UWF students venture about campus while wearing face protection on Aug. 19, 2020.

UWF ranks top 15 in U.S. News & World Report’s Top Public Schools – Regional South Rankings for second consecutive year

For the second consecutive year, the University of West Florida ranks among the best public regional universities in the South. U.S. News & World Report released its 2021 Best Colleges rankings on Monday, Sept. 14, and ranked UWF among the top 15 public institutions in the region. UWF was the only university in the state […]

UWF Notice: Hurricane Sally

UWF Notice: #Sally Update #17 UWF is continuing to assess damage from Hurricane Sally. A licensed drone operator will be on the Pensacola campus Saturday, Sept. 26, gathering aerial footage of buildings, nature trails and other UWF facilities. The University is reopened; however, it is advised to take caution when traveling to UWF locations. The […]

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UWF receives 5th national excellence in diversity award

The University of West Florida has been awarded the 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. This marks the third consecutive year and fifth time overall that UWF has earned the award. The HEED award recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and […]

(Pictured left to right) Dr. Grier Williams, Dr. Milton Usry and Dr. Peter Young, 1992 UWF Guild for the Arts

UWF announces gift to create a School of Music

The University of West Florida announced a gift to rename the Department of Music. An anonymous contribution has established the Dr. Grier Williams School of Music in memory of the first chair of the music department. “This incredibly generous and forward-looking gift will enhance our ability to provide the very best music education for our […]

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Emerald Coast Writing Project hosts first-ever virtual summer institute

This summer, the Emerald Coast Writing Project transitioned its annual Invitational Summer Institute to a virtual format in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, hosting more than 140 teachers for a successful reunion called “The NWP Reboot 2020.” “What amazed me most is that even during this stressful time, teachers wanted to spend three days together […]

Indigeaux Denim Bar & Boutique in Downtown Pensacola.

Donations from community partners provide over $1.2 million to small businesses through Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Grant Programs facilitated by UWF

The Florida Small Business Development Center at UWF processed 275 grants totaling over $1,278,500 for Northwest Florida small businesses needing financial assistance due to COVID-19. Gulf Power, BBVA Bank, the cities of Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Milton, Pensacola, Gulf Breeze and the commissioners of Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties funded these grant programs. Gulf […]

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 Notice: Tropical Storm Marco and Tropical Storm Laura

University officials are continuing to monitor Tropical Storm Marco and Tropical Storm Laura. The University of West Florida remains operational at this time. If conditions change, the University will update the campus community. According to the most recent update from the National Weather Service: A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for the Pensacola area […]

UWF Notice: Tropical Storm Laura and Tropical Depression #14

University officials are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Laura and Tropical Depression #14. The University of West Florida remains operational at this time. If conditions change, the University will update the campus community. According to the most recent update from the National Weather Service: Tropical Storm Laura is expected to enter the eastern Gulf of Mexico […]

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 […]

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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 www.uwf.edu/return 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 […]