UWF welcomes first class of Pensacola Pledge Scholars

This fall, the University of West Florida (UWF) and Pensacola State College (PSC) welcomed 35 Pensacola Pledge Scholars, amounting to approximately $60,000 in scholarship awards. Out of these students, 24 freshmen are currently enrolled at UWF. The 2012 UWF Pledge Scholars include: Haley Anderson, Andre Bordelon, Jonathan Brannan, Jackson Buckley, Brett Calkins, Alexa Carter, Phillip […]

UWF included in list of ‘Best Southeastern Colleges’ by Princeton Review

The University of West Florida (UWF) was named a Best Southeastern College by The Princeton Review for the 10th consecutive year, based on results from the company’s 2013 Best Colleges survey. UWF was one of 136 institutions receiving the Best in Southeast Designation. The company designated 222 colleges in the Northeast, 122 in the West […]

UWF to host third annual Family Weekend

The University of West Florida will host its third annual Family Weekend Sept. 21-23. During the weekend, parents and siblings of UWF students can take part in a variety of activities provided by the Office of Family Programs, connect with one another and become more familiar with campus life. The weekend will be packed full […]

UWF students explore overseas opportunities

At the University of West Florida, students are not limiting their education to a classroom in Pensacola, or even the United States. Shannon Hemmings and her friend and fellow UWF student, Naomi Eustache, spent four weeks in Paris this past summer to learn French at one of UWF’s partner institutions through the study abroad program. […]

Street View imagery of UWF now available to public on Google Maps

Current and prospective students, alumni and visitors now can get a panoramic view of the University of West Florida main campus from their computer, thanks to the Street View feature in Google Maps. UWF was included in the latest release of new street-level imagery in Google Maps that features university and college campuses across the […]

UWF Housing begins Fall 2012 with new residence hall and reaches full capacity for on-campus housing

The University of West Florida welcomes 2,144 students to campus housing, reaching 107% capacity for the Fall 2012 semester. Presidents Hall will open its doors for the first time on Saturday, Aug. 25. This new suite-style residence hall will house 252 Argonauts during their second year of college. Presidents Hall features both double and single […]

UWF public relations students recognized at state competition

Ten University of West Florida students recently earned the 2012 Florida Public Relations Association Award of Distinction for their campaign for the Pensacola Museum of Art. Eight of the students accepted the award on Aug. 7 at the 74th annual Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) conference in St. Augustine. The competition is open to all […]

UWF business student receives $54,000 NOAA contract

Caleb Waller is majoring in business at the University of West Florida (UWF), taking summer classes and is interested in videography. He and his friend Sean Cullen, are currently working on a Federal Government contract to produce informational videos for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA). The contract will total more than $54,000. The […]

Gearing Up for College: A Freshman’s Guide

Leaving home and arriving at a new college for the first time can be a daunting experience for anyone. There are multitudes of new people to meet, a campus to navigate, tests to study for and papers to write. To help make the transition a bit easier, following is a list of important need-to-knows and […]

UWF alumna shines light on the stage and theatre life

Kelley Finn’s job is one that many people don’t notice when they attend a theatre production–yet she is responsible for setting the atmosphere, time of day and other important elements of the story. Kelly is a lighting designer and works with the director, set designer and other members of the backstage crew to create the […]

Outdoor adventures abound at UWF

Are you looking for something fun to do this summer? UWF offers many free recreational activities indoor and outdoor. Canoe/Kayak Rental With your nautilus card, canoes and kayaks may be checked out during normal business hours from the HLS customer service desk for free. Canoes are available for use on campus in the bayou behind […]

Outdoor Adventures travels Southwest Texas for Spring Break 2012

UWF Outdoor Adventures traveled to southwest Texas for a Spring Break backpacking trip. This video, created by traveler Jameson Beach, captures the beauty, fun and adventure of the week-long getaway.  Learn more about Outdoor Adventures online. Photo also provided courtesy of Jameson Beach.