A UWF student takes a moment to tour the UWF campus and reflect on her last four years on April 7, 2020. Although unconventional circumstances have cancelled a traditional commencement ceremony, UWF graduates are still able to celebrate their achievements.

UWF celebrates spring and summer graduates with first virtual commencement

Commencement is a significant moment in the lives of graduates and their loved ones who supported them through their educational journey. On Saturday, August 8, the University of West Florida Class of 2020 spring and summer graduates celebrated that milestone and etched their names in University history as participants in the first virtual commencement. UWF […]

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Returning to UWF: Recreation Reopen

The University of West Florida Health, Leisure and Sports Facility and the Aquatic Center officially reopened and will operate on reduced hours. Fitness equipment and spaces have been modified to meet safe distancing measures. Requirements: Face coverings are required in the buildings, but may be removed while working out or swimming. Anyone visiting UWF Recreation […]

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Returning to UWF: Required Student Training

The mandatory COVID-19 Student Training is now available on MyUWF. All students are required to complete this short training by the following dates: Students living on campus must complete the training before their assigned move-in day during move-in week, Monday, August 17. All other students must complete the training before the first day of class, […]

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Returning to UWF: Student Face Covering Pick-Up

As part of the Returning to UWF Plan, the University is providing every student with one free reusable cloth face covering. To view face covering pick-up locations, dates and times, visit the Face Covering Distribution webpage. Students must have a valid UWF ID to pick-up their face coverings. For students who have not yet received […]

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Returning to UWF: Mandatory Daily COVID-19 Pre-Screening

The UWF Fall 2020 Returning to UWF Plan includes important information about students’ health and wellness, and the prevention of COVID-19. In order to make UWF a safer and healthier environment, students and employees are required to take a daily pre-screening outlined below. The pre-screening is a brief set of questions. It can be found […]

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Returning to UWF: Face Coverings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strongly urges you to wear face coverings to help protect those around you from COVID-19. The virus spreads primarily from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, talks or raises their voice. The simple act of wearing a face covering helps prevent […]

Supporting our International Community

In light of the recent modifications made by the Student Exchange and Visitor Program regarding online courses and international students, we have reviewed our revised Fall 2020 semester course delivery methods. As our plan for fall includes face-to-face, hybrid and remote courses, we are positioned well to meet the face-to-face instruction requirements. We are actively […]

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Returning to UWF: Student Training and Pre-Screening

The UWF Fall 2020 Returning to UWF Plan includes important information about students’ health and wellness, and the prevention of COVID-19. In order to make UWF a safer and healthier environment, below are two new guidelines that will be in place when returning to UWF.  Mandatory Training  All students are required to take the COVID-19 […]

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Taking Action

Recently, UWF published tweets in response to racially-charged comments made by a UWF student. We sincerely regret and apologize that one of the tweets allowed for misinterpretation. Therefore, this tweet has been removed. We want to reemphasize that the University of West Florida denounces all forms of racism and hate. Over the next several weeks, […]

UWF admissions celebrates incoming freshman and Top Scholar Elizabeth Royappa, recipient of the Pace Presidential scholarship, with a drive-by caravan of supporters in front of the student’s residence on May 13, 2020.

UWF improvises by celebrating full-ride scholarship recipients with caravan parade

A parade of vehicles with congratulatory words written on the windows and passengers holding blue and green pom poms out the windows weaved through Escambia and Santa Rosa County roads. The scene resembled a community celebrating a football championship. The University of West Florida is accustomed to celebrating champions, and while the COVID-19 global pandemic […]

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UWF Notice: Bear Spotted on University of West Florida Pensacola Campus

A large bear was spotted near the front entrance of the Pensacola Campus in the early hours of Friday, May 15, 2020. The bear was seen alone and was not approaching humans.  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was notified immediately. UWF Police have increased their presence on campus, especially near the location of […]

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Housing, dining refunds bring students financial relief during time of need

When news of the COVID-19 global pandemic broke, universities were among the first to respond by shifting to remote operations and clearing campuses of student residents along with nonessential personnel. The University of West Florida was no exception, and its students, faced with unprecedented challenges, have learned exactly what it means to adapt and thrive […]