ArgoFest to include in-person events as UWF community celebrates Argo spirit

After a year of virtual events, the UWF community will come together to celebrate its Argo Spirit during ArgoFest. Presented by the UWF Homecoming Executive Board, ArgoFest will be held March 15-20 with in-person, virtual and hybrid events. “We know how important it is for students to feel connected to each other and the University,” […]

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 […]

Hunter Lyons

Turbulent childhood in rearview mirror for thankful UWF student

Hunter Lyons is building an impressive resume as a student leader at the University of West Florida and positioning himself for a bright future—which didn’t seem remotely possible during his turbulent childhood. The 2017 Pine Forest High School graduate spent much of his youth in the foster care system, lacking the typical, central support system […]

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 […]

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 […]

UWF student using the UWF Guardian App

UWF launches personal safety app for students

This fall, the University of West Florida is launching UWF Guardian, a personal safety app that allows students rapid and proactive communication with the UWF Police Department and their safety network of family and friends. “UWF Guardian is a great safety tool that the University has just initiated,” said Marc Cossich, chief of the UWFPD. […]

UWf students on Move-In Day 2018

UWF Move-In Day 2019

WHAT: Media are invited to join President Martha D. Saunders and University officials as they welcome new students to the University of West Florida during Move-In Day. University administrators, including Saunders, will visit the residence halls while students move in. Volunteers from athletic teams, fraternities and sororities, student organizations and faculty and staff groups will […]

UWF to host admissions event for displaced Virginia College students

The University of West Florida Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Complete Florida will host a Drop-In Transfer Day on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, providing personalized admissions guidance and resources to local students displaced by the recent closure of Virginia College. Prospective students are invited to come by Argo Central, a one-stop shop located in Building […]

UWF Military and Veterans Resource Center celebrates donors and students

The University of West Florida Military and Veterans Resource Center awarded scholarships to seven students at its annual Donor Appreciation Luncheon on May 16 at the Museum of Commerce. The luncheon recognizes military veterans and dependents or family members of active or retired service members by awarding the Navy Federal Credit Union Scholarship, Brig. Gen. […]

UWF student and army vet sells ‘the coconut life’

At just 26 years old, Alex Hill is putting his UWF marketing degree to use, going from the college life to the “coconut life.” Hill is currently a Junior at UWF and has launched two businesses, Emerald Coast Italian Ice and most recently, Emerald Coast Coconuts. The army veteran was inspired to go into business […]

UWF students and alumni ‘suit up’ at JCPenney shopping event

The University of West Florida’s Office of Career Development and Community Engagement recently held its inaugural Argos Suit Up event at a local JCPenney located at 7171 N. Davis Highway. More than 330 students and alumni participated in the three-hour event which provided students and alumni with the opportunity to purchase professional wear and accessories […]

Florida Virtual Campus launches new college success series this spring

The Florida Virtual Campus will launch a new College Success Series starting this April. The FloridaShines College Success Series will take place each Wednesday at 3 p.m. EST in April, and provide a live, interactive, online experience for high school juniors and seniors and their parents. The Florida Virtual Campus is managed by the University […]