Healthier Argo Nation: Event Update: March 2021

The University of West Florida is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. New event guidelines are decided based on the current environment and guidance from our COVID-19 task force and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. As of March 9, 2021, in-person events, activities and meetings on and off campus that include more than 10 […]

UWF Notice: Winter weather forecast for Northwest Florida

University officials are closely monitoring the severe winter weather that is forecast for late tonight, Monday, Feb. 15 and Tuesday, Feb. 16 in Northwest Florida. Late this evening, temperatures in Northwest Florida are projected to be in the high teens to low 20’s. Wind chills are expected in the single digits to low teens. Given […]

The University of West Florida partners with JCPenney to participate in the Argos Suit Up! program, a national initiative designed to assist students in building a professional wardrobe for job/graduate school interviews and future employment. This year, the event will be hosted virtually, allowing students to shop for professional attire from the JCPenney website, and the discounted rates will be available to students for an entire weekend.

UWF, JCPenney host virtual Argos Suit Up!

The University of West Florida Office of Career Development and Community Engagement is partnering with JCPenney for the fourth Argos Suit Up! Program from Feb. 12-May 2. The program is part of a national initiative designed to assist students in building a professional wardrobe for job/graduate school interviews and future employment. The event will be […]

A Healthier Argo Nation: Spring 2021 Semester Protocols

As we enter a new semester, the University of West Florida remains committed to the health and safety of the campus community amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It is the shared responsibility of our students, employees and visitors to maintain a healthier and safer campus #ForAllArgos. Thank you for doing your part. Below are critical protocols […]

UWF’s College of Business teaches hospitality and tourism knowledge and skills in free online course

The University of West Florida Global Hospitality and Tourism Department, housed in UWF’s College of Business, is offering a free self-paced online certificate course for anyone interested in pursuing or advancing their career in the hospitality and tourism industry. Leaders and experts on hospitality and tourism share their industry expertise in one of the few […]

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Faculty experts discuss potential impacts of COVID-19 on the 2020 election

As the United States continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, its leaders are facing another unprecedented challenge: how to navigate a presidential election in light of a public health emergency. Faculty experts from the University of West Florida Department of Government are weighing in to offer their insight on the potential impacts of the global […]

UWF to provide virtual peer support for students in isolation or quarantine

The University of West Florida’s Counseling and Psychological Services will provide virtual Quarantine and Isolation Peer Support Drop-In sessions twice weekly for students in isolation or quarantine due to possible exposure to COVID-19. Students will be able to access the support session through Zoom. “CAPS understands that isolation and quarantine can be very tough, and […]

UWF student Lali Gutierrez conducting research

Students and faculty continue research amid COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to present challenges, but University of West Florida students and faculty refuse to let the pandemic stop them from their potentially groundbreaking research. Earlier this month, 85 students and 47 faculty mentors participated virtually in the Summer Undergraduate Research Program 2020 Celebration Week. This came on the heels of students and faculty successfully […]

UWF student during move-in week

UWF releases Housing and Residence Life COVID-19 Safety Measures for Fall 2020

As the University of West Florida prepares to welcome students back to campus for the Fall 2020 semester, Housing and Residence Life is enhancing health and safety measures and reducing risk for COVID-19 on campus through new protocols for residents. Move-In The annual Move-In Day has been transformed into Move-In Week, taking place from Aug. […]

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Returning to UWF: Exposure to COVID-19

The University of West Florida has developed official protocols and resources for those who may have been exposed to COVID-19. Please review the below for additional information and visit for the Returning to UWF plan. How should students and employees notify the University if they have been exposed to COVID-19, have symptoms of COVID-19 […]

Theatre major Collin Crews wears face protection on the UWF campus on July 8, 2020.

UWF library locations open with new guidelines, increased cleanings

All University of West Florida library locations are now open to UWF students, faculty and staff, with new hours, guidelines and enhanced cleaning due to COVID-19. Per UWF guidelines, face coverings must be worn, an institutional identification card or valid username is required to enter any library location and the Daily COVID-19 Pre-screening must be […]

Face Covering Campaign 2020 - President Martha Saunders

#ShieldUpArgos: UWF promotes use of face coverings with ‘Why I Wear a Face Covering’ social media campaign

The University of West Florida has launched an initiative to promote the use of face coverings at UWF locations and in the community. The series of social media postings features quotes and photos from UWF leadership, faculty members, staff and students to encourage others to be a part of the shared responsibility of protecting others. […]