Crowd of people in masks with luggage waiting in line in airport during coronavirus quarantine

UWF experts play roles in battling, researching COVID-19 pandemic

Armed with months of research and 30-plus years of experience as an infectious disease physician, Dr. Wes Farr finds himself on the frontlines in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. Farr teaches environmental health and infectious diseases in the UWF Department of Public Health, and one week each month he returns to his old stomping […]

UWF Students in a Model Classroom via eLearning

Exercise science students stretch innovation beyond the classroom

For Dr. Amy Crawley, who teaches in the exercise science program, stretching the boundaries of a traditional classroom environment is par for the course. When the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the University of West Florida to transition the entire campus to remote instruction for the last half of the Spring 2020 semester, she was prepared to […]

UWF student in the Argo Pantry, picking up nonperishables.

Students benefit from efforts by Division of Academic Engagement and Student Affairs

As the COVID-19 virus challenges University of West Florida students in ways never imagined, the Division of Academic Engagement and Student Affairs is holding true to its mission to support their personal development and academic success. “Our students are facing a new normal and in this environment new challenges sometimes arise,” said Dr. Kim LeDuff, […]

Fitness woman exercising on the floor at home and watching fitness videos in a tablet

UWF Recreation provides UWF community with engagement options

State-of-the-art fitness facilities remain closed as the University of West Florida navigates unprecedented challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Department of Recreation is providing the UWF community with virtual fitness and wellness classes, as well as ways to stay engaged with a simple touch of a screen or click of a mouse. “Being physically […]

Chess Robot designed by UWF students

UWF moves Student Scholar Symposium online, invites community to learn about innovative research projects

The University of West Florida will celebrate student and faculty research in an innovative way at the Student Scholars Symposium and Faculty Research Showcase on Thursday, April 16. Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the symposium will be held completely online for the first time this year. UWF’s Office of Undergraduate Research will host the […]

Dr. Robert Perkins, professor of management and Fulbright Specialist in Entrepreneurship.

UWF assistant professor earns prestigious Fulbright Specialist designation

The University of West Florida announces that Dr. Robert Perkins has been selected as a Fulbright Specialist by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Perkins is an assistant professor of management in the UWF College of Business. Established in 2001, the Fulbright Specialist Program sends U.S. faculty and professionals abroad […]

Dance Marathon 2020 executive members holding up the numbers "$87,838.21"

UWF Dance Marathon raises record amount for Children’s Miracle Network

The eighth annual University of West Florida Dance Marathon raised a record $87,838.21 on Feb. 29 in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a nonprofit organization that raises funds for pediatric hospitals, medical research and community awareness of children’s health issues. All proceeds from UWF’s event will be donated to the oncology unit at Pensacola’s […]

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 […]