University of West Florida freshman Brandon Lawrence

‘Miracle baby’ epitomizes Argo Spirit

University of West Florida freshman Brandon Lawrence describes himself as a “miracle baby.” His mother was diagnosed with advanced multiple sclerosis while pregnant with him and died from complications three days after his 5th birthday. Lawrence lost his mother at a young age, but he said she positively influenced him in their precious few years […]

The Department of Theatre in the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities presents Othello at the Mainstage Theatre at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Building 82, on the Pensacola campus from October 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. and October 20 and 27 at 2:30 p.m.

UWF Department of Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s “Othello”

The University of West Florida Department of Theatre presents, William Shakespeare’s “Othello.” Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 19, 25-26 and at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 20 and 27. All performances will take place in the Mainstage Theatre of the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Building 82 on the UWF Pensacola […]

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UWF Notice: Tropical Storm Nestor

University officials are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Nestor, which is currently projected to make landfall near the Apalachicola and Panama City area. All university locations, including the Pensacola campus, UWF Emerald Coast, UWF Historic Trust, will close tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. and will remain closed through Saturday, Oct. 19 at 11:59 a.m. […]

UWF engineering students working on a mechatronics project in the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering

University of West Florida Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering programs achieve new and renewed accreditation

The University of West Florida mechanical engineering and computer science programs recently achieved accreditation from the respective Engineering and Computing Accreditation Commissions of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. Additionally, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering received re-accreditation from the Engineering […]

Dr. Jaromy Kuhl

UWF names Dr. Jaromy Kuhl dean of the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering

University of West Florida Provost and Senior Vice President George Ellenberg has appointed Dr. Jaromy Kuhl as dean of the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering. A professor of mathematics and statistics, Kuhl joined UWF as a faculty member in 2005 and has served as interim dean of the college since April 2018. “We […]

UWF President Martha D. Saunders at the State of the University Address, Sept. 27, 2019

UWF hosts State of the University Address; Saunders sets big goals

University of West Florida President Martha D. Saunders reflected on a year of extraordinary accomplishments before turning her attention to “big goals” during her 2019 State of the University address on Friday, Sept. 27. Saunders noted that UWF placed top two in the Florida Board of Governors performance-funding model, scoring its highest point total in […]

University of West Florida President Dr. Martha Saunders

UWF to host 2019 State of the University

WHAT: University of West Florida President Martha D. Saunders will present the annual State of the University address, detailing the University’s accomplishments in 2018-19 and its goals for 2019-20. The student body president, faculty senate president and staff senate president will also provide updates during the event. WHEN: Friday, Sept. 27 TIME: 11 a.m. WHERE: […]

UWF Laboratory Sciences Annex on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019

UWF celebrates opening of state-of-the-art Laboratory Sciences Annex

The University of West Florida Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering celebrated the grand opening of the Laboratory Sciences Annex, a state-of-the-art facility that provides additional space for wet teaching labs and offices for faculty and staff. “As UWF grows and improves, we are grateful to add facilities that match the caliber of our students […]

UWF students socializing on their way to class

UWF receives 4th national excellence in diversity award

The University of West Florida has been awarded the 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The award recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. UWF also received this national honor in 2015, 2016 and 2018. The University will be featured […]

Argie, UWF's mascot, at a UWF home football game

UWF football generates $9.7 million in economic impact

An economic impact analysis completed by the Haas Center at the University of West Florida shows the 2018 football season generated an estimated $9.7 million in sales in Escambia County. The Haas Center used various inputs, including ticket, concessions and merchandise sales information from UWF Athletics, student spending and other data in its calculations. Nearly […]

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 […]