Argie, UWF's mascot, at a UWF home football game

UWF football generates $9.7 million in economic impact

An economic impact analysis completed by the Haas Center at the University of West Florida shows the 2018 football season generated an estimated $9.7 million in sales in Escambia County. The Haas Center used various inputs, including ticket, concessions and merchandise sales information from UWF Athletics, student spending and other data in its calculations. Nearly […]

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UWF named ‘Great College to Work For’

The University of West Florida was named a 2019 “Great College to Work For,” marking the institution’s seventh appearance on the list. Conducted annually, the Great Colleges to Work For survey collects data and highlights colleges that receive top ratings from their employees on workforce practices and policies. This year, 236 institutions participated in the […]

UWF President Martha D. Saunders with Santa Rosa County Superintendent of Schools Tim Wyrosdick

UWF Haas Center finalizes sale of teacher evaluation software to Santa Rosa County schools

The University of West Florida Haas Center has finalized the sale of Professional Educators Assessment and Results System, an electronic teacher evaluation system, to the Santa Rosa County School District for $125,000. “This sale of UWF intellectual property is important on multiple fronts,” said Dr. Matthew Schwartz, assistant vice president for the Office of Research […]

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 […]

Jani Ngalame collects water samples in Indian Bayou Friday July 19, 2019 in Milton Florida.

Research opportunities abound during summer

Research at the University of West Florida doesn’t stop when summer begins. Like many others on campus, Dr. Jocelyn Evans and Dr. Derek Morgan know this. Evans and Morgan spent the summer with students studying beach access in communities throughout Florida. “The research team completed field work that included participatory sketch mapping, soil and water […]

UWF students studying in Building 76A on Friday, March 1, 2019.

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

The University of West Florida ranked among the top 15 public regional institutions in the South in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings released on Monday, Sept. 9. UWF was the only public university in the state of Florida to rank in the top 15 of the Top Public Schools – […]

Building 58C - Lab Sciences Annex

UWF to celebrate grand opening of state-of-the-art teaching laboratory facility

WHAT: University of West Florida President Martha D. Saunders will host a grand opening of the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering Laboratory Sciences Annex. The $26.26 million state-of-the-art facility, connected to the Life Sciences Laboratory on UWF’s Pensacola campus, provides additional space for classroom and wet teaching lab needs. WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 19, […]

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UWF Seligman First Amendment Lecture Series events delve into how freedom of speech impacts media, music

The University of West Florida will welcome Miami Herald columnist and satirical novelist Carl Hiaasen to Pensacola for one of three public events as part of its Seligman First Amendment Lecture Series, which fosters dialogue about First Amendment issues. Hiaasen will discuss his life, career and the exercise of free speech in the modern world […]

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UWF Notice: Hurricane Dorian

    Hurricane Dorian Update #2 Aug. 30, 2019 at 4 p.m University officials are closely monitoring Hurricane Dorian, which is currently a Category 3 Hurricane heading toward the east coast of Florida. All University of West Florida locations remain open at this time. Florida Virtual Campus Gainesville location will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. […]

UWF President Martha D. Saunders

UWF President Saunders’ contract extended through 2020 calendar year

After guiding the University of West Florida to three years of unprecedented success in the Florida Board of Governors performance-based funding model, UWF President Martha D. Saunders was awarded a contract extension through the end of the 2020 calendar year. A Board of Governors’ regulation put in place in 2017 limits contract extensions or renewals […]

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UWF students land grant to develop app for Air Force

A team of University of West Florida students has been awarded a $25,000 grant to develop an app that will help the Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field better gather and share information. The grant was awarded to UWF students Christian Kaman, Daryl Meade and Lloyd Mageo by the Small Business Innovation Research […]

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. […]