UWF to offer fully online bachelor’s in public health in Fall 2021

Starting in Fall 2021, the University of West Florida will offer a new fully online Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree, pending approval from the Florida Board of Governors. The UWF Board of Trustees approved the new degree program during its quarterly meeting held on March 18, 2021. The interdisciplinary program will be housed […]

The camelia gardens on UWF's campus display beautiful flowers when in bloom.

Florida Gov. DeSantis appoints new UWF trustees

Gov. Ron DeSantis recently announced the appointment of Dr. Paul Hsu and reappointment of Lewis Bear Jr. and Robert Jones to the University of West Florida Board of Trustees. Bear and Jones have served on the board since 2010 and will return for a new five-year term with DeSantis’ appointment. Hsu will fill a vacant […]

Photo: Paula Shell, president and CEO of BBBS Northwest Florida, and Hope, a junior at the Escambia Virtual Academy, in 2016

UWF partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters for college and career sessions

The University of West Florida is partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida to provide virtual college and career information sessions for high school students. The virtual sessions last through mid-April and explore options for students to consider beyond high school, with a special emphasis on paths to earn a college degree affordably. […]

UWF team places among top in global cybersecurity competition

A University of West Florida student team ranked among the best in the world in the annual Global Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition, hosted virtually for the first time by Rochester Institute of Technology. UWF placed among the top 15 teams in the CPTC, advancing to the finals as a wild card entrant from the Southeast […]

ArgoFest to include in-person events as UWF community celebrates Argo spirit

After a year of virtual events, the UWF community will come together to celebrate its Argo Spirit during ArgoFest. Presented by the UWF Homecoming Executive Board, ArgoFest will be held March 15-20 with in-person, virtual and hybrid events. “We know how important it is for students to feel connected to each other and the University,” […]

UWF student at the UWF Center for Cybersecurity

UWF launches CyberSuccess sponsored by Regions Foundation to prepare veterans for cybersecurity workforce

An innovative University of West Florida cybersecurity workforce development program designed to train veterans across Northwest Florida and South Alabama is accepting applications for its initial cohort. Regions Foundation, the nonprofit initiative of Regions Bank that supports community investments, provided $175,000 to UWF to sponsor the program. UWF CyberSuccess sponsored by Regions Foundation provides free […]

UWF earns recognition as 2020 Tree Campus Higher Education

The University of West Florida earned the 2020 Tree Campus Higher Education recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation. UWF also received the designation in 2019. An Arbor Day Foundation program, Tree Campus Higher Education, formerly known as Tree Campus USA, honors colleges and universities and their leaders for effective campus forest management and for engaging […]

UWF nursing student in the Nursing Skills and Simulation Learning Center

UWF nursing graduates post top scores on national licensure exam 

The University of West Florida School of Nursing topped the state and national averages for 2020 by wide margins, as 95.97% of its graduates passed the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurses on their first attempt. UWF surpassed the national average for first-time pass rate by over five percentage points and exceeded the state mark by […]

A UWF military student studying and completing coursework at the Coffee Break Cafe coffee shop in Pace, Florida on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. Thanks to UWF's online course offerings, students can take courses and earn a university degree no matter where they may be.

UWF again named Gold-level Military Friendly school

The University of West Florida has been recognized as a gold-level University in the large public school category in the annual Military Friendly Schools list for 2021-2022. For the second consecutive year, UWF was the only large, public school in Florida to earn the gold distinction for success in helping veterans make the transition from […]

Argonaut Athletic Club Donor & Student-Athlete Banquet 2019

UWF gift officer named national College Fund Raiser of the Year

The University of West Florida’s Brett Berg has been named the National Association of Athletic Development Directors 2021 College Fund Raiser of the Year. The recognition was announced on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. “I am humbled and thankful for this award,” said Berg, assistant vice president for development and associate athletic director at UWF. “I […]

Trailblazer Awards 2020

UWF honors local trailblazers who inspire and empower community at annual awards

The University of West Florida and Epps Christian Center partnered to award eight community members who have made a lasting impact on the community. The fifth annual Trailblazer Awards was hosted virtually on Feb. 18. “I look forward to the Trailblazer Awards every year because I get to see the great work so many individuals […]

The University of West Florida partners with JCPenney to participate in the Argos Suit Up! program, a national initiative designed to assist students in building a professional wardrobe for job/graduate school interviews and future employment. This year, the event will be hosted virtually, allowing students to shop for professional attire from the JCPenney website, and the discounted rates will be available to students for an entire weekend.

UWF, JCPenney host virtual Argos Suit Up!

The University of West Florida Office of Career Development and Community Engagement is partnering with JCPenney for the fourth Argos Suit Up! Program from Feb. 12-May 2. The program is part of a national initiative designed to assist students in building a professional wardrobe for job/graduate school interviews and future employment. The event will be […]