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

The University of West Florida was ranked in the top 20 public institutions in the region by U.S. News & World Report, which released its 2022 Best Colleges rankings on Sept. 13. “These rankings reflect the world class faculty, supportive staff and robust programming we have here,” said UWF President Martha D. Saunders. “At UWF, […]

Couple’s love of music honored through gift in excess of $8.5 million to UWF

A historic gift to the University of West Florida from the late Dr. Herman and Valerie Rolfs through their estate will provide significant scholarships and resources for music students annually. The total value of the donation, which created the Dr. Grier Williams School of Music, and includes an Imperial Bösendorfer piano, is valued over $8.5 […]

UWF announces deputy chief diversity officer and title IX coordinator

The University of West Florida has named Kendra Riley as its deputy chief diversity officer and Title IX coordinator. In this role, Riley will be responsible for overseeing the University’s compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and other laws and rules relating to discrimination based on sex or gender. The DCDO […]

University of West Florida and Miami Dade College Partner to Enhance Cybersecurity Workforce Development

The University of West Florida and Miami Dade College announced a partnership that aims to expand cybersecurity workforce development in Florida, signing a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday, August 31, at MDC Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. “The power of higher education is found in collaborative partnerships between world-class institutions,” said UWF President Martha D. […]

UWF Notice: Major Hurricane Ida: University Closed

August 29, 2021, 7:10 p.m. University officials are closely monitoring Hurricane Ida, which is currently a category 4 hurricane located in southeast Louisiana.  All UWF locations, including the Pensacola campus, UWF Emerald Coast and UWF Historic Trust, will close Sunday, Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. and will remain closed through Tuesday, Aug. 31 at 4:59 […]

UWF cybersecurity program achieves prestigious ABET accreditation and CAE-CD re-designation

The University of West Florida Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program recently achieved accreditation from the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. The accreditation is retroactive from Oct. 1, 2019 through September 2025, aligning it with the University’s […]

UWF welcomes students back to campus during move-in week, prepares for Argo Arrival

The University of West Florida is seeing a back to school rush for on-campus housing accommodations as students return to campus. Students began moving in on campus on Aug. 18. With more than 1,400 housing contracts, UWF opted for move-in day to be spread over three days, to allow for an efficient move-in experience. Argo […]

UWF’s Chemistry Scholars Program receives 2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM award

The University of West Florida’s Chemistry Scholars Program was awarded the 2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The recognition honors institutions that encourage and assist students from underrepresented groups to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, known as STEM. “We are honored that our Chemistry Scholars Program […]

Media invited to UWF Move-In

WHAT: Media are invited to join UWF President Martha D. Saunders and University officials as they welcome students to the University of West Florida during move-in week. University administrators, including Saunders, will visit the residence halls at noon, while students move into the residence halls. Face coverings are expected to be worn. WHEN: Friday, Aug. […]

UWF Notice: Monitoring Tropical Storm Fred

University officials are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Fred, which is currently a tropical storm in the central Gulf of Mexico. All University of West Florida locations remain open at this time. If conditions change, the University will update the campus community. According to the most recent update from the National Weather Service, the path of […]

Florida SBDC celebrates 45 years of service helping small businesses

The Florida Small Business Development Center Network is celebrating 45 years of service helping small businesses grow and succeed. The network is sharing “45 Stories for 45 Years” using the hashtag #FloridaSBDC45 to share stories of small businesses, partners, and the greater community. “Our 45-year story is a testament to the hard work and commitment […]

Message from the President: Back to School Fall 2021

Dear UWF Community,  After all we have been through over the past year, I had hoped my back-to-school letter to you would be about something other than a pandemic. Unfortunately, the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases has raised questions within the campus community which must be addressed. I have been meeting frequently with the Chairman […]