UWF’s Day of Giving returns on April 18

University of West Florida Argonauts and friends are invited to support the University of West Florida and its programs on UWF’s sixth annual Day of Giving scheduled for Thursday, April 18. Alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends will have the opportunity to invest in the University’s future during the 24-hour online fundraising initiative and […]

UWF launches ‘Here for Good capital campaign,’ announces gift in excess of $9 million to name football stadium

This evening, the University of West Florida launched the public phase of the “Here for Good capital campaign,” the largest campaign in University history. President Martha D. Saunders announced the campaign at a gala held at the Field House on UWF’s Pensacola campus.  “The Here for Good campaign is a proclamation — a promise to […]

UWF celebrates sixth annual Founders Week beginning April 15

The University of West Florida will honor traditions, engage in the community and celebrate the future of the University during its sixth annual Founders Week, which will be held April 15-18. Founders Week is a weeklong celebration that serves as an opportunity to bring the UWF family together, welcome alumni and visitors to campus and […]

Former director of UWF Japan House recognized with the Order of the Rising Sun award

Shigeko Honda, who was director of the University of West Florida Japan Center and Japan House for 26 years, has been awarded the prestigious Order of the Rising Sun, Silver Rays. Honda was recognized at an event on UWF’s Pensacola campus on April 1 which celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Japan House. The Order […]

UWF Historic Trust partners with DeFuniak Landmarks, promotes historic preservation and enhances community programming

The University of West Florida Historic Trust has announced a partnership with F. Diane Pickett, local emerging author and the president and founder of DeFuniak Landmarks, a nonprofit foundation established to preserve and protect the architectural integrity of homes within the historic districts of DeFuniak Springs. This partnership will further the mission of the UWF […]

UWF ranks in top five nationally for Military Friendly® Schools and Military Spouse Friendly® Schools

The University of West Florida has been recognized with a 2024-2025 Top Ten Military Friendly® School designation in the large public category. In the annual rankings released on March 27, 2024, UWF ranked No. 5 and was the only Florida State University System institution to earn recognition from Military Friendly® in the large public Top […]

UWF’s student-managed Argo Bond Fund places second in national competition

The University of West Florida’s student-managed Argo Bond Fund placed second among the nation’s student-managed bond funds at the Quinnipiac University Global Asset Management Education’s (QGAME) Global Portfolio Competition held on March 20-21 in New York City. More than 150 universities and 1,400 students participated in the competition. The QGAME Global Portfolio Performance Competition ranks […]

UWF team wins first place at 2024 Southeastern Psychological Association quiz bowl

A University of West Florida undergraduate team won the first annual quiz bowl challenge at the 2024 Southeastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, held March 13-16 in Orlando, Fla. The team, “Dead Sirius,” competed against 10 other teams from colleges and universities throughout the Southeast, including Rollins College and University of Tampa. “We have a lot […]

UWF announces $5 million legacy gift from the Bear Family Foundation to name the College of Business

University of West Florida President Martha D. Saunders announced today a gift of $5 million from The Bear Family Foundation to name the UWF College of Business. The college is slated to be named the Lewis Bear Jr. College of Business, contingent on UWF Board of Trustees approval at its quarterly meeting in June. This […]

UWF, FIU to host free cybersecurity leadership and strategy training for Florida public sector executives

The University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity and the Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz Center for Leadership, in collaboration with Florida International University’s Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy, will host free cybersecurity leadership and strategy training sessions for Florida public sector executives. “With the rising number of ransomware and other cyber attacks, […]

University of West Florida designated Purple Star Campus

The University of West Florida has been named a Florida Collegiate Purple Star Campus for its commitment to supporting military students and families as they transition to college. UWF was one of the first three universities in the Florida State University System to earn the designation. “UWF prides itself on its distinguished outreach to members […]

UWF online programs continue to rank among best in U.S. News and World Report

The University of West Florida once again ranked among the best in the nation in the 2024 U.S. News and World Report Best Online College rankings. UWF ranked 45th among 348 institutions for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs and 30th for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans in the rankings released on Feb. 7. “The national […]