UWF Notice: UWF to close at 7 p.m. for projected weather conditions

  University officials are closely monitoring the severe weather that is forecast for 9 p.m. tonight, Thursday, April 18 in Northwest Florida. All UWF locations will close at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 due to a severe weather system along the Gulf Coast. This includes all classes, events, campus activities and online courses. If […]

UWF to host national platform for cybersecurity executives

  WHAT: Cybersecurity executives in academia, business, government and the armed forces will address the rapidly-evolving cyber threat landscape and critical workforce shortage at the annual Centers of Academic Excellence Executive Leadership Forum. The University of West Florida in partnership with the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security will host the forum. Speakers include executives from […]

UWF Center for Cybersecurity located in the Studer Community Institute Building in downtown Pensacola

UWF Center for Cybersecurity hosts grand opening in downtown Studer Community Institute Building

Operating out of a state-of-the-art facility in the downtown Studer Community Institute Building, the University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity celebrated the grand opening of its new home on Monday, April 15. The event took place as part of the University’s Founders Week festivities. The downtown location positions the Center to conduct innovative teaching, […]

Jeff Weeks, financial advisor and first vice president-investment officer at Wells Fargo Advisors and UWF alumnus, donated $50,000 to the UWF Foundation and the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities on Monday, April 8, 2019, in honor of his father, William "Bill" Weeks.

UWF alumnus honors father by providing scholarships to UWF students

The University of West Florida received a $50,000 gift from UWF alumnus Jeff Weeks to establish the William J. “Bill” Weeks Endowment Scholarship in honor of his father. The scholarship is reserved for first-generation college students majoring in fine arts, performing arts or communications within the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities. To qualify, […]

UWF celebrates donors, fosters connections at Endowed Scholarship Luncheon

The University of West Florida’s Division of University Advancement recognized donors who are helping students achieve their dreams at the inaugural Endowed Scholarship Luncheon on Wednesday, April 10, at the UWF Conference Center. The luncheon fostered a special opportunity for donors to meet the students whose lives are being changed by their generosity. “Events like […]

UWF encourages giving during second annual Day of Giving, a 24-hour fundraising event

The University of West Florida will host its second annual Day of Giving on Thursday, April 18, inviting alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends to donate to 14 featured funds. The 24-hour fundraising event is an online, social media-driven effort that supports the University and its programs. “We invite all alumni and friends to […]

UWF President Martha D. Saunders celebrates Founders Week

UWF celebrates second annual Founders Week with special events

For the second year, the University of West Florida will honor traditions, engage in the community and celebrate the future of the University during its annual Founders Week, which will be held April 13-18. Founders Week is a weeklong celebration that serves as an opportunity to bring the UWF family together, welcome alumni and visitors […]

UWF receives $39,593 donation from Frank Brown Songwriters Festival for Larry Butler Award

The University of West Florida celebrated a $39,593 donation to the UWF Department of Music in support of the Larry Butler Memorial Music Award on Tuesday, April 2, at the Museum Plaza in Historic Pensacola. The new funds are a result of a fundraising concert featuring Dean Dillon in downtown Pensacola and the Frank Brown […]

UWF GeoData Center receives Gulf Power Foundation grant for water quality testing project

The University of West Florida GeoData Center was recently awarded a $30,000 grant from Gulf Power Foundation, which will help modernize a water quality research project at Booker T. Washington High School. Since 2013, Booker T. Washington High School Marine Science Academy students have been collecting water quality data at Bayou Texar in Pensacola. The […]

UWF supply chain logistics students place second in national competition

A group of six University of West Florida supply chain logistics students traveled to Denver where they placed second at Operation Stimulus, the longest running supply chain and logistics student case competition in North America. UWF surpassed 14 schools from across the country, for example, Iowa State, Miami University, Syracuse, and North Texas. Since attending […]

UWF student in the Cybersecurity Battle Lab

National forum for cybersecurity executives to address critical workforce shortage

Cybersecurity executives from across the nation will seek to combat the rapidly-evolving cyber threat landscape and address the critical shortage of professionals at the Centers of Academic Excellence Executive Leadership Forum on April 24 to 25 at the Hilton Pensacola Beach hotel. The University of West Florida, a nationally-recognized leader in cybersecurity education and training, […]

UWF addresses workforce shortage in STEM fields with three new degree programs

The University of West Florida is launching three new degree programs in direct response to increased workforce demand in STEM fields. Beginning in Fall 2019, UWF will offer a Master of Science in Cybersecurity; Master of Science in Engineering; and Bachelor of Science in Instructional Design and Technology. The UWF Board of Trustees approved the […]