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 […]

UWF Dance Marathon breaks fundraising record

The sixth annual University of West Florida Dance Marathon raised $60,890.59 last weekend, exceeding this year’s goal of $55,000 and surpassing last year’s record of more than $43,000. The annual event is held in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a nonprofit organization that raises funds for pediatric hospitals, medical research, and community awareness of […]

UWF students take home Gold, Silver ADDY awards from local, district competitions

University of West Florida student T.J. Grier recently won a Student Silver ADDY Award in Elements of Advertising: Still Photography category at the 2017 American Advertising Federation Fourth District American Advertising Awards in Miami. The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition that attracts more than 40,000 entries every year […]

UWF recognizes student excellence in leadership and service

The University of West Florida honored more than 175 students at the 29th annual Student Leadership Awards Banquet, hosted by the Division of Student Affairs on April 9 in the UWF Conference Center and Ballroom. The division presented 14 awards recognizing students for various achievements, including completing thousands of hours of community service and embracing […]

New report highlights impact of high textbook costs on college affordability, completion

The UWF Innovation Institute’s Florida Virtual Campus released the results of the “2016 Student Textbook and Course Materials Survey Report.” The survey is the third in a series from 2010 through 2016 that shows the impact high textbook costs have on college affordability, as well as college success and completion. “The findings of this survey […]

New paid internship program at UWF Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering broadens horizons for students

The University of West Florida Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering launched a new internship program to prepare students to enter professional work in all STEM fields. The need was first identified when science and engineering students reported turning down professional preparation opportunities in lieu of continuing paid positions not related to their professional […]