Internal News

UWF Notice: Severe Weather: University Closing at 3 p.m.

University officials are closely monitoring the severe weather that is forecast for today, Dec. 14 through Thursday, Dec. 15 early morning in Northwest Florida. The upcoming severe weather, which is projected to move into the Pensacola area late this afternoon, has the potential for strong tornadoes, wind speeds up to 70 mph, heavy rainfall and hail. Out of an abundance of caution, the University of West Florida will close at 3 p.m. today.

Normal University operations will resume on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 5 a.m., unless conditions change, in which case, University officials will notify the campus community. 

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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

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.