UWF Notice: Tropical Storm Cristobal

University officials are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Cristobal, which is currently a tropical storm heading toward the Gulf of Mexico. The University of West Florida remains operational 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 Cristobal is expected to move north and forecast to make landfall along the northern Gulf Coast Sunday afternoon or evening. Tropical Storm warnings are in effect from Louisiana to Northwest Florida. Heavy rainfall is possible late Saturday night through early Monday morning, with a projected 3-4 inches of rainfall and coastal/localized flooding in the Pensacola area.

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.