Homecoming is a week-long celebration of campus life, students, faculty, staff and alumni of the University of West Florida. Each year, we promote Argo pride with events, competitions, activities and athletics, and celebrate all that is UWF! Homecoming will take place September 30-October 5, 2019.
Countdown to UWF Homecoming 2019
Current students should bring an active Nautilus Card to all Homecoming events. Some events require tickets. Check out the schedule for event details and our FAQs to learn more about Homecoming.
Want to know more about Homecoming? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.
Alumni Homecoming Celebration
The UWF Alumni Association invites all Argo fans to join us for Homecoming 2019!
Signature Homecoming Events
Transform the Campus
On the first day of Homecoming, we cover the campus in blue and green. Show your Argo Pride by wearing your Argonaut gear, and post about #UWFHomecoming on social media to celebrate that Homecoming's here! Check out Golden Fleece contestants' window paintings, giant banners and twinkle lights at night! Look for Team Homecoming around campus to get your Homecoming swag.
This daytime picnic event on the Cannon Green is a favorite of the UWF community. Hang out with your friends, professors and staff listen to music, enjoy lunch and celebrate UWF on the Cannon Green, a special space with rich UWF history. This event includes barbecue, novelties, competitions, guest speakers, Glitter Gods and Goddesses and UWF Athletics!
Argos Give Back
Argonauts around the university can help others through various service events.
Cardboard Boat Race
Teams participating in the Golden Fleece Challenge create boats made out of only cardboard and duct tape. Captains paddle their boats across the pool in hopes of being the fastest Argo in the water — or at least in hopes of not sinking! Students will compete for first through fifth place before the faculty/staff teams and Homecoming Court members compete. Then all boats left floating will race again for the final chance at ultimate cardboard boat victory!
In the mythological Greek tale of Jason and the Argonauts, Colchis is the city where Jason found the Golden Fleece. At UWF, Colchis is Homecoming's signature concert event, with a different artist performing each year. Stay tuned for this year's artist! Previous Homecoming concerts have featured Waka Flocka Flame, Dan + Shay, DJ Caked Up, T-Pain, Roscoe Dash, We The Kings, Ludacris and others from various genres.
Football Tailgate and more!
On the Saturday of Homecoming be sure to join us for the football game-day extravaganza in downtown Pensacola, including the tailgate at Community Maritime Park and cheering on our Argonauts!
Who should be the next Mr. and Ms. UWF? UWF departments, programs and organizations can nominate students for Homecoming Court who best exemplify UWF. Nominate someone by Saturday, Sept. 14, 11:59 p.m. See the Court Expectations/Guidelines for details.
After the nomination form has been submitted, the nominee will receive an email notification with a court application to be completed via ArgoPulse. Applications are due Sunday, September 15th, 11:59 pm.
During Homecoming Week, the Glitter Gods and Goddesses serve as a representation of Argo Pride and Spirit. We need students who are willing to take on this role and engage with fellow Argos, faculty, staff, and alumni during various Homecoming events. If being covered in blue and green glitter sounds like a fun time to you, then this is your time to shine!
Golden Fleece Challenge
Compete throughout the week with your student organization or group of friends to show that you have the most Argo spirit! The top three groups win a prize. The deadline to register a team is Monday, Sept. 23, 11:59 p.m. See the Golden Fleece Challenge Rules for details.
Blue and Green Challenge
Announcing the 2019 Blue & Green Challenge! The Blue & Green Challenge is your office's chance to show your Argo Pride and participate in fun activities with your coworkers during UWF Homecoming Week. Click the link below and fill out the form to register your office for the challenge! Once registered, detailed information will be provided, including times, locations, and more. The deadline to register is September 25 at 12pm. Contact Amos Davidson Jr. at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Go Argos!
Homecoming Board of Directors
Do you want to share your Argo pride? Get involved with UWF Homecoming and apply to be a Director! Show your Argo spirit and work behind the scenes to make Homecoming 2019 the best one yet!
Applications are currently closed but will re-open Spring 2020.
Meet your Homecoming Executive Board
Homecoming Image Gallery
Transform the Campus
Glitter Gods and Goddesses
Golden Fleece Challenge