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 Tropical Storm Fred is expected to make landfall along the Gulf Coast Monday night. The Pensacola area is currently under a Tropical Storm Watch. The local impacts will be heavy rain and wind; primarily along and east of the center of the storm, high surf and dangerous rip currents beginning Monday morning through early Tuesday morning. 

The University communicates with students, faculty and staff via email,,, and the UWF Mobile Alert text messaging system. To learn more about Mobile Alert, visit

To ensure you receive future University communications, confirm that your contact information is up-to-date in the University’s communication system, “Mobile Alert.” Log in to and search “Mobile Alert” to update and add contact information. 

University officials encourage students, faculty and staff to learn more about storm preparedness at Weather information is available by tuning into WUWF at 88.1FM or online at Updates from the National Weather Service are available at and

In the event of an emergency, please contact the UWF Police Department at 850.474.2415.