWF President Martha D. Saunders

UWF President Saunders’ contract extended through 2020 calendar year

After guiding the University of West Florida to three years of unprecedented success in the Florida Board of Governors performance-based funding model, UWF President Martha D. Saunders was awarded a contract extension through the end of the 2020 calendar year. A Board of Governors’ regulation put in place in 2017 limits contract extensions or renewals […]

UWF student using the UWF Guardian App

UWF launches personal safety app for students

This fall, the University of West Florida is launching UWF Guardian, a personal safety app that allows students rapid and proactive communication with the UWF Police Department and their safety network of family and friends. “UWF Guardian is a great safety tool that the University has just initiated,” said Marc Cossich, chief of the UWFPD. […]

UWf students on Move-In Day 2018

UWF Move-In Day 2019

WHAT: Media are invited to join President Martha D. Saunders and University officials as they welcome new students to the University of West Florida during Move-In Day. University administrators, including Saunders, will visit the residence halls while students move in. Volunteers from athletic teams, fraternities and sororities, student organizations and faculty and staff groups will […]

UWF President honored with national higher education career services award

For her forward-thinking leadership in support of career services education, University of West Florida President Martha D. Saunders is the 2019 National Association of Colleges and Employers Career Services Champion Award recipient. The national award is bestowed upon one college or university president or chancellor from an accredited institution of higher education. The NACE Honors […]

UWF Archaeology Field School students conduct shovel testing

UWF faculty recognized for commitment to historic preservation Bense awarded prestigious honor

University of West Florida President Emeritus Dr. Judith Bense was recently named the 2019 recipient of the Evelyn Fortune Bartlett Award, the most prestigious award presented by the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation. Bense was one of three UWF faculty members honored during the 41st Annual Preservation Awards Ceremony, held May 17 at the Pensacola […]

UWF President Martha D. Saunders and UWF Student Body President Zenani D. Johnson

UWF Student Body President elected chair of Florida Student Association

The Florida Student Association elected University of West Florida Student Body President Zenani D. Johnson to serve as chair for the 2019-20 academic year. The FSA is an organization representing more than 300,000 students in the State University System. As chair, Johnson will serve as the student representative and a voting member of the Florida State […]

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

A total of 2,611 undergraduate students enrolled during the Spring 2019 semester at the University of West Florida were named to the President’s or Dean’s Lists. The Spring 2019 President’s List features 1,108 students enrolled in at least six credit hours who earned a semester GPA of 3.90 or higher. The Spring 2019 Dean’s List […]

UWF Notice: UWF to close at 7 p.m. for projected weather conditions

  University officials are closely monitoring the severe weather that is forecast for 9 p.m. tonight, Thursday, April 18 in Northwest Florida. All UWF locations will close at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 due to a severe weather system along the Gulf Coast. This includes all classes, events, campus activities and online courses. If […]